Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.
Incredible story, a must read,
On the 2 year anniversary of the NSA document release, Edward Snowden pens an op-ed for America’s newspaper of record.
In commemoration of the one year anniversary of the Snowden leaks
Thanks to Edward Snowden, we know the apparatus of repression has been covertly attached to the democratic state. However, our struggle to retain privacy is far from hopeless
Eben Moglen has become the de facto spokesman for a free society.
As we near the anniversary of the Snowden leaks, I am taken aback by the lack of concern by the general public. I guess we get what we deserve.
Brief post on defending the Constitution
Too little, too late. The NSA (and the rest of the spy apparatus) needs reform, we get minor changes. I can’t imagine that this will satisfy anyone.
These “reforms” strike me as more of a privatizing of the spy network than real reform.
A more detailed case for pardoning/commuting Snowden.
When should a leaker of government secrets be forgiven rather than jailed? Here are some possible standards:
- When the leak reveals lawbreaking by the U.S. government
- When the leak reveals behavior deemed unconstitutional by multiple federal judges
- When a presidential panel that reviews the leaked information recommends significant reforms
- When the leak inspires multiple pieces of reform legislation in Congress
- When the leak reveals that a high-ranking national-security official perjured himself before Congress
- When the leak causes multiple members of Congress to express alarm at policies being carried out without their knowledge.
The Snowden leak meets all of those thresholds, among others.
Two one hour long video lectures by Eben Moglen.
Should you not know who Eben Moglen is, head over to Wikipedia to find out.