I want to warn you ahead of time, this article is extremely long and sometimes, dense. But Please, don’t give up on it! Read it all the way through, and then re-read it. After that, you will never look at cyber-security and cyber-surveillance “aka Big Brother” the same way again, I ASSURE YOU! Pay Close Attention to the 10 Step “ANTI-SURVEILLANCE “GUIDE at the end…some really good, practical stuff you can do NOW to protect and pre-empt invasions and attacks.
by David Montgomery
Sometimes you just get lucky.
I was in Amsterdam when the Snowden story broke. CNN was non-stop asking politicians and pundits, “Is Edward Snowden a traitor?” Those who said he betrayed America also said something else: Mass surveillance is only an issue if you’re a criminal. If you’ve got nothing to hide then you’ve got nothing to fear.
The Snowden story hit me upon my return from – of all places on earth – the Secret Annex of the Anne Frank House. The Secret Annex is where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis for two years. It was during this period of hiding in terror that Anne wrote her world-famous diary. In it she confided, “I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met.”
I say I was lucky because the cosmic unlikeliness of my Secret Annex visit coinciding with Snowden’s mass surveillance revelations led to some revelations of my own. My understanding of law, criminality, and mass surveillance coalesced into a horrifying picture.
It turns out we’re all criminals in a mass surveillance world. The only question is whether we’ll get caught. Let me explain.
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