Life as a Soft Target

Ideas and Issues

New Orleans    In the age of global and domestic terrorism we all now have a new identity. We’re soft targets. Hard targets have guards, gates, barriers, and buildings. The rest of us are out in the open, on the street, in our offices, at our cafes and coffeehouses, doing work, living life: soft targets. Mi …

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Dragnet Nation Finds Personal Privacy Unobtainable with Some Tips

Ideas and Issues

Little Rock  One of my crew of personal librarians at the Alvar Street Library recommended that I read, Dragnet Nation:  A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance by former Wall Street Journal reporter, Julia Angwin.  Since usually they comment after I return something, rather steering me towards something, I thought I should honor them and their efforts by checking …

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