:: web ::
Delivers global insights on privacy, liberty, and free speech in a digital era dominated by government entities and large corporations, both wielding immense informational power.
And also, takes a position, takes a side, expresses an opinion [albeit on the responsibility of DovTheLachman, as far as he has one], quotes, copies and pastes, translates and interprets, explains, demonstrates and does not let up, because the voice must be heard.
Furthermore, it operates under the belief that nearly every topic in the world can be succinctly explained within four paragraphs, each containing no more than 40 words. This approach ensures that even the most complex ideas are communicated in a clear and concise manner.
:: Inspiration ::
Quite in contrast to what could easily be attributed to the years I spent in the intelligence and enforcement clubs, there are two pins on the board of inspiration for creating this website:
The first is an [old] article from The New York Times: “AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast Scale“, from which one can learn a thing or two about its content.
In a nutshell, it exposed a dense, long-standing, institutionalized, complex, technological, and economic relationship, in which the American telecommunications company AT&T (and later it was revealed that other cellular and internet operators) granted an American intelligence agency access to all its customer data. This included caller locations, ownership of mobile phones, call durations, text message contents, emails, and many other candies.
The other was a video I was randomly exposed to on YouTube. It was produced by an independent German TV network and described ‘Black cells‘, interrogation, and prison facilities operated by a very Western power on the soil of several countries that can be called the ‘backyard‘ of Western Europe.
It is easy to fly in detainees and their investigation, using the best tools, devices, human evil and sick imagination, is not disturbed by nosy reporters or unnecessary human rights organizations.
:: DovTheLachman ::
Father to two big and charming sons, who only follow their hearts and engage, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, only in what they love, strong, excellent, and outstanding.
Grandfather to a toddler and married to the one who has been by my side all these years, to whom the first book in the trilogy is also dedicated.
I have worked for quite a few years in civil hi-tech technological organizations in managerial and engineering positions, but also in those dealing with intelligence, security, and law enforcement.
I gained experience, seniority and was privileged to work, manage and operate technologies that changed from analog to digital, from ear-shattering electromechanical switchboards that occupied huge spaces (entire buildings) to servers that take a standard 19″ cabinet, from coaxial transmission carried on pairs of copper cables (upper pilot frequency 84.08 Khz…) to radio transmission and optics redundant SDH rings, from SS#7 protocol to IP, from small and slow local databases to massive clouds, from landline phones to 2nd, 2.5 generation cellular (GPRS…) to 3G to LTE to fifth-gen….
In short, it was fun and still.
I experienced the taste of independence when I purchased a ceramics studio and successfully managed it for over 8 years, more than a decade ago. It was a captivating adventure that in the absence of harassment by every possible governmental or municipal body – could have been very profitable.
Throughout this journey, I gained valuable insights into manufacturing processes, importing raw materials, exporting products internationally, understanding the role of banks in my business, managing a workforce, efficient collection practices, and the crucial connection between these factors and the true assessment of profit and loss, whether on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis.
In the background, parallel to life, I wrote a book about some of today’s injustices, as I see them, through the eyes of Arul Amas Polamahan, an imaginary, if not far-fetched, character, while the plot takes place in part on the land of an anonymous ‘republic,’ with no name or identifiable geographical location.
The book has been in the works for many years, and I believe it is now ready for publication.
‘Deep in the thicket of the secret services’ is a suspense, espionage, and intelligence novel that attempts to illustrate and present the individual’s exposure to SIGINT technology (“Big Brother”), the hazards associated with mass surveillance, and the consequences of all of this on human rights and freedom.
Two others began to be written, one telling the story of 19 lonely people and the other that of a French couple who had just retired and decided to (re)ignite the fire of revolution in their country, once again.
And, in a completely other section of the site, one day short, totally fictional stories inspired by my time working with Alice in Wonderland will be published.
In recent years, I have held the position of Vice President of Operations in an innovative company that specializes in breakthrough technologies for cross-border e-commerce. This field has been experiencing rapid and dynamic growth, becoming increasingly exhilarating with each passing month.
Atheist (absolute), vegan (mostly), liberal, rebellious and suspicious, liar, diligent, emotional, sees the shadow of mountains as mountains, dreams of living in an autarkic economy, impatient, admires contemporary art, modern dance, beautiful women and music of all kinds.