Recommended: Law, Tech and Policy

Opinion: The Reasonable Expectation Fallacy – Dan Geer writing at CSM’s Passcode

The Intercept on XKEYSCORE: XKEYSCORE: NSA’S Google for the World’s Private Communications and Behind the Curtain; a Look at the Inner Workings of NSA’s XKEYSCORE

Hackers Installed Sophisticated Malware on U.S. Computers. Why Doesn’t Anyone Care?; The Worm was Designed to Gather Intelligence on the Ongoing Iranian Nuclear Talks – Reason on the Duqu2 worm

Cyber-Espionage Nightmare; A Groundbreaking Online-spying Case Unearths Details that Companies Wish You Didn’t Know About How Vital Information Slips Away From Them – MIT Technology Review

Introducing the ‘Right to Eavesdrop on Your Things’; Data Privacy is a Big Enough Deal that Americans Need a New Right – Stanford professor Keith Winstein at Politico

Presentation by Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitz on how “Mobile is Eating the World”

As More Tech Start-Ups Stay Private, So Does the Money – Farhad Manjoo in the New York Times

The Rabbit-Hole of ‘Relevant’ – Mattathias Schwartz in the New York Times:

“When a law has a name like ‘Patriot’ or ‘Freedom,’ it’s a sign that you should read the fine print. Somewhere down there, in the terraced subclauses of some forgettable subsection, is a word with a special meaning, a word that offers shelter and concealment to whatever it is that the law actually does.”

Three Pieces on the Open Web: Dave Winer – Key Concept of the Open Web: Working Together; David Weinberger – The Internet That Was (and Still Could Be); As Corporations Like Facebook Gain Control Over More and More Online Activities, the Web’s Core Values are at Stake; and Dries Buyteart – Winning back the Open Web.

The Wait-for-Google-to-Do-It Strategy; America’s Communications ­Infrastructure is Finally Getting Some Crucial Upgrades Because One Company is Forcing ­Competition When Regulators Won’t – MIT Technology Review

A New Wave of US Internet Companies is Succeeding in China—By Giving the Government What it Wants – Josh Horowitz at Quartz

The End of Advertising As We Know It – Michael Wolff