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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) by Open4D on Monday June 02 2014, @12:34PM

    by Open4D (371) on Monday June 02 2014, @12:34PM (#50175) Journal

    I disagree. Did you only read the "I dare not write a digest" bit of the summary? The 'teaser' you quoted from the Guardian is less useful than the first full paragraph of the Soylent summary - which I'll quote here for you:

    It is one of the most insightful excursion[s] 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).

    How much more do you want submitters to write?

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  • (Score: 1) by monkey999 on Monday June 02 2014, @07:04PM

    by monkey999 (4001) on Monday June 02 2014, @07:04PM (#50361)
    In this case I want them to write less, the summary is mostly the submitters opinions. Generally speaking in any news piece (instead of opinion) any sentence with the word 'I' or 'me' or 'my' in can be deleted.