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this is kind of scary and sad when powerful technology is being misused ...probably it is better to live in China ??? ..the government openly monitoring its citizen instead of spying on them



Definitely not, although that specific aspect - you _know_ you're being watched - makes life different, in some way, simpler. The rules are obvious, however, if they change, you might find yourself in a much worse situation, than in the West - for now.


> you _know_ you're being watched - makes life different, in some way, simpler.

Arguably, what happens when people are aware of surveillance is one of the worst parts of it. Following the Snowden revelations, there were noticeable chilling effects:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/27/new-s...


Reminds me of a friend who said he never wears a condom, because condoms can break.




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