Above are a couple of examples of surveillance creep that is proliferating here in Murica at the current moment. We covered these two stories on the latest episode of Rabbit Hole Recap but I wanted to take a few moments to expand on the topic here with a very short note.
We find ourselves in a particularly precarious situation in which the benefits of modern technology are lulling people into bad decisions for the sake of convenience. On top of this, we are seeing the continuous merging of the State and tech companies. At the moment this may seem a bit innocuous, but we may be standing by idly as these entities erect an inescapable digital panopticon.
For example, we have recently discovered that Amazon employees have the ability to tap into your security system from the cloud and spy on you in your own home. On top of this, it is becoming apparent that the CIA is hosting a shit ton of their data on AWS. With these two facts in mind, it is easy to see how what may seem to be a private company providing a government agency with a service can naturally turn into a partnership of mega corporation and State that can have some pretty dire consequences.
We are witnessing the slow slide down the slippery slope towards the Chinese surveillance state. Be aware. Stay vigilant. Engage.
Coming for that ass, baby!
Enjoy your weekend, freaks.