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The Battle for Power on the Internet

The Battle for Power on the Internet

The Atlantic

As the revelations about massive surveillance programs continue, the looming question remains unanswered: Where is this all leading us? Internet security expert Bruce Schneier admits he doesn’t have an answer either, but his essay in The Atlantic is probably the closest you can get to understanding the big picture. Key thesis: «The truth is that technology magnifies power in general, but rates of adoption are different.»