Political Giving and Willingness to Cave to Law Enforcement

By: Friday February 18, 2011 6:02 am

When Jason Leopold linked to a WSJ report titled, “Obama breaks bread with Silicon Valley execs,” I quipped, “otherwise known as, Obama breaks bread w/our partners in domestic surveillance.” After all, some of the companies represented–Google, Facebook, Yahoo–are among those that have been willingly sharing customer data with federal law enforcement officials. Which is why [...]

Our Diplomats Need to Spend More Time Surfing the Toobz!

By: Friday February 4, 2011 9:01 am

As I noted in my last post, DiFi is accusing the intelligence community of having missed the potential volatility of Middle Eastern unrest because they’ve been paying too little attention to social media. So I decided to check the WikiLeaks State cables to see whether DiFi’s complaint bears out. Obviously, this is a totally insufficient [...]

Letter from Nigeria Goldman

By: Monday January 17, 2011 6:37 pm

FROM: Mr. Lloyd Blankfein 200 West Street New York, New York 202-555-MOTU TO: CEO Chump City, ForeignLand Dear Sir: I have been requested by the Facebook Company to contact you for assistance in resolving a matter. The Facebook Company has recently concluded new agreements to share its users’ identities. The contracts have immediately produced moneys [...]

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