(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
"What do you feel when a police car drives right behind you? Imagine living your whole life with that feeling, ”says Ben Wizner. He tries to explain Snowden's concept turnkey tyranny for the assembly at the Technology and the Human Future conference. Wizner is head of freedom of expression, privacy and technology at The American Civil Liberties Union, and has been Edward Snowden's lawyer since the whistleblower appeared three years ago. To Ny Tid, he tells how the future can look like if we continue to expand the infrastructure for monitoring.
Turnkey tyranny. The most dramatic scenario is well known: If we build a surveillance apparatus that gives the authorities access to in-depth information about the lives of citizens – what happens on the day a tyrant comes to power? The scenario may have seemed distant to many, but in the wake of the US election campaign, Snowden himself has expressed concern that Donald Trump may be just such a tyrant. Would Trump use the NSA's ability to pursue his personal enemies if he could? Snowden's point is, at least, that the capacity of the surveillance machinery the United States has built up is so far-reaching that if one were to remove the statutory restrictions and exploit the machinery to its full capacity, it would be like a fit complete totalitarian dictatorship right out of the box – a turnkey tyranny.
To Ny Tid, Wizner explains that he is equally concerned that surveillance measures that would prevent terrorism end up being used for completely trivial purposes – regardless of who is sitting. . .
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