Quotes of the week
Surveillance and spying are signs of suspicion, all of which are symptomatic of fear.
Articles of the week
- Necessary and Proportionate
Eleanor Saitta has been a joy to follow in this time of weekly milestones in how deep the surveillance scandal goes. In this essay, Saitta digs into the root problem of states, being basically unable to go without intelligence work. Also, check out her rant from the OHM conference.
- NSA-Proof Your Email! Consider your Man Card Re-Issued. Never be Afraid Again.
Just putting this here to make sure that really everybody has read it. Tim Maley delivered on of the most interesting texts about the surveillance scandal.
- Bradley Manning and the Two Americas
Another big one from the last weeks. Quinn Norton gives a detailed history of the Chelsea Manning case and America’s way of dealing with her.
- Ring of Steel
It’s not really a big surprise that our first link to a paywalled article would be one by James Bridle. His essay on license plate recocgnition in the UK is a must read if you’ve ever wondered about the consequences of surveillance. If you don’t want to give Matter the well deserved 99 cents right away, check out this excerpt. And in case you haven’t seen it yet, check out his latest talk from the Media Evolution Conference.
- The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography
This bio on Mayer by Business Insider’s chief-correspondent Nicolas Carlson is the perfect read for the weekend. Lots of insights into the career of Mayer and her first year at Yahoo. Did we mention that it’s loooong?