Just before the New Year I posted an article on Privacy and Surveillance where I talked briefly about the Edward Snowden NSA document leaks. In that article I posted a link to the Electronic Frontier Foundations timeline of events. There is a tremendous amount of information there and if I am honest, the average person probably isn’t going to wade through it all, unless you have a special interest in privacy and security.
I came across an excellent presentation by a guy called Mikko Hypponen at a TedX event in Brussels. This talk is just under 20 minutes and does a great job of explaining about what the problem is with the mass spying and surveillance and why you should care. As I stated before, most people are not going to wade through the documents leaked by Edward Snowden, but I do recommend watching this presentation. It is only 20 minutes long and does a great job of explaining why you should be concerned.