“As Julian Assange has said, it just happens to be a fact about reality, such as that you can build atomic bombs, that there are math problems that you can create that even the strongest state cannot break … there is a property of the universe that is on the side of privacy, because some… Continue reading LRB John Lanchester When Bitcoin Grows Up: What is Money?
“We can only figure out what it means to be private once we figure out what it means to be social. And we’ve barely begun to re-invent that.” – Internet Under Fire Gets New Manifesto — Medium
“Al Gore: Okay, so governments — that’s one threat. But, business are collecting way more information than they should. We now have a stalker economy where customers become products. And I’m not the first one to say that.” – Al Gore says Silicon Valley is a “stalker economy”
“The most interesting comments, they don’t come from people with Klout scores, they don’t come from people who actually have a long history of commenting on our sites or any sites. Often it’s a first-timer. Often it’s anonymous. Sometimes they’re moved, they’re so outraged by what you just wrote, that they want to set the… Continue reading Nick Denton in an article about Gawker’s Burner Accounts