theguardian.com ? Matthew Taylor ? 12/9/13 5:00 PM ? More than 500 of the world’s leading authors, including five Nobel prize winners, have condemned the scale of state surveillance revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden and warned that spy agencies are undermining democracy and must be curbed
?People won?t use technology they don?t trust,” Brad Smith, general counsel and executive VP of legal at Microsoft, said in an ominous statement this week. “Governments have put this trust at risk, and governments need to help restore it.?
A 38-year-old man was sentenced to two years probation and a hefty fine for participating in a distributed denial-of-service attack organized by hacker collective Anonymous against the webpage of Koch Industries in 2011.