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Snowden

The cynical creation of the Internet

Yasha Levine: Surveillance Valley. The Secret Military History of the Internet

SURVEILLANCE: State surveillance would not have been possible without the services of Silicon Valley's technology companies. For example, Google in Surveillance Valley is described as "a full-fledged military contractor, who sold versions of the company's consumer data and analytics technology to police departments, city councils, and major U.S. intelligence and military organizations."

An intellectual ode to Snowden, Assange and Manning

Geoffroy de Lagasnerie: The Art of Revolt. Snowden, Assange, Manning

: Snowden, Assange and Manning represent a whole new way of resisting. The Art of Revolt is as radical and original in its thinking as the three whistleblowers mentioned are in their resistance work.

A fit complete totalitarian dictatorship

: The technology that is needed to ensure that absolutely everything we do is observed already exists. That scares Snowden's lawyer Ben Wizner.

Maybe it will go both winter and spring

: I'm waiting for Edward Snowden. But he's not coming.

A desperate cry in the dark

"I want you to know that I'll never commit suicide." The Snowden quote says a lot about the precarious existence of those who dare to challenge the power of the surveillance state.