August 15, 2016

Showing up on TED2014, Edward Snowden – “Here’s how we take back the Internet”, speaks about surveillance and Internet freedom.

Vocabulary for the day:

  • Bot(Bott) – (noun) the larva of a botfly. Internet Slang: An Internet bot, also known as web robot, WWW robot or simply bot, is a software application that runs automated tasks (scripts) over the Internet. Typically, bots perform tasks that are both simple and structurally repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human alone.
  • Adversarial – (noun, plural adversaries) 1. a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe. 2. a person, group, etc., that is an opponent in a contest; contestant. 3.the Adversary, the devil; Satan.
    adjective, Also, especially British, adversarial [ad-ver-sair-ee-uh l] 4. of or relating to an adversary. 5. involving adversaries, as plaintiff and defendant in a legal proceeding: an adversary trial.
  • Terrorism – (noun) 1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes. 2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization. 3. a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
  • Libertarian – (noun) 1. a person who advocates liberty, especially with regard to thought or conduct. 2. a person who maintains the doctrine of free will (distinguished from necessitarian ). adjective, 3.advocating liberty or conforming to principles of liberty. 4. maintaining the doctrine of free will.
  • Wiretapping – (noun) 1. an act or instance of tapping telephone or telegraph wires for evidence or other information. verb (used with object), wiretapped, wiretapping.
    2. to obtain (information, evidence, etc.) by tapping telephone or telegraph wires: to wiretap conversations. 3 to listen in on by means of a wiretap: to wire tap a telephone; to wiretap a conversation. verb (used without object), wiretapped, wiretapping. 4. to tap telephone or telegraph wires for evidence, information,  etc.adjective, 5. pertaining to or obtained by wiretap.
  • Wiretapping can offer both the pros and cons. If pertaining to gathering evidences, it’s of course, can provides a great benefit. However, it violates our human rights and invades privacy.

Reference: http://www.Dictionary.Com