Is the NSA ready to adopt (and adapt to) its real mission?

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The NSA must protect US and allied information systems from attack. All other concerns are secondary.

The NSA has betrayed the Internet

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In the past we would work with the NSA to help keep American/western data safe. Now, they’re the bad guys.
John Boehner

The obscene logic of the GOP government shutdown

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Ironically, John Boehner is permitting the government shutdown to prevent something much worse: debt default.
Obamacare, health care reform, medicine, insurance

Obamacare disaster looms, but for whom? (Hint: the GOP)

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Republicans are right that Obamacare will be a disaster. But it will be a disaster for them.

TIME reporter jokingly calls for Assange’s murder by drone

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Bad joke or not, drone warfare has created more problems for the US than it has solved.

Lessons from Snowden

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America’s wiretap-state has security costs as well as benefits, and the costs may be larger than we realize.

The fake scandals hide the real ones (thoughts on Weiner-gate, and scandals that actually matter)

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While the political press chatters about Anthony Weiner’s adultery, the real scandals are ignored.

How the Supreme Court just killed off the GOP

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Republicans on the Supreme Court did the GOP no favor by green-lighting voter suppression via the VRA decision.

The best answer to PRISM’s abuses is strong cryptography in the hands of the public

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The solution to PRISM is to put strong cryptography into everyone’s hands.

US government is tapping 9 major Internet companies

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NSA gathering data from Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple.

The end of hotel room service? Good riddance.

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The New York Hilton Midtown is going to end room service this August. Is it the beginning of a trend?

Chicago Sun-Times fires photographers, gives reporters iPhone camera training

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A new era in new media is dawning, with some trepidation.

Putin just forced NATO into Syria’s civil war

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By announcing his intention to provide Syria with anti-aircraft missiles, Putin may have forced NATO’s hand.
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