Posts Tagged ‘Orwellian’

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NYT Claims U.S. Abides by Cluster Bomb Treaty: The Exact Opposite of Reality

The use of these weapons was criticized by all 117 countries that have joined the treaty, which took effect five years ago. Their use was also criticized by a number of others, including the United States, that have not yet joined the treaty but have abided by its provisions.

Blatant lie.

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UK surveillance “worse than 1984,” says new UN privacy chief

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.”

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The war on Gary Webb is covered at The Intercept.

CIA / MEDIA COLLABORATORS DESTROYED GARY WEBB

The CIA watched these developments closely, collaborating where it could with outlets who wanted to challenge Webb’s reporting. Media inquiries had started almost immediately following the publication of “Dark Alliance,” and Dujmovic in “Managing a Nightmare” cites the CIA’s success in discouraging “one major news affiliate” from covering the [Contra Cocaine] story. 

Congressional committee:

…Contras themselves knowingly received financial and material assistance from drug traffickers. In each case, one or another agency of the U.S. government had information regarding the involvement either while it was occurring, or immediately thereafter.”

The chief of the CIA’s Central America Task Force was also quoted as saying, “With respect to (drug trafficking) by the Resistance Forces…it is not a couple of people. It is a lot of people.”

Kill the Messenger

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Oregonian arrested for filming SWAT raid (VIDEO)

Oregon man arrested for filming stormtrooper raid.

“Quit resisting us.”

Fuck you. Filming the militarized stormtroopers is now called “interference,” a bogus charge that has no correlation to reality.

 

 

The police state we’ve been telling you about is here. Go back to tapping about nothing.

 

 

 

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The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.

The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

Those who trade their liberty for secret black site totalitarian surveillance and monkeying are real douchebags.

 

 

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Facecrook: NSA storing your facial web images, millions intercepted daily

 

Thanks to rapid advances being made in the field of facial recognition technology, the NSA is much better equipped to“exploit the flood of images included in emails, text messages, social media, video conferences and other communications,”according to an article in the New York Times, co-written by Laura Poitras, who, together with Glen Greenwald, are the only two journalists to have received the leaked NSA documents.

The NSA has the capacity to intercept“millions of images per day,” as well as some 55,000 “facial recognition quality images.” This latest milestone in US intelligence gathering, which goes a long way to putting the final touches on the much-feared Orwellian nightmare, gives the US spy agency “tremendous untapped potential,” according to the 2011 documents.

“It’s not just the traditional communications we’re after: It’s taking a full-arsenal approach that digitally exploits the clues a target leaves behind in their regular activities on the net to compile biographic and biometric information” that can help “implement precision targeting,” noted a document dated 2010.

 

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AFP Photo / Angela Weiss

 

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One company is Phantom Secure, a Canadian-based seller of encrypted Blackberries.

Standard fearmongering playbook has the Australian government rallying the public against privacy and encryption.  What should have been the default: privacy for all, is now the source of dread and panic because SHOCK!  There are criminals in the world!  Did you know this?

Uncrackable phones provided by Phantom Secure linked to murder of Hells Angels bikies

We are all to be treated as criminals and under surveillance, and we should accept life in the digital goldfish bowl.

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NSA’s UK branch has now been exposed for spying directly into people’s residences with imagery from hacked web cameras.  These unaccountable monsters are the enemies of humanity and should be arrested and tried for their myriad ongoing crimes.

Yahoo webcam images from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ
• Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk
• 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone
• Yahoo: ‘A whole new level of violation of our users’ privacy’
• Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images

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Judges Poised to Hand U.S. Spies the Keys to the Internet

 

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I want to stress: This is what is publicly known and admitted to by the NSA and numerous other entities (FBI, local police).

What remains covert, illegal, secret, buried, under the bullshit guise of “national security” etc. is surely much worse than this list:

No Warrant, No Problem: How the Government Can Get Your Digital Data

 

For some real insight, there are Russell Tice and Edward Snowden to contend with.