I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public. President at @FreedomofPress.
Governments around the world are exploiting the pandemic to monitor us like never before. I discuss it with @ggreenwald here on SYSTEM UPDATE:
Apple and Google intend to push pandemic trackers into most of the world's smartphones. In response, @ACLU just published a whitepaper listing bottom-line principles phone-based contact-tracing systems must follow to comply with basic rights. Summary:
I feel like that mask needs a @FreedomofPress logo for peak irony.
PERMANENT RECORD has just been adapted for young readers and schools. It took a lot of work, but making the systems that will control and influence our children's entire lives understandable to them is something I feel very important. Order link:
This FBI Director has sought for years to jail me on account of my political activities. If I can oppose his firing, so can you.
Note: Gina Haspel participated in a torture program that involved beating an (innocent) pregnant woman's stomach, anally raping a man with meals he tried to refuse, and freezing a shackled prisoner until he died. She personally wrote the order to destroy 92 tapes of CIA torture.
Facebook: "This is their information. They own it" BBC: "And you won’t sell it?" FB: "No! Of course not." Please help this 2009 interview of Facebook's CEO get seen by people who don't use Twitter. Here's a download link so you can pull and repost it:
No matter the outcome, #Brexit polls demonstrate how quickly half of any population can be convinced to vote against itself. Quite a lesson.