Lauren Goode

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Ex-Staffers File Suit Against FDA for Monitoring Personal Email

A half-dozen former FDA employees have filed suit against the agency, offering evidence it secretly monitored their personal email for two years after they took their concerns about medical-device approvals to Congress. According to the Washington Post, the staffers contend the workplace monitoring was improper because the private activity was legal; the FDA may counter with allegations that confidential information was being disclosed.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work