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Gary McGath

Gary McGath

Gary McGath is a freelance software engineer living in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Gary McGath's Articles and Posts

America's Concentration Camps Are a Warning, Not a Model Anything Peaceful
America's Concentration Camps Are a Warning, Not a Model

It happened here, and some people are just fine with doing it again.

Thanks to "Wiretapping" Laws, Your Cell Phone Is a Felony Machine Anything Peaceful
Thanks to "Wiretapping" Laws, Your Cell Phone Is a Felony Machine

Because of nebulous "privacy" laws, police in a dozen states can charge you with a felony for almost any recording made in public. 

Patenting Software Threatens Innovation Anything Peaceful
Patenting Software Threatens Innovation

Patents on software do not encourage innovation — they stifle it.

Car Hacks: How the DMCA Let Volkswagen Secretly Cheat Emissions Tests Anything Peaceful
Car Hacks: How the DMCA Let Volkswagen Secretly Cheat Emissions Tests

Cars run not just on gas, which you’re free to analyze, but also on code, which you aren’t.

Boston Will Lose Big If It Wins the Olympics Anything Peaceful
Boston Will Lose Big If It Wins the Olympics
Today's Olympic Games are a race to the bottom of public waste, corruption, and civil liberties abuses. 
The Ghosts of Spying Past Anything Peaceful
The Ghosts of Spying Past
The Clinton administration crippled Internet security to enable state spying; now NSA's doing it again. 
Fantasy Bookstore Fights Fantasy Economics Anything Peaceful
Fantasy Bookstore Fights Fantasy Economics
Wage controls threaten small, specialty, and independent businesses most. 
People Over Profits? The Freeman
People Over Profits?
When a family feud breaks out in a New England grocery chain, lessons abound in terms of the relative importance of people and profits. 
The Dawn of the Surveillance State The Freeman
The Dawn of the Surveillance State
We think of mass surveillance as a product of modern technology. But large-scale spying on Americans got its start in 1917, when the United States entered World War I.
Slim Pickings on the Job Bush The Freeman
Slim Pickings on the Job Bush
Dot-Kids R US The Freeman
Dot-Kids R US
Spam, Spam, Spam, and Spam The Freeman
Spam, Spam, Spam, and Spam
Government Funding Brings Government Control The Freeman
Government Funding Brings Government Control
The Two-Edged Sword of Chaos The Freeman
The Two-Edged Sword of Chaos
The Strongest Man The Freeman
The Strongest Man
High-Definition TV: Government or Market Choice? The Freeman
High-Definition TV: Government or Market Choice?
Bringing the Pirates to Bay The Freeman
Bringing the Pirates to Bay
The Ethics of Crime The Freeman
The Ethics of Crime
Free Enterprise in Space The Freeman
Free Enterprise in Space
Big Little Governments The Freeman
Big Little Governments
The Inverted Standard of Censorship The Freeman
The Inverted Standard of Censorship
The Anti-Consumer Lobby The Freeman
The Anti-Consumer Lobby

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