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this n that

A lot of buzz this morning about proposed changes to applications for passports. For starters, it’s beginning to look like it will be easier to get a security clearance than a passport if these changes go through. State Dept. proposes … Continue reading

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wikileaks, the internet, egypt: at the edges and intersections

I first want to touch on the importance of communication. Believe me, as a deaf person I am acutely aware of the central place communication has in all of humanity. We are driven to communicate, we must communicate, and we … Continue reading

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wikileaks: roundup

Short version: NY Times editor reveals difficult dealings with Assange. Long version: Dealing With Julian Assange and the Secrets He Spilled. Even shorter: Seem to be personality clashes. That’s as may be — I’ve already discussed how Assange’s personality is … Continue reading

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wikileaks: “The avalanche has already started, it is too late for the pebbles to vote.”

In looking over this article, one thing that strikes me is that these Wikileaks commentaries are becoming a blend of current political issues as well as Wikileaks news, and not just purely articles about Wikileaks itself. In fact, this article … Continue reading

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wikileaks: the shape of things to come

We’ve got some interesting developments here, namely: Al Jazeera’s entry into Wikileaks style leaking, the Palestine Papers Amnesty International’s letter regarding Manning’s treatment in pretrial confinement and Dave House’s subsequent failure to meet with his friend this past weekend Charges … Continue reading

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letter to quantico

In the interests of boosting the signal on this letter, I am reproducing it below. It is from retired Marine Corps captain David C. MacMichael, the former commander of Headquarters Company at Quantico, where Bradley Manning is currently being held. … Continue reading

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wikileaks: will no one rid us of this turbulent #hactivist?

In the wake of the Tucson shooting and the almost frantic denials on the right of their complicity, and particularly in watching Palin dig herself in even deeper last night on Hannity’s show, I want to reiterate: words have consequences. … Continue reading

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“Are you afraid? Are you fearful today?”

“Are you afraid? Are you fearful today?” “You know, I’m not. We’ve had hundreds and hundreds of protesters over the course of the last several months. Our office corner has really become an area where the Tea Party movement congregates. … Continue reading

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wikileaks: roundup

I’m going to be on sabbatical for the first week or so of January, without even Internet access *shudder*. So my Wikileaks updates will taper off for now. I’ve got posts in the hopper, but clearly not of the news-at-the-moment. … Continue reading

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wikileaks: the tides of information

In my last post, I discussed the hacker narrative, which is fundamentally based around some external antagonist — whether government or corporate — that the hacker struggles against. With that in mind, consider this article: Banks and WikiLeaks. The whistle-blowing … Continue reading

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wikileaks: narrative shifts

In The Blast Shack, Bruce Sterling offers his perspective of the Wikileaks narrative. He does touch on a number of things that have also utterly fascinated me about all this. I was thinking more of Neuromancer and its like, but … Continue reading

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wikileaks: circularity

On the subject of investigating one’s sources, here’s one that’s finally getting some scrutiny: What of Adrian Lamo, the man who turned Bradley Manning in? A careful comparison of what Lamo has said and when shows up some critical inconsistencies. … Continue reading

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