My first post-Snowden moment

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This girl a great talent.

My niece unfollowed me on twitter based on the Palestinian activists I was following and was followed by (not many, but that’s beside the point). I tried to explain, but there’s colleges to get into, jobs to be backgrounded for, etc. I guess we’re all going to have to make choices. Tor remains uncracked. Maybe back to samizdat. Or something. Or maybe just leave it out in the open that some desk jockey in Virginian… Read more »

I think you might as well go ahead and tell your friend whatever you’d like her to know. If secret police organisations want to find out about someone I can’t believe that simple discretion is much of a barrier. Your courage in producing a work called ‘Tear Gas in the Morning’ will be noticed by both admiring and invidious eyes.

Miranda’s great!

Marvellous! DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME! DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME! DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME! I sometimes think we should fill our emails with formal “this is for NSA” paragraphs saying, maybe, “Ahmed, Mohammed, bombs, joke, terrorism, explode, anti-imperialism, New York city subway, anti-USA, really funny, anti-Israel, Boston water supply, let’s blow up, planning, tomorrow’s the day — hey, hey, NSA, you listening in, did I make your day?” After all, they are not… Read more »