National Security Agency Wins – Groklaw Shuts Down


On Tuesday August 20, 2013, PJ announced that Groklaw would shut down. To quote her final post:

The owner of Lavabit tells us that he’s stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we’d stop too.

There is no way to do Groklaw without email. Therein lies the conundrum.

What to do?

The whole NSA spying on emails thing came out of left field to most people. I knew a fair bit about it before it hit the news – I’d been corresponding with a variety of people who were nibbling around the issue from various directions. The problem was that they were all working on different angles, and everything seemed to lead into one direction, which seemed like pure paranoia.

Unfortunately it wasn’t.

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Microsoft Death Watch – Ballmer Retiring

Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer has announced his retirement. I’ve held back on commenting, so that all the usual suspects could make fools of themselves first…

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Copyright in Canada – Time to Revisit the Subject


Copyright Symbol, courtesy Wikimedia
Copyright Symbol, courtesy Wikimedia

Back to Copyright. Why? Because a member of the now defunct Balanced Copyright for Canada Facebook Group, who happened to be working for EMI at the time, has asked me to take a post down that quotes him.

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