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In the first part, I mentioned the impact that electronic mass surveillance could have on individuals. Even if little is known about it, solutions exist to reduce personal exposure to services that profile our uses. The first two pillars on which I have based my data anonymization are the following:

However, these solutions are only part of the answer. The most significant step that allowed me to bypass mass Internet surveillance was to leave Google.

Before going any further, I…


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If electronic surveillance seems to become the norm in our modern societies, it is above all because information is an individual’s primary wealth. Its administrative data allows to define his identity, his patrimony and his professional activity. The data from his social networks or email messaging allow to know more about his tastes, his aspirations and his buying behaviors. Finally, electronic devices (mainly smartphones, but more generally all connected devices, cars, home automation, drones, etc.) complete the landscape by enabling individuals’ physical activity (their geolocalized movements) to be linked to their virtual behavior.

In this increasingly dematerialized economy, is it…


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In the summer of 2013, Edward Snowden’s revelations brought to light the existence of electronic mass surveillance in the United States. Beyond the American example, it was the whole of the democracies erected as paragons of virtue in the face of authoritarian regimes that were questioned in their foundation — individual liberties.

This event is symbolic because it took place during the presidency of Barack Obama, leader of the free world and symbol of progressivism. …


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Few areas today carry as much mystery and fantasy as cybersecurity. Popularized by works such as Matrix or more recently Mr. Robot, computer security feeds a collective imagination in search of re-enchantment of reality. Man in his quest for omnipotence has never ceased to describe the unspeakable in order to replace the divine with the lights of knowledge. As natural phenomena were clarified and mysteries elucidated, the magic of Mother Nature disappeared as Marcel Gauchet describes it so well in his book “The disenchantment of the world”. …

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