Surveillance&Privacy

Surveillance&Privacy

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Senate Subcommittee Drops "Civil Rights And Human Rights” From Name - BuzzFeed News - http://www.buzzfeed.com/jacobfi...
Senate Subcommittee Drops "Civil Rights And Human Rights” From Name - BuzzFeed News
"A watchdog group, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, lambasted Cornyn for truncating the name. “The new Senate Republican Majority’s decision to expunge civil rights and human rights from this subcommittee’s name is a discouraging sign given the growing diversity of our nation and the complex civil and human rights challenges we face,” said Nancy Zirkin, the executive vice president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. “Names matter. This, after all, is a subcommittee with jurisdiction over the implementation and enforcement of many of our most important civil rights laws.”" - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
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Nice shirt. - Joe
thanks! i have another just like it in burnt orange. wearing it tomorrow, actually. - Big Joe Silenced
Whoops. I read the group name as "Leftist Police". - Spidra Webster
*shows badge and cackles* - Big Joe Silenced
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WHAT THE FSCK?!? - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
TAKE AWAY: a dog wearing lipstick is going to fondle you and dig through your shit. - Big Joe Silenced
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"Carl Sagan inspired a generation of scientists with his work in and out of the classroom. But he didn't always present science with cheer. In this clip, he passionately defends science with a grave warning. It's something we all need to hear." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
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BBC News - NSA: New reports in German media deepen US-Merkel spy row http://bbc.in/1eXg3VS
BBC News - NSA: New reports in German media deepen US-Merkel spy row http://bbc.in/1eXg3VS
"Der Spiegel suggests the US has been spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone since 2002. Another report says Mr Obama was told in 2010 about the surveillance and failed to stop it. The spy row has led to the worst diplomatic crisis betweeen the two countries in living memory. Leaked documents say a US listening unit was based in its Berlin embassy - and similar operations were replicated in 80 locations around the world. The German interior minister has been quoted as saying such an operation, if confirmed, would be illegal. On Friday, Germany and France said they wanted the US to sign a no-spy deal by the end of the year. As well as the bugging of Mrs Merkel's phone, there are claims the NSA has monitored millions of telephone calls made by German and French citizens." - Big Joe Silenced
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Top intelligence court will reveal some of its secret legal opinions | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...
"In an unprecedented order published today, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) says that it will make public some of the legal opinions that justify the government's bulk data collection. Until now, those opinions have been secret. It isn't clear exactly how many documents will be revealed as a result of this order from a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The court has only ordered the release of documents that do not overlap with a separate Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, also brought by the ACLU, proceeding in a New York federal court. "For too long, the NSA's sweeping surveillance of Americans has been shrouded in unjustified secrecy," said ACLU staff lawyer Alex Abdo. "Today's ruling is an overdue rebuke of that practice. Secret law has no place in our democracy."" - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
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Gov’t standards agency “strongly” discourages use of NSA-influenced algorithm | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/securit...
Gov’t standards agency “strongly” discourages use of NSA-influenced algorithm | Ars Technica
"Following revelations about the National Security Agency's (NSA) covert influence on computer security standards, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, announced earlier this week it is revisiting some of its encryption standards. But in a little-noticed footnote, NIST went a step further, saying it is "strongly" recommending against even using one of the standards. The institute sets standards for everything from the time to weights to computer security that are used by the government and widely adopted by industry." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
"As ProPublica, The New York Times, and The Guardian reported last week, documents provided by Edward Snowden suggest that the NSA has heavily influenced the standard, which has been used around the world." - Big Joe Silenced
"In its statement Tuesday, the NIST acknowledged that the NSA participates in creating cryptography standards "because of its recognized expertise" and because the NIST is required by law to consult with the spy agency. "We are not deliberately, knowingly, working to undermine or weaken encryption," NIST chief Patrick Gallagher said at a public conference Tuesday." - Big Joe Silenced
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N.S.A. Foils Much Internet Encryption - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2013...
