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The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.
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It creeps me out that Snowden shared very private selfies with huge newspapers. It creeps me out much more that he got these photos easily by putting his thumb drive in a government computer that was stockpiling them.  

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Glenn Greenwald: 'A Lot' More NSA Documents to Come

Glenn Greenwald: 'A Lot' More NSA Documents to Come | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Nearly seven months after journalist and privacy activist Glenn Greenwald publicized Edward Snowden's first revelations of the vast scope of the NSA's digital surveillance, his life has changed absolutely.
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An article from Wired.  After six months, Snowden's hard drive continues to be the talk of the net.  He says of the NSA, "They want to make sure there is no communication that evades their net.”

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Hackers vs. suits: Why nerds become leakers

Hackers vs. suits: Why nerds become leakers | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The same personality traits that make people good with computers also make them more likely to defy authority figures and social conventions.
Ken Morrison's insight:

I am sharing this interesting article because it talks a bit about the psychology trends of a recent string of computer users who stood up for what they felt was right.

 

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Why New Zealand matters in our quest for freedom of web privacy

See if this sounds familiar: a bombshell Snowden leak shows the head of a major country is surveilling his own citizens. The leader denies it, but Snowden keeps pushing, with more documents and...
Ken Morrison's insight:

New Zealand's geographic and political positions put it in a critical place in the fight for digital privacy.  "While it's not a large country, a significant quantity of the Pacific’s data traffic passes through New Zealand, thanks to two data cables that come ashore on the northern island, including the trans-Pacific Southern Cross cable"  Snowden and some internet freedom players are hoping to make net privacy a major campaign issue.

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See How PRISM Might Work in This Infographic

See How PRISM Might Work in This Infographic | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
See how PRISM could work in this infographic made by technology and privacy researchers.
Ken Morrison's insight:

An infographic was created to help us understand how NSA's Prism may be working. They created this graphic based on trust that the written reports are truthful.

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