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    Post  TRANCOSO on Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:15 am

    Smart Lights: New LED Networks Could Track Your Every Movement


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    Post  mudra on Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:00 pm

    UK to force telecom firms to spy on British citizens

    The UK government is set to pass emergency laws requiring phone companies to hold detailed records of all phone calls, texts and internet usage for up to 12 months.

    Under the new legislation, companies would be allowed to access more data than ever before, including records of every website their customers visit, as well as the identities of people they contacted by phone.

    The new laws, which are expected to be supported by both the opposition Labour party and the Tories' Liberal Democrat coalition partners in government, come following US warnings of a terrorist attack in the West, which has resulted in UK airports drastically tightening up their security.

    Conservative Home Secretary Theresa May had proposed a similar bill last year.

    The Communications Data bill, colloquially nicknamed the “snooper’s charter,” would have forced companies to store the private information of their customers for up to two years, including private emails and instant messages.

    The bill was eventually blocked by Labour and the Liberal Democrats, following months of protest from the public, as well as the world’s biggest technology companies such as Google and Twitter.

    The Home Secretary faced further obstacles from the European Court of Justice, who in April this year declared that any form of legislation mandating the retention of personal information would be “invalid”, because it would breach EU laws regarding privacy rights and protecting personal data.

    read on:  Arrow http://rt.com/uk/171012-uk-government-snoopers-charter/

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    Post  mudra on Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:40 am

    Dozens More Military Programs To Control Social Media Revealed

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDqkGFPa6bs


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    What Exactly Are the Spy Agencies Doing with their Bag of Dirty Tricks? - Specific Examples of what they May Be Doing
    By Washington's Blog
    July 16, 2014
    Washington's Blog 15 July 2014

    Newly-released documents from Edward Snowden show that the British spy agency GCHQ has developed numerous offensive digital tools.

    But what exactly are they doing with these dirty tricks?

    We think it’s important to think through the specific possibilities, in order to gain an understanding of how pernicious these manipulations can be.

    We quote verbatim (in black) the names and descriptions of some of these tools – some of which Glenn Greenwald didn’t highlight in his report. We then provide descriptions in blue of potential misuses of such tools.

    Then we discuss how likely such misuses really are.

    Tools and potential misuses
    Here are the actual dirty tricks in the British spy agencies toolkit, with hypothetical examples of potential misuses …

    CONTINUE: http://www.globalresearch.ca/what-exactly-are-the-spy-agencies-doing-with-their-bag-of-dirty-tricks/5391555
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    Australia’s Surveillance State: Metadata and the Derogation of Privacy Rights
    By Binoy Kampmark
    August 09, 2014

    It is sometimes hard to know whether those in power adopt a policy of confusion purposely, or through grand design. When it comes to the flawed policy of data retention on a mass scale, a burden that is bound to fall on telecommunications companies, the problem is most acute of all. What is to be kept? What falls within that broad term metadata?

    The Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, a somewhat challenged individual in twenty first century politics, is one such example. Here, dinosaur meets politician, and the result is far from pretty. It is less pretty for the fact that his Attorney-General, George Brandis, is talking another language on the same subject.

    Neither seems entirely clear what the subject of metadata constitutes. For Abbott, it is a matter of dealing with “the material on the front of the envelope” while leaving the contents of the letter untouched, a crudely inaccurate analogy if ever there was one. On public channels, Brandis claims that the new proposals on mandatory data retention would require internet service providers (ISPs) to retain “metadata” for up to two years which would include “the web address” of each site visited by the individual user.

    Within the Australian cabinet, some dissent has brewed over the subject. The communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull [1], is irritated for good reason – he is the one left carrying the can and mollifying ISPs over their onerous duties. He wasn’t even invited to Monday’s national security committee meeting.

    Turnbull, in an attempt to clear the mud that had invariably slipped into the waters, suggested on Friday that metadata was a matter of difference. In his postmodern retort, a user’s web browsing history would not be part of the captured mix.

    “There has been some concern expressed that the government was proposing that telcos should retain for two years a record of the websites that you visit when you’re online, whether that’s expressed in the form of the domain names or their IP [internet protocol] addresses – in other words, that there would be a requirement to keep a two-year record of your web browsing or web surfing history.”

    Turnbull then brought in the traditional card of policing data, denying that the browsing history would be the subject of retention. “What they are seeking is that the traditional phone records that are currently kept, and by some ISPs and telcos for more than two years, that is the caller, the called party – you know, I called you, time of call, duration of call… they want them to be kept for two years.”

