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[liberationtech] Rigging the Internet
shava23 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 19 21:52:39 PDT 2011
By nature, elements of the government of a healthy democracy are internally at odds with one another. Ours, too! ;)
There is no one voice of US government. Crowley unofficially and poignantly demonstrated that last week.
Sent from my iPhone so pardon the brevity/formatting!
On Mar 19, 2011, at 7:51 PM, Jim Youll <jyoull at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> On Mar 18, 2011, at 7:32 PM, katrin at mobileactive.org wrote:
>> Interesting if not all accurate, from the Economist:
>> Signalling Dissent - alternative links to the internet by savvy techies #digisec
> It's fascinating that the same American government that insists on the ability to surveil any citizen's activity at any time, in the name of "national security," dares pretend that there are simple, effective means for people to speak freely and privately without being detected. These stories run side by side in the real world, and the writers don't even notice. I think my head is about to explode from trying to process the incongruity of it all.
> Use the technology there, you're a hero in the eyes of the American government.
> Use it here, you're a suspect.
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