The law of unintended consequences is accelerated in the Information Age.

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Jack Dorsey of Twitter testifies on Capitol Hill. September 5, 2018. (photo: Mark Warner)

Poor Edward Snowden. Poor Chelsea Manning, downloading illicit U.S. government secrets to Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”.

What whistleblowers like Snowden and Manning risked so much to tell the world- namely that everything we were doing, and saying, on the internet and on our fancy new smartphones was being minded by all and sundry- is now merely passé, common knowledge.

Not only do we know it, we let them.

It has already occurred to most of us that everything we do on the internet- every search, every email, every preference expressed- is being analyzed by someone for some purpose. …

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Dr. Munr Kazmir

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