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Want to Reform the NSA? Give Edward Snowden Immunity - The Atlantic

Want to Reform the NSA? Give Edward Snowden Immunity - The Atlantic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Any effort that tries to rebuild the well-behaved aspects of the system but ignores the critical role of whistleblowers is sure to fail.
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Wikimedia v. NSA: Standing and the Fight for Free Speech and Privacy

Wikimedia v. NSA: Standing and the Fight for Free Speech and Privacy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On March 10, 2015, represented by the ACLU, the Wikimedia Foundation and eight co-plaintiffs filed suit against the NSA, the Justice Department, and
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Wikimedia v. NSA: Wikimedia Foundation files suit against NSA to challenge upstream mass surveillance « Wikimedia blog

Wikimedia v. NSA: Wikimedia Foundation files suit against NSA to challenge upstream mass surveillance « Wikimedia blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is suing the NSA for mass surveillance http://t.co/Y80sEnWNMm Erodes Internet as "an open space for collaboration…free from fear”
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How the NSA’s Firmware Hacking Works and Why It’s So Unsettling

How the NSA’s Firmware Hacking Works and Why It’s So Unsettling | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One of the most shocking parts of the recently discovered spying network Equation Group is its mysterious module designed to reprogram or reflash a computer’s firmware with malicious code.
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Snowden Documents Reveal More Global Surveillance Programs - Government Accountability Project (blog)

Snowden Documents Reveal More Global Surveillance Programs - Government Accountability Project (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If you thought warrantless wiretapping by our own intelligence community was bad enough, Reuters reports that documents released by NSA whistleblower and GAP client Edward Snowden show Canada has “its own globe-spanning Internet surveillance”...
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The Economic Realms: How algorithms rule the world

The Economic Realms: How algorithms rule the world | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The NSA revelations highlight the role sophisticated algorithms play in sifting through masses of data. But more surprising is their widespread use in our everyday lives. So should we be more wary of their power?
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NSA Opens Up Data Automation Software For Public Use - Forbes

NSA Opens Up Data Automation Software For Public Use - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has worked with the National Security Agency (NSA) on the release of Niagarafiles (or Nifi, to the initiated) technology designed to “automate data flows” among multiple computer networks.
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Verizon is launching a tech news site that bans stories on U.S. spying

Verizon is launching a tech news site that bans stories on U.S. spying | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There’s just one catch: In exchange for the major corporate backing,
tech reporters at SugarString are expressly forbid…
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New Zealand PM deceiving public over spying claims, says Glenn Greenwald

New Zealand PM deceiving public over spying claims, says Glenn Greenwald | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

An already tumultuous New Zealand election campaign took another dramatic turn less than a week before polling day when the prime minister, John Key, responded angrily to claims by the American journalist Glenn Greenwald that he had been "deceiving the public" over assurances on spying.

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The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google - The Intercept - First Look Media

The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google - The Intercept - First Look Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

ICREACH has been accessible to more than 1,000 analysts at 23 U.S. government agencies that perform intelligence work, according to a 2010 memo. A planning document from 2007 lists the DEA, FBI, Central Intelligence Agency, and the Defense Intelligence Agency as core members. Information shared through ICREACH can be used to track people’s movements, map out their networks of associates, help predict future actions, and potentially reveal religious affiliations or political beliefs.

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Snowden claims you should blame the NSA for a 2012 Syrian Internet outage ... - Washington Post (blog)

Snowden claims you should blame the NSA for a 2012 Syrian Internet outage ... - Washington Post (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says the NSA was responsible for a 2012 Syrian Internet outage, in a new profile published Wednesday by Wired:


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Facebook's Psychological Experiments Connected to Department of Defense Research on Civil Unrest

Facebook's Psychological Experiments Connected to Department of Defense Research on Civil Unrest | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It turns out that one of the researchers who ran Facebook's recent psychological experiments received funding from the U.S. Department of Defense to study the contagion of ideas
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EU states let NSA tap data cables, Danish media say - EUobserver

EU states let NSA tap data cables, Danish media say - EUobserver | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


But the Danish revelations suggest the extent of the collaboration with member states outside the Five Eyes pact is far greater than originally thought.

