Snowden isn’t just about Surveillance. It is much, Much, MUCH worse…

Gurstein's Community Informatics

A colleague points out that Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) server is suddenly running extremely slowly just as the Caucus is attempting to reach consensus on an endorsement of the Brazil President’s denunciation of the NSA’s spying on herself and her countrymen.

A central figure working through p2p alternatives to global neo-liberalism finds that his email has been systematically filtered and misdirected over the space of two years causing himself and his activities irreparable and unknowable harm.

Another colleague who runs a small NGO in a somewhat volatile Less Developed Country finds that a key proposal of his for funding inexplicably went missing between his computer and the anticipated funder without his knowing until long after the deadline has closed.

Gremlins in the bit factory, bad key strokes by people who should know better, or… or…

We know many things from Snowden. Much of this confirm things which have been suspected…

View original post 1,165 more words