Live Blog From Sunday #Mozfest Plenary
by Greg McVerry · November 8, 2015
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I fully believe if we want an Open Web we need to educate. The future of Mozilla is sitting in classrooms, in villages, in a meet up, or kids just hacking together their passions.
Surman: We are going to move beyond Firefox and invest in citizens and leaders. Maker Parties, bigger mozfests, Mozilla clubs.
Surman: I want our lives to be open and based on the values on which the Web was originally built on.
Its time for the photo. That will be the last post in the live blog.
Rogers: The Web is more than code. The Web is everything.
Rogers then contrasts this with the internet of things from #mozfest. It is full of people, kids. It is US. We need to be the front end of the Internet of Things.
Rogers asks: Why are there no people or us in the Internet of Things. Pulls up Google Image search. People are missing.
John talks about design, engineering, and participation being necessary to controlling the Internet of things.
Mark Surman discussing how Mozilla must stand up against surveillance laws.
This how they are defining “digital citizenship” I think I have to give up my fight on the lameness of that term.
“The UK government wants to hack your tea kettle once it gets online”
Excited to see the launch of Firefox 42. In private browsing tracking is off by default.
In her normal world privacy and security should be a default. Not a feature.
Raegen: But we need long terms policy solutions. What I do isn’t practical. PGP for example doesn’t work if only you are doing it. PGP has usability issues. It is hard to do. It is isn’t practical to hide from mobile.
Raegen: Everything you do online can and is probably being watched. We have to change our behavior to fix this. Use text secure for phone, pgp for emails, and if I want a private conversation I make sure there is no mobile device with me in the room.
Raegan MacDonald is up. She is the EU Policy lead head honcho. Privacy and security drives her motivation.
@ChadSansig is passionate about gets producing on the web not just consuming.
Being censored galvanized his drive to make sure everyone has a voice.
Mark’s first major tech memory was creating a peace commercial while working at a television station as a teenager.
He began with talking about how colonial maps reflect the world of tech. Said the talk last year was pessimistic but this year he has more hope as it feels many different organizations are reconnecting to the open web.
Mark Surman us talking about fueling the movement of the open web.