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August 20, 2013
by sjvn01
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Privacy concerns cause ‘PJ’ to close Groklaw

Groklaw, one of the most influential intellectual property law news and analysis sites, has closed its doors. Its creator, chief writer and editor Pamela “PJ” Jones, decided to shut down Groklaw because of the threat of email surveillance. Privacy concerns … Continue reading

July 29, 2013
by sjvn01
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Big data, metadata, and traffic analysis: What the NSA is really doing

What I find most remarkable about all the hubbub about the National Security Agency’s Prism program is how little new “news” there is to Edward Snowden’s “revelations.” After all, the NSA’s mission has been to intercept communications and break codes … Continue reading

July 1, 2013
by sjvn01
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All about Prism, Internet privacy and — wait! — squirrel!

As the saga surrounding the revelations about the National Security Agency’s Prism program unfolded, I half expected a public figure to arise and declaim, a la Howard Beale in the movie Network, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not … Continue reading