The Economist today had an article on a case involving Microsoft's alleged refusal to turn over documents stored on a foreign server to FBI. The article can be found here (archived here). According to the Economist: SUPPOSE FBI agents were to break into the postbox of an American company in Dublin to seize letters which might help them convict an international drug dealer. … [Read more...] about Privacy, National Security, Human Rights, Social Value, Whatever – It’s Whatever the West Says
If there is a religion in the modern world, it is the fanatic belief in democratic self-governance. From a philosophical perspective, the legitimacy of democratic self-government requires the notion of a public forum - a democratic corpus, a public sphere formed by citizens, if you will - to frame, debate and discuss political issues and events, free from "government … [Read more...] about Case Study on Democratic Self-Governance: NSA Oversight, a Straight Game of Poker?
Have you ever wondered how a map would look like if it showed Internet freedom versus the NSA dragnet recently revealed by Edward Snowden? Well, it would look like the following map. Click to have a look first and then come back to this post. … [Read more...] about Internet Freedom vs NSA Dragnet
At this point, the dominant narrative in the American media on Edward Snowden is undoubtedly him being a traitor. The reason for a turn for the 'worse' is Snowden revealing to the world, especially to China and Hong Kong, how the United States hack their universities, public officials, and tapping into Pacnet, the major backbone of the Internet for the whole Asia region and … [Read more...] about Finally, a “cogent” argument why Edward Snowden is a traitor to America
You'd think after all the "traitor" media narrative and digging hard for evidence of Edward Snowden's espionage link with China, Snowden's own words on why he is seeking political asylum would make the news - well guess again: … [Read more...] about America’s Free Media Self-Censors Snowden Asylum Letter