Naked Citizens – new documentary about surveillance technology

By accident I found this new documentary out about surveillance, police using drones, legally extracting information form phones, FinFisher, CCTV, the NSA, Wikileaks and new trends in surveillance technology: Naked Citizens, Journeyman Pictures.

With Jacob Applebaum, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Smári McCarthy, Henrietta Williams, George Gingell, James Orwell, many others, and us.

Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing:

Journeyman Pictures‘ short documentary „Naked Citizens“ is an absolutely terrifying and amazing must-see glimpse of the modern security state, and the ways in which it automatically ascribes guilt to people based on algorithmic inferences, and, having done so, conducts such far-reaching surveillance into its victims‘ lives that the lack of anything incriminating is treated of proof of being a criminal mastermind:

From the film’s website:

„I woke up to pounding on my door“, says Andrej Holm, a sociologist from the Humboldt University. In what felt like a scene from a movie, he was taken from his Berlin home by armed men after a systematic monitoring of his academic research deemed him the probable leader of a militant group. After 30 days in solitary confinement, he was released without charges. Across Western Europe and the USA, surveillance of civilians has become a major business. With one camera for every 14 people in London and drones being used by police to track individuals, the threat of living in a Big Brother state is becoming a reality. At an annual conference of hackers, keynote speaker Jacob Appelbaum asserts, „to be free of suspicion is the most important right to be truly free“. But with most people having a limited understanding of this world of cyber surveillance and how to protect ourselves, are our basic freedoms already being lost?

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  1. „Der betreffende Nutzer hat das Video in deinem Land nicht zur Verfügung gestellt“ 🙁

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