Monthly Archives: July 2015

7 reasons not to shrug at the Snowden revelations

geopolitics

Two years ago as of today, Edward Snowden started leaking confidential NSA documents which illustrate that a global surveillance ecosystem is being built right under our nose. Whether we like it or not, we are all part of it and it is limiting our control over our data and our lives.

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Publisher: Tactical Technology Collective

Publication date: 5th June 2015

Nothing to Hide? Asking the Wrong Question!

wrong-question

It’s been two years since Snowden started leaking thousands of confidential NSA documents which illustrate and prove that the communications of almost all citizens around the world are under surveillance through a “collect-it-all” strategy. Yet, instead of questioning the legal and ethical dimensions of spying on the private communications of millions of citizens around the world, agencies narrowed the debate, arguing that “if we have nothing to hide, we should have nothing to fear”.

The problem with this debate is that we are asking the wrong question.

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Publisher: Tactical Technology Collective

Publication date: 4th June 2015

Nothing to Hide? Stories our Data Tells About Us

magic open book of fantasy stories

Almost everything we do online is constantly being collected, analysed and processed by algorithms. Is it really up to us to decide if we have “something to hide”? Or is it up to data analysts…and their data mining software?

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Publisher: Tactical Technology Collective

Publication date: 3rd June 2015

Nothing to Hide? Almost Nothing to Control

hide-and-seek

When confronted with questions around corporate and government surveillance, many argue that they have “nothing to hide”. However, this implies that individuals have sole control over their own data, which might not always be the case due to the business model and the infrastructure of the internet.

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Publisher: Tactical Technology Collective

Publication date: 2nd June 2015