View Full Version : NRA-NSA lawsuit, privacy, and event?

10-13-2013, 1:42 PM
Any update on this NRA/ACLU lawsuit against the NSA?

We now know the NSA is monitoring all phone conversations, email, and they should be able to identify who has guns - and share this with other agencies.

If you are in Silicon Valley, VLAB (MIT-Stanford Venture Lab) is doing an event on Privacy on October 15th, from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM at Stanford University (in Palo Alto, CA) - Vidalakis Dining Hall.

Panelists will include Philip Zimmerman (PGP + Silent Circle), Nico Sell (Wickr), and Casey Openheim (Disconnect) - who are bringing privacy back to the masses. FYI : in 1990 Philip Zimmermann (in 1990) developed PGP which the NSA could not crack, so they charged him with being an arms exporter (and defined encryption as a weapon - by 2000, charges were dropped).

The web site for the event is : http://www.vlab.org/article.html?aid=480

Naturally, the panel will look at technologies like data mining (and anti-data mining) and encryption. VLAB is interested in business opportunities for startups with disruptive technologies, the panel will be seeing what's possible.