Saturday, June 15, 2013

Building a culture of fear: Glenn Greenwald's keynote address to the Freedom to Connect 2013 Conference

BoingBoing has posted, courtesy of Joly, the url for Glenn Greenwald's address to the Freedom to Connect 2013 Conference in March -- some 3 months before he broke the Edward Snowden story.

It is compelling and sobering viewing.

It is also a very clear example of how abstract issues and principles can be made very concrete and clear when annunciated by people who have achieved a very clear understanding of their subject matter. Indeed, I would say that it is among the very best object lessons of its kind that I have ever seen.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Dave Winer's good sense on our current predicament

Dave Winer makes a compelling statement about how the way companies like Goodgle, Twitter, Facebook and co made it a whole lot easier for governments to spy by centralizing user information on their networks.

It is a good, sound read at

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