You too can get access to the "100s of petabytes of data"—perfect records of our private lives—that the NSA routinely ingests about people who have never been suspected of any wrongdoing. They'll tell you this is legal. They'll say it's constitutional.

But you'll know better.

This. Sure, taking a phone to a protest is unsafe, but *going* to a protest is unsafe, because the problem isn't your phone—it is the decades of authoritarianism that made it a weapon.

Your phone will be safe when everyone is safe, and that won't come without taking some risk.

If you're in media, you should be following this. The number of violent attacks on journalists by police we've seen during the protests is unprecedented in the history of our work.

We've come so far, but the first family that kept me safe in Hong Kong is still struggling. If you can help, donations are very welcome. It'll make a world of difference to a mother and her child:

If you ever wonder where we're at on the dystopia scale, consider that it's normal to believe the government is spying on you, and crazy to believe that they're not.

Il semble que le gouvernement français capitulera face au cartel du Cloud et fournira les informations médicales du pays directement à Microsoft. Pourquoi? C'est juste plus simple.

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:

Governments around the world are exploiting the pandemic to monitor us like never before. I discuss it with @GGreenwald here on SYSTEM UPDATE:

As authoritarianism spreads, as emergency laws proliferate, as we sacrifice our rights, we also sacrifice our capability to arrest the slide into a less liberal and less free world. Here's how it happens:

We need to know whether our hospitals are safe. If we can't even prevent retaliation against healthcare workers for warning of hazards during a pandemic, "whistleblower protection" is a cruel myth.

A Seattle hospital just fired a 17-year ER doctor for exposing its refusal to implement crucial nCoV safety measures, risking community health. "Several" staffers just tested positive for , but the hospital denies liability, claiming coincidence.

This is the first time in a while I've felt like buying bitcoin. That drop was too much panic and too little reason.

The government cast Manning into a dungeon for resisting a scheme to make publishers of news subject to the Espionage Act. They offered to let her out in exchange for collaboration, but she chose her principles instead.

That is moral strength.



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