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Submission + - Long but brilliant explanation of why Snowden did right 1

Bruce66423 writes:
Gives a very full exposition of the mess that we are in and the need for real change. An interesting revelation — at least for me — Obama had indicated his intention to filibuster the law that protected telecoms from the consequences of their failure to resist NSA snooping. Then suddenly he voted in favour, after he was all but the Democratic candidate for President. The only question — how did they get to him...
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Long but brilliant explanation of why Snowden did right

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  • This is a great article by Eben Moglen. It is very long so may be beyond the attention span of many readers here but I recommend it highly.
    After giving the history of the Roman Empire which was held together by communication and monitoring (roads), he points out that the wars of the 20th century were against totalitarian regimes who also monitored and controlled communication. Since 2000, we have re-created these totalitarian tools of total information awareness.
    He points out that privacy and anonymity are

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