Bruce Schneier says 1984 is already here

Bruce Schneier is a well-known security guru. He started out as a specialist in computer-based encryption, wrote a book for non-computer scientists about how public-key encryption worked, then became interested in the whole notion of security, both computer-based and physical, and finally, has just published a book on how society manages bad actors–in fact, how it defines them in the first place. I’ve met him a few times (he gave a talk here a few years ago) and I’m going to write a review of his latest book here in a few weeks.

But last week he had a scary article (CNN website) about how we’re already living in the surveillance state depicted in Orwell’s 1984  that I think everyone should read, so I’m (kinda) retweeting it


As always, any thoughts would be appreciated.



One Reply to “Bruce Schneier says 1984 is already here”

  1. There’s even google tracking code on this page, around line 150… I assume CIT put it there, will they share the data with you if you ask, or is it one of those things you have to carry but can’t use?

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