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Dorian Burkhalter

Which aspects of your life have changed after 9/11?

The September 11 attacks happened in the early days of the commercial internet. Back then, optimism about the Web prevailed. Revelations about mass online surveillance programs born in the wake of 9/11 changed that narrative. Concerns about privacy replaced hopes of freedom. As perceptions of the internet changed, so did policy debates.

What was the biggest impact of 9/11 on the world, and on your life – online, or offline?

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