Far beyond the Stasi; global secret surveillance has created ‘delusionary nightmare’
by: J. D. Heyes
Friday, December 20, 2013
Many political observers have asked, rhetorically, “What would malevolent dictators like Josef Stalin and Adolph Hitler have been able to ‘accomplish’ if they had access to the technology that exists today?”
As cruel and inhumane as they were to various demographics and their own populations, today’s technology in the hands of such tyrants would have yielded much more savagery, without question.
One such political observer – Britain’s Tom Stoppard, who has signed on to a letter demanding an international bill of digital rights – says the systems in use today to spy on citizens everywhere would have been the envy of such dictatorial men and governments.
Technology that empowers the state, not the people