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Surveillance State 2002 Jan 28

The surveillance state is beginning. 1984 is no longer the relevant text. We need to look to how information flows in Cyberpunk novels like those of William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. Where having surveillance and databases out there in the aether don’t necessarily make anyone safer or happier or more secure. We must think carefully about how information tracking technologies can and will be used, abused, and subverted.

It may also be time to learn more about the EFF.

Joe Crawford blogged this at 4:09pm in 2002 in January. The 28th was a Monday. You are reading this 17 years later. Make a public comment. There are no comments Tweet. Direct message. Send email. It has hashtags→ .

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