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When the Surveillance State Is Used to Investigate and Prosecute Whistleblowers, the Occupy Movement and Environmental Activists

President Obama assured us on Friday that our phone conversations are not being listened to, but that is not a credible reassurance unless the White House comes up with documents that make what is going on transparent in terms of its protocols and process. There is little “an enemy” can learn from the broad strokes […]

FBI’s Facial Recognition is Coming to a State Near You | Electronic Frontier Foundation

After we read through the Advisory Board documents, we quickly sent Open Records requests to several of the states involved in the pilot program. The documents we received from Maryland and Hawaii further flesh out the story. For example, the Memorandum of Understanding MOU between Hawaii and the FBI shows that the government is building […]

No iPads Or iPhones For You, Apple Store Clerk Tells Iranians : The Two-Way : NPR

Sahar Sabet of Alpharetta, Ga., says that when she was in an Apple store at the local North Pointe Mall last week to buy an iPad and an iPhone, she and her uncle were overheard by a clerk. The sales rep asked what language they were speaking and where they were from. When they said […]

The Internet Indians – The Fight for Amazonia – Al Jazeera English

Amazonia is much more than just the earth’s lungs: it is home to 20 per cent of the world’s fauna, 20 per cent of its fresh water reserves and countless animal species. In the 1960s and 1970s, Brazil started the conquest of the massive ancient forest in order to increase the country’s prosperity – a […]

Google privacy changes: what it means for you | GlobalPost

According to The Associated Press, these changes are not motivated solely by enhancing user experience. Google stands to draw even more advertiser revenue with the revamped policy. The $38 billion dollars Google receives in ad revenues already makes up a significant portion of its revenue. Consumers aiming to limit the information Google collects have some means […]

Leaked Stratfor Email Suggests Secret U.S. Indictment of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has published an internal email from the private intelligence firm Stratfor that suggests the U.S. Justice Department has obtained a sealed indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The email is one of around five million obtained from Stratfor’s servers by the hacker group, Anonymous. “Somehow you have a private intelligence company, […]

Anonymous Hackers Attack Interpol Website After Arrests

The arrests came as part of Interpols Operation Unmasked, which began in mid-February as a response to coordinated cyber attacks from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Spain against targets including the Colombian defense ministry, a Chilean electric company, and Chiles national library. Last month, the group attacked Combined Systems, a company that is accused of selling […]

Pakistan Internet Filtering and URL Blocking System Request for Proposal | Public Intelligence

Internet access in Pakistan is mostly unrestricted and unfiltered. The Internet traffic is coming from two IP backbone providers, i.e., PTCL and TWA. The Internet Service Providers ISPs and backbone providers have currently deployed manual URL filtering and blocking mechanism in order to block the specific URLs containing undesirable content as notified by PTA from […]

Privacy advocates worry online advertisers will sneak around ‘Do Not Track’ rule | The Raw Story

Following the White House’s announcement of support for new one-click Internet privacy rules, electronic privacy advocates warned Raw Story that online advertisers who claim support the new standards might not actually be keen on giving up their most valuable metrics.Experts who spoke to Raw Story this week warned that if government officials are really serious […]

How the government reads your emails without a warrant — RT

Worried that the US government might be able to read your emails? Don’t be — they already can! The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the feds to come clean on why — and what — they do with the personal correspondence of its citizens.The ACLU has filed request under the US Freedom of Information […]

Brazil could be first country to use Twitters new censorship policy to silence its citizens | Mail Online

Brazil could become the first country to take Twitter up on its plan to censor Tweets at government request.The move has sparked alarm among privacy groups, who fear  governments will use the same policy to silence dissenting voices.  The Brazilian government has requested an injunction to stop Twitter users from alerting drivers to police road […]

Facebook Disables CLG Editors Account Name, Claiming It Is Illegitimate | Citizens for Legitimate Government

Facebook Disables CLG Editor’s Account Name, Claiming It Is ‘Illegitimate’ –‘The name you entered was not approved by our system.’ 17 Feb 2012 Facebook has decided that ‘Lori Price Legitgov,’ the personal Facebook account title of the Editor-in-Chief of Citizens for Legitimate Government, is (suddenly) not ‘legitimate’ and therefore disabled. Price’s Facebook account was established in September […]

Twitter ‘Censoring’ Doesn’t Apply To Re-Tweets | TPM Idea Lab

Twitter has responded to our questions about its new policy to “withhold” certain tweets on a country-by-country basis with some fascinating answers that make the accusations of “mass censorship” from some users and writers seem hyperbolic. To recap: Twitter on Thursday posted an entry on its official company blog explaining that it had overcome the […]

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