Note — Aug 26, 2018

Telling the Truth About Defects in Technology Should Never, Ever, Ever Be Illegal. EVER.

Seen in → No.46

Source → eff.org/deeplinks/2018/08/telling-truth-abo...

Somewhat “inside baseball” in the specificity of cases Doctorow is talking about but since it relates to tech security, it’s an important and well explained issue. I.e. how companies in the US are leveraging two over broad laws to “protect” their code from security researchers. Important:

The point is that almost every company is a “tech company” — from medical implant vendors to voting machine companies.

Technology stories should not be about the technologies

Related to the above because of this insight:

Everything that’s written as a tech story is actually a story about some other negotiation of power.”

(The rest of that interview with Ingrid Burrington is also good, on tech journalism, art, data, and some magic.)