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Joseph Lorenzo Hall
Works at Center for Democracy and Technology
Attended University of California, Berkeley
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For real, +UPS? You expect me to drive 30 minutes (one-way) before 1/7 to pick up a gift/package that you won't deliver because someone left off our apartment number? We live in a duplex; either 1 or 2 would have worked. And you sent a postcard in the mail to tell us this? that just now got delivered?

No, I don't think so. We'll do without whatever it is, thank you, and you can — instead of attempting an actual delivery — ship it all the way back to the relevant e-commerce site.

W2G logistics!
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The bubblegum scene, They Live: one of my favorite 1:07 in sci-fi movie history
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"In good conscience, I cannot attend a meeting that discriminates in this way. The meeting is about planets located trillions of miles away, with no national security implications." -UC Berkeley Astrophysicist Geoff Marcy
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Berkeley and Bay-Area peeps!

I'll be speaking at Google HQ on 11/11 (non-public) and then at the UC Berkeley I School on 11/12. Please come! woo!
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W00t! I'm there
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How I've adapted my use of Twitter:

I follow many interesting people (many more than I can practically read). in addition, I have a private-to-me list called "cannot miss" that is a vastly smaller subset of those I follow.

When I am busy, I only read the "cannot miss" list; when I am bored, I scan the full stream. (I prune that list occasionally to fine-tune what I read.)

When I want to write something that is a bit longer than 140 characters (such as this post), I put it on Google+ and have it configured to post public posts to Twitter.

Thoughts?
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Heya, there's probably a better way, but: I use http://gplusrss.com/ to create an RSS feed of my Google+ account and then use feed burner to post new RSS entries to my twitter feed (follow step 2 onwards of this: http://www.jasonmorrison.net/content/2011/how-to-post-from-google-plus-to-twitter-and-facebook/ )
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within the next few hours, we need 300 signatures on this petition to reach 100k.

If the government needs a warrant to tap your phone, let's make sure they also need a warrant to read your email and cloud docs!


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Has anyone seen FB respond to this damning analysis of what you can find out about people you have no connection to via Graph Search?

That and the configuration change where you cannot hide from search will lead me to delete my FB account soon (again). sigh.
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Me and a gaggle of nerds wrote the NSA today and told them they're suckers
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I've been having a problem where my macbook acts like it's waking from a hard sleep (as if the battery run down) after waking up, despite having been plugged into power. Looking at the Console, some strange bluetooth events always happen at this time too... so, open Bluetooth prefs, disabled everything I can possibly click on and it seems to not happen now.
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I've got no special advice. Macs, as you know, either "just work" or you'll never get them working no matter what. 
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jojito

(serves two pints)

1 c rum
6 tbsp agave/simple sugar
1/3 c lime juice
16 big mint leaves
4 mint tops
club soda

put first four above in a mixer
muddle like fuck
mix with four ice cubes

in pint glass:
handful of ice

pour mix drink over ice in glass
finish to the top with club soda
add mint tops, swizzle stick

served unstirred
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Sounds fantastic. Saved to my Evernote :)
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Chief Technologist at the Center for Democracy & Technology in Washington, DC; working in Consumer Privacy, Health Privacy, and National Security.
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    School of Information, 2003 - 2008
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Astrophysics, 2001 - 2003
  • Northern Arizona University
    Physics & Astronomy, 1995 - 2000
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Chief Technologist
Employment
  • Center for Democracy and Technology
    Chief Technologist, 2013 - present
  • Center for Democracy & Technology
    Senior Staff Technologist, 2012 - 2013
  • New York University
    Postdoc, 2011 - 2012
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Postdoc, 2008 - 2011
  • Princeton University
    Visiting Postdoc, 2008 - 2011
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Graduate Student Researcher, 2002 - 2008
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1634 Eye St., NW Ste. 1100 Washington, DC 20006
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