Our best defenders against Big Brother may be Google and Facebook

The big online companies are calling for urgent reforms to protect us from having data intercepted.

Over a few weeks’ worth of bedtimes in the summer of 1984, my dad read me Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. Though the dystopian context would have been lost on nine-year old me, the pervasive malevolence and the futility of the struggle was not.

 

 

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