The Julian Assange Show: Cypherpunks Uncut (2012). Discussion Feat. Andy Müller-Maguhn, Jeremie Zimmermann, and Jacob Appelbaum.

"We are now at the stage where the capacity of surveillance is doubling every 18 months. The ability to surveil everyone on the planet is going to occur sometime in the next 15 years" - Julian Assange
Anderson's Rule: "You cannot construct a database with scale, functionality & security because if you design a large system for ease of access it becomes insecure, while if you make it watertight it becomes impossible to use"
"Act always so as to increase the total number of choices" - Heinz von Foerster (1984). Comment: A good example of the kind of interesting sounding, but ultimately naive bibliomancy many of the cybernetics movement leaders engaged in. 
While the west likes to point out how china & co are deeply engaged in heavy handed (internet) censorship to silence critics - the west is most certainly on par in capabilities & practices, just differs in style. While the analogy is flawed, it's 1984 VS Brave New World
"Filtering should be handled in the end user and in the end device of the end user" - Wau Holland

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