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Audio: There is Actually One Thing You Can Do to Fight the Surveillance Machine

Stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.

  • Manoush Zomorodi
  • New Tech City
  • March 4, 2015

Reading this right now?

Congratulations. You’re winning.

Yes, all of the usual corporate and government entities know you’re here. Google remembers everything you’ve ever searched, BuzzFeed knows how you’ve scored on all their quizzes, and your cell phone provider knows who you talk to and who you sleep with. Terms of Service agreements are an exercise in futility, encrypted email often takes more trouble than it’s worth, and yeah, sure, go ahead and give Facebook a fake name, but don’t think you’re fooling anyone. Companies are collecting your data from just about everywhere, storing it through time unknown, and using it however they want. Oh, and that’s where the FBI-and-friends find it…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.