When asked to find an interesting post:
Stockholm is really beautiful in September. Obama is visiting this week while I’m here; it is sure to be a surveillance festival!
— Jacob Appelbaum (@ioerror) September 1, 2013
Why the surveillance post? Why not the biohacking? One, the surveillance post was cleverly phrased, with the play of words on festival, two, the post made sense as a stand-alone sentence, and three, I recently had a discussion with a friend over a news article we’d both read which mentioned that Great Britain has the most security cameras per capita than any other country in the world. Additionally, it was one of the most common debate topics in my highschool. This same quotation was always brought up:
Benjamen Franklin once said,
He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.
It merits thinking through every time.