Sep 252014
 

Via:  http://www.itnews.com.au/News/396179,senate-rejects-attempt-to-limit-asios-access-to-devices.aspx

http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/parliament-bullied-to-pass-national-security-laws-says-greens-senator-scott-ludlam-20140924-10lir9.html

 

New laws in Australia would allow for access to any number of devices on a network.

The warrant is self signed.

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.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.

 

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 182013
 

Via:  freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/felten/calea-ii-risks-of-wiretap-modifications-to-endpoints/

 

Will US secure communication devices come with a new generation of backdoors?

Where US device makers go, the world usually follows.

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….