Monday, April 08, 2019

[staxaako] Mass surveillance of mass surveillance

Mass surveillance seems inevitable given its decreasing cost and economies of scale.  Therefore, the best way to regulate it is to monitor who does what with it.  This can be done, ironically or optimistically, with mass surveillance of those with power, those who have access to the mass surveillance big data: watch the watchers.

Is this being done?  It seems it isn't.

There will probably be some constantly evolving and escalating game involving people with power trying to deceitfully deny they had access to, or deny they were influenced by, some questionable use or abuse of mass surveillance.  For example, parallel construction.

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