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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: 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.
  • (Score: 2) by Open4D on Thursday June 05 2014, @09:07PM

    by Open4D (371) on Thursday June 05 2014, @09:07PM (#51911) Journal

    Generally speaking in any news piece (instead of opinion) any sentence with the word 'I' or 'me' or 'my' in can be deleted.

    So, I take it you dislike my Mobile App Use Grows at the Expense of Mobile Web [soylentnews.org] summary?

    And you'd delete parts of my Sugru, the Maker Community "Wonder Material" [soylentnews.org] and Gunshot Victims to be Put in Suspended Animation [soylentnews.org] summaries?

    • (Score: 2, Insightful) by monkey999 on Friday June 06 2014, @07:47PM

      by monkey999 (4001) on Friday June 06 2014, @07:47PM (#52363)

      The first one is much too wordy and could be tightened up a lot. The second two each have one sentence with the word 'I' in it, and would both be improved by deleting that clause or sentence. So yes, these are good examples of the rule.