    But of course, it does not stop there. The IP address, or as Turnbull describes it, “the number that is assigned to your phone or your computer when you go online by your ISP” is to be retained.

    Similar denials on the extent of data capture have also been issued by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) chief David Irvine, and the Australian federal police (AFP) deputy commissioner, Andrew Colvin. While both were keen to dispel rumours that browsing histories would be captured, they dumped on the idea that warrants were required to access metadata.

    As Irvine explained, metadata was already being accessed “for many years”, a process that was bound to continue. Then there was the honourable, reliable office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (not, of course, a judge or an expression of the law) keeping an eye on “the way we access [metadata].”

    Colvin, in an unconvincing attempt to pacify critics, attempted to draw a distinction between metadata, which can be accessed as an “initial investigative tool” and actual content. The latter required a warrant, with its judicial protections.

    CONTINUE: http://www.globalresearch.ca/australias-surveillance-state-metadata-and-the-derogation-of-privacy-rights/5395353
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    Re: The Surveillance State - A New Era

    Post  mudra on Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:58 am

    Brazil begins laying its own Internet cables to avoid U.S. surveillance



    There's a new wrinkle in Brazil's plan to build a $185 million undersea fiber-optic cable that would connect it to Portugal and help the country avoid surveillance by U.S. intelligence authorities, reports Bloomberg: The cable will be built without the help of any U.S. companies.

    While Brazil arguably led the world's outrage over the Edward Snowden disclosures, its ire has mellowed a bit in recent months. But that Brazilian authorities are still talking about a U.S.-free undersea link to Europe only underscores something that may be especially destructive to U.S. tech companies: Once you write foreign policy into fiber-optic cables, it stays that way for a long, long time.

    read on: Arrow http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/11/03/brazil-begins-laying-its-own-internet-cables-to-avoid-u-s-surveillance/

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    Post  TRANCOSO on Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:40 am

    You've Lost Privacy, Now They're Taking Anonymity
    Government and private entities are working to shred privacy and warehouse personal, relationship, and communications data. Once unimaginable surveillance technologies are being perfected and implemented. The most intimate details of lives are routinely and unthinkingly surrendered to data-gatherers. Is it still possible to be an anonymous whistleblower? Is it still possible to be anonymous at all? Your physical location and activities for the past ten years are known and have been logged.


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    Post  TRANCOSO on Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:20 am

    Privacy for anyone anywhere
    Tails is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:

       - use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship;
       - mall connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;
       - leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;
       - use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

    https://tails.boum.org/
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    Re: The Surveillance State - A New Era

    Post  Jenetta on Sun May 31, 2015 9:03 pm

    CPS IN AMERICA

    Danielle Meitiv: "CPS Threatened To Take My Kids Because They Play Outside And Walk Home Alone"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWkA1IqHJjo


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    Re: The Surveillance State - A New Era

    Post  Jenetta on Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:48 pm

    Lots of F's in this although it is done in "a tongue in cheek" comedy style...well worth the listen.

    This week we break down Bill C-51, Kanada’s(C) sinister new law, that would give the Canucks increased spying powers over its population.

    On the break, long standing hip-hop act Onyx, returns with “F... The Law.” We wrap things up with an interview with Antoine, a computer security ninja, about how we can protect ourselves from surveillance.

    http://rinf.com/alt-news/newswire/big-brother-eh/#comment-529226 HD Vimeo.

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    Post  mudra on Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:25 pm

    Sponda: Physical Cookie -case study

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    Sponda and TBWA have decided to test their " physical cookie " in a commercial center giving away freely 14000 of those cookies , similar to a key ring , that function in a similar way to cookies on the web, recording your trajectory and shopping behavior. Presented as VIP keys, those fidelity cards are equipped with an RFID chip with a code that is unique.

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    Post  TRANCOSO on Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:41 am

    mudra wrote:Sponda: Physical Cookie -case study

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfrLVMWW5vc


    Sponda and TBWA have decided to test their " physical cookie " in a commercial center giving away freely 14000 of those cookies , similar to a key ring , that function in a similar way to cookies on the web, recording your trajectory and shopping behavior. Presented as VIP keys, those fidelity cards are equipped with an RFID chip with a code that is unique.

