And The Internet Shrugged

Posted by khalling 8 years, 10 months ago to Government
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this from one of my favorite bloggers out of New Zealand talking about the surveillance state and recent passage of domestic spying law in NZ. scroll one or two down

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  • Posted by Rocky_Road 8 years, 10 months ago
    "The totalitarian state watches everyone, but keeps its own plans secret. Privacy is seen as dangerous because it enhances resistance. Constantly spying and then confronting people with what are often petty transgressions is a way of maintaining social control and unnerving and disempowering opposition....
    “And even when one shakes real pursuers, it is often hard to rid oneself of the feeling of being watched -- which is why surveillance is an extremely powerful way to control people."

    This is so topical, it could have been written this morning.
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