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Gemstone – The Photostat Dump [Pt. 2]

Welcome back.  Straight into it, kiddies….

Interesting Excerpts From A Skeleton Key To The Gemstone File (cont’d)

The Hit

November 1,  1963:  The hit on JFK was supposed to take place in true Mafia style: a triple execution, together with Diem and Nhu in Vietnam. 

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Gemstone - The Photostat Dump [Pt. 1]

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What Is Gemstone?

Way back in the mid-seventies, a little cottage industry arose in certain parts, where schools and libraries and offices were having their drum duplicators and photostats and Xerox 2400’s used to reprint and distribute a condensed version of what was originally over 1,000 messily handwritten pages of notes and letters, known as… 2,166 more words


Told You So

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Truth will out.  It’s been doing it for æons.  The bastards know that, and fight it, and twist it, and try to make it die. 536 more words


Wikileaks' Timely Reminder of our Digital Panopticon

by Kit

In the late eighteenth century English Utilitarian philosopher and social-theorist Jeremy Bentham devised what he called the “perfect prison” – The Panopticon. The design is simple, a circular prison with one guard in the central room, and all the cells facing the guard tower. 1,480 more words

Media Watch

Germany's Spy Agency Walks Away From Three-Year Investigation With Expanded Spy Powers

From Techdirt, by Tim Cushing

from the when-getting-to-the-bottom-of-something-means-lightly-scratching-the-surface dept

Netzpolitik — once on the receiving end of treason charges for reporting on leaked documents — is marking the end of the so-called “inquiry” into the BND-NSA partnership… 690 more words


Why Should We Even Care If the Government Is Collecting Our Data?

This article was written by Rebecca J Rosen on June 11, 2013. This analyzes the argument of legal scholar Daniel J Solove in his book “The Digital Person.” She has two main arguments in her article. 158 more words

Event round-up: How are mobile phone users spied on in Birmingham?

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Birmingham Open Media (BOM) on Wednesday for our exploration of how the police are covert surveillance technology known as IMSI catchers to spy on hundreds of mobile phone users at a time. 809 more words