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The Broken Internet and the Loss of Privacy - Insights from Edward Snowden

The Broken Internet and the Loss of Privacy - Insights from Edward Snowden
Summary
  • The internet has transitioned from a creative and cooperative network to a commercial and competitive system.
  • Power and resources are increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few, leading to inequity and loss of privacy.
  • Individuals are constantly performing and seeking validation through social media for the sake of gaining attention and likes.
  • The current system has atomized society, resulting in the loss of time, money, human rights, and privacy.
  • Privacy is crucial in protecting the right to inquiry and fostering progress, as well as preserving individuality and breaking from historical orthodoxies.
  • The challenges of a quantified world require recognizing the influence of larger systems and working towards utilizing them for the benefit of people.
  • The crypto space holds promise as a decentralized authority that can undermine the privileges invested in centralized platforms, leading to positive change.

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