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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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UK Public Faces Mass Surveillance Nightmare
UK Public Faces Mass Surveillance Nightmare
The privacy of UK citizens is under siege, as surveillance camera technology and “big data” are running amok, as examined…
More to Trump’s Spying Allegations than Meets the Eye?
More to Trump’s Spying Allegations than Meets the Eye?
Ironically, in the see-saw struggle over the alleged surveillance campaign of Donald Trump by former president Obama, there may just be…
WikiLeaks Targets CIA in Latest Leak
WikiLeaks Targets CIA in Latest Leak
The spooks of the CIA are in a place they don’t want to be, as a result of the recent…
Internet Privacy Getting the Short End of the Stick
Internet Privacy Getting the Short End of the Stick
Lost in all the commotion over the net neutrality fracas is the fate of internet privacy, according to a recent…
Net Neutrality in Danger with New FCC Chairman
Net Neutrality in Danger with New FCC Chairman
Net neutrality. Regardless of whether one supports the FCC rules as they now exist, or opposes them, one thing is…
Palantir, the President, and Privacy
Palantir, the President, and Privacy
An article in The Intercept discusses the growing power of the spy community, and how it may become even worse under…
Deep State Spooks Survive  All
Deep State Spooks Survive All
The monster that is unfettered government surveillance may be unleashed, and out of control. And it is being enabled and…
China Requires GPS Devices on Vehicles
China Requires GPS Devices on Vehicles
In the on-going privacy versus national security struggle, security has notched another victory - this time in a remote, northwest…
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…