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06.24.2013 16:07

Welcome to 'Democracy with Orwellian Characteristics'

In the new era of big data, government transparency is even more important, and we can thank people like Assange and Snowden for their efforts
By Michael Anti 

Wake up, defenders of Internet freedom: we're already living in a new world.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange tried to remind governments all over the world that in the end, they have no secrets from their citizens. But when Edward Snowden revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been conducting surveillance on the Internet through a program called Prism, he had a very different message. Snowden warned citizens all over the world that in the end, they are the ones who have no secrets from their governments.

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