Al LeBlanc's Blog Posts Tagged 'Santayana' (3)

#Cyberpeacefare #Tyranny #George Santayana

"There is no tyranny so hateful as a vulgar and anonymous tyranny.  It is all permeating, all thwarting; it blasts every building, novelty and sprig of genius with its omnipresent and fierce stupidity.  Such a headless people has the mind of a worm and the claws of a dragon."  George Santayana

(It is incumbent on us all to recognize and oppose "anonymous tyranny", especially in a Presidential Election Year.  …

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Added by Al LeBlanc on September 23, 2016 at 3:51pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Wisdom #Fanaticism #George Santayana

WISDOM

"O World, thou choosest not the better part 

It is not wisdom to be only wise,

And on inward vision close the eyes,

Bit it is wisdom to believe the heart. "

FANATICISM

"Fanaticism…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 3, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Wisdom #Fanaticism #George Santayana

WISDOM

"O World, thou choosest not the better part 

It is not wisdom to be only wise,

And on inward vision close the eyes,

But it is wisdom to believe the heart. "

FANATICISM

"Fanaticism…

Continue

Added by Al LeBlanc on July 3, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

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Facial Recognition Technology, Policy, & the Pandemic, with Jameson Spivack

Jameson Spivack, policy associate at Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology, discusses some of the most pressing policy issues when it comes to facial recognition technology in the United States and the ongoing pandemic. Why is Maryland's system so invasive? What are other states and cities doing? And, when it comes to surveillance and COVID-19, where's the line between privacy and security?

Facing a Pandemic in the Dark

Over 1 million Rohingya refugees living in crowded, unsanitary conditions in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh could soon be facing their own COVID-19 outbreak. Making their situation even more desperate is an Internet blockade, meaning they don't have access to life-saving information, writes Rohingya activist and educator Razia Sultana. How can international organizations help?

Hungary and the Values Test

In the wake of the Hungarian parliament's vote to allow the executive to rule by decree, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on the call by some to expel Hungary from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization--on the grounds that the country no longer upholds the liberal-democratic values that should form the basis of the security association.

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