Schneier on Mass Spying and Surveillance

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We are about to enter the era of mass spying, says security technologist Bruce Schneier.

“Surveillance has become the business model of the internet, and there’s no reasonable way for us to opt out of it,” Schneier states in an editorial for Slate. But, spying is another matter.

Mass spying, as enabled by AI, will change the nature of spying, he predicts. “All the data will be saved.It will all be searchable, and understandable, in bulk.” Strong data-privacy rules could limit this capability, he notes, but “we haven’t done anything to limit mass surveillance. Why would spying be any different?”

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