N.S.A. Foils Much Internet Encryption - NYTimes.com
N.S.A. Foils Much Internet Encryption - NYTimes.com
"The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using supercomputers, technical trickery, court orders and behind-the-scenes persuasion to undermine the major tools protecting the privacy of everyday communications in the Internet age, according to newly disclosed documents." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
"The agency has circumvented or cracked much of the encryption, or digital scrambling, that guards global commerce and banking systems, protects sensitive data like trade secrets and medical records, and automatically secures the e-mails, Web searches, Internet chats and phone calls of Americans and others around the world, the documents show." - Big Joe Silenced
"Many users assume — or have been assured by Internet companies — that their data is safe from prying eyes, including those of the government, and the N.S.A. wants to keep it that way. The agency treats its recent successes in deciphering protected information as among its most closely guarded secrets, restricted to those cleared for a highly classified program code-named Bullrun, according to the documents, provided by Edward J. Snowden, the former N.S.A. contractor." - Big Joe Silenced
"Beginning in 2000, as encryption tools were gradually blanketing the Web, the N.S.A. invested billions of dollars in a clandestine campaign to preserve its ability to eavesdrop. Having lost a public battle in the 1990s to insert its own “back door” in all encryption, it set out to accomplish the same goal by stealth." - Big Joe Silenced
"The agency, according to the documents and interviews with industry officials, deployed custom-built, superfast computers to break codes, and began collaborating with technology companies in the United States and abroad to build entry points into their products. The documents do not identify which companies have participated." - Big Joe Silenced
“For the past decade, N.S.A. has led an aggressive, multipronged effort to break widely used Internet encryption technologies,” said a 2010 memo describing a briefing about N.S.A. accomplishments for employees of its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ. “Cryptanalytic capabilities are now coming online. Vast amounts of encrypted Internet data which have up till now been discarded are now exploitable.” - Big Joe Silenced
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Fwd: Facebook’s Policy Changes Will Mean Your Content Can Be Used In Ads If You Use Facebook – Consumerist - http://consumerist.com/2013... (via http://friendfeed.com/cwelle...)
Fwd: Facebook’s Policy Changes Will Mean Your Content Can Be Used In Ads If You Use Facebook – Consumerist - http://consumerist.com/2013/08/29/facebooks-policy-changes-will-mean-your-content-can-be-used-in-ads-if-you-use-facebook/ (via http://ff.im/1fP0yM)
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BBC News - US admits NSA illegally collected thousands of emails - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
BBC News - US admits NSA illegally collected thousands of emails
"Officials revealed that a judge in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled the programme illegal in 2011. The communications were between people with no links to terror suspects. The US government faces mounting criticism over its surveillance operations after the leaks of US whistle-blower Edward Snowden. The court, whose rulings are normally kept secret, said the NSA may have violated US law for collecting as many as 56,000 emails on an annual basis between 2008 and 2011. But intelligence officials speaking to reporters anonymously say the scooping of emails was unintentional, blaming it on a technological problem." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
go on, pull the other one. - Big Joe Silenced
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Making Democracy Legible: A Defiant Typeface — The Gradient — Walker Art Center - http://blogs.walkerart.org/design...
Making Democracy Legible: A Defiant Typeface — The Gradient — Walker Art Center
Making Democracy Legible: A Defiant Typeface — The Gradient — Walker Art Center
"“We feel free because we lack the language to articulate our unfreedom.” —Slavoj Žižek. For me, Žižek’s words are even more potent in light of recent news about domestic surveillance programs. As a former contractor with the US National Security Agency (NSA), these issues hit especially close to home. During my service in the Korean military, I worked for two years as special intelligence personnel for the NSA, learning first-hand how to extract information from defense targets. Our ability to gather vital SIGINT (Signal Intelligence) information was absolutely easy. But, these skills were only applied outwards for national security and defense purposes — not for overseeing American citizens. It appears that this has changed. Now, as a designer, I am influenced by these experiences and I have become dedicated to researching ways to “articulate our unfreedom” and to continue the evolution of my own thinking about censorship, surveillance, and a free society." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
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"The upside of NSA organizing all this big data is that now Chinese hackers don't have to hack American technology companies one by one." — Evgeny Morozov
Halil
Covert CCTV has now been installed - Haringey Council (LBH) - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Covert CCTV has now been installed - Haringey Council (LBH)
:-/ - Halil from Bookmarklet
Big Brother is watching you. - Son of Groucho
Well, it's bad enough we are surrounded with obvious CCTV in the streets, now we have covert CCTV. We really are a watched nation, every time we travel it's logged when we tap our oyster cards, our movements are tracked on all forms of public transport, buses, trains and tubes, we are virtually tracked from the point we leave our home to the point we return. Now, doesn't that make you feel secure, eh? :-| And remember, how many crimes have been solved via CCTV's? - Halil
The reference to 1984 was not entirely lighthearted... - Son of Groucho
Saves you from actually having to buy cameras. :) - SAM
That vent wasn't directed at you Gordon, I was just venting in general. - Halil
Venting is good! :) - Son of Groucho
Halil
One crime solved for every 1,000 CCTV cameras, senior officer claims - Telegraph - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news...
