Essays Tagged "Memphis Commercial Appeal"

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The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership

  • Bruce Schneier
  • July 31, 2013

This essay also appeared in The Memphis Commercial Appeal, Stuff, The Guardian Comment Is Free, and Veterans Today.

Italian translation

Imagine the government passed a law requiring all citizens to carry a tracking device. Such a law would immediately be found unconstitutional. Yet we all carry mobile phones.

If the National Security Agency required us to notify it whenever we made a new friend, the nation would rebel. Yet we notify Facebook Inc. (FB) If the Federal Bureau of Investigation demanded copies of all our conversations and correspondence, it would be laughed at. Yet we provide copies of our e-mail to …

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.