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Huxleying ourselves into the full Orwell

2014-01-09 17:37:43.233348+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Cory Doctorow: We are Huxleying ourselves into the full Orwell.

Try as I might, I can’t shake the feeling that 2014 is the year we lose the Web. The W3C push for DRM in all browsers is going to ensure that all interfaces built in HTML5 (which will be pretty much everything) will be opaque to users, and it will be illegal to report on security flaws in them (because reporting a security flaw in DRM exposes you to risk of prosecution for making a circumvention device), so they will be riddled with holes that creeps, RATters, spooks, authoritarians and crooks will be able to use to take over your computer and fuck you in every possible way.

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-01-09 18:30:52.768787+00 by: meuon

I've actually had nightmares lately about going to the "dark side". Or at least, getting more aware of it again in self (and business) defense.

I sniffed home network traffic last night from two idle Android devices and was amazing at how much chatter was going on. Especially compared to my Linux laptop.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-01-10 06:23:13.404912+00 by: dexev

I'm amazed what I can get done in links, and where it just breaks down -- lookin' at you, Web2.0!