Friday, August 24, 2012

Alec Ross Twitter Diplomat

Article in the NZ Herald by Chris Barton based on a phone interview with Alec Ross who will be here for the Project Revolution Digital and Social Media Conference at AUT next week.

Interesting quotes on use of Twitter and facebook for what he sees as "good" social protest and Wikileaks for what he sees as "bad" social protest.
"It's not just about being able to establish connectivity where a government has taken down the networks, or about getting around censorship, it's also about keeping people safe, Governments have the ability to intercept personal communications and geolocate people, so what we try to do is help keep activists safe at the technical level."
Article at NZ Herald


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