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Will self-interested corporations succeed where privacy advocates have failed, and force a roll back of online government spying?

On Monday morning, the world’s leading online technology companies – Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter and AOL – launched a coordinated campaign against online government spying. Saying that it’s, “time for the world’s governments to address the practices and laws regulating government surveillance of individuals and access to their information,” the CEOs of […]

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Guilty until proven innocent in the age of ubiquitous electronic surveillance

Upon taking office, President Obama issued a memorandum on the subject of transparency: “My Administration,” he said, “is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency […]

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The Huffington Post sells to AOL for $315 million

In April 2005, when I first heard that former Republican pundit Arianna Huffington had plans to launch a left wing political commentary site where notable Americans as diverse as Walter Cronkite and Maggie Gyllenhaal would be contributing content on everything from foreign affairs to their fear of bedbugs, I had the following to say. …I’ll […]

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