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Daniel Hale 'A former National Security Agency (NSA) official has been charged with giving classified documents on drone warfare to a journalist, amid a crackdown on government leaks by Donald Trump’s administration.

[....] Hale, 31, was indicted by a grand jury on five charges relating to the alleged leak. Each charge carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence. The US justice department said Hale was arrested on Thursday morning and would appear in court later in the day...'

Professor Patrick Bond's first point is important to remember, Assange is an Ecuadorian citizen and he was 'extradited' into British hands with zero due process. But if people don't care if this happening to a journalist/publisher, why would anyone also care about this? πŸ˜’β€‹

@jd I sense that this will only receive snarky replies or silence... though straight up I do would like to know if there are any. None as far as I know at the moment.

Lessig probably knows about Masto but he's not running in 2020 I don't think. And neither does he have a Masto/Pleroma account afaict.

O'Rourke may have heard of Masto I guess.

No one else I can think of atm.

@jd In the UK in the late 2000s there were a series of Iraq war inquiries to try to "bring to account" the politicians who had tricked the public. Some of the manipulations uncovered were comically bad. Evidence which Colin Powell had described as "exquisite" in a critical UN meeting turned out to be somebody's PhD thesis from 1990 with some words changed to make it sound more contemporary and sinister.

But the inquiries were a whitewash and none of the politicians suffered any repercussions for what they had done. People tried to do a citizens arrest on Tony Blair a couple of times. But in the end they just got away with it. Blair minted a personal fortune out of the subsequent oil deals, but on the rare occasions that he appears in the mainstream media these days he looks like a wraith.

I made this 3 years ago and it pretty much feels the same today as then. #musicians

@bob I am not sure if the narrative totally fell apart, there are still many who prefer to believe...

'...more than half of Republicans β€” 51 percent β€” and half of those who watch Fox News β€” 52 percent β€” say that they believe it to be β€œdefinitely true” or β€œprobably true” that American forces found an active weapons of mass destruction program in Iraq...' (2015)

Gabor MatΓ© '...along comes a Trump he's egregious he's a highly traumatized utterly self unrestrained troubled schoolyard bully and so it's offensive to the sensitivity the sensibilities of the liberal establishment does somebody like trump represent and yes when it comes to genuine policy there's no difference between these people it's just that the system wants people who can make it more palatable and Trump makes it very unpalatable and so Trump has woken us up but unfortunately a lot of the liberal outrage has been at Trump personally rather than at the policies and rather than at the system that he represents...'

Gabor MatΓ© '..I think the Vietnam War to the Iraq war many major movements in American history have been driven by lies. And, people being manipulated and the same newspapers that will eventually publish the Pentagon Papers and win awards for telling the truth will never apologize for having told the lies in the first place that later on they had to correct. and the newspapers that pushed their weapons of mass destruction narrative never apologized and said we were wrong we contributed to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people they just carry on as if nothing happened and then the next item comes along they're still signed on to them to the elite narrative...'

It has been a while since i have been back to mastodon.... time to try to reconnect πŸ™‚β€‹

Good to see that it all still here.


How to Run a Simple Web Server on iPad or iPhone
'...Want to run a simple web server off of an iPad or iPhone? If you have iSH linux shell running in iOS then you can easily start and run a simple web server directly from an iPhone or iPad. By running iSH and starting a web server with python 3 you can then serve either HTML files or a directory listing to the same device via localhost, or to anyone on the same network with the iOS devices IP address...'

Has Facebook been good for the world?
– 15 influencers weigh in on the company’s 15th birthday.
β€’ Malcolm Gladwell
β€’ Sherry Turkle
β€’ Jonah Peretti
β€’ Ro Khanna
β€’ Brooke Binkowski
β€’ Steven Pinker
β€’ Jonathan Haidt
β€’ Peter W. Singer
β€’ David Axelrod
β€’ Dana Perino
β€’ Mark Warner
β€’ Meredith Broussard
β€’ Aminatou Sow
β€’ Antonio Garcia-Martinez
β€’ Kara Swisher

how many times & how loudly can I LOL? πŸ€”
πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜†πŸ˜€ ... 😏

Digital exchange loses $137 million as founder takes passwords to the grave
'...A cryptocurrency exchange in Canada has lost control of at least $137 million of its customers’ assets following the sudden death of its founder, who was the only person known to have access the the offline wallet that stored the digital coins. British Columbia-based QuadrigaCX is unable to access most or all of another $53 million because it’s tied up in disputes with third parties...'

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