I feel like I haven’t been doing much in the way of online consuming lately. I’ve been creating a lot, mostly writing; and most of my consumption has been in the form of good, old-fashioned literature. Still, here’s a few things that caught my eye!
- It’s ridiculously easy to expose saved passwords in Chrome. Other browsers aren’t much better, mind you. Use a password manager—I use LastPass and am very happy with it.
- The NSA scandals just keep getting weirder and more depressing. Now, apparently, evidence has come to light that other federal agencies are getting evidence from the NSA and lying about where it comes from. That’s not just a subversion of the justice system; it’s outright perversion.
- Even Daniel Ellsberg agrees Snowden should have fled the country.
- If you read anything about the NSA/Snowden debacle this week, read Bruce Sterling’s essay about how Snowden and Assange are redefining our ideas of activism.
- Here’s an excellent essay on why the pernicious belief in creationism matters by Laura Helmuth, on Slate.
- Still not sick of poiltics? OK, one more article: Sady Doyle on why Hilary Clinton terrifies the Republican Party.
- I’m quite stoked about About Time …