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 August 13, 2013  Surveillance, U.S.

Here’s another post from yesterday that I should have restored earlier:

Om Malik interviewed PGP creator Phil Zimmerman on the surveillance state. You can read excerpts of his interview on GigaOm. Here’s one of Zimmerman’s comments:

The surveillance landscape is far worse than it has ever been and I feel like everything we do is now observable. All of our transactions and communications are all fused together into total information awareness apparatus. I don’t think any of this can be fixed merely by the application of cryptography. It is going to require some push back in the policy space. We are going to have to have Congress react to this and we need to get the population to react, perhaps through the economic consequences we face of losing a lot of business for American internet companies. Maybe American internet companies can push back because of economic harm that comes with the rest of world turning its back on us.

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