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posted by LaminatorX on Sunday June 01 2014, @12:57PM   Printer-friendly
from the As-in-Freedom dept.

The Guardian publishes a lengthy but well constructed essay of Eben Moglen, titled "Privacy under attack: the NSA files revealed new threats to democracy". It is one of the most insightful excursion into why privacy matters, why Snowden cannot be considered a traitor; has well picked examples from history; hints about what the civil society could do (my cynical note: if only it'd be interested) to reclaim privacy back. Granted, takes about an hour to read (and probably a lifetime to filter by first-hand experience: unfortunately not the kind of experience one would wish for).

(I dare not write a digest for SN, the essay is so coherent and round that I'm afraid any omission would damage its discourse. Can't do nothing but recommend it for reading: if you can't do on a working say, save the link for the weekend)

 
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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Jeremiah Cornelius on Monday June 02 2014, @04:28AM

    by Jeremiah Cornelius (2785) on Monday June 02 2014, @04:28AM (#50075) Journal

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  • (Score: 2) by Yog-Yogguth on Monday June 02 2014, @06:41AM

    by Yog-Yogguth (1862) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 02 2014, @06:41AM (#50108) Journal

    Well that would fit the sloppy part at least but on the other hand it's not like they're doing IT support :)

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