Dec 282013
 

The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) still has its indefinite detention option :)

http://www.salon.com/2013/12/27/obama_signs_ndaa_2014_indefinite_detention_remains/

 

Two other interesting court cases:

http://www.freedomwatchusa.org/court-declares-nsa-spying-program-unconstitutional-and-grant

and now http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/27/new-york-nsa-phone-surveillance/4219055/

Welcome to the world of third party collection :)

Sep 122013
 

Via:  http://delimiter.com.au/2013/09/10/australian-agencies-nsa-encryption-access/

 

Its seems the National Security Agency and GCHQ are still sharing tech with Australia rather than just the raw product been offered.

Aug 092013
 

Via:  www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/08/lavabit-email-shut-down-edward-snowden

Via:  news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57597726-38/silent-circle-follows-lavabit-in-shuttering-encrypted-e-mail/

and www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-08/snowdens-email-service-provider-shuts-down-following-government-pressure

 

A self issued National Security Letter and a nondisclosure order?

 

Aug 082013
 

Via:  http://blogs.fas.org/secrecy/2013/08/quantum-leap/

 

Got a site that mentions money laundering, drug trafficking, terrorism and other threats?

U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) National Capital Region (NCR) might have ran an experiment “to enhance the ability to discover relationships, human networks, and geospatial features”

 

Jul 172013
 

Via:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/07/15/dhs-warns-employees-not-to-read-leaked-nsa-information/

 

Will violating a non-disclosure agreement signed to protect classified national security information stop a thought crime?

A great way to study who is sneaking a read at home :)

Feb 192013
 

Via:  www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/10/software-tracks-social-media-defence

 

Tracking users…. via a  “proof of concept” product that was not sold to any clients?

Private sector and public sector getting around ‘walled gardens’ find what?  Security risks?

Like protesters in front of an East German church – what are the options?

The optics of mass arrests?  Or yet more expensive undercover work.

 

Jan 102013
 

Via:  www.scmagazine.com.au/News/328135,linguistics-identifies-anonymous-users.aspx

with a video.

Comments at yro.slashdot.org/story/13/01/09/0233243/linguistics-identifies-anonymous-users

 

What your writing style can give away about you.   Interesting video.  Function words used in a thesis could track a person in a chatroom…