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 ====== Here's a list of the actual reasons why mass surveillance of NSA, GCHQ etc are problematic:​ ====== ====== Here's a list of the actual reasons why mass surveillance of NSA, GCHQ etc are problematic:​ ======
  
-  * Noone knows how the world will look like in 20 years time - laws could get changed or even become irrelevant. The main danger here is the creation of a surveillance state. Sadly the majority of people doesn'​t understand that HISTORY CONTINUES and still think they'​re protected by "​law&​order"​ in their safe and static world.+  * No one knows how the world will look like in 20 years time - laws could get changed or even become irrelevant. The main danger here is the creation of a surveillance state. Sadly the majority of people doesn'​t understand that HISTORY CONTINUES and still think they'​re protected by "​law&​order"​ in their safe and static world.
  
   * One could use the data for rating people by threat-potential using AI that analyse the data. (Note that machines don't "​understand"​ context (or for example irony) as humans do nor is such usually unambiguous). Being rated high can have very real consequences such as personalized extended surveillance,​ being denied access to various parts of society, random searches etc. For instance the German sociologist Andrej Holm was subject to months of personalized surveillance (having people listen directly to all his phone calls etc) and conviction because he googled terms ("​gentrification"​) that previously occurred in a letter of a terrorist organization ((https://​de.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Andrej_Holm#​Ermittlungsverfahren_wegen_Verdachts_der_Mitgliedschaft_in_einer_terroristischen_Vereinigung)). The ADVISE project ((https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​ADVISE)) seems to be an attempt of implementing this.   * One could use the data for rating people by threat-potential using AI that analyse the data. (Note that machines don't "​understand"​ context (or for example irony) as humans do nor is such usually unambiguous). Being rated high can have very real consequences such as personalized extended surveillance,​ being denied access to various parts of society, random searches etc. For instance the German sociologist Andrej Holm was subject to months of personalized surveillance (having people listen directly to all his phone calls etc) and conviction because he googled terms ("​gentrification"​) that previously occurred in a letter of a terrorist organization ((https://​de.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Andrej_Holm#​Ermittlungsverfahren_wegen_Verdachts_der_Mitgliedschaft_in_einer_terroristischen_Vereinigung)). The ADVISE project ((https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​ADVISE)) seems to be an attempt of implementing this.