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Surveillance State: Push To Expand FBI Surveillance Authority Threatens U.S. Email Privacy Bill

Not sure if you guys have been paying attention to the clowns in the Senate lately, in typical backdoor fashion (kind of like the secret night time session where they passed… 520 more words

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Surveillance State: Smart Policing

Power Loves the Dark
Police Nationwide Are Secretly Exploiting Intrusive Technologies With the Feds’ Complicity
By Matthew Harwood and Jay Stanley

Can’t you see the writing on the touchscreen? 315 more words

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Surveillance State: The I.C.E. Agent's Troubling Suicide Note

There are two ways of looking at this. Either this man was extremely troubled mentally or he was legitimately trying to tell us all something and thought suicide was the only way to get our attention. 1,405 more words

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Surveillance State: Big Brother Is Out In The Open Now

Perusing through the day’s emails, I came across this article. Since it dealt with Intelligence, I quickly scanned it to see if anything interested me.  About half-way down my mouth flew open. 750 more words

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8 Discrete Things You Wouldn’t Think Are Spying On You, But Are (Video)

(N.Morgan) In this realm of technology and technological advances, we may have left ourselves open to being spied upon by the most unlikely sources. 585 more words

Coming Out Party

They sat around the table topped with a heavily marked up map of the Commonwealth. Tiny little flags dotted the map, along with little scraps of paper and green toy soldiers. 511 more words


Encryption as Insurgency

Note: The concepts for this piece are based upon Bernard E. Harcourt’s new thesis on surveillance, “Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age”.

It is almost paradoxical to see the current spat between the FBI and Apple rage on about the latter’s use of strong encryption to protect their customers’ privacy.  6,921 more words