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futuristgerd: Imagine a scenario where a significant chunk of the soon-to-be four billion internet users start to question the default Faustian bargain of “my private data in return for your connectivity, your cool platforms and amazing technologies”. This could spell the end for any meaningful

(via The 10 Happiest Countries In The World, And Why We’re Not One Of Them | Co.Exist | ideas impact) VERY interesting

Still, “long term, the question is whether a country steps in to be the equivalent of a digital Switzerland or digital Cayman Islands,” Castro said. “If that happens, the U.S. will either have to adapt or say goodbye to its long-term prospects as a top

Technology makes protests more likely, but not yet more effective (via Internet protests: The digital demo | The Economist)

We did not pass the Fourth Amendment to protect those with something to hide,” Stone tells us. We passed that amendment “because we know all too well the cost of an unaccountable government.” (via Oliver Stone: Don’t Stand By While the NSA’s Surveillance Machine Eats

Unless these things happen I think we (i.e. the EU parliament and EU commission, and us, as citizens, anywhere) must consider taking serious and possibly quite dramatic action to safeguard against this ‘totalitarian surveillance creep’ instigated by the U.S. government (and by extension those U.S.

Yet the fact that Leonhard is making these proposals, and in a respected venue like the Harvard Business Review, indicates how far American surveillance policies have gone beyond the boundaries of reason. The US government isn’t just jeopardizing the rights of US citizens and people

futurist-foresight: A fascinating graphic look at global debt and migration (via Global migration and debt)

Once the NSA’s ubiquitous surveillance of all Americans is complete — once it has the ability to collect and process all of our emails, phone calls, text messages, Facebook posts, location data, physical mail, financial transactions, and who knows what else — why limit its