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What China, India, and Obama Tell Us About Google It’s now cool to dump on Google. At Al Jazeera, Jason Leopold obtained copies of e-mail exchanges between the NSA’s Keith Alexander & Google executives. The meetings addressed an apparently benign episode of behind-the-scenes jiggery pokery, in this case discussions concerning NSA-industry cooperation on various cybervulnerabilities.... Read More
The Internet has been good to me this day. I recently wrote a post on the (to me) unconvincing hero-splaining of the privacy commitments espoused by Google, Yahoo! Et al. in the wake of revelations of “MUSCULAR” NSA intrusions into their data backbones: Publish what? Evidence that Google's security is cracked? Or document Google's hyperbolic... Read More
Or, A Useful—if Inadvertent—Demonstration of the Power of the Information-Freedom Death Star
[Counterpunch kindly ran this piece on its website. However, the formatting gremlins attacked them and some of the quotes I made from Mr. Rogin's article weren't displayed properly, making them look like my words instead of his. This was completely inadvertent and I've asked Counterpunch to correct the error. If necessary, please refer to this... Read More
Thank you to Shane McGlaun’s blog at Daily Tech for this immortal piece of reporting, dated March 5. Google Confident in Decision to Stop Censoring Search Results in China I love the contrast between the bold, freedom-friendly title and the behind-covering subtitle: Google has no firm date set for censorship to end I'm confident I'm... Read More
I have an article up on Asia Times about the Google hack entitled Winner of the Google-China feud is – India. In the article I speculate that Google might have hoped to leverage international outrage over Chinese hacking in order to get better treatment from the PRC (more aggressive pursuit of hackers and reduced filtering... Read More
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