The death of consent

The New York Times Sunday edition came out with a remarkable editorial today. https://twitter.com/nytopinion/status/876369897638551552 The remarkable part wasn't that they called upon President Trump to declare his agreement with the US intelligence community assessment on alleged (and it is, in actual fact, only alleged, albeit by very serious people who should be taken seriously) Russian… Continue reading The death of consent

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Jim Comey and the Too Much Democracy Argument

Jim Comey, the Quintessential Expert With Poor Judgment Jim Comey is the perfect example of how an expert, particularly one who has extremely high regard for himself and his own expertise, can fall into a trap of mistaking one's own superior knowledge for good judgment. Comey is an expert on the law and on the… Continue reading Jim Comey and the Too Much Democracy Argument

#CogSec: #TrumpRussia’s version of Total Information Awareness

Above: a slide from the 2002 overview of the now-canceled Total Information Awareness program. This post is inspired by the RAND Corporation's testimony presented before the Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee last Thursday, April 27, 2017. The RAND Corporation expert who actually delivered the testimony was Rand (yes you read that right,… Continue reading #CogSec: #TrumpRussia’s version of Total Information Awareness