[ComputerworldUK] Surveillance, innovation and user trust – Simon Says…

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[…] In [Nothing to hide], we see Jeremie [Zimmermann] and a French singer performing a song together. The song is built around a frequently heard attempt to justify massive surveillance, “if you have nothing to hide, there is nothing you should worry about” – simultaneously demonstrating that the opposite is true.

While I was at first amused by this new eccentricity from my compatriot, I had to admit that the digital freedoms theme is still sadly lacking in the musical landscape. Such an initiative can thus only be applauded as an excellent step forward in terms of education. […]

What he refers to here is at the heart of the meshed society’s balance; the relationship between privacy and creativity. […] The negative impact of massive surveillance on both innovation and user trust is of crucial concern. […]