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The draft UN resolution on digital privacy initiated by Brazil and Germany emerged on November 20 relatively undamaged, despite efforts by the United States and other members of the "Five Eyes" group to weaken its language. https://eff.org/r.qh6b -- we've joined with other human rights groups to explain why its wording is so important.
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Alright clever, clever people who are up in the middle of the night. Who would like to join me, and LEE FREAKING FELSENSTEIN for a night of wonder and excitement at the next #5mof Five Minutes of Fame?

8PM, TUESDAY 21ST, email me at danny@spesh.com or here in the comments if you would like to show off a new project, handwave your new idea, explain the unexplicable, or just lose yourself in a 300 second rant.
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Here's a link to the "Five Minutes of Fame" preso I did on QuickMuni last week at Noisebridge. Yeah it's actually more like ten to fifteen minutes long, but you get the idea. Thanks, +Danny O'Brien!  Enjoy. :-)
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I haven't bothered to mention the whole sad Aaron Swartz saga, because it's been covered elsewhere. 

But having the involved US attorney then basically lie about it all in a very public statement is something that I find particularly offensive. Compare these two statements - one from July 2011, one from yesterday, and tell me Carmen Ortiz isn't lying..

Yesterday (as reported by the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere):

 "At no time did this office ever seek – or ever tell Mr. Swartz’s attorneys that it intended to seek – maximum penalties under the law."

And July 2011 (as posted by justice.gov itself):

 "SWARTZ faces up to 35 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, restitution, forfeiture and a fine of up to $1 million"

Maybe that official and very public PR thing wasn't "telling Mr. Swartz’s attorneys", right?  Because in private, Ms Ortiz was probably talking about how she wanted to pay Aaron for his services, and just hug him. Right?  Anybody?

Ms Ortiz, just admit you were an ass-hat, and apologize. Instead of this kind of crap. Weasel-wording and misleading about your actions is not making your office look any better.

Here are the sources, so that people can compare them for themselves.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2013/01/17/us-attorney-statement-on-the-prosecution-of-aaron-swartz/

http://www.justice.gov/usao/ma/news/2011/July/SwartzAaronPR.html


(Post edited: it's 2013 now, so "July 2011" isn't "last July". Oops.)
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Hackerspaces all over the Americas are meeting online to work on strategy to defeat the Intellectual Property provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). See: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Hack%2BRemix_Party_against_TPP
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Yeah, but the 3D part of it is interesting.
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Walkthrough of Noisebridge at 10.30pm in the middle of the #aaronsw memorial hackathon. Dozens of people working on open data projects. I gave a lecture on the history of free culture, the semantic Web, and Aaron's politics. Hackathon continues until late Sunday. You should come by.
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International Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
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    International Director, 2013 - present
  • Committee to Protect Journalists
    Internet Advocacy Coordinator, 2010 - 2013
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    International Activism Coordinator, 2005 - 2010
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