We are developing the social individualist meta-context for the future. From the very serious to the extremely frivolous... lets see what is on the mind of the Samizdata people.

Samizdata, derived from Samizdat /n. - a system of clandestine publication of banned literature in the USSR [Russ.,= self-publishing house]

This could be interesting

So will this be an apologia filled with ‘but’ and ‘trade off’ or a genuine inquiry into the growing global panopticon?

Independent commission to investigate future of internet after NSA revelations. Two-year inquiry headed by Swedish foreign minister, set up by Chatham House and CIGI thinktanks, is announced at Davos…

Sayeth the Guardian, listing all manner of statist worthies who will be a part of this.

Worth watching methinks.

6 comments to This could be interesting

  • Korblimee

    You had it right the first time.

  • Clovis Sangrail

    Why do I get the feeling that no-one on this so-called Independent Commission will address the issue of sabotage of the Internet (by compromising security for all) by the security services of the US and UK?

  • Indeed Clovis… the meta-data is a significent issue but it is compromising the very infrastructure of the internet that is THE issue… and the one that means any nation-state with any pretensions of sovereignty and security needs to devote a portion of their defence budgets to keeping the US & UK out of their communications infrastructure.

  • Richard Thomas

    These kind of people lack the perspective, or indeed, the “meta-context” to see what is at issue. They will secretly be wishing they could have done the same thing themselves and will likely consider the biggest sin of it getting caught, not doing the deed.

  • Bruce

    The Davos caper will end up as a discussion on how to PROPERLY subvert the internet and completely turn it to statist surveillance purposes.

  • Andrew Duffin

    What Bruce said.