1. Exquisite Tweets from @Dymaxion

    blechCollected by blech

    Information is never gathered by states or companies for mere curiousity, but rather always because they intend to act and change something.

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    Eleanor Saitta

    As corporate and state tools to manipulate consumer/citizen behavior improve, our ability to control our own lives is reduced.

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    Eleanor Saitta

    The much vaunted "death of privacy" isn't just a catastrophe for minorities and a psychological nightmare, it's the end of free will.

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    Eleanor Saitta

    Now, we can be thankful that their analysis and manipulation, just like their collection, will fall short of what they would like.

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    Eleanor Saitta

    How much of your free will are you willing to lose? And why, honestly, should you give up any of it at all? What gives them the right?

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    Eleanor Saitta

    There is nothing in the role of the state as the provider of infrastructure and holder of the monopoly on violence that implies they need...

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    Eleanor Saitta

    ...to be able to psychologically manipulate their subjects every whim & desire. There's even *less* argument toward the same for companies.

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    Eleanor Saitta

    And yet, we hear about this inevitable death of privacy from every pundit around. It's only inevitable because we're building it.

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    Eleanor Saitta

    There is no deterministic force here, and there's nothing about our infrastructure that implies we have to build this system.

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