The Precarious Minimum

“The result of the normalization of precarization, however, is certainly not that we are currently living in an insecurity society; we still live in a security society, but it is one that has become governable through precarization. The state is not withdrawing from all formerly fundamental institutions of safeguarding. In neoliberalism, however, safeguarding no longer… Continue reading The Precarious Minimum

Dark Clouds Over the Internet – NYTimes.com

“American technology companies should be free to comply directly with foreign government requests for data, as long as that access is warranted and meets international standards of due process and human rights. If America fails to allow such access, it will happen anyway in a brute and extralegal manner — and the result will be… Continue reading Dark Clouds Over the Internet – NYTimes.com

Mimi Zeiger asks why architects are silent on Ferguson

“As Koolhaas’ talk progressed, he critiqued notions of livability, pleasant sloganeering, and innovation rhetoric as strategies on the part of governments and corporations for consolidating control and capital: “A new trinity is at work: traditional European values of liberty, equality, and fraternity have been replaced in the 21st century by comfort, security, and sustainability” –… Continue reading Mimi Zeiger asks why architects are silent on Ferguson

“There Is A Man Behind That Badge, Be Like A Man”

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The End of the Internet?

“Security concerns have catalyzed data-nationalization efforts, yet Castro, Chander, and Le all question the benefits, arguing that the security of data depends not on their location but on the sophistication of the defenses built around them.” – The End of the Internet?