‘No shield from forced exposure’: Groklaw website shuts down over NSA spying


Groklaw, a legal news site that has won numerous awards for its courtroom coverage of tech issues during the last decade, is shutting down in the wake of revelations about the lack of online privacy.

In a farewell post published on Groklaw.net early Tuesday, paralegal and founder Pamela Jones wrote that she will no longer update her site following the recent high-profile disclosures about digital surveillance programs operated by the United States government and other nations abroad.

“[T]he conclusion I’ve reached is that there is no way to continue doing Groklaw, not long term, which is incredibly sad. But it’s good to be realistic,” she wrote.

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