When I went to OHM2013 last week, it was great to see such increased political activism from the hackers and geeks at the festival. I truly believe we are currently at a very important crossroads: either let governments the world over get away with crimes against the people’s interests, with programs like PRISM, ECHELON, TEMPORA… Continue reading At the Crossroads: Surveillance State or Freedom?
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Snowden
Note: This article is also available in Portuguese, translated by Anders Bateva. 237 years ago, 56 traitors to their King and country signed a document which outlined a new philosophy, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights. That among these are Life, Liberty, and the… Continue reading Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Snowden
Dangers of the ‘nothing to hide, nothing to fear’ mentality
Note: This article is also available in Portuguese, translated by Anders Bateva. With regards to the whole PRISM program recently unveiled by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, I had a discussion with someone a few days ago who still held to the view that if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear from… Continue reading Dangers of the ‘nothing to hide, nothing to fear’ mentality