The potential of the surveillance state goes way beyond anything in George Orwell'sAlan Rusbridgerthe Guardian's editor-in-chief, told an audience in New York on Monday. Speaking in the wake of a series of revelations in the Guardian about the extent of the National Security Agency's surveillance operations, Rusbridger said: "Orwell could never have imagined older ladies wanting beautiful people dating as complete as this, this concept of scooping up everything all the time.
Rusbridger said the NSA stories were "clearly" not a story about totalitarianism, but that an infrastructure had been created that could be dangerous if it fell into the wrong hands. David Cameron is a nice social Democrat. About three hours from London in Greece there are some very nasty political parties.
What there is is the infrastructure for total surveillance. In history, all the precedents are unhappy," said Rusbridger, speaking at the Advertising Week conference.
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He said that whistleblower Edward Snowden, who leaked the documents, had been saying: "Look, hard dating firefighter up. You are building something that is potentially quite alarming.
Rusbridger said that people bring their own female bodybuilding free to the NSA revelations. People who have read Kafka or Orwell found the level of surveillance scary, he said, and that those who had lived or worked in the communist eastern bloc were also concerned.
Zuckerberg recently criticised the Obama administration's surveillance apparatus. The Facebook founder was particularly damning of government claims that they were only spying knoxville women flirt "foreigners".
Rusbridger said the world of spying had changed incomparably in the last 15 years. He said that as the NSA revelations had gone on, the "integrity of the internet" had been questioned. About how business is done.
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And about how safe individuals are, living their digital lives. The Guardian editor rebuffed criticism from the Obama administration that the newspaper was drip-feeding the stories in order to get the most from them.
What is happening is there is a lot of material. It's very complex material.
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