The Do Not Share Button

“I wish that I could legally share with you the events that led to my decision. I cannot. I feel you deserve to know what’s going on — the first amendment is supposed to guarantee me the freedom to speak out in situations like this. Unfortunately, Congress has passed laws that say otherwise.” Email service provider Lavabit shut down in order to avoid sharing data with the feds. Edward Snowden was reportedly one of their customers. From The New Yorker’s Amy Davidson, The N.S.A. and Its Targets.

+ This recycling bin is stalking you. From what I can tell, most people don’t seem too fazed by intrusions into online privacy (in fact, most people respond by voluntarily sharing even more). But I wonder if being targeted based on the location of you and your cellphone will change people’s minds a bit.

+ Slate: How the FBI used a baby-faced WikiLeaks volunteer to spy on Julian Assange.

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