Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously. She is committed: to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; to keeping information available and free; and to not only fighting for personal privacy, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to exhorting others to do the same. All these efforts find representation on her blog "ah, Mephistophelis," so named after the last line of Chirstopher Marlowe's in his famous Dr. Faustus, which, as some would have it, successfully flouted the censor for a time. A female Faust, she is a poet, always.

Bruce Schneier's Call-To-Arms

"A Call To Arms" by Rodin -- graphic reinterpretation by a female faust

The venerable Bruce Schneier has just declared a war on the current, untenable, state of virtual affairs.  Ever since the Snowden revelations, he has made increasingly braver and more strident statements calling for whistleblowers to come forward, that we may learn as quickly as possible the length and breadth of the trespasses and violations of our rights.  

This latest amounts to, in the words of one Anonymous consultant, "a sweeping call-to-arms for all engineers to step up to their 'moral duty' to fight to protect the internet." 

From the Guardian; visit the source links below (or by clicking below the individual screenshots) for a version with active hyperlinks.

for active links visit The Guardian, below

for active links visit The Guardian, below

for active links visit The Guardian, below

Read it with links at _The Guardian, or read Bruce Schneier's awesome blog.

Be seeing you.

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