A person under surveillance is no longer free; a society under surveillance is no longer a democracy. To maintain any validity, our democratic rights must apply in virtual as in real space.
More than five hundred writers from around the world sign a petition to the United Nations for an international bill of digital rights.
For the Washington Post, Scott Esposito reviews László Krasznahorkai’s Seiobo There Below.
The obvious lunacy of such a scheme is apparent, yet 60 Minutes played it straight when they should have kicked Bezos out of the studio and told him to take out an advertisement if he was looking for publicity.
PC Magazine’s John C. Dvorak scrutinizes Jeff Bezos’s drone delivery hoax.
A worthy Year in Reading entry by Garth Risk Hallberg appears at The Millions.