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Tech at Night: Private Manning loses Wikipedia, Anonymity aids a murderer?

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I enjoy that in America, we refuse to give official sanction of the radical appropriation of May Day, and instead have a Labor Day on a completely different day, separating ourselves from anti-liberty radicals.

You can tell the anti-NSA people are really scraping the bottom of the barrel now in their attempts to attack the agency. It’s kind of ridiculous. Even if we take traitor Edward Snowden at his word, despite how he could easily have modified or even fabricated parts of or entire documents to push an agenda, it’s actually the NSA’s job to spy on foreign agents like the Qatar-funded Al Jazeera.

Of course, this is really interesting timing for DEA to be seeking massive amounts of call metadata. That’s not going to go over well with the libertarians. Then again, I don’t know if it’ll sway anyone who didn’t already favor free dope and sodomy. Sorry, but it’s true. You can talk a lot of people into part-way legalizations of cannabis, but it takes a hardcore radical to go all the way and legalize opiates and cocaine.

ISP competition is real, folks.

Bad news for Private Manning: The plan to garner further LGBT-derived sympathy has partially failed, as Wikipedia will not adopt the name Chelsea Manning, instead retaining the name Bradley Manning. Some will try to portray this as an attack on all trans people, a case of harassing “misgendering,” irrationally ignoring how the whole thing is a brazen PR stunt by the convicted felon.

Your periodic reminder that anonymity is bad, this time courtesy of PostSecret.

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