Law, Tech and Policy

Why Security Pros Don’t Like Obama’s Proposal for Antihacking Law – Christian Science Monitor’s Passcode

Edward Snowden’s Impact – an assessment by law professor Orin Kerr in The Washington Post

U.S. Secretly Tracked Billions of Calls for Decades – USA Today

How the Computer Got Its Revenge on the Soviet Union; Condemned as a Capitalist Tool, the Computer Would Help Expose the USSR’s Weakness – Nautilus

Internet Privacy, Funded by Spooks: A Brief History of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) – Pando Daily

The Anti-Information Age; How Governments are Reinventing Censorship in the 21st Century – The Atlantic

Will Deep Links Ever Truly Be Deep? – The Buzz over Linking Mobile Apps Obscures Links’ True Potential to Create Profound Networks of Knowledge and Share Power More Widely – Scott Rosenberg at Medium’s Backchannel

The GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty – The New Yorker; the text of the GNU Manifesto written by Richard Stallman at the beginning of the GNU Project in March 1985 (including subsequent clarifying footnotes)

No, Entrepreneurs, Most of You Don’t Need Angel Investors or Venture Capitalists – Washington Post

16 ideas from Marc Andreessen for a More Dynamic US Economy – Marc Andreessen’s twitter stream @pmarca (excerpted at the American Enterprise Institute’s public policy blog)

4chan’s Overlord Christopher Poole Reveals Why He Walked Away – Rolling Stone

General Interest

Fifty Great Genre-Bending Books Everyone Should Read – Flavorwire

The 100 Best Books of the Decade So Far – The Oyster Review

The 100 Best Films of the Decade So Far – A.V. Club