[ISN] Pro-privacy titan Caspar Bowden dies after short cancer battle

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/09/caspar_bowden_dies_cancer_battle/ By Alexander J Martin The Register 9 July 2015 Highly regarded independent privacy researcher Caspar Bowden has died after a short battle with cancer. Bowden was a popular titan of privacy advocacy, and was one of Microsoft’s leading privacy officers throughout his roles at the company between 2002 and 2011. While at Microsoft Bowden expressed concerns that the 2008 FISA Amendment Act allowed the NSA to conduct “unlimited surveillance”. He had left the company and gone public with his concerns for two years before the revelations made by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden – though he acknowledged he had “no idea” about PRISM. […]