About my guest
Jillian C York is a free speech activist, and the Director for International Freedom of Expression at Electronic Frontier Foundation – the organisation that’s suing the NSA.
She specialises in free speech issues in the Arab world and the privatisation of censorship and is also particularly interested in surveillance technology, export controls, global online activism, DDoS, and international policy.
Jillian writes a regular column for Al Jazeera and has also been published by Foreign Policy, theAtlantic, MIT’s Technology Review, and the Guardian, among others.
During the podcast, you will learn
- How Jillian came to work with the EFF – the company now suing the NSA
- Why it’s so hard to NOT use Google
- The danger of cultural relativism and how it’s curtailing our freedom online
- How the US ended up blocking ‘chicken breast’ searches in the Middle East
- Why blacklisting entire websites may be better for online freedom that complying to local laws
- Whether privacy is fast becoming a commodity
- Why you should never use gmail to have sensitive conversations
- How ‘living out loud’ online can attract the wrong attention
- Why ‘a woman’s opinion is the short skirt of the internet’
- Why ‘cultural fit’ can mean having a lack of penis in the tech world
And much more!