Cypherpunks, Edward Snowden, and the politics of mass surveillance6 min read 25 Jun 2013, 12:27 PM IST
Edward Snowden has confirmed that the ‘surveillance dystopia’ Assange had warned of is already here
“The internet, our greatest tool of emancipation, has been transformed into the most dangerous facilitator of totalitarianism we have ever seen... Left to its own trajectory, global civilization will be a post-modern surveillance dystopia, from which escape for all but the most skilled individuals will be impossible. In fact, we may already be there," writes Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, in his latest book Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet.
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