Tech Giants Issue Call for Limits on Government Surveillance of Users

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Eight major companies, led by Google and Microsoft, are calling for tighter controls on surveillance of their customers’ data by governments worldwide. Greg Russak‘s insight: The next time we want to complain about government overreach, let’s make sure the conversation includes wholesale collection of data and, like him or not, … More Tech Giants Issue Call for Limits on Government Surveillance of Users

Whistleblowers and Politics; When is a Hero a Traitor and Vice Versa?

What makes one whistleblower a hero and another a traitor? Let’s start by asking Obama’s detractors, especially those who ceaselessly characterize the size and overreach of “big government” as a threat to our democracy. How do you see Snowden?┬áIs he a hero? It doesn’t seem like a real stretch to assume that you’re happy on … More Whistleblowers and Politics; When is a Hero a Traitor and Vice Versa?