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[ NNSquad ] Fearmongers are doing enormous damage with their hyperbole: Groklaw shutting down due to "email fears"

Fearmongers are doing enormous damage with their hyperbole: Groklaw
shutting down due to "email fears"

http://j.mp/16sDH97  (Groklaw)

    "My personal decision is to get off of the Internet to the degree it's
     possible. I'm just an ordinary person. But I really know, after all my
     research and some serious thinking things through, that I can't stay
     online personally without losing my humanness, now that I know that
     ensuring privacy online is impossible. I find myself unable to write.
     I've always been a private person. That's why I never wanted to be a
     celebrity and why I fought hard to maintain both my privacy and yours.
     Oddly, if everyone did that, leap off the Internet, the world's
     economy would collapse, I suppose. I can't really hope for that. But
     for me, the Internet is over.  So this is the last Groklaw article. I
     won't turn on comments. Thank you for all you've done. I will never
     forget you and our work together. I hope you'll remember me too. I'm
     sorry I can't overcome these feelings, but I yam what I yam, and I
     tried, but I can't." - Pamela Jones

  - - -

Groklaw is an important resource, and Pamela's decision is -- in my
opinion -- dead wrong. Frankly, people are now grossly overreacting to
hyperbole, not reality. Which suggests that those persons throwing
around the hyperbole may well be doing more damage to free speech --
by scaring the hell out of so many people with exaggerations -- than
NSA could ever do.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
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