@namark Mike Godwin is writing right now about the questions of surveillance and free speech (these are tightly coupled concepts):
Paul Baran, co-inventor of packet-based networks, wrote of the risks of comprehensive surveillance and monitoring, in the mid-1960s.
(His works are freelly online at RAND at my request several years ago: https://www.rand.org/pubs/authors/b/baran_paul.html)
Herbert Simon referenced the Holocaust in dismissing fears. IBM proved him wrong: https://mastodon.cloud/@dredmorbius/103059230160200494