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Privacy and Surveillance — Obama Adviser John Podesta: ‘Every Country Has a History of Going Over the Line’

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 1st July 2014

Obama Adviser John Podesta: ‘Every Country Has a History of Going Over the Line’ http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/interview-with-obama-advisor-john-podesta-on-nsa-and-cyber-security-a-978297.html Instead of a no-spy deal, the US has begun a Cyber Dialogue with Germany. In a SPIEGEL interview, John Podesta, a special adviser to President Barack Obama, speaks of the balance between alliances and security and says that changes are […]

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On teaching and libraries: excerpt from an interview of “Spiegel” with Umberto Eco

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th November 2013

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/spiegel-interview-with-umberto-eco-we-like-lists-because-we-don-t-want-to-die-a-659577-2.html SPIEGEL: But you also said that lists can establish order. So, do both order and anarchy apply? That would make the Internet, and the lists that the search engine Google creates, prefect for you. Eco: Yes, in the case of Google, both things do converge. Google makes a list, but the minute I look at my […]

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