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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. They laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Jay Stanley

Jay Stanley

Jay Stanley is Senior Policy Analyst with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, where he researches, writes and speaks about technology-related privacy and civil liberties issues and their future.  He is the Editor of the ACLU's "Free Future" blog and has authored and co-authored a variety of influential ACLU reports on privacy and technology topics.

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Key Principles for Creation of Any 'Vaccine Passport' System

Any proposal for vaccine credentials must be primarily paper-based, decentralized, and protect privacy.

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Tracking Apps Are Unlikely to Help Stop Covid-19

The debate over using apps for contact tracing or exposure warnings to help fight Covid-19 is largely a sideshow to the principal coronavirus health needs.

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What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak: A Civil Liberties Perspective

Our authorities need to respond with cool heads, based on science, and without intruding any more than strictly necessary on people’s civil liberties.

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An Army of Robot Surveillance Guards Is Coming

It is as if a great surveillance machine has been growing up around us, but largely dumb and inert—and is now, in a meaningful sense, "waking up."

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A Company Announces Its Intent to Create World’s Newest Privacy Nightmare

There would be no place where one could feel secure that someone was not monitoring and recording from the sky.

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