Eugen Leitl on Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:46:25 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Pascal Zachary: Rules for the Digital Panopticon (IEEE)

On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 11:32:11AM +0100, Nick wrote:

> The author of this article talks about predicting and preventing
> "bad actions", but that really isn't what the panopticon was
> designed to do (except rather indirectly). It was about the
> possibility of surveillance moderating the behaviour of its
> subjects, not about prediction at all.

Of course in case of state surveillance, this will cause the unwilling
subjects to exert counterpressure, ultimatively making looking for
terrorism a self-fullfilling prophecy. Of course if you're fishing for
evidence to justify your budget, and look for more... honi soit.

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