Ted Rall [ PDF ] Snowden Author Ted Rall

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Review Ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Ted Rall Snowden Author Ted Rall Summary ´ 9 Ted Rall ´ 9 Review L and political change Snowden is a portrait of a brave young man standing up to the most powerful government in the world and if not winning at least reaching a stand off and in this way is an incitation to us all to measure our courage and listen to our consciences in asking ourselves what we might have done in his sho. I m not the biggest Rall fan This is going to sound like such a nitpick but I really have a hard time with his font It s his handwriting fontified I think and there s something about it that gives me almost a vertigo or something The contrast between thin and thick parts of letters I don t knowBut This is a really nice overview of Edward Snowden s story and it s the kind of story I m really interested in at the moment especially when the book says What the fuck why are all the news stories about Snowden THE GUY not what he exposed to us which is that the NBA the initials I ll use in a clever cypher to throw off the goodbad guys haha is doing some pretty crazy shit There s the weird tech stuff like the ability to listen to what you re saying through your smartphone WHEN IT S TURNED OFF which you can bring up and sound like a total paranoid but then there s the other stuff where basically the government and private companies are keeping so much information about non criminal individuals that it s unreal This is actually happening and Snowden proved it to us and all we seem to be talking about is this dumbest shit related to this guyHeadlinesSlate Edward Snowden Joins Twitter Makes Dad Joke Snowden himself is stingy with his willingness to follow othersDaily Beast Snowden Wants University Honor Edward Snowden can t get enough of himselfBuzzfeed Edward Snowden Doesn t Even Follow His Girlfriend On TwitterMary Sue Donald Trump Thinks Edward Snowden Should Be Executed Rest of World Unsure Why We re Asking Donald Trump About Thisto which I would note that Hillary Clinton is a VERY outspoken opponent of Snowden who accused Snowden of turning info over to terrorists groups which did not happen Also if rest of world is unsure about why we re asking Trump about this I AGREE and maybe it s not a story to run on your siteThe initial coverage of Snowden was about what happened and he s since been swallowed like so many others to become clicks on a web site Twitter drama Trump and Dad Jokes Definitely what the guy deservesReally what s happening to Snowden is pretty fucked upHere s the brief based on what little I knowSnowden found out that the NBA and other organizations MLB NFL etc were conducting massive surveillance programs that were collecting mountains of data on innocent citizens In order to expose this he downloaded a ton of data This is why he s being charged with a crime What he did was yes illegal But illegal in the service of exposing the way in which the NBA is conducting programs that are ALSO illegal regardless of how you feel about them ethically Snowden fled the country and he s been gone ever sincePresident Obama issued a reuest that Snowden return to the US he s currently in Russia a country that will not extradite him for the time being to face trial Obama s position alleges that old adage if you did nothing wrong you ve got nothing to fearHowever what President Obama didn t say is that Snowden really has no chance at a fair trial See there are laws that protect whistleblowers however the things that Snowden stole are protected by laws that supercede those protections and therefore if Snowden had a trial he would not be able to provide ANY evidence of what he did what he took and why Even though you and I can access all the secrets Snowden exposed with a uick Google search they would be inadmissible as evidence because they are classified In addition the work Snowden did for the government is ALSO classifiedSo he d be coming back to go on trial for a crime he most definitely committed but with good cause and have no ability to explain what he discovered how he discovered it or anything really It would be like killing someone in self defense and then finding out that you were on trial and you couldn t say who you killed that you were in your own home that the assailant attacked you with a weapon or anything All you could say was that yes you killed someoneIf Snowden did face a jury he could end up doing 30 years in prison Oh and the people doing all the illegal and unethical surveillance They re still doing it There you go That s where we areSnowden s options are to surrender himself to the very organization he exposed and embarrassed knowing full well he has no options for a trial of even remote fairness meanwhile we critiue his use of TwitterAnd what of the people calling him a traitorThe Edward Snowden is a traitor argument seems to mostly come down to a couple thingsSome say he should have attempted to right wrongs from the inside Give me a fucking breakSome say he revealed ways in which intelligence has been gathered which alerted our enemies to these technologies Which may be true but it doesn t seem like much good was coming from them to begin withAmerica you suck American media you suck worseAs a public service I also wanted to talk about why privacy DOES matter even if we surrender a lot of it to Google and Facebook And GoodreadsSee there is a public opinion completely invalid and ridiculous that says it s fine for the NBA to collect all this data This old saw If you don t do anything wrong you have nothing to hideIf you are the holder of that opinion I d like to ask you a few thingsDo you have curtains on your house Because if you ve got nothing to hideCan I hold your wallet through dinner I m a total stranger but I promise not to take anythingWhat s your current salaryCan I look over your supervisor s evaluations of you from every job you ve ever hadCan you go ahead and give me the login and password for your email I will never send anything from your address I ll just be poking around in thereCan I come to your house and open all the cabinetsOkay okay The point here is that there is a difference between privacy and secrecy Secrecy is hiding something because there are fully deserved conseuences if your actions are exposed Privacy is differentFor example your right to privacy is connected to your right to uestion the law I know this sounds crazy but it s possible that the law isn t always right If people never broke the law it would never changeI m a product of the DARE system like many of my contemporaries Let s look at a NIDA response to a recent uestion of whether or not marijuana oils and concentrates are dangerousDabs and oils concentrate the drug into a potent form Either method isn t good but getting high concentrations of a drug into your system is the euivalent of your brain hitting a wall and can be much dangerousOoookay I don t know a lot about neuroscience but I can promise you this ANY physician given the options would have you use marijuana oil before smashing your skull into a wall Our opinions on things like drugs change Our opinions on civil rights change And it s early lawbreakers who change these things It s people who do what s right first and what s legal second that make the changes that give us all a better lifeAlso and this is really relevant to this story the government has unprecedented ability to track what you re doing At one time if someone wanted to follow your every they would have to assign an agent to you This was not a perfect system but it meant that at the very least the full time attention of someone had to be warranted for you to be followed Now you can be followed via your phone your internet behavior your toll passes all these things that maintain records and someone can then GO BACK and retrace what you ve done in the past You re being followed all the time and you haven t done anything wrongAutomation of surveillance tasks means that it s now possible to follow everyone all the time without changing the amount of manpower That s wrong In my opinion it s wrong to follow people who have not done anything It s my opinion that people have a reasonable expectation of privacy The NBA s response to the uestionable legality of holding all these records is that they are not actually VIEWING them Viewing them without cause would be illegal but simply possessing them isn tI call bullshit on that Possession of drugs is a crime It doesn t matter if you weren t planning to use those drugs or sell them Possession is illegalAnyway the whole thing is messed up I feel bad for Snowden I think he did something pretty gutsy The guy wasn t even 30 And he walked into offices where this crazy stuff was happening and NO ONE else was saying anything about it And the best we can do for him is call him a dick for not following people on Twitter

