La surveillance de masse fait de nous des moutons

A newly published study from Oxford’s Jon Penney provides empirical evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocates: that the mere existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and conformity and stifles free expression. Reporting on the study, the Washington Post this morning described this phenomenon: “If we think that authorities are watching our online actions, we might stop visiting certain websites or not say certain things just to avoid seeming suspicious.”

Titre
New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship
Auteurs
  • Glenn GREENWALD
Editeur
The Intercept
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