[ExI] Gov surveillance here to stay

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 15:47:25 UTC 2012

On 6 July 2012 14:16, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:

> Because the consumers really want it. The fatal mistake of thinking it is
> because "They" put it there misses the far more unsettling aspect that *we*
> are voting with our wallets to produce a transparent, trackable world with
> smart gadgets.

Yes, I agree with that.

Take for instance the monumental failure of IT programmes rumoured to have
been implemented in the nineties to extract intelligence from Internet and
TLC traffic and connections useful for people profiling. Heck, somebody
launched Facebook and in a New York minute everybody was actively
cooperating in their own profiling, with the additional joke of "privacy"
options being made available for those jealous of their data.

This is why an angle I am more interested in is the fact that They are
using exactly the same gadgets as everybody else, only most of the times in
a less proficient way. Hence, Wikileaks.

Stefano Vaj
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