Thousands of Little Brothers

This article is from 2007 and has been archived. It's old and probably outdated.

[...] As Neal Stephenson said, the threat is no longer Big Brother, but instead thousands of Little Brothers.

[...] 1984-style police states required lots of people. East Germany employed one informant for every 66 citizens. Today, there’s no reason to have anyone watch anyone else; computers can do the work of people. [...] – Schneier on Security: Is Big Brother a Big Deal?

Jan Beilicke

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Long-time IT professional and full-time nerd. Open source enthusiast, advocating security and privacy. Sees the cloud as other people's computers. Find me on Mastodon or Twitter.