Turnkey Tyranny

Prescient warnings on new administrations inheriting mass surveillance infrastructure over three years ago, with the quote being from the documentary Citizenfour.

“A new leader will be elected, they’ll flip the switch, say that because of the crisis, because of the dangers we face in the world — you know, some new and unpredicted threat — we need more authority, we need more power, and there will be nothing the people can do at that point to oppose it, and it’ll be turnkey tyranny.” –Edward Snowden

Good recent Snowden appearance here.