BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, March 17 2015
Oregon is automatically registering people to vote; study says almost 9 in 10 Americans have heard something about gov't surveillance; a spam filtering service had full access to Hillary Clinton's email, unencrypted; and much, much more. Read More
BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 6 2014
How LinkedIn is playing nice with Chinese censors; Australians rally against government intrusion into their online communications; Lawrence Lessig's campaign against money in politics; and much, much more. Read More
BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, August 8 2014
Are there now three national security leakers?; Yahoo Mail to get PGP friendly; where young libertarian voters may turn; how small donors and online clickers are making politics worse; and much, much more. Read More
BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 1 2013
Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Public protest at the government shutdown starts to surface via the #DearCongress hashtag; the health insurance exchanges launch; Occupy Wall Street launches a debit card; and much, much more. Read More
BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, February 19 2013
Gene Hoffman, an affable Silicon Valley entrepreneur, speaks rapidly and logically, and his hands whiz expertly around the weapon as he attaches the lower receiver into the rest of his LCW-15, a type of AR-15 rifle. At 38, he is the CEO of Vindicia, a digital subscription payments processing firm. But he's also chairman of the non-profit Calguns Foundation, which is part of a national network of gun-rights activists that are defending Second Amendment rights in court and fighting legislative battles in statehouses.
"It's weird for me to hear about technologists in the wake of Sandy Hook saying that we should ban guns -- gun control is simply technology control," Hoffman says.
I am in Hoffman's office to understand how he, and Calguns, have come to sit at the center of a network of activists that are baffling efforts to roll back the nation's gun culture and stem the spread of deadly assault weapons. Here is what I found out.Read More