Interview with Nick Weaver
I attended the first Enigma conference in January 2016 and was pleased by the quality of the talks as well as by the depth managed by speakers, who had just 20 minutes to make their points. While I had lots of favorite talks, such as those by Stefan Savage and Ron Rivest, I found myself wanting to dig a bit deeper into Nick Weaver’s talk.
Nick talked about “The Golden Age of Bulk Surveillance,” but in my mind his talk was really about what can be done with captured data. Nick walked the audience through the process of de-anonymization and just how easy it is when you have most traffic, particularly the metadata for the traffic.