The NSA is a fine example of a public body that has massively lost the trust of the people it is supposed to serve. While not rated quite as bad as the US Congress, ever since the Edward Snowden revelations, and the subsequent realisation that people from that organisation have repeatedly lied about the extent of the surveillance of the global public, there has been an understandable and justified backlash against what they are doing.

Anne Neuberger is a Director at he NSA and is apparently trying very hard to rectify that. She recently did a podcast with the Long Now Foundation during part of which she strongly advocated for a public debate about the kinds of risks society wishes to endure and the ethics it wants to display.

How much you believe what she says is, of course, a meta-trust problem in itself…

However you feel about this issue a lot of what she has to say is very interesting. Here’s the podcast.

 

I’ve got a long list of things I’ve been lining up blog about and not getting around to doing so I’ve decided to try and do one blog post a day until they’re done. Here’s the first one – let’s see how long I manage to keep doing it…

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