[Freedombox-discuss] Raining on the parade

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Fri Jun 14 16:01:35 UTC 2013

Almost a year ago, Jun 25, 2012, I wrote:

> One risk of the current net is that social
> networks, email providers, etc. can be
> used to track people, in particular to
> track them down when a government is
> irritated with them. Consider Yahoo
> turning in Shi Tao or the US gov't
> demanding Twitter records for people
> involved with WikLeaks.
> Those are Morizov's second point; the
> net as a tool for oppression. As I see it,
> preventing that sort of thing is the most
> important goal of the Box project and the
> question of how exactly to manage that
> is critical.

I think the Snowden revelations have made
this topical again.

The original thread has much other good
stuff on this and related topics. I urge
people to reread that discussion.

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