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May 20, 2024

✨ DEBRIEF | Ryan & David unpacking the episode:
https://www.bankless.com/debrief-the-byron-tau-interview 


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Are we being watched?


That’s the question we ask Byron Tau, an investigative journalist and author of “Means of Control'' that covers all about the US surveillance state.


Turns out the US Government has a digital dossier of every citizen, but how? How do they collect the data? How are they using it? Can we ever get back our digital privacy?


Expect to learn all that and much more in what is a deep dive into digital surveillance.


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TIMESTAMPS


0:00 Intro
4:42 State of Surveillance
12:24 Content vs Metadata
18:16 The Surveillance Industry
33:53 Total Information Awareness
49:50 Is the Gov Using Data Against Us?
53:10 Privacy Protections
1:05:29 The Role of Encryption
1:17:23 Surveillance Abroad
1:22:09 US vs China
1:26:04 Surveillance in Crypto
1:31:09 Closing & Disclaimers


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RESOURCES


Byron Tau
https://twitter.com/ByronTau 


Means of Control by Byron Tau
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/706321/means-of-control-by-byron-tau/  


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