Monthly Archives: June 2013

Security, legality, and the least untruthful untruths

I’m really having trouble with the argument that to be safe, we need to violate our own rights, and that we should just trust the government to do it. As Ben Franklin said in 1775, “They who can give up … Continue reading

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“US declassifies phone program details after uproar”

My thoughts on the current surveillance flaps: When the military has new weapons, it wants to use them. When the National Security Agency has new ways to gather and store audio, video, email, photographic and Internet information, it wants to … Continue reading

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