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Why master keys are making us less safe | Frederic Jacobs | TEDxBrussels
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Added Jun 20, 2016
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Our mobile phones have become an extension of our brains. They remind us about what we forget. They illustrate our memories with the pictures we take. They keep our most personal secrets. In this talk, Frederic explains the upcoming threats to our digital privacy and security posed by master keys.

Frederic works on improving security and privacy online.

Signal, an open-source private messaging app he’s been developing, is bringing encryption to anyone.

The application has been endorsed by Edward Snowden, film-maker Laura Poitras and cryptographer Bruce Schneier.

In his free time, he hunts bugs in commercial software and provides help to journalists and activists working in perilous environments.

Born and raised in Brussels, Frederic is now studying at the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL).

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