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    A LOYALTY program they call it - priceless!
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    Post  TRANCOSO on Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:47 am

    How we’re fighting back against the UK surveillance state - and winning
    by Glyn Moody  
    May 22, 2015

    When Edward Snowden was thrust into the limelight just under two years ago, even the most cynical and paranoid were probably surprised by the all-encompassing nature of the NSA's global Internet surveillance he revealed. What he told us about the UK's activities in this area was particularly shocking: "It's not just a US problem. The UK has a huge dog in this fight," Snowden told The Guardian. "They [the UK's spy agency Government Communications Headquarters, GCHQ] are worse than the US."

    CONTINUE: http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/05/how-were-fighting-back-against-the-uk-surveillance-state-and-winning/


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    UK surveillance “worse than 1984,” says new UN privacy chief - World needs a "Geneva convention" for the Internet to safeguard personal data.
    by Glyn Moody  
    Aug 25, 2015

    The newly appointed UN special rapporteur on privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has called the UK's oversight of surveillance "a rather bad joke at its citizens’ expense," and said that the situation regarding privacy is "worse" than anything George Orwell imagined in his novel 1984. Speaking to The Guardian, Cannataci said: "at least Winston [a character in Orwell's 1984] was able to go out in the countryside and go under a tree and expect there wouldn’t be any screen, as it was called. Whereas today there are many parts of the English countryside where there are more cameras than George Orwell could ever have imagined. So the situation in some cases is far worse already."

    Cannataci is also concerned about the routine surveillance carried out by Internet companies as a key part of their business model. "They just went out and created a model where people’s data has become the new currency," he said. "And unfortunately, the vast bulk of people sign their rights away without knowing or thinking too much about it."

    The mandate of the new post of UN special rapporteur on privacy is broad. Cannataci, who is a professor of law at the University of Malta, and uses neither Facebook nor Twitter, is empowered to review government policies on digital surveillance and the collection of personal data, and to identify activities that harm privacy protection without any compelling justification. He can also give his views on how the private sector should be addressing its human rights responsibilities in this field.

    CONTINUE: http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/08/uk-surveillance-worse-than-1984-says-new-un-privacy-chief/
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    Post  mudra on Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:18 pm

    America Surveillance State part 1 of 6

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL_IlIlrxhtPNDmGs7t15ICvmw9zwHp2AS&v=9ri0bCmlQ7c


    We live in the United States of Surveillance--with cameras increasingly positioned on street corners and with much more invisible spying online and on the phone. Anyone who is paying attention knows that privacy could be out the window. All of this is not happening by accident -well funded powerful agencies and companies are engaged in the business of keeping tabs on what we do, what we say, and what we think.
    To many in the world, today, the face of America also has A BIG NOSE for sniffing and sifting mountains of data—phone calls, emails and texts. And with many mouths silenced by paranoia to keep what they decide is secret, secret. America has become a Surveillance-Industrial State where everyone’s business has become its business, and where one huge US intelligence Agency has been given the sanction and unlimited amounts of money to spy on the whole world.
    Mass Surveillance is the focus of this new 6 part investigative documentary series examining who is watching whom and why.

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    Re: The Surveillance State - A New Era

    Post  Carol on Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:51 pm

    There is a reason for living out in the country next to small towns that have no signal street lights. Besides, the chickens are good company and provide eggs for breakfast on a daily basis. Cow


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    Post  mudra on Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:36 pm

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    Surveillance and identity
    Towards a new anthropology of the person


    Chiara Fonio
    Università Cattolica – Dpt. di Sociologia
    Paper presented at the BSA conference  
    12-14 April 2007, London

    Abstract
    In the last decades surveillance and security tool, from cctv to ID cards, have grown to unpredictable
    levels. From close spaces, such as airports and malls, to urban contexts, our identities have become
    mere physical features constantly monitored by the penetrating eyes of security devices. The
    complexity, the nuances and the essential social components of identity are often reduced to ascribed
    characteristics. Identities have turned into “transparent” and naked bodies, legitimately scrutinised
    and divided into “pieces”. This simplistic approach could lead either to social exclusion of ethnic
    groups usually associated with deviant behaviour, or to a more general lack of concern for the integrity and
    the dignity of the person as a whole.
    The paper aims at analysing this new and inadequate anthropology of the person by focusing on
    different examples, such as biometrics and data banks, that emphasise the fragmentation of the body
    and the risks related to this reductive approach. In particular, the paper describes the outcomes of a
    qualitative research carried out in the cctv operators control rooms in the city of Milan. My 70 hours
    observation study has found that the operators mostly monitor ethnic groups (i.g. North-Africans and
    East Europeans) on the basis of an a priori stigma.In addiction, due to the fact that the majority of
    the operators are male, women’s body is more exposed to the not always discreet electronic gaze.

