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Pete Ashdown: ISP owner who stood up to NSA says govt should follow law if it wants to keep secrets

Pete Ashdown: ISP owner who stood up to NSA says govt should follow law if it wants to keep secrets | Transparency | Scoop.it
As US broadband giants betray customer privacy in the name of profit, the owner of a Utah-based internet company has stood up for his customers’ privacy, refusing to compromise his personal or professional integrity for warrantless wiretapping.
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Statement by Edward Snowden to human rights groups at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport

Statement by Edward Snowden to human rights groups at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport | Transparency | Scoop.it
#Snowden: "That moral decision to tell the public about spying... was the right thing to do and I have no regrets." http://t.co/HEpWd0QFaG
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Guerilla Open Access Manifesto by Aaron Swartz July 2008

Guerilla Open Access Manifesto by Aaron Swartz July 2008 | Transparency | Scoop.it
Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is...

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Antonio Lopez's curator insight, January 16, 2013 4:52 AM

In light of the sudden and tragic death of Aaron Swartz, it's worth revisiting his manifesto for open access. In terms of climate change, I think there is an ethical responsibility for the research and academic community to have information openly accessible. This is also related to keeping information ecosystems open.

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ICIJ Database Cracks Open Secret World

Our web app allows the public to search more than 100,000 secret companies, trusts and funds created in offshore locales such as the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands and Singapore.
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GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians' communications at G20 summits

GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians' communications at G20 summits | Transparency | Scoop.it
Exclusive: phones were monitored and fake internet cafes set up to gather information from allies in London in 2009
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Secret Courts: 8 nightmare scenarios now possible in Britain | openDemocracy

Secret Courts: 8 nightmare scenarios now possible in Britain | openDemocracy | Transparency | Scoop.it
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Suddenly, white people care about privacy incursions

Suddenly, white people care about privacy incursions | Transparency | Scoop.it
For many, government surveillance has been a regular part of life, especially since 9/11. So, why the outrage now?

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Online privacy and Prism – news and teaching resources round up - The Guardian

Online privacy and Prism – news and teaching resources round up - The Guardian | Transparency | Scoop.it
The Guardian Online privacy and Prism – news and teaching resources round up The Guardian Here we pull together the best news stories, multimedia, teaching resources and websites to help you make sense of the story in class and look at the wider...
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Private providers of public services to be subject to Freedom of Information Act - e-petitions

Private providers of public services to be subject to Freedom of Information Act - e-petitions http://t.co/xMwJff9iQO
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Hong Kong silent over Edward Snowden extradition - video - The Guardian

Hong Kong silent over Edward Snowden extradition - video
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The Hong Kong police commissioner fails to comment on reports the US is seeking to extradite Edward Snowden to try him in America for spying.
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NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Promises More Details About U.S. Government Surveillance

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Promises More Details About U.S. Government Surveillance | Transparency | Scoop.it
In a live Q+A with The Guardian, he hints at new details about the scandal and provides insight into why he went public.
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UK intelligence agencies planned to spy on Commonwealth summit delegates

UK intelligence agencies planned to spy on Commonwealth summit delegates | Transparency | Scoop.it
Top-secret document, prepared by GCHQ, contained proposals to target Commonwealth allies at heads of government summit
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Whistleblowing and leaking: pushing the limits of accountability | space for transparency

Whistleblowing and leaking: pushing the limits of accountability | space for transparency | Transparency | Scoop.it
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The Secret Science Behind Big Data And Word Of Mouth | TechCrunch

The Secret Science Behind Big Data And Word Of Mouth | TechCrunch | Transparency | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School and author of the New York Times bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On.

Why do some companies, products and services get more word of mouth than others?
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Dick Cheney Laughs Off Privacy Concerns Over Government Surveillance - ThinkProgress

Dick Cheney Laughs Off Privacy Concerns Over Government Surveillance - ThinkProgress | Transparency | Scoop.it
Dick Cheney Laughs Off Privacy Concerns Over Government Surveillance ThinkProgress Dick Cheney Former Vice President Dick Cheney (R), whose false statements helped propel the United States into an eight year war in Iraq, said Sunday that citizens...
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