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July 24 2013

Information Consumerism : The Price of Hypocrisy - Überwachung - FAZ

Information Consumerism: The Price of Hypocrisy - Überwachung - FAZ
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/ueberwachung/information-consumerism-the-price-of-hypocrisy-12292374.html

Par Evgeny Morozov,

Let’s face it: most of us would rather not think about the ethical implications of smart toothbrushes or the hypocrisy involved in Western rhetoric towards Iran or the genuflection that more and more European leaders show in front of Silicon Valley and its awful, brain-damaging language, the #Siliconese. The least we can do is to acknowledge that the crisis is much deeper and that it stems from intellectual causes as much as from legal ones. Information consumerism, like its older sibling energy consumerism, is a much more dangerous threat to democracy than the NSA.

http://media1.faz.net/polopoly_fs/1.2293815!/image/707081681.jpg_gen/derivatives/width610x580/707081681.jpg

Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde? The military and the IT sphere already affiliated, as you may see in the person of one of the most powerful men of the world: Keith Alexander, Director of the NSA, recruiting hackers at Defcon 2012, wearing a t-shirt of the civil rights organisation „Electronic Frontier Foundation“; in service uniform on the right

#surveillance #consumérisme #démocratie

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