26 July 2019
"The Five Eyes, an intelligence-sharing arrangement between the US, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, owes its foundations to World War II. Significantly, cooperation started by sharing intelligence on foreign communications—through interception, collection and analysis, and associated cryptographic tools."
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Five Eyes in the Library of Babel (aspistrategist.org.au, link)
"We are learning to fear not only our actual and potential adversaries, but our own systems, and increasingly each other. Our ability to look after own individual needs and security is eroded; instead, we are expected to turn to authority. Aside from the moral hazard that induces, it’s not healthy for our society. It risks pervasive fatalism - what Timothy Snyder calls a ‘politics of eternity’ - while encouraging rally-around-the-flag behaviour, undermining our ability to withstand authoritarianism."
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