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Cantheyseemydick.com tells you if the U.S. government is looking at your dick pics

Cantheyseemydick.com tells you if the U.S. government is looking at your dick pics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
After Edward Snowden's occasionally hilarious interview with British comedian John Oliver, we know that many people's main concern when it comes to privacy is the U.S.
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Wikimedia Sues NSA Over Mass Surveillance

Wikimedia Sues NSA Over Mass Surveillance | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Justice presides with her scale and sword at Frankfurt am Main. Photo by Roland Meinecke, licensed under a Free Art license.
One of our favorite Internet resources, Wikimedia, is suing the NSA.
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4 Alex Walters's curator insight, March 12, 2015 10:52 AM

I completely agree with Wikimedia' s lawsuit against the NSA, I understand the need for heightened security in the nation but not the invasion of peoples privacy such as the mass surveillance act.Like its stated in the article the mass tapping of the internet is a restriction of our freedom of speech and privacy.

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Apple Products May Have Been Compromised By CIA Mass Surveillance Program

Apple Products May Have Been Compromised By CIA Mass Surveillance Program | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 The United States Central Intelligence Agency has been involved in a “multi-year effort” to break through Apple’s security code, according to a new report from the Intercept.
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Alexandre Sammartino's curator insight, March 11, 2015 7:46 AM

Here is a good example that shows how technology and innovation can reduce our freedom.

Indeed, while technology offers to people new ways of communication and make our life easier, it also reduce our personal privacy because all our technological products could be under surveillance..

An article from The Intercept!

 

4 Miriam Hall's curator insight, March 12, 2015 10:20 AM

CIA/NSA

 

What the heck.  Apparently the CIA has full access to our phones, history, apple accounts, call/message logs, etc.  This was probably in the terms and agreements no one read.  

 

As creepy as this is, I think its a good thing,  The CIA having access to phones has the potential to deter, if not prevent terrorism. 

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Today is a great victory against GCHQ, the NSA and the surveillance state - The Guardian

Today is a great victory against GCHQ, the NSA and the surveillance state - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Britain and America broke the law by intercepting electronic communications in bulk, and they can no longer claim otherwise
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New Snowden Leak: NSA Still Struggles with Encrypted Communications - Sputnik US

New Snowden Leak: NSA Still Struggles with Encrypted Communications - Sputnik US | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Following revelations about the government’s role in collecting telephone metadata last year, new documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal intimate details about which Internet communications the NSA can – and can’t – monitor.
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More Than 700 Million Internet Users Avoiding NSA Surveillance According to New Survey

More Than 700 Million Internet Users Avoiding NSA Surveillance According to New Survey | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The revelations of the large-scale Edward Snowden debacle that unfolded earlier this year is proving to be incredibly controversial, as some view him as a traitor and some view him as a saint.
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Did the NSA Outline Bitcoin In 1996? - CryptoCoinsNews

Did the NSA Outline Bitcoin In 1996? - CryptoCoinsNews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The NSA was one of the first organizations to describe a Bitcoin-like system.
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Emails showing Google's closeness with the NSA Director really aren't that surprising

Emails showing Google's closeness with the NSA Director really aren't that surprising | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Last week, Al-Jazeera caused a minor shitstorm by publishing a short stack of emails between ex-NSA Director Keith Alexander and Google execs Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt.
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The Open Source Tool That Lets You Send Encrypted Emails to Anyone - Wired

The Open Source Tool That Lets You Send Encrypted Emails to Anyone - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the wake of the mass NSA surveillance scandal sparked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, all sorts of hackers, academics, startups, and major corporations are working to build tools that let us more easily secure our email messages and other online communications.

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Money And Power: The Real Reason For The NSA Spying On Everyone - Techdirt

Money And Power: The Real Reason For The NSA Spying On Everyone - Techdirt | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


As Clay Shirky famously noted years ago, "Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution." That appears to absolutely be the case here.

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Edward Snowden Could Live With Life in Gitmo — But Can We? - VICE News

Edward Snowden Could Live With Life in Gitmo — But Can We? - VICE News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In his latest interview, this time with the Guardian, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden stressed again that his continued stay in Russia is no indication of allegiance nor subterfuge with the Kremlin. Rather, he said, Russia is a place of greater safety while the US refuses to let him bring a public interest defense to court against the Espionage Act charges he faces in America.

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Noam #Chomsky: Whose Security?

Noam #Chomsky: Whose Security? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The question of how foreign policy is determined is a crucial one in world affairs.  In these comments, I can only provide a few hints as to how I think the subject can be productively explored, keeping to the United States for several reasons.  First, the U.S. is unmatched in its global significance and impact.  Second, it is an unusually open society, possibly uniquely so, which means we know more about it.  Finally, it is plainly the most important case for Americans, who are able to influence policy choices in the U.S. -- and indeed for others, insofar as their actions can influence such choices.  The general principles, however, extend to the other major powers, and well beyond.

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