Liz Gannes

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Dropbox Also Wants to Disclose National Security Requests

Like Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook and LinkedIn before it, Dropbox on Monday asked the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to lift its gag order on disclosure of national security requests. “We are talking here simply about aggregate numbers that should have been made public months ago,” says the amicus curiae brief.


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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