Privacy Snakeoil: secret systems, technobabble and unbreakable things presented at NextGenerationThreats 2014

by Runa a. Sandvik,

Summary : The privacy tools required to make surveillance more difficult are freely available and growing in popularity. There are tools with military grade encryption, tools with patent-pending security features, tools that allow you to be anonymous online and tools that allow you to opt out of global data surveillance programs like PRISM, XKeyscore and Tempora.
But how do you tell a tool that will help from a tool that will only make matters worse?