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Can terrorism justify mass surveillance?

I would like to thank Ben Scantlebury for his useful suggestions in the production of this piece.

In the summer of 2013 Edward Snowden made arguably the most important and influential leak in history.  1,542 more words


Automated Mass Surveillance is Unconstitutional, EFF Explains in Jewel v. NSA | Electronic Frontier Foundation


October 24, 2014

Today EFF filed our latest brief in Jewel v. NSA, our longstanding case on behalf of AT&T customers aimed at ending the NSA’s dragnet surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans’ communications. 114 more words


Trailer for ‘Citizenfour,’ Laura Poitras’ Documentary on Edward Snowden

Filmmaker Laura Poitras was already hard at work on a documentary about government surveillance when Edward Snowden reached out to her. That event would change her own life, and the world. 63 more words

Constitutional Rights

Chris Hedges: The Imperative of Revolt

The endless election cycles, he said, are an example of politics without politics, driven not by substantive issues but manufactured political personalities and opinion polls. There is no national institution in the United States “that can be described as democratic,”  said.

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Corporate Empire

UN Says Mass Surveillance Violates Human Rights

Source: TechDirt by Mike Masnick, Oct 17th 2014

from the because-it-does dept

Over the summer, the United Nations commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, had said that mass surveillance… 260 more words

Police State

Governments Must Have a Book For These Catch-Phrases . . .

‘Mission of liberty’: Outgoing GCHQ boss defends mass surveillance


You have to be a certain kind of person to be a Spin doctor, and actually sleep at night.

Government Fury