In today’s tech-savvy world, can one’s privacy ever truly be protected?
Mass surveillance crushes free expression and free thought, and feels like the utmost tool for privacy violation. And despite the ongoing studies revealing how it breeds fear and conformity — from Google users being less likely to search for certain terms because it might get them into trouble to writers engaging in self-censorship to avoid conflict and unintentional and undeserved interrogation — governments continue to capture virtually all aspects of our lives.
Recently, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo celebrating 500 million users on Instagram. In the photo, he is holding a cutout of an Instagram post border while sitting at his desk. But viewers noticed something much more intriguing than Zuckerberg had intended.