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Tag Archives: internet

Why Rand Paul’s standing ovation at Berkeley really irritated partisan hacks

I think that Rand Paul is cracking a code which doesn’t really need cracking for small government folks outside of Washington DC. People are sick of the neoconservatives (who are not conservatives at all by the way – conservatives are not for waging war all over the planet in that name of some American ideal) and they are sick of supposedly small government Republicans spending as much or more than their big government Democratic brethren.

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Unleash The Lawyers! Mounting Costs Of NSA Scandal To Bleed US Tech For Years

As we’ve said, the technology sector is in some real trouble because of its partnership (in many instances) with the NSA.

Tech is probably the most important industry in the USA. And we export a lot of technology. However, overseas customers (and domestic ones too) are having second thoughts about buying from companies which have worked closely with US spy agencies. Orders are dropping around the world.

Now a new front may be opening for Silicon Valley, a legal one.

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(An important interview) Saving the Net from the surveillance state (And Crony Media): Glenn Greenwald speaks up (Q&A)

In the attached interview Glenn Greenwald (the former Guardian reporter who has worked closely with Edward Snowden) speaks about the danger of a surveillance state, and the complicity of the #oldmedia. Where the press once was at least somewhat adversarial it has become a lapdog. In many ways it is mere propaganda for the crony capitalist state.

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Senators are trying to revive CISPA. Again!

Time to call our Senators and Congresspeople again. How come the only thing members of Congress can come together on is controlling the web habits and information sharing of everyday citizens? What are they afraid of?

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