Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Push Back at Government and Corporate Personal Privacy Incursions [Excerpt] - Scientific American

From the latest Bruce Schneier book, Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World; a list of links to other excerpts and reviews can be found here

"Here is what’s true. Today’s technology gives governments and corporations robust capabilities for mass surveillance. Mass surveillance is dangerous. It enables discrimination based on almost any criteria: race, religion, class, political beliefs. It is being used to control what we see, what we can do, and, ultimately, what we say. It is being done without offering citizens recourse or any real ability to opt out, and without any meaningful checks and balances. It makes us less safe. It makes us less free. The rules we had established to protect us from these dangers under earlier technological regimes are now woefully insufficient; they are not working. We need to fix that, and we need to do it very soon."
Push Back at Government and Corporate Personal Privacy Incursions [Excerpt] - Scientific American
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