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 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?

 

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”.

 

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….

Apr 092013
 

Via m.ibtimes.co.uk/classification-cyber-weapons-marks-beginning-arms-race-455143.html

 

More cash for cyber defences, more staff and a grand vision of space-based assets…

 

Feb 192013
 

Via  www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/prisoner-x-ben-zygier-who-was-secretly-held-in-israel-leaked-mossad-secrets-to-australian-security-services-8500089.html

 

One would think ASIO had better training from the US and UK about running agents?

More at www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2013/s3688787.htm

 

Dec 162012
 

Via:  www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/tweeters-could-be-military-targets-20121213-2bcjq.html

 

Could using social media or blog comments about any military operation make you a legal military target?
The Geneva Convention protecting civilians could be removed if a power feels uploading, downloading or sharing is part of the fight. How long before “knowingly providing material support or resources to an entity that has been designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.” becomes just “providing material support or resources to an entity that has been designated””