Posts Tagged ‘NSA‘

Let’s Hear From the Dissidents

Ai, Appelbaum, Poitras, and Assange have all found their privacy comfort levels. But to be truly private, in the connected age, means being alone. And even then, it’s impossible to completely stop surveillance. Too much of our information is out of our own control. Living

Fear of Freedom

By Tim Cole Historians of the 21st century may well date the beginning of Digital Enlightenment from the collapse of the Twin Towers in Manhattan which had an earth-shaking effect in more ways than one. It also upset Western civilization’s belief in one of the

NSA Spying Will Cost US Tech Titans Billions, and That’s Just the Start

The National Security Agency spying scandal will cost the US technology and telecommunications industries billions of dollars in coming years if potential clients—including corporations and governments—take their business elsewhere following revelations of rampant US surveillance… from Pocket via Motherboard

The U.S. government’s secret rulebook for labeling you a terrorist

The guidelines state that “the general policy of the U.S. Government is to neither confirm nor deny an individual’s watchlist status.” There has been a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system and it has been quietly approved by the Obama administration. from Pocket https://ift.tt/1AgJvSg via

How the NSA sees the world

laliberty: The Complete Interactive Guide To How The NSA Spies On Everything You Do With all the hoopla about missing airplanes, renewed wars of the cold variety, and rigged markets, it is easy to forget that America is now officially a totalitarian state of the

futuristgerd: (via New Video: Meeting of the minds (MOTM) #5: the key future trends (Ross Dawson / Gerd Leonhard) – Futurist, Author & Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard) This is Meeting of the Minds episode #5 featuring my fellow futurist Ross Dawson and me discussing the

We did not pass the Fourth Amendment to protect those with something to hide,” Stone tells us. We passed that amendment “because we know all too well the cost of an unaccountable government.” (via Oliver Stone: Don’t Stand By While the NSA’s Surveillance Machine Eats

meetingofthemindsv: Doug Stephens aka RetailProphet and Futurist Gerd Leonhard on PRISM, Big Data, Future of Internet (by Gerd Leonhard)

Unless these things happen I think we (i.e. the EU parliament and EU commission, and us, as citizens, anywhere) must consider taking serious and possibly quite dramatic action to safeguard against this ‘totalitarian surveillance creep’ instigated by the U.S. government (and by extension those U.S.

Yet the fact that Leonhard is making these proposals, and in a respected venue like the Harvard Business Review, indicates how far American surveillance policies have gone beyond the boundaries of reason. The US government isn’t just jeopardizing the rights of US citizens and people