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Gathering clouds over digital freedom? | Index on Censorship

Gathering clouds over digital freedom? | Index on Censorship | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
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"In democracies such as the US, UK, Sweden, India or Brazil, governments and politicians will often make stirring calls to defend digital freedom, emphasising that fundamental rights to freedom of expression and privacy apply online as much as off. But faced with temptations, such as the growing technological ease of mass population surveillance — from mobile phones to internet usage, web searches and social media chat — too many governments in democracies are starting to look at the sort of mass gathering of communications data that previously only authoritarian regimes would consider."

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How To Build A Revolutionary Political Social Network | TechCrunch

How To Build A Revolutionary Political Social Network | TechCrunch | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

"Regardless of your views on our recent election, one thing that we can generally agree on is that our political system is broken. There are myriad contributors to our malaise, not the least of which is the voting system on which it’s all based. But apart from the intractable structural problems, there is one area that we in the web world are tantalizingly close to ameliorating: constituent opinion."

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