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: helpvanessa.com/

If you ever wonder where we're at on the dystopia scale, consider that it's normal to believe the government is spying on you, and crazy to believe that they're not.

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. interhop.org/le-gouvernement-c

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: aclu.org/news/privacy-technolo

Governments around the world are exploiting the pandemic to monitor us like never before. I discuss it with @GGreenwald here on SYSTEM UPDATE: youtube.com/watch?v=Nd7exbDzU1

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: youtube.com/watch?v=k5OAjnveyJ

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. bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

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 , but the hospital denies liability, claiming coincidence.

This is the first time in a while I've felt like buying bitcoin. That drop was too much panic and too little reason.

The government is attempting to exploit anger at tech companies to pass a law that intentionally undermines digital security (eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/grah), 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. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/02/eff-

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: nytimes.com/2020/02/23/us/poli

Dangerous by design: How the CIA and German BND conspired to sabotage the communications of allies and adversaries alike. washingtonpost.com/graphics/20

“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. shhhcretly.com/2020/02/02/shhh

"No other candidate specifically aims to make the United States more closely resemble a freer country." Provocative article from the last cycle. niskanencenter.org/is-there-a-

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. nytimes.com/2020/01/03/world/m

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