Archives for June 9, 2013

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations

Snowden will go down in history as one of Americas most consequential whistleblowers, alongside Daniel Ellsberg and Bradley Manning. He is responsible for handing over material from one of the worlds most secretive organisations – the NSA. via Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations | World news | guardian.co.uk.

Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder | Technology | guardian.co.uk

“The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we’ve redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do,” he said. “The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women’s fashion. Maybe I’m an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It’s complete gibberish. […]