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Against CBDCs and the Politicization of Money
No one should understate the threat CBDCs pose to individual sovereignty, the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Paul H. Jossey writes.
CDCROP: Detail of pillar (Thomas Winz/Getty Images)

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Crypto Update | Amazon and Wanda Sykes Think Spying on You Is Hilarious
With September now reaching a close as a historically bad month for bitcoin and looking ahead for what to expect entering October, plus a look at the current surveillance state, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup.
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Lunarpunks, Privacy and the New Encryption Guerillas
A growing group of cryptography experts are using tools to carve "dark" spaces out of the surveilled web. This article is a preview of Rachel-Rose O'Leary's talk on the 'Big Ideas' stage at Consensus.
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Bitcoin Protects Privacy and Fights Oppression
Central bank digital currencies, on the other hand, are financial surveillance on steroids. This op-ed is part a CoinDesk's Privacy Week. Murtaza Hussain is a national security reporter at The Intercept.
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The Algorithmic Life Is Not Worth Living
Behavior modeling is the flywheel of the digital economy - and it's making us all stupid, boring, and neurotic.
Socrates, forced to drink poison for his defiance of the Hulu Watch Next queue.

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How to Dismantle the Surveillance State After the Patriot Act
Today is the 20th anniversary of the Patriot Act, which traded certain individual liberties for national security.
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Why Everyone Is Mad at Sam Altman’s Worldcoin
Edward Snowden and other privacy advocates dogpiled the former Y Combinator leader’s deeply ill-conceived crypto project.
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Congress’s Misstep on Crypto Reporting Shows the Dangerous Allure of Surveillance
The visceral pushback to Sen. Rob Portman's reporting requirements isn't about avoiding taxes – it's about protecting digital liberties.
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Why I'm Skeptical of FATF's 'Extreme Right Wing' Watch
The existence of hate organizations should not give grounds for increased financial surveillance.
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