I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.
Quincy Larson

Privacy as a cultural attitude seems to be a pendulum which swings from highly valued to not valued at all depending on the time in society and the dominant hegemonic society.

However, the rapid dismantling of current privacy laws and norms is astonishing. Effectively, in less than 17 years, since the rise of social media (post 2000) the world has moved quickly to a position where those that value privacy are classed as crypto-nerds, hackers, outsiders and weirdos and sinisterly; non-patriots.

It’s one of the greatest marketing whitewashes in history and I suspect that In-Q-Tel sit at the heart of it delivering that cultural message via Facebook.

I say all of this as someone who was a part of the intelligence community for 10 years serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. The rise of Governmental overreach and technological prowess is urivalled; way beyond what even Hollywood could envisage. Most of it has an awful front-end though!

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