One crime solved for every 1,000 CCTV cameras, senior officer claims - Telegraph
He said there are more than a million CCTV cameras in London and the Government has spent £500 million on the crime-fighting equipment. But he admitted just 1,000 crimes were solved in 2008 using CCTV images as officers fail to make the most of potentially vital evidence. - Halil from Bookmarklet
a few years old, but i bet the figures are the same...? - Halil
I bet that the number of cameras has increased since the article was published. - Stephan Planken
Scotland Yard today denied accusations that police are being “paid to watch television” as it defended a £4 million bill for officers who scan CCTV footage. http://www.standard.co.uk/news... Now you know how your council tax is spent! - Halil
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How many CCTV Cameras are there in Britain? - it's either 1.85M or 4.2M, take your pick? :-| - http://www.cctv.co.uk/how-man...
In June 2008, former shadow Home secretary, David Davis revealed that there were 4.2 Million CCTV cameras in the UK. However, in March 2011, DCC Gerrard who is also the lead on CCTV matters for the Association of Chief Police Officers came up to challenge this by stating that there are only 1.85 million CCTV cameras in Britain and not 4.2 million. - Halil from Bookmarklet
this was posted 1 year ago - Halil
Big Joe Silenced
Fwd: Mark Zuckerberg's sister learns life lesson after Facebook photo flap http://gu.com/p/3cmd9/tw via @guardian (via http://friendfeed.com/worldof...)
Fwd: Mark Zuckerberg's sister learns life lesson after Facebook photo flap http://gu.com/p/3cmd9/tw via @guardian (via http://ff.im/1ali6g)
"But credit card companies, at least, don't openly scold consumers for not paying cash, when their very existence is built on swiping plastic. That's what Randi Zuckerberg did. Her career and her family's fortune were built at a company whose policy is to relieve you of your privacy first and ask questions later. So when the topic is respect for privacy she runs quite short on moral authority. She may have the millions but she doesn't get the pulpit." - Big Joe Silenced
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Private Prison Company Used in Drug Raids at Public High School | Common Dreams - http://www.commondreams.org/headlin...
