“Technology changes slowly, but political intentions can change very quickly. In 2000, I wrote in my…”

“Technology changes slowly, but political intentions can change very quickly. In 2000, I wrote in my book Secrets and Lies about police surveillance technologies: “Once the technology is in place, there will always be the temptation to use it. And it is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state.” Today we’re installing technologies of ubiquitous surveillance, and the temptation to use them will be overwhelming”

Mission Creep: When Everything Is Terrorism – Bruce Schneier – The Atlantic

TOTALLY spot-on!!

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