> “A government doesn’t need the hand of technology to be oppressive,” he said.
Edit: Let's add a second one, which fits here - "You have to kill your neighbor to survive. It's selfishness that keeps a man alive."
I don't really need to point out the other obvious place where the same argument often gets used.
I interpret that as meaning "They will do bad things with or without me". An interesting twist on the usual "I am not responsible for what my customers do with my product".
A quick test is to have a friend put on a hoodie and creep around your house at different times of day. How many clear shots of their face do you get? Or are you just capturing the top of their head? In my experience if you don't have a face or a license plate the police aren't interested.
In both cases, the camera footage was utterly useless.
I wish I could say Justice would be dispensed to the Western collaborators of totalitarian regimes, but both the Koch’s and IBM sold extensively to the Nazi’s, and only grew richer later.
Here's a guideline: If different people write the story than the headlines ban the site.