Private Prison Company Used in Drug Raids at Public High School | Common Dreams
"In Arizona an unsettling trend appears to be underway: the use of private prison employees in law enforcement operations. The state has graced national headlines in recent years as the result of its cozy relationship with the for-profit prison industry. Such controversies have included the role of private prison corporations in SB 1070 and similar anti-immigrant legislation disseminated in other states; a 2010 private prison escape that resulted in two murders and a nationwide manhunt; and a failed bid to privatize nearly the entire Arizona prison system. And now, recent events in the central Arizona town of Casa Grande show the hand of private corrections corporations reaching into the classroom, assisting local law enforcement agencies in drug raids at public schools." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
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"So you’ve heard about the ITU, and want to get involved in spreading awareness about the meeting in Dubai? You’ve come to the right place! This Engagement Kit provides resources for understanding what’s at stake and the tools to make a difference. It’s all about advocating for the rights of everyday web users to ensure we all have a voice in how the Internet is governed. This page will help you build a Popcorn video you can use to get people involved." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
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BBC News - Macy's parade: 'Shredded police papers in confetti' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
BBC News - Macy's parade: 'Shredded police papers in confetti'
"Some confetti at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday in New York appears to have been made out of confidential police documents, a US media report says. The documents, shredded but legible, belonged to the Nassau County Police Department, New York station WPIX says. They included sensitive data such as social security numbers and banking information for police employees. They were shredded horizontally, not vertically, leaving text visible. The confetti strips were found by a college student, who noticed one strip stuck on a friend's coat. "It landed on [a friend's] shoulder," Ethan Finkelstein told the TV station "and it says 'SSN' and it's written like a social security number." He and his friend looked at the other confetti more closely: "There are phone numbers, addresses, more social security numbers, licence plate numbers and then we find all these incident reports from police." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
"Some of the strips mentioned arrest records and had official police reports. Some identified Nassau County detectives by name. A representative for Nassau County Police told WPIX the department was "very concerned about this situation." - Big Joe Silenced
I'LL BET THEY ARE. - Big Joe Silenced
Wow, um. Coupled with the whole 'evidence lockers got flooded' bit from Sandy, the 4th quarter of this year hasn't been good for NYPD records retention. - Jennifer Dittrich
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BBC News - US school tag tracker project prompts court row - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
BBC News - US school tag tracker project prompts court row
"ID badges containing radio tags started to be introduced at the start of the 2012 school year to schools run by San Antonio's Northside Independent School District (NISD). The tracking tags gave NISD a better idea of the numbers of students attending classes each day - the daily average of which dictates how much cash it gets from state coffers."The court's willingness to grant a temporary restraining order is a good first step, but there is still a long way to go - not just in this case, but dealing with the mindset, in general, that everyone needs to be monitored and controlled," said John Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute in a statement. Mr Whitehead said student tagging and locating projects were the first step in producing a "compliant citizenry". "These 'student locator' programmes are ultimately aimed at getting students used to living in a total surveillance state where there will be no privacy, and wherever you go and whatever you text or email will be watched by the government," he said. - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
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Megaupload and the Government's Attack on Cloud Computing | Electronic Frontier Foundation - https://www.eff.org/deeplin...
Megaupload and the Government's Attack on Cloud Computing | Electronic Frontier Foundation
"Yesterday, EFF, on behalf of its client Kyle Goodwin, filed a brief proposing a process for the Court in the Megaupload case to hold the government accountable for the actions it took (and failed to take) when it shut down Megaupload's service and denied third parties like Mr. Goodwin access to their property. The government also filed a brief of its own, calling for a long, drawn-out process that would require third parties—often individuals or small companies—to travel to courts far away and engage in multiple hearings, just to get their own property back." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
"Even worse, the government admitted that it has accessed Mr. Goodwin's Megaupload account and reviewed the content of his files. By doing so, the government has taken a significant and frightening step. It apparently searched through the data it seized for one purpose when its target was Megaupload in order to use it against Mr. Goodwin, someone who was hurt by its actions but who is plainly not the target of any criminal investigation, much less the one against Megaupload." - Big Joe Silenced
"This is, of course, a bald attempt to shift the focus to Mr. Goodwin, trying to distract both the press and the Court from the government's failure to take any steps, much less the reasonable steps required by law, to protect the property rights of third parties either before a warrant was executed or afterward." - Big Joe Silenced
"And of course, if the government is so well positioned that it can search through Mr. Goodwin's files and opine on their content—and it is not at all clear that this second search was authorized—presumably it can also find a way to return them." - Big Joe Silenced
"But in addition, the government's approach should terrify any user of cloud computer services—not to mention the providers. The government maintains that Mr. Goodwin lost his property rights in his data by storing it on a cloud computing service." - Big Joe Silenced
"The government's tactics here also demonstrate another chilling thing—if users do try to get their property back, the government won't hesitate to comb through their property to try to find an argument to use against them. The government also seeks to place a virtually insurmountable practical burden on users by asking the court to do a slow-walking, multi-step process that takes place in a far away court." - Big Joe Silenced
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Romney family buys voting machines through Bain Capital investment - http://www.allvoices.com/contrib...
