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The Dangers of Surveillance

Posted by Charles II on July 18, 2013

A synopsis of two Harvard Law Review articles. I’m too tired to crosspost it. Read it at DK here.

Believe it or not, it’s pretty good.


2 Responses to “The Dangers of Surveillance”

  1. Thanks for pointing out that constant secrecy and surveillance gets in the way of society’s basic functions. Remember how we used to mock the USSR for having deliberately crummy maps because there were whole sections of the country the commissars didn’t want anyone seeing? Things like that are what cause a society’s downfall.

  2. jo6pac said

    Yes we are now entering the time of trust no one, not your coworkers especially if your in govt. neighbors, and even friends as the split and divide goes even deeper. Then as this points out and others that I have read, this stops creativity among the citizens. I remember when JPL was taken over by dod a lot of older scientist were worried that they would know longer be able to talk we colleagues that didn’t work there. It was one person that pointed out that at a seminar he was talking to an old friend from a completely different field about a problem they were having and the colleague looked him and said have you tried this. He said was amazing but sometime being to close to a problem makes difficult to solve. This type surveillance will and does stop that type collaboration. Sad but this is were the nation is already at.

    Thanks for the music

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