Monday, June 30, 2014

How to take back control from spies and their networks

Interesting - a precedent for redefining the notion of agency to include algorithms (much like corporations in the past).
But in fact this misconception – that algorithms are not “agents” in the way that humans are – runs through the surveillance debate like the legend in a stick of Blackpool rock.

Just over a year ago, after Edward Snowden’s revelations first hit the headlines, I participated in a debate at the Frontline Club with Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former foreign secretary who is now MP for Kensington and Chelsea and chairman of the... [article]  (The New Review, Sun, 29 Jun 2014, Page 19)

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