"Since I'm perhaps the only journalist in the world digging into this, I feel it is my duty to repeat it over and over and over again: Tor (and related "grassroots" crypto apps like Signal) are creations of America’s spooky war apparatus. They are designed for regime change in the age of the Internet. If they ever posed a threat to the United States — and to the corporate monopoly power that calls the shots here — their funding would be pulled and they would cease to exist. In short: if you’re worried about corporate-state surveillance, technology funded by this very same state is not the answer."
#privacy #surveillance #usa #mic #internet #tor #signal #tptb
"Looking at that led me to a question: when did surveillance appear on the internet? Was surveillance something that appeared only recently? Did it appear only with the creation of these for profit businesses like Google and Facebook that make money by serving you with targeted advertising? Did it only appear with the NSA when it began to spy on the internet? Or was surveillance and influence something much older and something that was at the core of the internet — something that was part of its design and purpose?
I began to look at the origins of this technology and it made me question the utopian and idealistic ideas that we have about the internet. What it showed me was a whole vast forgotten history about the internet that really turned the idea of the internet as this magic democracy machine on its head and showed it to be really a myth. A powerful myth, but a myth nonetheless."
#surveillance #yashalevine #internet #itsnotabugitsafeature #mic
[A history of backdoors – A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering](https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2015/07/20/a-history-of-backdoors/)
#nsa #security #surveillance #backdoor
"As to oversight of Automated Facial Recognition, it’s a legal and regulatory grey area, and a policy black hole. The Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Report rightly criticises “the gaps and overlaps in regulatory oversight of some of these technologies” and questions “which regulator is responsible for oversight of use of AFR [Automated Facial Recognition]?”. The Commissioner concludes that he awaits the Government Biometric Strategy – now six years overdue – to provide “some clarity” as to whether it is up to the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, the Information Commissioner, or the Biometrics Commissioner to scrutinise this invasive technology and to deal with “the increasingly complex issues emerging from this technology”."
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