Liz Gannes

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AG Eric Holder Vaguely Promises “Holistic” Declassification of Surveillance Docs

The Obama administration wants to declassify information about surveillance programs such as the secret FISA requests made famous by Edward Snowden’s PRISM leaks “sooner rather than later,” according to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. In an interview with Bloomberg, Holder said the issue was finding a way to give information to the public that’s “not piecemeal, but really is holistic.” Google and Facebook are both actively seeking this information from the feds, and bickering about how best to approach it.


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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