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File Sharing, Torrent Finder, WikiLeaks, Are You Next?

Collaboration Sites Next Likely Target

When the US Government came for file sharing domains,
I remained silent;
I was not a file sharer.

When they shut down Torrent Finder,
I remained silent;
I was not a Bit Torrent user.

When they pressured Amazon to shut down WikiLeaks,
I did not speak out;
I was not a leaker.

When they passed the COICA bill,
I remained silent;
I wasn't an infringer or counterfeiter.

When they came for my domain,
there was no one left to speak out.

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Tim Negris is SVP, Marketing & Sales at Yottamine Analytics, a pioneering Big Data machine learning software company. He occasionally authors software industry news analysis and insights on Ulitzer.com, is a 25-year technology industry veteran with expertise in software development, database, networking, social media, cloud computing, mobile apps, analytics, and other enabling technologies.

He is recognized for ability to rapidly translate complex technical information and concepts into compelling, actionable knowledge. He is also widely credited with coining the term and co-developing the concept of the “Thin Client” computing model while working for Larry Ellison in the early days of Oracle.

Tim has also held a variety of executive and consulting roles in a numerous start-ups, and several established companies, including Sybase, Oracle, HP, Dell, and IBM. He is a frequent contributor to a number of publications and sites, focusing on technologies and their applications, and has written a number of advanced software applications for social media, video streaming, and music education.

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