Mikko Hypponen

How the NSA betrayed the world's trust — time to act

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Filmed Jan 2013 at TEDxBrussels
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Recent events have highlighted, underlined and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity — whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not. This means that, essentially, every international user of the internet is being watched, says Mikko Hypponen. An important rant, wrapped with a plea: to find alternative solutions to using American companies for the world's information needs.

Mikko Hypponen
/ Cybersecurity expert

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