RSA Conference 2012 – New Threats to the Internet Infrastructure – Bruce Schneier – YouTube

Today’s Internet threats are not technical; they’re social and political. They aren’t criminals, hackers, or terrorists. They’re the government and corporate attempts to mold the Internet into what they want it to be, either to bolster their business models or facilitate social control. Right now, these two goals coincide, making it harder than ever to keep the Internet free and open.SPEAKER: Bruce Schneier, Chief Technology Security Officer, BT

via RSA Conference 2012 – New Threats to the Internet Infrastructure – Bruce Schneier – YouTube.

Corruption and Poverty – A Complicated Relationship

Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network’s Joseph Mansilla just e-mailed me a link to the coolest visual tool to quantify links between corruption and other societal problems that I’ve seen this week. (Ricardo Valdes’ CPI+US Trafficking in Persons Report comes in close second). Below is a still image from the highly interactive “Gapminder” graph that vividly depicts the positive correlation between poverty and corruption. Click here to visit the interactive version.

Corruption and Poverty – A Complicated Relationship