Quote of the Day
May 20th, 2016 by Ken Hagler

Do I as an indi­vid­ual have a right to use force upon my neigh­bor to accom­plish this goal? If I do have such a right, then I may del­e­gate that pow­er to my gov­ern­ment to exer­cise on my behalf. If I do not have that right as an indi­vid­ual, then I can­not del­e­gate it to gov­ern­ment, and I can­not ask my gov­ern­ment to per­form the act for me.

Ezra Taft Ben­son

People used to go the other way
May 18th, 2016 by Ken Hagler

Developer Of Anonymous Tor Software Dodges FBI, Leaves US. An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: FBI agents are currently trying to subpoena one of Tor's core software developers to testify in a criminal hacking investigation, CNNMoney has learned. But the developer, who goes by the name Isis Agora Lovecruft, fears that federal agents will coerce her to undermine the Tor system -- and expose Tor users around the world to potential spying. That's why, when FBI agents approached her and her family over Thanksgiving break last year, she immediately packed her suitcase and left the United States for Germany. "I was worried they'd ask me to do something that hurts innocent people -- and prevent me from telling people it's happening," she said in an exclusive interview with CNNMoney. Earlier in the month, Tech Dirt reported the Department of Homeland Security wants to subpoena the site over the identity of a hyperbolic commenter. [Slashdot]

It's depressing that I can now say that I'm old enough to remember when people defected to the US.

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