This is a link and mirror of an extensive and brilliant EFF article about modern day digital privacy, its import and how to combat its violations.

This extraordinary article at the CATO Institute bears mirroring. Have you seen the customer number on your drivers’ license? Since when are citizens “customers”? Answer – it’s been a while, it’s been right under our nose, and it’s much more widespread than we even dreamed.

I was listening to the CEO of Microsoft give his keynote speech at MS Ignite this week and he highlighted that Microsoft was a key player in passing the CLOUD act. The rest of his speech is a nightmare for you and me while it rains silver dollars on big business.

This is an excellent article by the New York Times reproduce here – it’s long and according to my hands-on experience with our voting machines and discussions with staff at the Boulder NIST, every word is true.