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Discussion: Privacy - Government vs. Social Media

I was listening to a podcast interview with Nick Bostrom who was talking about his paper The Vulnerable World Hypothesis which looks at how we might avoid certain existential risks that might collapse civilization as we discover new technologies.  453 more words

Commentary

Fahrenheit 451 - by Ray Bradbury (1953)

It’s a world where books are forbidden. Too dangerous to be allowed, the government says. They lead to opposing thoughts, discontent, and strife. Better to not have any books. 287 more words

Fiction (all Types)

Firestarter is a nonstarter

On the opening page of Stephen King’s Firestarter,  Andy McGee and his daughter, Charlie, 7, are rushing up Third Avenue in New York City at 5:30 p.m. 214 more words

Suspense

The Surveying Eye of the Government.

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If James Bond represents the acceptable face of the British Secret Service, the powers contained in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016… 992 more words

Government Surveillance

All computers now under Indian government watch - The Hindu

The Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order authorising ten Central agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer.” – The Hindu… 206 more words

India

DEA and ICE hiding cameras in streetlights and traffic barrels

Drug and immigration cops in the US are buying surveillance cameras to hide in streetlights and traffic barrels.

Quartz spotted a number of contracts between a company called Cowboy Streetlight Concealments and two government agencies: the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 937 more words

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