DreamHost is relatively tiny company compared to other massive tech giants. Yet, this small company is incredibly helping protect our fourth constitutional amendment. In a nutshell the Department of Justice wanted all user information that visited the site disruptj20.org. This is incredible in many ways. First, let’s start by the fact that it’s completely unconstitutional. To think that many Trumptards turn the other way on this issue is absolutely mind boggling. People (frauds) like Sean Hannity would have fire coming straight from out off his ass if a government under a Clinton presidency would be wanting all user information from breitbart.com, and rightfully so. Yet, the hypocrisy is amazing. Anyone rationale with logic and common sense knows this is an authoritarian move by the Department of Justice, but to me any so called conservative or libertarian who supports this should be ashamed regardless of it’s political affiliation.
The good news that as of the time of this writing, it looks like the Department of Justice has backed off on it’s original (broad) request of getting access to all client user that visited disruptj20.org.
Our government isn’t stupid, we simply need to see the amount of unconstitutional laws that they have passed after 9/11. It’s just a matter of them to claim terrorism, to grant themselves unlimited power. To make things worse, after last week’s Charlottesville’s Virginia event. We now have three different groups in this country that can technically be classified as domestic terrorists. So cases like this will most likely be the beginning.
In a way this DreamHost vs DOJ reminds me of the legal battle Apple had with the FBI regarding encryption on the iPhone. In both cases, our privacy is at stake and terrorism is the excuse. This is why I personally belief, privacy along with free speech; are going to be two of our constitutional rights that well be restricted (ie losing) with terrorism as the excuse, but the underlying cause being our very own stupidity/political correctness.
Regarding DreamHost, they’re an awesome company that truly cares about it’s customers; in this case online privacy. On top of being open source friendly, having worked for them, and knowing their culture; I can certainly vouche for them.