For all my troubles with Google+

they’ve never pulled anything quite as brazen as this: Facebook patented an API to make it easier for law-enforcement agencies (NSA et. al.) to retrieve data on Facebook users. So, not only were they denying giving this information to the government, not only were they building tools to make it easy for the government, they […]

Giving Google Credit Where Due

As you may or may not be aware, Google may not be on my Christmas card list this year (and vice-versa). But, I have to admit, they still do a lot of cool stuff for a company of their size. For example, Google is going to actively make it tougher for the NSA and the […]

The NSA Doesn’t Quite Deny Illegal Activity

Gen. Keith Alexander addressed some of the allegations against the NSA at a cybersecurity conference today. Here’s the money quote. Ok, it’s really the only quote, but you get the idea: “NSA does collect information on terrorists and our national intelligence priorities but we are not authorized to go into a U.S. company‚Äôs servers and […]

This Am Not Bizarro America!

“Without the right of privacy, there is no real freedom of speech or freedom of opinion, and so there is no actual democracy. Without respect for [a nation’s] sovereignty, there is no basis for proper relations among nations. Those who want a strategic partnership cannot possibly allow recurring and illegal action to go on as […]