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The End of Privacy, Part 498

A haunting recent piece in the Times by Hasan M. Elahi, an associate professor at Maryland, who was picked-up by the FBI while traveling after Sept. 11th.  Elahi recounts his interrogation (very bureaucratic, no scary stuff), but also his impulse to share everything in response to the questioning. Elahi eventually …

Sock Puppets

Learned a new word today.  Sock puppets refer to fake online personae that are used to try to manipulate conversations on social media networks. Needless to say a new player in the business is the U.S. military.  Like the old fashioned broadcast forum, Voice of America, which was broadcast on …