Dmytri Kleiner and Jacob Appelbaum on Capitalism and Surveillance on the Internet

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= Panel discussion at 2012 re:publica in Berlin

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“Dmytri Kleiner, of Telekommunist Manifesto fame, and Jacob Appelbaum, one of the developers of the Tor Project and former WikiLeaks spokesperson, discuss here the implications of the capitalist mode of production and class society on surveillance and censorship on the Internet, particularly in view of current social media platforms and the increasing privatisation of the cyberspace. The discussion took place at the re:publica 2012 social media conference in Berlin on May 4, 2012.” (http://thescienceofdestruction.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/dmytri-kleiner-jacob-appelbaum-on-capitalism-and-surveillance-on-the-internet/)

"Re-contextualizing our social interactions in the face of privatisation of data leads us into a space of social responsibility. The impact of our permissive data sharing habits and the economic models that incentivize it is not yet fully understood. How may we ensure that we're fully informed and consenting to information released or sold about us? How may try we ensure that consent is required? How can we re-contextualize and better come to a shared understanding about transitive risks posed by the surveillance state?"

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