|Patrice Riemens on Tue, 8 Jan 2019 12:07:45 +0100 (CET)|
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|Re: <nettime> The Cryptopticon|
On 2019-01-07 19:16, jeremy bentham wrote:
On Mon, Jan 07, 2019 at 02:00:18PM +0100, Felix Stalder wrote:In 2014, a protestor at an anti-fascist rally in Vienna was sentenced to12 months of jail, for alleged participation in violent action.Among the evidence that was held against him was using an non-registeredprepaid card. Even though that was entirely legal at the time, it washeld against him as evidence that we was actively engaged in obfuscatinghis tracks, which meant, obviously, that he had planned to commit crimes. To add to the absurdity of this case, this was before the EU eliminated roaming charges, so lots of people bought disposable sim cards when traveling aboard (as he did, coming from Germany) for the simple reasons of saving telco charges.Felix https://derstandard.at/2000003552905/Da-macht-es-sich-die-Justiz-recht-einfachOn 07.01.19 10:07, Patrice Riemens wrote:> People have chosen for convenience, even at the cost of all-round > surveillance. But somewhere in their mind they know it's not 100% okay. > So no wonder they stigmatize 'you'. Nothing like freedom to engender > jealousy. -- |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| http://felix.openflows.com |Open PGP http://pgp.mit.edu/pks/lookup?search=0x0bbb5b950c9ff2acI suspect a misunderstanding. Vaidhyanathan is playing with _cryptic_, as in obscure, not cryptography: "Unlike Bentham's Panopticon, the Cryptopticon is not supposed to be obvious. Its scale, its ubiquity, and even its very existence are supposed to be hidden from clear view." _Antisocial Media_ p. 67
Hi,Not really. Crypto is what people (some, and not that many, alas) use so as to thwart all round 'discreet' surveillance and data mining. "Its scale, its ubiquity, and even its very existence" is precisely what thay object to and try to protect themselves again. Use of cryptography is the (only very partially effective) defenze against the Cryptopticon.
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