Recently, as part of an EFF push to “save” encryption, I wrote to my Senators and Congressman to encourage the government to ensure security is not weakened with backdoors to encryption. My Congressman has a difference of opinion with me regarding most things Internet related– so I don’t expect a response. Here below is the… Continue reading Marco Rubio Wants Encryption Backdoor
Yesterday, millions of Americans voted to elect Donald Trump president of the United States of America. The close vote results, as has been the case for the last few elections, in a very divided country. I’ve made no secret of my support of a “third party” candidate and proudly voted for Gary Johnson this election.… Continue reading No, I didn’t throw my vote away.
Tomorrow is July 4th, or Independence Day here in the United States — where we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. At the time, what is now the United States existed as 13 colonies of Great Britain. For many reasons, none of which I’ll discuss here, the colonists decided… Continue reading Independence Day
Recently, Representative Ted Yoho penned an opinion piece explaining that the FCC recent reclassification of the Internet, protecting Net Neutrality, is a bad thing. Ted Yoho is Wrong First, the Internet is not 20 years old. Dial-ups existed in the United States more than 25 years ago, but that’s another story. The Internet was made… Continue reading Ted Yoho is Wrong about the Internet
I’ve been discussing for a few years here the dangers of our collected data. More recently, since the NSA revelations, I’ve been discussing the need for encrypted communication to ensure our privacy. Of course, I do this openly, which is a great freedom that I am guaranteed by the bill of rights. You must never… Continue reading No Warrant? Who cares!
Recently, I again wrote my Senators and Congressman about the NSA collection of data. This was done as part of an organized campaign — The Day We Fight Back — on February 11th, 2014. Partnered with EFF.org, there were pre-written letters to send your representatives: As your constituent, I am deeply concerned about the National… Continue reading Senator Marco Rubio Responds re NSA (again)
I recently wrote my state Senators and my representative to let them know I didn’t want the NSA monitoring my communications and that I did not want them monitoring any communications in such a blanket manner as currently done. Basically, to monitor based on probably cause for specific suspects.
With the media finally starting to report about the massive invasions of American privacy by the US Government, Obama made his first public statement since the news of the Verizon warrant broke. I was saddened by his comments. In perspective, when being oppressed by a King, Benjamin Franklin wrote: They who can give up essential… Continue reading Benjamin Franklin vs Barack Obama
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