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Governments, The Web and Surveillance

Governments, The Web and Surveillance | Homo Numericus Bis | Scoop.it
When the web became commonplace, the decision-makers ignored it, considering it irrelevant. As a result, freedom flourished online. People weren't just consuming content; they were creating it.

But, eventually, politicians and leaders realised how important the internet is. And they realised how useful the internet can be for other purposes — especially for surveillance of citizens. The two chief inventions of our generation — the internet and the mobile phone — changed the world. However, they both turned out to be perfect tools for the surveillance state. And in such a state, everybody is assumed guilty.

US intelligence agencies have a full legal right to monitor foreigners — and most of us are foreigners to the Americans. So when we use US-based services, we are under surveillance — and most of the services we use are US-based.

Advancements in computing power and data storage have made wholesale surveillance possible. But they've also made leaking possible, which will keep organisations worrying about getting caught over any wrongdoing. The future of the web is hanging in the balance between parties that want to keep us under surveillance and parties that want to reveal the nature of such surveillance. Both parties have the data revolution on their side.

While governments are watching over us, they know we're watching over them.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 13, 6:53 PM


Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=ANT

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Privacy

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=NSA

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=Infographic

 

Looks like George ORWELL was right...

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Brother_(Nineteen_Eighty-Four)

 

Forget PRISM, the recent NSA leaks are plain: Digital privacy doesn’t exist...


Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, March 13, 8:12 PM

More complete information on the post we made here on http://www.scoop.it/t/internet-presence about agencies like the NSA spying through your webcam.


Also, check Gust Mees's insight in the comments with more articles and information. Thanks Gust.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, March 13, 8:24 PM

More complete information on the post we made here on http://www.scoop.it/t/internet-presence about agencies like the NSA spying through your webcam.


Also, check Gust Mees's insight in the comments with more articles and information. Thanks Gust.

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Inventor of world wide web criticises NSA over privacy breaches

Inventor of world wide web criticises NSA over privacy breaches | Homo Numericus Bis | Scoop.it
Sir Tim Berners-Lee says NSA has weakened online security

 

 

 

 

 

===> It's naïve to imagine that if you introduce a weakness into a system you will be the only one to use it." <===

 

As well as the dangers of exposing private data to hacker gangs and hostile states, cracking encryptions was also unethical, he said.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 7, 2013 7:15 PM

 

===> It's naïve to imagine that if you introduce a weakness into a system you will be the only one to use it." <===

 

As well as the dangers of exposing private data to hacker gangs and hostile states, cracking encryptions was also unethical, he said.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=PRISM

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Cyberespionage...

 

 

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Digital Citizenship. on Pinterest

Digital Citizenship. on Pinterest | Homo Numericus Bis | Scoop.it
We've teamed up with Common Sense Media to compile some of the best resources for parents, teachers and administrators to guide students to become positive digital citizens and leaders. | See more about digital citizenship, internet safety and common sense.

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Jeremy Cooke's curator insight, March 6, 5:26 AM

Form an orderly line please digital citizens !

Kaitlyn Kaminski's curator insight, March 6, 9:54 AM

This is fantastic. Great way to keep updated on innovative information!

Sirin Karadeniz's curator insight, March 7, 9:03 AM

Dijital Vatandaşlık üzerine güzel bir pano.

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Cyber Arms Race: Mikko Hypponen at TEDxBrussels

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TED...

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