Out of Our Control: Links on Solar Flares and PRISM

Paul Bedard wroate a rather scary account of a recent narrow miss with a solar electromagnetic pulse. In other words, human technological civilization was almost completely wiped out two weeks ago and this is the first we’ve heard of it.

And PRISM is getting more and more coverage.

Via Metafilter: Thanks to the NSA future historians will have a record of everything we did in the early 21st c. Welcome to the hyperarchive.

Googling things like “pressure cooker” or “backpack” will now get you a visit from the police. Welcome to the Orwellian present.

“The NSA’s Massive Call Record Surveillance Barely Accomplishes Anything.” Welcome to total and futile control.

From The Guardian: “Edward Snowden’s Not the Story: The Fate of the Internet Is.”

And James Fallows in The Atlantic, “Why NSA Surveillance Will Be More Damaging Than You Think.” Welcome to the desert of the real.

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