this is just another reminder that mass survalance is a 𝙑𝙀𝙍𝙔 scary thing, im just glad i fell down the privacy and foss rabbithole. thank you edward snowden!
Absolutely. Information is power, and mass surveillance just gives governments/large corps that power.
Mass surveillance is not necessarily a bad thing. Its how its used that makes it bad or good. But there is of course a bias with this sublemmy as it is privacytools.
“we need bulk collection to stop terrorism” is an excuse, similar to contact tracing, no matter how needed it seems its a b͟a͟d͟ idea.
Really all I’m arguing is that mass surveillance isn’t an inherently evil thing. How the data is used is the more important thing.
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