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 :)

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”

 

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?

 

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.

 

Nov 252012
 

Going back to the site:

consortiumnews.com/2012/11/04/the-why-behind-the-benghazi-attack/

A interesting view after the “Mata Haris” like email find

presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/19/273240/coup-and-countercoup-in-washington/

 

Nov 122012
 

Via:  http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/11/09/skype_gave_data_on_a_teen_wikileaks_supporter_to_a_private_company_without.html

 

An interesting read on the possible value of a privacy policy in the EU.

 

Sep 152012
 

Via:  www.businessinsider.com/unbelievable-obama-administration-has-already-appealed-ndaa-ruling-2012-9

 

No US  citizens are going to escape the option of indefinite detention thanks to some court.

 

Aug 142012
 

Via:  www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/somalia-drones/all/

 

Mostly info on Somalia, a 737 near miss and crash counts.

Jun 022012
 

Via:  www.salon.com/2012/04/04/the_memo_bush_tried_to_destroy/singleton/

 

A copy was kept by the State Department and can be found at www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20120403/

The amazing question of “how the U.S. came to employ torture” is asked :)