Romney family buys voting machines through Bain Capital investment
"What it all says is that Mitt Romney, with the help of his family and Bain Capital connections, is more than willing to try to take the White House through illegitimate and highly unethical, if not specifically illegal means. With each passing day, the character and campaign methods of Mitt Romney cast an ever-darker shadow over free and fair American elections. Yet there is an irony in the Romney campaign that cannot be ignored. For all the noise the right-wing has made in questioning the legitimacy of Obama's presidency, there have been so many questionable efforts made to help put Romney in the White House, if he wins, there should be great dispute over whether his election could ever be called genuinely illegitimate. The nagging question is why, if Mr. Romney truly has the qualities that American voters want in their president, does he have to go to such great and questionable lengths to try to win the election." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
LOOKING BAD. - Big Joe Silenced
Interesting - but why aren't the more mainstream sites picking this up? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
dunno. - Big Joe Silenced
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"In 2007 and 2008, Bain Capital partnered with Huawei — pronounced Wa-way — to take electronics manufacturer 3Com private in a $2.2 billion deal. The Bush administration raised national security concerns and refused to approve the deal. Huawei is closely tied to the Chinese military, and was founded by a former army major. Two years earlier, Bain had tried to buy its way into a joint partnership between 3Com and Huawei, but 3Com fended it off. Bain didn’t give up. Later in 2008, it made a bid for Huawei’s mobile handset unit, but the company decided not to sell. In December 2011, Bain finally got its piece of China’s telecom world, buying the surveillance company Uniview from the joint venture it had failed to join. Uniview uses advance technology to enable the Chinese government to track dissidents in and out of their homes, at demonstrations, or wherever else they may travel." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
Huawei has an American headquarters in Plano. - Greg GuitarBuster
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BBC News - 'Melt in the body' electronics devised - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
BBC News - 'Melt in the body' electronics devised
"Ultra-thin electronics that dissolve inside the body have been devised by scientists in the US and could be used for a range of medical roles. The devices can "melt away" once their job is done, according to research published in the journal Science. The technology has already been used to heat a wound to keep it free from infection by bacteria. The components are made of silicon and magnesium oxide, and placed in a protective layer of silk. It is part of a field termed "transient electronics" and comes from researchers who have already developed "electronic tattoos" - sensors that bend and stretch with the skin. They described their vanishing devices as the "polar opposite" of traditional electronics, which are built to be stable and to last. Getting the electronics to fade away in a controlled manner relies on two scientific developments - getting the electronics to dissolve at all and using a shell to control when that happens." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
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Obama Administration Advised Police To Not Arrest Occupy Protesters | Addicting Info - http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012...
Obama Administration Advised Police To Not Arrest Occupy Protesters | Addicting Info
"JudicialWatch.org recently gained the response they wanted on their November 11, 2011 Freedom of Information Request. They found themselves handed pages upon pages of documentation from the White House on their responses to the Occupy movement, which began last year. The emails show that the Obama administration was against the crackdowns on the movement. With Romney being on record as being against the Occupy movement itself, these letters give insight into the mind of the administration in Washington. The information found in the emails was focused on a handful of Occupy protests, such as the Occupy Portland protest which was particularly ugly with the potential for more releases in the future. In the mails you see the intelligence agencies focusing more on violence control and the efforts of the hacktivist group Anonymous. You also can find clear condemnation of the arrests performed by the Portland Police Department." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
"Other interesting pieces are that rather than attempt to shut down criticism against the administration, you will find emails discussing outreach, and a general wish to explain the administration’s position. This comes as a refreshing difference from previous administrations which attempted to quell dissenting voices." - Big Joe Silenced
"The emails, if taken in all, show a department concerned with balancing security with first amendment rights. The criticism of police departments which engaged in cracking down on occupy, while praising police departments which worked to make sure of the occupiers’ safety, clearly demonstrates which side the administration is on." - Big Joe Silenced
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Jet Skier Breaks Through JFK Airport's $100 Million Security System - Yahoo! News - http://news.yahoo.com/jet-ski...
