Data retention is the beginning of the end of many of our freedoms in bulk... - Jacob Applebaum, Talks
The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. "One word of truth outweighs the world." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, quoting a Russian proverb.
We didn't love freedom enough. - Solzhenitsyn
"When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, 'This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,' the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything--you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him." --Robert A. Heinlein
Dear friends I urge you to use PGP or other cryptography tools for sensitive communications you want to keep private. For smartphones, facebook and gmail are not private and we dont have laws to protect us. - Birgitta Jonsdottir