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[liberationtech] The Paradox in Privacy Paradox

carlo von lynX lynX at
Sat Mar 4 02:42:00 PST 2017

Shelley, excellent! You're a more patient hacker than I, you
noticed that the redirect prefix can be removed. Maybe the
fact that these mp3 links are downloadable is unintentional.
If the redirector's job is to provide cloud-based content
delivery, then these mp3s should only be accessible by the
redirector servers. Proficient people like us keep finding
these bugs in the matrix, but the bugs will get fixed over
time, and it will get harder to bypass the tracking devices.

It is not a solution that proficient individuals like us can
sometimes figure out ways to bypass the whole architecture of
surveillance. I believe the web is currently anti-constitutional -
it is structured to make the populace predictable. This undermines
democracy. We're losing democracy by the minute - and we're doing 
so unconsciously, because thousands of webmasters think their use 
of Google Analytics isn't making that much of a difference. Even
people working at Google do not see how this all adds up.

There's no big conspiracy against mankind, there is just eight people
who randomly ended up owning half the world - the greatest condition 
of injustice in history. We let technology do this, with a thousand 
little gestures like letting ourselves be tracked as we listen to
political radio.

Bill Gates, Carlos Slim Helú, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry
Ellison - they all made their wealth in the digital age. Add to
that Warren Buffett who earns by managing other billionaire's
money, then Amancio Ortega and Michael Bloomberg who may appear
less digital - but I am sure somewhere in the details technology
has its role in them becoming the richest beings on Earth in only
a few decades.

According to "The Super-Rich And Us", the 1970s were the most equal
period in human history. We managed to get from the best conditions
of life on Earth to the worst in only four decades. And you think
tracking has little to do with all of this? Think harder. Will you
remember my words when you realize what's happening?

Jaromil, your tinfoil tool looks quite useful! It is in part
replicating what Torbrowser does, but for those who insist on not
using Torbrowser, tinfoil may be a step in the right direction.
The problem is, it doesn't really matter much, if some individuals
opt out of the surveillance game. When the population becomes 
predictable, democracy is lost. Without democracy, how is humanity
supposed to tackle its epic challenges?

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