I loved Bruce Schneier’s post on priorities. I appreciated his positive attitude on what can be done going forward rather than wallowing in what has gone wrong in the past. Not everything turned out the way everyone wanted. It’s good to understand why. And it’s good to improve things.

I am in particular concerned about the erosion of checks and balances in our government. The founding fathers did a pretty good job of balancing things out. We’ve made changes. The country has historically had some very poor presidents with little impact because they were so limited what they could do. Many people are concerned that is no longer the case.

But the area I can personally do the most is trying to build technology that preserves security and privacy, so I’m excited by Bruce’s list. Let’s go do this.

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