Posts Tagged ‘Orwellian’

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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.

Internet Market Considers MIcrosoft Bid for Yahoo

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.

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Glenn Greenwald testified to the European Parliament.

 

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Shit, I’ve been writing about this stuff for 20 years.  Now high ranking FBI Counterintelligence guys are saying it, and Glenn Greenwald is getting it published.

480px-John_Boehner_official_portrait-400x500Former FBI Counterterrorism Agent Tim Clemente

“…by which he means not that any communication is susceptible to government interception as it happens (although that is true), but far beyond that: all digital communications — meaning telephone calls, emails, online chats and the like — are automatically recorded and stored and accessible to the government after the fact. To describe that is to define what a ubiquitous, limitless Surveillance State is.”

Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

by Glenn Greenwald

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And yes Proles, the original 1984 is online and in the public domain for you to read right now.   Orwell called it, and he remains the most relevant writer of the 20th century.  This novel should be the catechism of the next generation who will be living it more and more with daily erosions and affronts and assaults on their liberties and living standards.

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