[Vision2020] CBC "Ideas" Series: Last Updated: August 26, 2021: Digital authoritarianism: How technology designed to empower us was seized by autocrats

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 20:09:41 PDT 2022


Brief excerpt:

Nearly a decade after what had been called "Twitter revolution," we find
ourselves in Big Brother territory, says Glenny, remarking at the
extraordinary speed with which intelligence agencies and militaries in
particular have appropriated these tools
"Now most countries are using data from their citizens to monitor, to see
what they're up to."

While such Orwellian envisioning was long seen as futuristic, "we're now
moving into a technological environment where the complete surveillance of
all citizens, of all populace, of all people, and of all things is
increasingly possible," says Daniel Deudney, a professor of political
science and international relations at Johns Hopkins University.
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