This is my tech links post that I am putting up outside the paywall and free for non-registered users. The only tech links in today's post are on the NSA. I hadn't intended to write this post but I decided to do it as the impetus for this post was the revelation that the NSA can get access to data in 75% of American Internet communication via its upstream wiretapping at American telecom companies. That is the lead link here but I want to make some general comments below.
Here's what I think is the big picture:
The Internet is a data gold mine. As such, privacy is always going to be a central issue and Internet users will only trust companies with data if they believe their privacy is valued and protected. But right now, we are learning none of the (American) technology companies can be ...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.