Lesson Resources – Evil Interfaces
The idea for this talk came from a presentation Greg Conti gave at The Last HOPE (Hackers On Planet Earth) conference in 2008. That hourlong talk has more information than this less-than-ten-minute video, so you might check out the whole talk (that’s an audio file) online, or, even better, pick up a copy of the DVD of Conti’s talk, as it is a graphics-heavy presentation.
We were very proud when the Electronic Frontier Foundation picked up this video, and offered their own commentary related to privacy issues on Facebook. The EFF is a great resource for learning more about privacy, copyright law, and staying safe online. For additional information on why Facebook’s interface choices matter, you might also check out software lawyer Eben Moglen’s talk on the subject at NYU.