Thursday, March 04, 2010

Quote of The Day: Shane Harris

"If you could jump in a time machine and go back to 1983 and say to somebody in the intelligence community, 'You know one day there will be this grand electronic database of names, and it will show who everyone is connected to and what their hobbies are and where they're going today, and where they've been, and it's going to be called the Facebook,' they would have asked 'When did the Russians win the war and when did this kind of system come into place?' That would be considered almost totalitarian and Orwellian in a sense."

- Shane Harris, author of a new book called "The Watchers: The Rise of the America's Surveillance State", in an interview with Reason's Katherine Mangu-Ward.


Post a Comment

<< Home