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1. Huawei, Big Brother and Technological Destruction, Andrew Nikiforuk |The Tyee | February 2019

“5G is just the latest innovation giving powerful forces more ability to monitor and control our lives.”

2. O.K., Google: How Much Money Have I Made for You Today? Jennifer Szalai | January 2019

A New York Times Book Review on Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power.

3. Report: Without safeguards, Internet and IoT may create surveillance states in near future, Bradley Barth | SC Media| September 2017

A catastrophic worldwide cyberattack, the emergence of an IoT-enabled surveillance state, and the weakening of encryption were among the chief security and privacy fears expressed by experts who were polled for a sweeping new report about the internet and its future impact on mankind.

4. Silicon Valley siphons our data like oil. But the deepest drilling has just begun, Ben Tarnoff | The Guardian | August 2018

“Personal data is to the tech world what oil is to the fossil fuel industry. That’s why companies like Amazon and Facebook plan to dig deeper than we ever imagined.”

5. The Terrifying Potential of 5G  Sue Halpern | The New Yorker | April 2019

“The future of wireless technology holds the promise of total connectivity. But it will also be especially susceptible to cyberattacks and surveillance.”

6. Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy  Stuart A. Thompson and Charlie Warzel | The New York Times | December 2019

“EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY, everywhere on the planet, dozens of companies — largely unregulated, little scrutinized — are logging the movements of tens of millions of people with mobile phones and storing the information in gigantic data files…We are living in the world’s most advanced surveillance system.

This system wasn’t created deliberately. It was built through the interplay of technological advance and the profit motive. It was built to make money. The greatest trick technology companies ever played was persuading society to surveil itself.”