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For secretive surveillance court, rare scrutiny in wake of NSA leaks

For secretive surveillance court, rare scrutiny in wake of NSA leaks | 1984-1 | Scoop.it
After the NSA leaks, lawmakers are pressing for answers about the surveillance tribunal and its judges.
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Edward Snowden: NSA whistleblower answers reader questions

Edward Snowden: NSA whistleblower answers reader questions | 1984-1 | Scoop.it
The whistleblower behind the biggest intelligence leak in NSA history answered your questions about the NSA surveillance revelations
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Casual Conversation, R.I.P.

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A way to think of this is as the un-invention of the telephone.  With enough video recorders scattered about, we'll un-invent conversation itself.  The technology for reading minds is improving quickly.  It won't be long we'll un-invent thinking, too.  Ooops, I forgot, that's already been done, it's called "energizing the base".  

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What We Don't Know About Spying on Citizens: Scarier Than What We Know

What We Don't Know About Spying on Citizens: Scarier Than What We Know | 1984-1 | Scoop.it
The NSA's surveillance of cell-phone calls show how badly we need to protect the whistle-blowers who provide transparency and accountability.
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An important read.   Many more questions than answers.  

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Debunking The Dangerous “If You Have Nothing To Hide, You Have Nothing To Fear” - Falkvinge on Infopolicy

Debunking The Dangerous “If You Have Nothing To Hide, You Have Nothing To Fear” - Falkvinge on Infopolicy | 1984-1 | Scoop.it
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This Kinect Patent is Terrifying, Wants to Charge You For License Violation

This Kinect Patent is Terrifying, Wants to Charge You For License Violation | 1984-1 | Scoop.it
A patent filed by Microsoft last year, but only made public last week, wants to turn your Xbox 360's Kinect into an instrument via which large companies can monitor your media usage and, if you're found to be in violation of something, charge you...
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Is Big Brother the New Normal? The Supreme Court Will Decide

Is Big Brother the New Normal? The Supreme Court Will Decide | 1984-1 | Scoop.it
In a less than reassuring twist, the U.S. government will argue that no one can sue to end one form of intelligence surveillance because nobody is safe from surveillance.
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A father attempts DIY drone buddy to watch his kid

A father attempts DIY drone buddy to watch his kid | 1984-1 | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—'Last winter, I fantasized about sitting at my computer while a camera-equipped drone followed him overhead.' That is the revelation of a father who provides a detailed account of building an Arduino-based gyrocopter that could follow...
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No One is Innocent

I broke the law yesterday and again today and I will probably break the law tomorrow. Don’t mistake me, I have done nothing wrong. I don’t even know what laws I have broken.
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"What have you done for me lately?" said the eye in the sky.  

 

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Schneier on Security: Blowback from the NSA Surveillance

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We can start the countdown to the end of US dominance of the Internet.  Put that alongside the coming end of petrodollars and of the dollar as the reserve currency.   

We just can't seem to squander our advantages fast enough. 

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Snowden saw what I saw: surveillance criminally subverting the constitution

Snowden saw what I saw: surveillance criminally subverting the constitution | 1984-1 | Scoop.it
Thomas Drake: So we refused to be part of the NSA's dark blanket. That is why whistleblowers pay the price for being the backstop of democracy
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NDAA Detention Provisions Struck Down By Obama Appointed Judge

NDAA Detention Provisions Struck Down By Obama Appointed Judge | 1984-1 | Scoop.it
Indefinite detention has been struck down in court, by an Obama appointee. Was that the administration's plan all along?
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Keeping Up with the Despots | MIT Technology Review

Keeping Up with the Despots | MIT Technology Review | 1984-1 | Scoop.it
One columnist wondered whether democracy was nimble enough to compete with tyranny.
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Peep Wireless Technology

The PeepApp™ is software that lives on the mobile device and creates a peer-to-peer wireless network for carriers via Adjacent Field Communications and Full Spectrum Scanning.
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