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Locating cell-phone owners the non-GPS way | TechRepublic

Locating cell-phone owners the non-GPS way | TechRepublic | Assorted articles | Scoop.it

It’s possible for an attacker to know the location of a victim’s cell phone within a square kilometer — typical cell-tower range. And, obtaining this information does not require any alteration of the cell phone or participation of the cell-phone’s owner. All that’s required is the cell phone’s number.

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It Is Statistically Impossible for Mass Surveillance to Be an Effective Anti-Terrorism Tool

It Is Statistically Impossible for Mass Surveillance to Be an Effective Anti-Terrorism Tool | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared in New Scientist. Some U.K. politicians are trying once again to pass mass surveillance laws after the Paris attacks. It’s a misguided approach, says a computing researcher.
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Why extreme inequality hurts the rich

Why extreme inequality hurts the rich | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The profoundly widening gap between rich and poor may be toxic for everyone, even the wealthiest and most powerful about to assemble in Davos for the World Economic Forum
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Brits with unpaid bills to be banned from going on holiday

Brits with unpaid bills to be banned from going on holiday | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Police will be exercising tighter controls over those with unpaid bills attempting to travel overseas, it has been revealed.
New legislation and tighter
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Fighting Back Against the Surveillance State: Turn Off the NSA’s Resources | The Daily Sheeple

Fighting Back Against the Surveillance State: Turn Off the NSA’s Resources | The Daily Sheeple | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Even the strongest and largest of villains inevitably have a weak spot - an Achilles' Heel - and the surveillance state is no exception.
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   Europe Considers Surveillance Expansion After Deadly Attacks:  Information Clearing House - ICH

A key measure under consideration is a data-retention law which would replace one that the EU’s highest court struck down last year for infringing on fundamental rights. The push for extra surveillance comes as police authorities in Europe warn of imminent attacks by extremists. An anti-Islam march in Germany and a counter-rally for tolerance have been called off after alleged threats of violence, heavily armed police and special forces are guarding Jewish schools as well as news organizations across northern Europe, and the EU has raised its terror alert status to “yellow” – the third-highest level.


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Boost For Press Freedom Campaign As European Court Prioritizes Bureau’s Legal Challenge To UK Snooping Laws

Boost For Press Freedom Campaign As European Court Prioritizes Bureau’s Legal Challenge To UK Snooping Laws | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The campaign to protect the confidentiality of journalistic communications was given an important boost today after the European Court of Human Rights prioritized a legal challenge brought against the UK government by the Bureau of Investigative...
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Europe Considers Surveillance Expansion After Deadly Attacks - The Intercept - First Look Media

Europe Considers Surveillance Expansion After Deadly Attacks - The Intercept - First Look Media | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
European Union officials are proposing an array of anti-terror initiatives, including giving security agencies greater access to personal data.
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TAMMY BRUCE: Terror undeterred by mass surveillance - Washington Times

TAMMY BRUCE: Terror undeterred by mass surveillance - Washington Times | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The failure of the massive surveillance state established by liberal western governments is becoming more and more apparent. One such failure was accidentally confirmed by both Sen.
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Mass surveillance not effective for finding terrorists - tech - 15 January 2015 - New Scientist

Mass surveillance not effective for finding terrorists - tech - 15 January 2015 - New Scientist | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Some UK politicians are trying once again to pass mass surveillance laws after the Paris attacks. It's a misguided approach, says a computing researcher
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Europe Seeks More Mass Surveillance

Europe Seeks More Mass Surveillance | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Following the Paris terror attacks, the French government plans to strengthen its surveillance laws, while the British prime minister has promised to allow
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The prime minister's pledge to penetrate or eliminate some types of security was delivered the same day that the EU Agency for Network and Information Security, or ENISA, issued a report urging Europe's data protection agencies to demand much more "privacy by design" in software and hardware products, especially for regulatory compliance, and saying that privacy need not come at the expense of security. ENISA also says that numerous privacy technologies - including but not limited to end-to-end encryption - should be promoted by policymakers and in legislation, and become part of many more engineers' toolbox.

