Do We Even Know What We Think About Privacy & Security?

It looks like we’re in for a long haul on this one. Today, Booz Allen Hamilton, former employer of Edward Snowden released a statement letting the world know that the elusive whistle-blower has officially been terminated from his position with the contracting giant. Snowden’s whereabouts are unknown, for the time being, and the media is … Continue reading Do We Even Know What We Think About Privacy & Security?

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What’s in a Name? No, Really. I Want to Know.

There is a lifelong debate between those people who say, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet," (OK, maybe only Shakespeare via Juliet said that), and those who claim that a name is everything—meaning, your name is a part of who you are. I’m … Continue reading What’s in a Name? No, Really. I Want to Know.

Prisoner’s Dilemma-Explained by 22-Year Old Me

For some reason, I've been thinking a lot about Prisoner's Dilemma lately. Maybe it's because of all this talk about the threats from North Korea (although, we cannot assume little Kim Jong-un is rational), or maybe it is simply because I really miss my political theory and philosophy classes and discussions. Either way, I dug … Continue reading Prisoner’s Dilemma-Explained by 22-Year Old Me

Where have all the Bookstores Gone?

“You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” ― Ray Bradbury I can’t imagine a world where there are no books. It is happening. They are disappearing. The bookstores. When was the last time you browsed a bookstore? It seems like every day there is another … Continue reading Where have all the Bookstores Gone?

To be Free, or “Forced to be Free”

This is an essay written by yours truly back in 2007. I'm sure it was for one of my college Philosophy courses at the University of Miami.                                        To Be Free, Or “Forced To Be Free”           Jean Jacques … Continue reading To be Free, or “Forced to be Free”