We've come so far, but the first family that kept me safe in Hong Kong is still struggling. If you can help, donations are very welcome. It'll make a world of difference to a mother and her child: https://helpvanessa.com/
Il semble que le gouvernement français capitulera face au cartel du Cloud et fournira les informations médicales du pays directement à Microsoft. Pourquoi? C'est juste plus simple. https://interhop.org/le-gouvernement-contraint-les-hopitaux-a-abandonner-vos-donnees-chez-microsoft_en/
Apple and Google intend to push pandemic trackers into most of the world's smartphones. In response, @ACLU just published a whitepaper listing bottom-line principles phone-based contact-tracing systems must follow to comply with basic rights. Summary: https://www.aclu.org/news/privacy-technology/apple-and-google-announced-a-coronavirus-tracking-system-how-worried-should-we-be/
Governments around the world are exploiting the pandemic to monitor us like never before. I discuss it with @GGreenwald here on SYSTEM UPDATE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd7exbDzU1c
As authoritarianism spreads, as emergency laws proliferate, as we sacrifice our rights, we also sacrifice our capability to arrest the slide into a less liberal and less free world. Here's how it happens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5OAjnveyJo
We need to know whether our hospitals are safe. If we can't even prevent retaliation against healthcare workers for warning of hazards during a pandemic, "whistleblower protection" is a cruel myth. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-31/hospitals-tell-doctors-they-ll-be-fired-if-they-talk-to-press
A Seattle hospital just fired a 17-year ER doctor for exposing its refusal to implement crucial nCoV safety measures, risking community health. "Several" staffers just tested positive for #COVID19, but the hospital denies liability, claiming coincidence.
The government is attempting to exploit anger at tech companies to pass a law that intentionally undermines digital security (https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/graham-blumenthal-bill-attack-online-speech-and-security), and censors speech. That such a law is even being considered by Congress is a national disgrace.
A big position just opened up at @EFF, one of the world's most important digital rights organizations. Everyone on the internet depends on their work, and you could be their new Tech Projects director. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/02/eff-seeks-tech-projects-director-lead-awesome-technical-team-and-help-us-save
BIG: Presidential hopefuls should be asked their position on the costly failure of the NSA's unconstitutional mass surveillance program, part of which is up for renewal on March 15th. Today's report reveals a long history of abuse & no meaningful success.
I know it is a slow news days with nothing at all happening in the world, but this is a very important story: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/23/us/politics/fisa-surveillance-fbi.html
Dangerous by design: How the CIA and German BND conspired to sabotage the communications of allies and adversaries alike. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/national-security/cia-crypto-encryption-machines-espionage/
“Human rights have not been in a crisis like this since the end of the Second World War,” says Manfred Nowak, the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture. We should listen. https://shhhcretly.com/2020/02/02/shhhcretly-exclusive-edward-snowdens-warning-cry/
Tell me again about "proper channels." https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/07/us/politics/alexander-vindman-white-house.html
"No other candidate specifically aims to make the United States more closely resemble a freer country." Provocative article from the last cycle. https://www.niskanencenter.org/is-there-a-libertarian-case-for-bernie-sanders/
The most essential journalism of every era is precisely that which a government attempts to silence. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/01/26/edward-snowden-trump-has-created-global-playbook-attack-those-revealing-uncomfortable-truths/
I suspect history will look back on the Suleimani assassination as the moment the US lost the long war in Iraq. The political consequences will cost the government far more presence in the region than any Iranian response. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/world/middleeast/us-iraq.html
Non-official account of Edward Snowden,
President at Freedom of Press.
[will be transferred to him if asked for]
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