Julian Assange Got What He Deserved

Don’t continue to fall for his phony pleas for sympathy, his megalomania, and his promiscuity with the facts.

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Real Problems with ‘Fake News’

Bottom Line Up Front In India, the world’s largest democracy, politics continue to be disrupted by ‘fake news’ and deliberate disinformation campaigns targeting the nation’s elections. ‘WhatsApp’ is used by more than 200 million Indians and plays a central role in the spread of false news while also feeding hyper-nationalistic rhetoric. Because WhatsApp messaging … Continue reading “Real Problems with ‘Fake News’”

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Huawei and Managing 5G Risk

It’s worth inserting some technical realities into the debate over whether the United States and its allies should or shouldn’t allow acquisition of Huawei 5G technology for use in communications …

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A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments

Sophisticated surveillance, once the domain of world powers, is increasingly available on the private market. Smaller countries are seizing on the tools — sometimes for darker purposes.

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Facebook, Encryption and the Dangers of Privacy Laundering – Lawfare

On March 6, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a long-term road map to turn Facebook into a “privacy-focused communications platform.” His “principles” for this transformation include auto-deleting old user content and choosing “not to build data centers in countries that have a track record of violating human rights like privacy or freedom of expression,” even if that gets Facebook blocked from lucrative markets such as China or Russia

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Telephony Metadata: Is the Contact-Chaining Program Unsalvageable? – Lawfare

The USA Freedom Act was supposed to preserve the core of the NSA’s telephone metadata contact-chaining program. Has it doomed it instead?

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