“The Day We Fight Back”

4a716d9a-de79-4fde-b0a9-e2fd6b46bc1d-460x276A short piece in The Guardian on “The Day We Fight Back” protests that occurred Tuesday involving organizations and individuals against government surveillance of internet activity.

Interesting to see how protests are further morphing as the digital age is progressing, if even it is still the digital age at all.

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Obama May Roll Back NSA Programs

6c848f12-42cd-4a0c-9340-a4425f2fb76a-460x276Yesterday Pres. Obama conducted a press conference from the White House that included indicators that he may rollback some NSA programs that violate privacy domestic and abroad. He also made some interesting comments on the future for Edward Snowden, too.

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Google, Apple, and More for Internet Privacy

Tech compA good article in The Guardian about a letter issued to Pres. Obama and other political leaders from AOL, Twitter, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Apple and LinkedIn regarding the halting of the NSA’s bulk collection of personal internet data. The piece covers many interesting points.

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Poll On Snowden & Privacy

AP93282618256A newly released poll by the Washington Post on issues of Eric Snowden’s (the former NSA contractor who has been releasing classified info regarding intrusions of people’s privacy, foreign and domestic, from exile in Russia) role as villain or saint among other issues of privacy.

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Feds Won’t Do It, States Will

felipe calderonThe federal government has shown that they have no qualms about collecting and tracking tons of electronic/internet information on American citizens here and abroad. So in this article in the NYT the paper reports that up to 10 states’ legislatures (from OK to CA) are passing laws that protect user privacy.

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What Dangers Does Mass Data Collection Entail for Americans

NSAA great piece in The Atlantic on all of the reasons why we should fear the mass collection of data by the NSA and other government agencies.

It’s the best critique of the NSA spying programs, and their so-called “defense” of it,  I’ve read yet. A lot of in-depth thought and reasoning.

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NSA, CIA, and Targeted Killings

nsa072way-6ff6dccc27700cd7f0508fce24bafecbf46865da-s6-c30A must-read in The Post on how, “…a collection of records in the Snowden trove that make clear that the drone campaign — often depicted as the CIA’s exclusive domain — relies heavily on the NSA’s ability to vacuum up enormous quantities of e-mail, phone calls and other fragments of signals intelligence, or SIGINT.”

Where does it end???

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How Bad Can The NSA Spying Controversy Get!?

06nsa-articleInlineThe NSA spying controversy hit an all time high alert today with new published revelations in The Guardian and ProPublica. According to whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the NSA has cracked most of the encryption systems that guard our important private information here in the United States rather the target be individual or institutional. You must read the three links below:

New York Times

The Guardian

ProPublica

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NSA Tracking All of Your Internet Activity

XKeyscore mapA must-read article in The Guardian by Glenn Greenwald about a NSA computer program called  XKeystore that can track almost all of you internet activities, including the content of your e-mail messages, sites visited, and searches. Read this and beware of your own democratically-elected government.

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