Stan Ward

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Stan Ward has enjoyed writing for 50 years. Writing has been a comfortable companion to a successful business and teaching career for him. Find him on Google+.
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White House Leaks Are Revealing but Threaten Transparency
White House Leaks Are Revealing but Threaten Transparency
White House watchers were anticipating a torrent of tweets from the Oval Office, and they haven’t been disappointed. But, along…
Net Neutrality Depends on Public Outcry
Net Neutrality Depends on Public Outcry
In the recently concluded US presidential election, the Oval Office occupant switched from Democrat to Republican. This has many repercussions,…
Digital Rights Groups Laud Trump TPP Move
Digital Rights Groups Laud Trump TPP Move
When first glimpsing the headline in Wired, I had to do a double-take. I didn’t just read ’’digital activists” and…
Google Angling for Relevance in the New Washington
Google Angling for Relevance in the New Washington
In the tech world, one thing of which you can be sure is that not only is change inevitable, it…
New US Attorney General Favors Backdoors
New US Attorney General Favors Backdoors
If you are an advocate of strong, unbreakable encryption and an opponent of backdoors, you’re not going to like what…
DOJ in Last-gasp Run Around Privacy Laws
DOJ in Last-gasp Run Around Privacy Laws
Amid the hoopla surrounding the Chelsea Manning clemency debacle, I think the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has pulled a…
Leaker Manning’s Sentence Commuted While Innocent Snowden Stews
Leaker Manning’s Sentence Commuted While Innocent Snowden Stews
Outgoing President Barack Obama, in an eleventh-hour move, commuted the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning). The…
Apple Pulls NYT Apps from Stores in China
Apple Pulls NYT Apps from Stores in China
In a disturbing and slightly surprising development, it has been confirmed that the New York Times’ English and Chinese-language apps have been removed from…
How Fake News Exaggerations Affect Privacy
How Fake News Exaggerations Affect Privacy
At the heart of attacks on "fake news" is delegitimizing the outcome of the US presidential elections, and the promotion…
Ashley Madison Settles Complaint with FTC
Ashley Madison Settles Complaint with FTC
Selective enjoyment of privacy rights and dispensing digital security based on your politics, or worse, your personal predilections (regardless of…
Looking Back at 2016 and Glimpsing at the New Year
Looking Back at 2016 and Glimpsing at the New Year
Happy New Year everyone, from me and all of us at BestVPN.com! Well, 2016 is in the books. And what…
Pompeo CIA Nod Draws Fire from Right and Left
Pompeo CIA Nod Draws Fire from Right and Left
Privacy advocates and civil libertarians are aghast over President-elect Donald Trump’s decision on who will run the CIA during his…
Silicon Valley Titans Trek to Trump Tower
Silicon Valley Titans Trek to Trump Tower
“A fool and his money are soon parted,” wrote poet Thomas Tusser a few hundred years ago. Silicon Valley moguls…
Incoming CIA Head Weighs in on Big Issues
Incoming CIA Head Weighs in on Big Issues
President-elect Trump continues to confound critics with his picks to be part of his administration. He rounded out his intelligence-related…
Russia Joins China for Red Web Collaboration
Russia Joins China for Red Web Collaboration
While the construction of the “great firewall of Russia," which began with Russia's most recent decision to block LinkedIn, rolls on,…