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crypto and public policy

Archive for May, 2004

Reframing the Debate: Privacy is Good Security!

Posted: Monday, May 17th, 2004 @ 4:59 pm in Policy | Comments Off

Late last week, I led a food-for-thought dinner at the Berkman Center’s ILaw Conference. My topic was privacy, and the participants were fantastic. The discussion led me to conclude one important thing: we’re not framing the privacy debate correctly. I’m a strong privacy advocate: I lean towards the European point of view where all personal [...]

A decision

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2004 @ 2:59 pm in General | Comments Off

A friend gently poked me last night to say my blog was becoming boring and shallow because I’m focusing too much on Bush and simplistic criticism of him. That may well be. I’ll try to do better in providing more unique points of view, to give my blog more of me. At the same time, [...]

“Monopolies are Good!” says SCO

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2004 @ 4:36 pm in Free Software | Comments Off

By now, it’s pretty clear to anyone with a clue (including the National Retail Federation) that SCO is up to no good with their bogus lawsuits claiming Linux violates their intellectual property. What’s becoming clearer now is the bogus nature of their own understanding of what’s good for the customer. In their 5 reasons to [...]

Setting Expectations And Making Grandiose Claims

Posted: Saturday, May 1st, 2004 @ 8:15 pm in General | 1 Comment »

The world is justifiably shocked by the recent photos of abused Iraqi prisoners of war. I understand and agree with the anger and disgust. At the same time, it would be highly exaggerated to conclude that these actions are regular policies of the US and British military forces. By and large, they are an incredibly [...]