After Snowden: Expressing Love in a World Without Privacy

Editor’s note: Jennifer Dales has written this piece as a follow up to her piece on facebook and privacy, Facebook privacy is a joke: How Edward Snowden changed my online habits. It used to be that love letters were written on paper, sealed in an envelope and sent through the mail. These letters were private, and… Read More After Snowden: Expressing Love in a World Without Privacy

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Facebook privacy is a joke: How Edward Snowden changed my online habits

Hearing Edward Snowden tell us in detail how our privacy is a joke was the stone that started the landslide. My denial about the impact of my online activities on my privacy and my relationships with others has come to an end. I started changing my online behaviour. I started to feel very angry. I should not have to be censor what I say online to avoid “incriminating” myself.… Read More Facebook privacy is a joke: How Edward Snowden changed my online habits

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The Hubris of Systems

One of the reasons Edward Snowden managed to collect thousands of sensitive documents from the NSA and then escape overseas, is because the NSA’s greatest weakness is its overconfidence in the strength and predictability of its systems—both its  information technology systems and its organizational systems. Systems are self-contained, predictable, perform specific roles and fulfill pre-defined requirements.… Read More The Hubris of Systems

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Laughing too soon: the joke of online privacy

For the last few years, my routine has been to wake early, make coffee and spend time on social media networks – reading articles, commenting on friend’s photos, discussing my favourite subjects on blogs. By the time  Edward Snowden’s first interview with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras was released, I had embraced social media completely: Facebook,… Read More Laughing too soon: the joke of online privacy

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An open letter from within glass walls

———- Forwarded message ———- From: marchwinds@hushmail.com Date: Tue, Jul 16 at 09:53 AM (UTC) Subject: A few words of support To: edsnowden@lavabit.com Hi Ed Snowden, Since your email address appeared on the Web, you’ve probably been inundated with emails from people around the world. Or maybe people are afraid to write, knowing that you’re very… Read More An open letter from within glass walls

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