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The Digital Resistance

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FPoI paladin

How to maintain freedom and privacy using technology and Internet

Last update: July 25, 2021

"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say. It's a deeply anti-social principal because rights are not just individual - they're collective. The fact that you don't care about this or that freedom today doesn't mean you can't care about it tomorrow. What today may not have value for you, tomorrow may have value for an entire population, an entire people, an entire way of life. And if you don't stand up for it, then who will?" Edward Snowden, 2015
"When you say, ‘I have nothing to hide,’ you’re saying, ‘I don’t care about this right.’ You’re saying, ‘I don’t have this right, because I’ve got to the point where I have to justify it.’ The way rights work is, the government has to justify its intrusion into your rights." Edward Snowden, 2015
"A person's true value is not measured by the values he claims to uphold, but by what he is willing to do to protect them. If you don't hold true to the values you believe in, you probably don't believe in them all the way." Edward Snowden, 2015
"Privacy is not for sale, and human rights should not be compromised out of fear or greed." Pavel Durov, 2018
"Every one of us is going to die eventually, but we as a species will stick around for a while. That’s why I think accumulating money, fame or power is irrelevant. Serving humanity is the only thing that really matters in the long run." Pavel Durov, 2019
"Surveillance is the business model of the Internet." Bruce Schneier, 2014
"Too many wrongly characterize the debate as security versus privacy. The real choice is liberty versus control." Bruce Schneier, 2009
"The real psychological truth is this: if you’ve got nothing to hide, you are nothing." Shoshana Zuboff, 2014
"Will we be the masters of information, or will we be its slaves? If the digital future is to be our home, then it is we who must make it so." Shoshana Zuboff, 2014
"In a world where software influences virtually every single aspect of our lives, Free Software is a precondition for a free society." Reinhard Müller, 2019
"Anytime someone puts a lock on something you own, against your wishes, and doesn't give you the key, they're not doing it for your benefit." Doctorow's Law, 2009
"It's the actions that matter. Our thoughts, good as they may be, are false pearls until they are transformed into actions. Be the change you want to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi, unknown
"The Web is designed to be universal: to include everything and everyone." Tim Berners-Lee, 2007
"We need to start talking about the right to access the Web and the right not to be spied on. The Internet must remain free, open and neutral." Tim Berners-Lee, 2007
"If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged." Cardinal Richelieu, 1641
"If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place, but if you really need that kind of privacy, the reality is that search engines including Google do retain this information for some time, and it's important, for example that we are all subject in the United States to the Patriot Act. It is possible that that information could be made available to the authorities." Eric Schmidt, 2009
"The technology will be so good it will be very hard for people to watch or consume something that has not in some sense been tailored for them." Eric Schmidt, 2010
"A squirrel dying in front of your house maybe more relevant to your interests right know than people dying in Africa." Mark Zuckerberg, 2011
"It’s the gradual, slight, imperceptible change in your own behaviour and perception that is the product...That's the only thing there is for them to make money from. Changing what you do, how you think, who you are." Jaron Lamier, 2020
"A world constructed from the familiar is a world in which there's nothing to learn...(since there is) invisible autopropaganda, indoctrinating us with our own ideas." Eli Pariser, 2011
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Benjamin Franklin, 1755