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  •  Swartz: too good with tech for the gov't's liking (3+ / 0-)
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    kyril, JerryNA, SouthernLiberalinMD
    I live in a country generally assumed to be a dictatorship. One of the Arab Spring countries. I have lived through curfews and have seen the outcomes of the sort of surveillance now being revealed in the US. People here talking about curfews aren't realizing what that actually FEELS like. It isn't about having to go inside, and the practicality of that. It's about creating the feeling that everyone, everything is watching. A few points:

    1. The purpose of this surveillance from the government's point of view is to control enemies of the state. Not terrorists. People who are coalescing around ideas that would destabilize the status quo. These could be religious ideas. These could be groups like Anon who are too good with tech for the government's liking. It makes it very easy to know who these people are. It also makes it very simple to control these people.

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/...

    The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

    by lotlizard on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 01:20:05 AM PDT

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