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A Note on Data Retention, Privacy, and Current Events

If you haven't yet heard, the Department of Justice has served a search warrant to hosting provider Dreamhost, in which they demand a massive amount of data about disruptj20.org—a site which helped organize protestors against the President's inauguration in January. These sorts of requests are not at all uncommon, but in this case the DOJ wants info about the site's visitors. What info? Pretty much all info. If you visited that site for any reason, the DOJ wants to know ...

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Why I Signed The NeverAgain.tech Pledge

neveragain.tech is a pledge signed by employees of tech companies who are concerned about the immigration policies of the incoming presidential administration. The signatories of the pledge are committing themselves to honor safe and sane data retention practices, and generally not to take part in facilitating the creation of databases used for identifying individuals for targeting by the US government on grounds of race, religion, or national provenance. As of the moment I'm writing this, 2,288 tech employees have signed on. I have also signed it. Since I'm the managing partner of the LLC that runs LinkLocker, it's safe to say that our company as a whole has committed to these precepts and practices.

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