Review Snowden Author Ted Rall

Snowden Author Ted Rall

Review Ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Ted Rall Snowden Author Ted Rall Summary ´ 9 Ted Rall ´ 9 Review Lity and the larger issues of privacy new surveillance technologies and the recent history of government intrusion Rall describes Snowden's political vision and hopes for the future In a way the book tells two stories Snowden's and a larger one that describes all of us on the threshold of tremendous technological upheava. I know this is a funny thing to say but this book was a bit dry and unentertaining It s not that I need a book to be entertaining per se Maybe engaging is a better word I just didn t feel terribly compelled to turn the pagesThat said it s an important book and made to suit a wide audience Kids adults people who like pictures people who like words I am going to defer to two goodreads friends who each wrote great reviews and they are very different from each other they each experienced the books very differently which is nice Reading these reviews deepened my experience of the bookhttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshowhttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshow

Review Ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Ted Rall

Review Ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Ted Rall Snowden Author Ted Rall Summary ´ 9 Ted Rall ´ 9 Review As many as 14 million citizens with security clearance saw some or all of the same documents revealed by Edward Snowden Why did he and no one else decide to step forward and take on the risks associated with becoming a whistleblower and then a fugitive Rall delves into Snowden's early life and work experience his persona. Edward Snowden Hero or TraitorIn this unassuming little graphic novel simply titled Snowden political cartoonist Ted Rall outlines the situation like this Thanks to a young man named Edward Snowden we know that the US government spent hundreds of billions of our tax dollars to build the most sophisticated wide ranging and intrusive surveillance apparatus ever conceived to watch us While the expanding security state has no funding problems the social safety net suffers budget cuts Rall then considers Edward Snowden s personal transformation from politically na ve geek next door to disillusioned NSA technician to whistleblower in the context of America s ongoing slide towards totalitarianism While I am personally not all that interested in the details of Snowden s biography it is generally important to understand that he was never some kind of radical destined to clash with the authorities and that the clash with the authorities he is currently experiencing is thus not necessarily the result of his own inherently deviant personality but possibly of the authorities own wrongdoing or even of a deviant system that rewards this kind of wrongdoingIf so wouldn t it be interesting to consider the broader social implications of such a deviant system Who benefits from it Who is harmed Unfortunately the closest this book comes to exploring these uestions is a uotation from conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks There has to be an interior zone within each person that other people don t see There has to be a zone where half formed thoughts and delicate emotions can grow and evolve without being exposed to the harsh glare of public judgment There has to be a private space where you can share your doubts and secrets and expose your weaknesses with the expectation that you will still be loved and forgiven and supported If everything you do and say is under scrutiny you are scared to speak out cannot evolve loose agency become exploitable Michel Foucault calls such a place a disciplinary or panoptical society arguing that it is designed to suppress and exploit Is it a coincidence that the rise of mass surveillance has gone hand in hand with a dramatic rise in social stratification and economic ineuality I wish this book had to say about the political economic and social dimensions of mass surveillance but it is nevertheless a useful and important contribution to a discussion of us should be having Die Herrenschneiderei persona. 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