"A man whose jet ski failed him in New York's Jamaica Bay swam to John F. Kennedy airport, where he was easily able to penetrate the airport $100 million, state-of-the art security system. Daniel Casillo, 31, was able to swim up to and enter the airport grounds on Friday night, past an intricate system of motion sensors and closed-circuit cameras designed to to safeguard against terrorists, authorities said. "I think he should be given dinner and a bottle of champagne for showing us our faults," said Nicholas Casale, an NYPD veteran and former MTA deputy security director for counterterrorism. Instead, Casillo was arrested after the incredible adventure that has stunned security officials." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
" Casillo's night began innocently enough, as he and some friends were racing on jet skis in Jamaica Bay near JFK airport when his watercraft stalled. After calling for and receiving no help, he managed to swim towards the only thing he could see, the runway lights at JFK. Once he made it to land, Casillo climbed an eight-foot barbed-wire perimeter fence and walked undetected through the airport's Perimeter Intrusion Detection System and across two runways into Delta's terminal 3." - Big Joe Silenced
"Unnoticed until then, Casillo walked into the airport dripping wet and wearing his bright yellow life jacket. When he was eventually spotted by a Delta employee, police charged Casillo with criminal trespassing." - Big Joe Silenced
Epic TSA #FAIL - WarLord
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Fwd: RT @eclecticbrotha: If Twitter was able to alert NBC to Guy Adams' tweets, that means they are fully capable of dealing with stalkers/spoofers but won't. (via http://friendfeed.com/karoli)
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The Biggest New Spying Program You’ve Probably Never Heard Of on ACLU -- http://www.aclu.org/blog... via @aclu
The Biggest New Spying Program You’ve Probably Never Heard Of on ACLU --  http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security-technology-and-liberty/biggest-new-spying-program-youve-probably-never-heard via @aclu
horrifying but not surprising. - Big Joe Silenced
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New York cops retaliate against an activist | SocialistWorker.org - http://socialistworker.org/2012...
New York cops retaliate against an activist | SocialistWorker.org
"Now the NYPD is striking back. Two police officers conducted an illegal search of Jazz's car in December of last year--the same police who Jazz videotaped a few months earlier conducting another illegal car search involving two other African American men. In the video, police can be heard trying to intimidate Jazz, saying, "We know your background. I know who you are." The cops let those two men go without any charges or tickets, having had no legal reason to stop them in the first place and being unable to charge them for the real reason they picked out: being Black." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
"But the police didn't forget Jazz, and in December, when the same two officers stopped him, they said, "We know you." Jazz was detained and held for nearly two days before a prosecutor tried to force him to post a $16,000 bond. Jazz is facing two felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, which could put him behind bars for two to seven years if he is convicted." - Big Joe Silenced
"The weapons? A penknife and a commemorative mini-replica of a baseball bat. Both are absurdly harmless and completely legal to carry, unlike the car search the police conducted to "discover" them." - Big Joe Silenced
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One Per Cent: Loitering airships could dispense drones on demand - http://www.newscientist.com/blogs...
One Per Cent: Loitering airships could dispense drones on demand
One Per Cent: Loitering airships could dispense drones on demand
"Go to any motor show and you'll see concept cars on show, demonstrating some of the technologies carmakers think we'll be driving some years hence. A similar "concept vision" for the drone industry was revealed at last week's Farnborough Airshow in the UK - where missile maker MBDA revealed an alarming future in which a strange cross between drones and missiles could one day loiter in the skies for extended periods. A joint venture of European aerospace firms BAE Systems, EADS and Finmeccanica, MBDA asked its weapons engineers to project ahead to 2030 and take a stab at guessing how UAVs might then be deployed. What they came up with is a class of UAV that provides expendable backup for the descendants of today's Predator and Reaper drones. The vision is of vast airships (above) that constantly loiter at high altitude over target areas, carrying pods of small UAVs in much the same way as today's fighter jets carry missiles under their wings." - Big Joe Silenced from Bookmarklet
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