Cyber-insecurity is a gift for hackers, but it’s our own governments that create it | Evgeny Morozov

The insurance market is extracting millions to protect us from the built-in flaws the surveillance state relies on

The political legitimacy of democratic capitalism, that unlikely political formation that has brought us the end of history and now presents itself as the only bulwark against rightwing extremism, rests on a clear distribution of functions between governments and corporations. The former take on the role of regulating the latter in order to protect the customers from the occasional harmful effects of the otherwise beneficial business activity.

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Governments are not restraining the toxic activities of companies – they are engaging in toxic activities of their own

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