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    In "Ring of Steel" medium.com/matter/d15b580… I wrote how the police dropped cases because prosecuting then would mean disclosing surveillance.

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    Not the fact of the surveillance, but its architecture. Burglary, assault. Ignored, to preserve other capabilities.

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    Use of blanket and algorithmic surveillance techniques actually makes all of us less safe on daily basis, because of the secrecy it mandates

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    If you don't see the parallel with the NSA's usage of, and failure to disclose, Heartbleed, then god help you.

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    Global governmental agencies knew you were vulnerable every day, and did nothing, so they could pursue the illusion of omniscience.

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    This isn't an abstract threat: it is threaded through the policy and architecture that surrounds you every day.

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    Banking, voting, transport, education. Civic infrastructures sabotaged in the name of a nebulous, epistemologically impossible "security".

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    "National security", like most ideologies, is upside-down theory. Used to place the integrity of the state above that of the individual.

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    The security state is not your friend. Nobody who wants to know about you without disclosing what they know is your friend.

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    Transparency is not something which can be imposed, or enforced. It has to be infrastructural. Eventually, we will build better systems.

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    In the mean time, be childlike, in the best way: trust nobody who says "you wouldn't understand". All these tools are yours to use.

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    All things are knowable: they have been written down, they are acting all around you, dancing for your attention.

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    Welcome to a world in which all things are visible, not by power, but by all of us. Means before Ends. As the man said: Only Connect.

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