Scott Ludlam is a former Australian politician representing the Australian Greens. He served as a senator from Western Australia from 2008 to 2017, and as co-deputy leader of his party from 2015 to 2017. He is currently a columnist for The Guardian, and his first book on ecology, technology and politics will be published in 2019.
Cypherpunks and surveillance power
EssayON THE SURFACE, the global digital rights landscape is a depressing and forbidding place. US technology giants have commodified the whole field of human social interactions and are performing large-scale extractive operations on their user bases. The phrase ‘data...