SXSW PanelPicker: Snowden, Privacy and Darknet

Written by Todd Hansen | Thursday, Aug 22, 2013

Privacy-related panels in the SXSW PanelPicker

Get out the tin foil hats!

I know Google's been reading my emails for years. I assumed the government data mined the darlings of the Valley. I'm pretty sure the NSA (hi guys!) is watching me through my web cam and I swear I hear drones over my house at night. Kidding on the last one, but I wonder is an era of mainstream surveillance paranoia upon us? Ever since Edward Snowden popped the top off a can of s*** storm, I've been curious what would come in to the SXSW Panel Picker concerning surveillance. Indeed, we received some fairly intriguing proposals covering this topic.

Intriguing proposals? Are we living in a panopticon type system where there is an illusion of constant surveillance? Will the DarkNet go mainstream as we flock to the safety of anonymity? Has Hollywood been predicting this all along? Remember that PanelPicker voting continues through the end of the day on Friday, September 6. Click here to lend your voice to this process and keep this important conversation about the future of privacy going strong through next March.

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