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 :)

Dec 092013
 

Via:  http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/telstras-data-vacuum-20131205-2yucb.html

 

How Australia’s telephone and Web 2.0 use is tracked:  In bulk and filtered later.

Welcome to the world of the special projects group.

Aug 072013
 

Via:  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/06/nsa-director-cyber-terrorism-snowden

 

What might the “nihilists, anarchists, activists, … , twentysomethings who haven’t talked to the opposite sex in five or six years” do if the US “grabs” Snowden?

 

Aug 072013
 

Via:  http://www.businessinsider.com.au/tsa-vipr-teams-security-searches-2013-8

 

Welcome to the world of “special needs” or “administrative searches” – at train stations or events near you.

 

Jun 162013
 

Via:  www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/prism-revelations-home-office-warns-airlines-not-to-fly-nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-to-britain-8658633.html

 

“Carriers should deny boarding. This individual is highly likely to be refused entry to the UK.”

Strange how the UK gov can be so fixated of this issue with Mr Snowden’s photograph, passport number and date of birth…

after its years of uncontrolled immigration paperwork and many working “students”.

 

May 292013
 

Via:  www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/05/pentagon-cyberwar-angry-birds/

 

The US is trading the need for skilled hackers for new offensive cyber war technology.

Will offensive cyber war infrastructure really allow a on click victory?

Will 3rd parties really  leave their consumer OS that exposed?

May 142013
 

Via:  www.information-age.com/technology/mobile-and-networking/123457043/ee-and-ipsos-mori-face-privacy-backlash-over-mobile-data-analysis

 

An anonymised mobile phone usage data package came with a nice bit of info:  your location down to ~100 metres.

The data was all anonymised, aggregated-  just dont think too much about the 100m part.

Apr 192013
 

Via:  www.globalresearch.ca/clinton-bush-and-obama-us-war-crimes-over-three-administrations/5331757

www.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/world/us-practiced-torture-after-9-11-nonpartisan-review-concludes.html

More at:  detaineetaskforce.org

detaineetaskforce.org/report/

 

Over two years a 11-member Task Force produced a ~600-page report on the abuse of detainees over three US administrations.

The report covers extraordinary renditions, black sites, rendition, enhanced interrogation tactics, night raids, pulpified prisoner’s legs, the use of feeding tubes….