Morlock Elloi on Mon, 7 Jan 2019 04:30:05 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> The Cryptopticon

There isn't much there, other than expanding on the nature of the invisible threat with long term consequences, which is usually dealt with by the organized government (smoking, pesticides, etc.), except that in this case the government is the cause of the threat, so it won't touch it, and there is no other body of sufficient weight to do anything about it.

What would be more interesting to analyze is the phenomenally successful installation of social stigma against those who are effectively protecting themselves against organized surveillance. Unlike early users of car seat belts (before they were mandated) who were just weenies and chicken, people using PGP, one email per each service, tor, fake names, etc., are considered potentially dangerous psychopaths.

It will take more than one R. Nader to fix this one.

On 1/6/19, 17:46, jeremy bentham wrote:
Why haven't this list's mavens de-, re-, pre- and otherwise-
constructed Siva Vaidhyanathan's Cryptopticon?

If for no other reason than it is such a lovely neologism?

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