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The reinvention of Mitt Romney

The reinvention of Mitt Romney | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney, sudden champion of Americans trying to make ends meet — it’s coming off to progressives and veterans of President Barack Obama’s winning reelection campaign as a little too rich.The 2012 Republican nominee’s sudden return to...
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A message only works if it’s authentic to the messenger. -Stephanie Cutter

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Now We Know The Plan: More Surveillance and a Patriot Act For Europe - Freedom Outpost

"The mainstream media immediately decided that the shooting was an attack on free speech. Many in the US preferred this version of "they hate us because we are free," which is the claim that President Bush made after 9/11. They expressed solidarity with the French and vowed to fight for free speech. But
have these people not noticed that the First Amendment is routinely violated by the US government?"

"Another lesson from the attack is that the surveillance state that has arisen since 9/11 is very good at following, listening to, and harassing the rest of us–but is not very good at stopping terrorists."
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'All Labor Has Dignity': King's Other Legacy

'All Labor Has Dignity': King's Other Legacy | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Central to King's philosophy was the idea that men and women of all races deserve the dignity of work, the right to earn more than poverty wages. And he knew that goal was not attainable without full-throated worker voice....
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If you don't understand how people fall into poverty, you're probably a sociopath - The Guardian

If you don't understand how people fall into poverty, you're probably a sociopath - The Guardian | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Lucy Mangan: Why don’t abused women just leave their partners? Why don’t poor people just spend less? Why do people in positions of power ask so many stupid questions?
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Plenty of sociopaths on the Arkadia hill.

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Living with a record: How past crimes may drive job seekers into poverty | PBS NewsHour

Living with a record: How past crimes may drive job seekers into poverty | PBS NewsHour | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Applicants with criminal backgrounds, including those with nonviolent criminal convictions or even arrests, are increasingly being driven into poverty.
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Defending encryption doesn't mean opposing targeted surveillance - Gigaom

Defending encryption doesn't mean opposing targeted surveillance - Gigaom | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
David Omand, the former head of British spy agency GCHQ, has made an extraordinary threat.
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Charlie Hebdo Attack Proves Mass Surveillance Powerless Claims Snowden / Sputnik International

Charlie Hebdo Attack Proves Mass Surveillance Powerless Claims Snowden / Sputnik International | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The over-abundance of data collected is part of the problem, rather than the solution, the whistleblower noted.
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The 1990 World Development Report: How Poverty Looks 25 Years Later - Brookings Institution (blog)

The 1990 World Development Report: How Poverty Looks 25 Years Later - Brookings Institution (blog) | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Lyn Squire examines advances in the measurement, treatment, and characterization of global poverty over the past 25 years.
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NSA-grade spyware is up for sale, and the world's worst dictatorships are buying

When Bahraini activist Moosa Abd-Ali Ali was granted asylum in the UK, he thought he'd found refuge. But then the Bahraini government targeted Moosa with a secretive spyware tool, and took over his digital existence.
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75% of writers in free countries self-censor due to fears of mass surveillance

75% of writers in free countries self-censor due to fears of mass surveillance | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
There’s a worldwide war on free speech. Despite 1.5 million who marched under the banner of free expression in France, 54 people have been arrested for online comments. The UK wants encryption outlawed and backdoors in apps to be mandatory.
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New police radars can 'see' inside homes

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At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have quietly equipped their officers with handheld radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of suspects' homes to see where
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The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle - SPIEGEL ONLINE

The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
The NSA's mass surveillance is just the beginning. Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency is arming America for future digital wars -- a struggle for control of the Internet that is already well underway.
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According to top secret documents from the archive of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seen exclusively by SPIEGEL, they are planning for wars of the future in which the Internet will play a critical role, with the aim of being able to use the net to paralyze computer networks and, by doing so, potentially all the infrastructure they control, including power and water supplies, factories, airports or the flow of money.

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David Cameron can't ban encryption but if he gets his way, he won't have to

David Cameron can't ban encryption but if he gets his way, he won't have to | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
David Cameron thinks that there should be no form of communication “we cannot read.” Let’s unpack the terrifying implications of that.
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How Expensive It Is to Be Poor

How Expensive It Is to Be Poor | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
Most wealthy Americans believe “poor people today have it easy.” This view is infuriatingly obtuse.
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First, many poor people work, but they just don’t make enough to move out of poverty — an estimated 11 million Americans fall into this category.

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Braus: The storage of nuclear waste threatens our future

Braus: The storage of nuclear waste threatens our future | Assorted articles | Scoop.it
In November, 2014, I attended a conference with 70 other anti-nuclear activists, many of whom have a deep technical grasp of the overwhelming problem of safely isolating toxic radioactive waste.
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There is NO radioaktive waste from windturbines!

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