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    Post  mudra on Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:39 pm

    UK parliament rubberstamps mass surveillance law

    Posted Nov 17, 2016


    A controversial shoring up and expansion of state surveillance powers in the U.K. has been agreed upon by both houses of parliament, clearing the way for the formality of Royal Assent and the passing of the Investigatory Powers bill into law before the end of the year.

    The final text of the agreed bill can be found here.

    That's it, the #IPBill has gone thru and will soon be an Act. We've given our security services unprecedented powers to spy on us.

    — Jenny Jones (@GreenJennyJones) November 16, 2016

    The legislation creates a legal framework authorizing state actors to hack into devices, networks and services, including in bulk; maintain large databases of personal information on U.K. citizens, including individuals suspected of no crime; and force companies to decrypt data on request — effectively placing limits on the use of end-to-end encryption.

    It also requires communications service providers to maintain an ongoing log of all digital services their users connect to for a full year.

    The #ipbill has passed both Houses of Parliament. Soon, a record will be kept of every website you ever go to. That should worry you.

    — Julian Huppert (@julianhuppert) November 16, 2016

    Critics have long branded the #IPbill a “Snooper’s Charter.” But with the official opposition Labour party falling in line behind the government there was little hope of derailing the drive to lock in sweeping and intrusive state mass surveillance powers — which had been used in secret (and at times illegally) prior to the Snowden disclosures forcing their avowal in parliament.

    The government argues the incoming law provides intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the powers necessary to fight terrorism and investigate crime. And it points to new oversight mechanisms created by the legislation — such as a so-called “double lock” of judicial and senior ministerial sign-off for warrants, and a new Investigatory Powers Commissioner to audit agencies’ compliance — claiming they provide the checks and balances to ensure usage of the powers is properly authorized and balanced against considerations of individual privacy and civil liberty.

    Critics disagree, dubbing it the most extreme law ever passed in a democracy — because it cements the legality of mass surveillance. “We are left with a Bill that mostly permits and codifies all the illegal practices revealed through whistleblowing and court action,” argues the Open Rights Group’s Jim Killock, writing in Newsweek.

    Read on: https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/17/uk-parliament-rubberstamps-mass-surveillance-law/

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    Post  mudra on Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:44 pm

    UK Joins Russia And China In Legalizing Bulk Surveillance

    The highly-intrusive Investigatory Powers Bill has been passed by the UK’s House of Lords, and will come into force within weeks.

    The move gives the British government the power to spy on its citizens to an extent that’s virtually unprecedented anywhere in the world – only Russia and China have comparable regimes.

    It legalizes activities that the GCHQ spy agency had been illegally carrying out for years, including the bulk collection of personal communications data. It also gives both the security services and the police the power to hack into and bug electronic devices from smartphones to baby monitors.

    Meanwhile, internet and phone providers will be required to record and store for a year their customers’ phone and web activity. This will include the websites they’ve visited and the communications software they’ve used, along with every mobile app and more.

    read on: http://www.forbes.com/sites/emmawoollacott/2016/11/16/uk-joins-russia-and-china-in-legalizing-bulk-surveillance/#188ac37a65f4

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    Post  Carol on Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:27 pm

    ugh.. makes living in the forest look even more appealing. Freedom is precious along with being anonymous. It's downright scary to see how Surveillance is becoming the new norm.


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    Post  mudra on Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:33 am

    With Rule 41 the FBI Is Now Officially the Enemy of All Computer Users

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    Rick Falkvinge, founder of the original pirate party and head of privacy at PrivateInternetAccess.com, joins us to discuss his recent article, "Today, the FBI becomes the enemy of every computer user and every IT security professional worldwide." We dissect the new "Rule 41" that gives American law enforcement unprecedented leeway to break into any computer in the world, the implications this has for a world in which privacy is increasingly a thing of the past, and what people can do to protect themselves from the New Online Order of global FBI operations.

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    Post  Swanny on Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:02 pm

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4088076/The-anti-surveillance-clothing-hides-people-security-cameras-using-ghostly-patterns.html#newcomment


    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/04/anti-surveillance-clothing-facial-recognition-hyperface


    Anti-surveillance clothing aims to hide wearers from facial recognition

    Hyperface project involves printing patterns on to clothing or textiles that computers interpret as a face, in fightback against intrusive technology











    The use of facial recognition software for commercial purposes is becoming more common, but, as Amazon scans faces in its physical shop and Facebook searches photos of users to add tags to, those concerned about their privacy are fighting back.

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