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The more someone knows about us, the more they can influence us. We can wield democratic power only if our privacy is protected.

Shoshana Zuboff on surveillance capitalism, and what we need to do to reclaim the more benign impacts of the digital revolution.

Freddy :ptshield: boosted

Since I Met Edward Snowden, I’ve Never Stopped Watching My Back. After receiving a trove of documents from the whistleblower, I found myself under surveillance and investigation by the U.S. government.

The sum of our clickstreams is not an objective measure of who we are, but a personal portrait of our hopes and desires

Trapped in a global surveillance society, we’ve lost sight of what privacy actually means. To reclaim its value, we must reconsider what we want to protect.

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