Julian Assange reviews The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen for the New York Times:

[W]hile Mr. Schmidt and Mr. Cohen tell us that the death of privacy will aid governments in “repressive autocracies” in “targeting their citizens,” they also say governments in “open” democracies will see it as “a gift” enabling them to “better respond to citizen and customer concerns.” In reality, the erosion of individual privacy in the West and the attendant centralization of power make abuses inevitable, moving the “good” societies closer to the “bad” ones.

I only just got around to reading it and the fact this was published about a week before news of the PRISM program broke is rather remarkable.

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