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Surveillance In Glen Greenwald's TED Talk

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Glen Greenwald starts his TED talk with a scenario that the majority of people are familiar with. When a person thinks they are alone, they do something embarrassing, and someone else sees. He then turns this scenario around to the idea that people will do something, whether it’s good or not, as long as nobody sees them. This is where the concept of mass surveillance comes into play. The common response to mass surveillance is basically that if a person isn’t doing anything wrong then they have nothing to hide. One of Greenwald’s main point on why this is a such a destructive mindset, is because it means there is only two kinds of people, good and bad. The good people have nothing to hide, meaning the high amount of surveillance doesn’t matter
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