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America's next president had better believe in restoring liberty | Dan Gillmor
Dan Gillmor: Our founders had their flaws, and huge moral blind spots – but on liberty, they were way ahead of their time
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a people-centric view of your email life
using only your metadata
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The article's fictional conversation is both hilarious and depressingly accurate. 
The revelations about GCHQ confirm that what once looked like science fiction is now an everyday reality
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It's an age of restrictive DRM from Amazon.com, whereby it's up for debate whether you actually own the item you purchased (tautology intended...).  Today, libraries stand out as a sensible option.  Support your local library!
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In the US, the rich should pay more taxes so that higher education is more affordable for the middle- and lower-class.
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'Every day, they are learning how brilliant [Snowden] was,' said a former U.S. official with knowledge of the case. 'This is why you don't hire brilliant people for jobs like this. You hire smart people. Brilliant people get you in trouble.'

So, we continue with the mediocracy, then?  If people more intelligent than you are changing the game, the game needs to be changed.  Stop fearing intellect. 

#RunSnowdenRun
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I've been pleasantly surprised by switching to Apple's iPhone.

In terms of security, it's much better than my last Android phone.  Safari on iOS is one of the only browsers to support TLS 1.2, one of the only ways to secure websites against the CRIME and BEAST attacks.  iMessages are also end-to-end encrypted automatically between iPhones using SRTP.  Last, I'm not locked into Google's services, as I can add my own secure CalDAV and CardDAV accounts (thanks, Owncloud).

It does lose points for not being as friendly to open-source software as I'd like.  Open-source licenses are generally incompatible with the App Store, so the walled garden prevents programs like VLC or superior codecs like OPUS or Vorbis from being added to iTunes. Nothing is perfect, but it's a step in the right direction. #Apple #Security  
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Thankfully, Snowden is safe (for now). 

"Loyalty to country always.  Loyalty to government when it deserves it" - Mark Twain

#RunSnowdenRun
On conference call, Assange also says Snowden's materials are secured. (MP3 available)
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it's a shame that in order to expose the shenanigans of the government in what is arguably one of the freest countries in the world, he is forced to hide out in those countries that inarguably are not

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Now you can save the plot of your 12 Aspect scores!  Just click the link underneath your graphic on the 'report' or 'yourscores' pages.  Then you can save the image from the pop-up window.  On a PC, "right-click" the image and choose "Save Picture As".  On a Mac, if you don't have right-clicking enabled, try holding down the "control" button while clicking.  I'm not sure how this works on an iPad -- if anyone knows how to save an image, please share!
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I find it very ironic that Apple, lately known for abandoning open-source projects and closing off parts of its operating system, has better support for CardDAV and CalDAV than Google's open-source Android system.  Native, no-fuss configuration out of the box.  Maybe I've judged the iPhone too harshly?

Step one of moving away from Google's services to my own secure server has been completed.  Thanks, Owncloud, for replacing Google Contacts, Google Calendar, and Dropbox! #Apple #Owncloud #CalDAV  
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At a Michigan bar with Deedle, Bryan Spence, and Brian Tanner. Go Blue!
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Manager just said we can drink for free during the season if we play the fight song on trumpet... Sweet!

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Great lecture that argues that the past 30 years of failed low-fat dietary standards began as a faulty multivariate regression that didn't partial out dietary fat and sucrose. Oops...
University of California Television provides informational, educational, and enrichment television programming to the public and draws upon the vast intellectual, scientific, and creative talents of t...
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But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep.
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Jason A. French
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Data Scientist
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R, Python/Django, PHP, HTML/CSS, Unix/Linux/BSD, Structural Equation Modeling, Hierarchical Linear Modeling