God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

Thoughts, inside, comments of a Catholic priest

Email service used by Snowden shuts itself down, warns against using US-based companies

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civ...

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King, Jr., and others, look on. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is not about HIV and AIDS. This is about freedom of expression, entitlement to privacy and the right use of power given by the people. It’s about social media, we all use to promote our cause. It’s about the very civil rights, our forefather fought and suffered for… It’s about the environment we are able to work as citizens of the world. And if the “greatest nation on earth” , as they like to proclaim themselves, the beacon of democracy, as they see themselves and the country almost all our email traffic touches in one or the other way – then it’s time for everybody, regardless in which field one is working to stand up and say “no” and “stop it”. Maybe even the word “resistance” against those abusing their mandate and making a joke of democracy and liberty has to come into play.

roger hollander

Roger’s note: Sorry to repeat this story so soon, but this article expands  on the issure in an important way.

 

Edward Snowden: ‘Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple, and the rest of our internet titans must ask themselves why they aren’t fighting for our interests the same way’

 

 

A Texas-based encrypted email service recently revealed to be used by Edward Snowden – Lavabit – announced yesterday it was shutting itself down in order to avoid complying with what it perceives as unjust secret US court orders to provide government access to its users’ content. “After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations,” the company’s founder, Ladar Levinson, wrote in a statement to users posted on the front page of its website. He said the US directive forced on his company…

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HIV, AIDS and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and AIDS in Africa is often a challenge. Living in Africa has also its challenges. On the other hand I feel very much blessed having all the three. So you will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa and essential information and developments in the field of HIV and AIDS. And in between personal stories and thoughts. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me - blogs - "thinking loud" so to speak is a ways of communication and exchange of ideas.

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