Why Apple Defends Encryption: Now is the time when we get to decide if we have a right to privacy and security, and the limits of our government for the digital age. It won’t happen because of public statements by tech leaders. No, it’s up to us to make our opinions about online privacy and… Continue reading NY State bill that bans the sale of smartphones
The Internet With A Human Face: Public and private surveillance are in a curious symbiosis with each other. A few weeks ago, the sociologist Janet Vertesi gave a talk about her efforts to keep Facebook from learning she was pregnant. Pregnant women have to buy all kinds of things for the baby, so they are… Continue reading The Internet With A Human Face
David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face | Alan Rusbridger | Comment is free | The Guardian: During one of these meetings I asked directly whether the government would move to close down the Guardian’s reporting through a legal route – by going to court to force the surrender of… Continue reading The danger that all reporters now face
The Surveillance Speech: A Low Point in Barack Obama’s Presidency – Conor Friedersdorf – The Atlantic: On Friday, President Obama spoke to us about surveillance as though we were precocious children. He proceeded as if widespread objections to his policies can be dispatched like a parent answers an eight-year-old who has formally protested her bedtime. He… Continue reading The Surveillance Speech: A Low Point in Barack Obama’s Presidency
→ Other Agencies Clamor for Data NSA Compiles: Americans demand no privacy rights and enforce no privacy rights, and therefore have no privacy rights. But suppose we did. How are we doing at enforcing our most basic, fundamental, long-held legal rights? Let’s see… nope, nope, nope, nope. Yup. [Spot on.] Source: Marco.org
A customer experience issue you can’t avoid any longer: the PXA: Any product that shares data needs will engage this issue sooner or later. And it may seem like a lot to handle, for the executives and product managers involved. But times have changed. It’s no longer enough, as in years past, to have the… Continue reading A customer experience issue you can’t avoid any longer: the PXA
Scripting News: The quiet war in tech.: I said a while back that if you want to understand politics you have to become deeply immersed in tech. The political reporters and bloggers have been totally too casual about that, even the smart relatively open-minded ones, and that even includes Glenn Greenwald. Is he really prepared… Continue reading Scripting News: The quiet war in tech.