Alun Davies

Bert Hubert: Internet Privacy and the Cost of Losing Control

Alun Davies
Contributors: bert hubert

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Internet users, the companies who sell us our devices, and governments are all caught up in the struggle for online privacy. In this episode, Bert Hubert explains how outsourcing and other market forces determine the flow of control over personal data and why we need to understand the consequences.

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Show notes:

01:00 - PowerDNS

01:04 - I highly recommend Bert’s excellent blog

02:42 - Bert on joining TIB (oversight board for the Dutch intelligence and security services).

02:58 - Bert on leaving TIB.

03:30 - Reverse Engineering the source code of the BioNTech/Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine

03:40 - George Orwell’s Why I Write

05:31 - RIPE NCC’s response to the NIS2 directive.

10:00 - Bert talking about End to End Encryption for the European Internet Forum at the European Parliament

14:27 - Trinity college research on scale of data sharing from Android devices.

32:31 - More on the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) on RIPE Labs here and here.

34:00 - Bert was co-author of RFC 5452.

34:50 - Bert and Corrine Cath on SIDN’s decision to outsource some of its services to AWS (in Dutch).

41:10 - Read about recent developments with the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

48:00 - Bert on climate change (again, highly recommended!)

54:30 - Business for geeks at NLNOG.


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About the author

Alun Davies Based in Amsterdam

Hailing from a research background in philosophy, linguistics and computer science, I came to the RIPE NCC back in 2016 and took on the role of RIPE Labs Editor in 2020.

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