Bruce Schneier is Doing Excellent Work

An excerpt from one of his recent articles:

“Of course the telecom companies want a piece of the surveillance capitalism pie. Despite dwindling revenues, increasing use of ad blockers, and increases in clickfraud, violating our privacy is still a profitable business — especially if it’s done in secret.

The bigger question is: why do we allow for-profit corporations to create our technological future in ways that are optimized for their profits and anathema to our own interests?

When markets work well, different companies compete on price and features, and society collectively rewards better products by purchasing them. This mechanism fails if there is no competition, or if rival companies choose not to compete on a particular feature. It fails when customers are unable to switch to competitors. And it fails when what companies do remains secret.”


Americans are going to wake up one morning as spied-upon, powerless slaves.  It is amazing that this is being allowed to happen.

Inform yourself. Buy Bruce Schneier’s excellent book Applied Cryptography here:

https://www.schneier.com/books/applied_cryptography/

 

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