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Snowden: Surveillance is about “social control,” not terrorism

NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden spoke to an audience of more than 3,000 at President Petter’s Dream Colloquium on Big Data. The Peak reports: Snowden argued that terrorism is used as a justification to the public for the existence of these programs. What are the true motivations of programs such as PRISM? According to Snowden … Continue reading

VICE News Investigation Finds Signs of Secret Phone Surveillance Across London

Vice News A VICE News investigation has found evidence that sophisticated surveillance equipment that spies on people’s phones is being used across London, and uncovered a growing black market for the technology worldwide. Signs of IMSI catchers — also known as stingrays or cell-site simulators — were found at several locations in the British capital, … Continue reading

Video: Dad outraged at TSA pat down of 10 year old daughter

10 year old daughter of Kevin Payne was subjected to an invasive pat down by TSA agents due to a Capri Sun juice pouch found in her baggage as they travelled through Raleigh–Durham International Airport. Payne is calling it invasive and inappropriate and plans on filing a complaint against the TSA. The TSA exhibits a … Continue reading

ISIS Attacks are Excuses for Censorship and Disarmament

The Paris terrorist attacks and San Bernardino shootings have ushered in a new era of urban terror. The combined death toll of both attacks was 146 dead with hundreds wounded. The response from American politicians, law enforcement and intelligence departments has varied, but is unified in their calls for expansion of government power to fight … Continue reading

Intelligence agencies pounce on Paris attacks to pursue spy agenda

The Guardian Government officials are wasting no time in attempting to exploit the tragedy in Paris to pass invasive anti-privacy laws and acquire extraordinary new powers that they have wanted for years. In the process, they are making incredibly dishonest arguments and are receiving virtually no pushback from the media. Absent any actual information or … Continue reading

Former NSA Tech Director says “Fire everyone in DC!”

Former National Security Agency (NSA) Technical Leader and whistle blower Bill Binney has stated that the biggest threat to U.S. citizens is their own government. In a Reddit.com Ask Me Anything the long time NSA critic answered questions from the reddit community, covering topics related to NSA mass surveillance and his own thoughts on privacy. … Continue reading

Facebook Announces it will Notify Users of Suspected Account Attacks from State-Sponsored Actors

“The security of people’s accounts is paramount at Facebook, which is why we constantly monitor for potentially malicious activity and offer many options to proactively secure your account.” So says a Facebook Security Notification. The announcement continues: Starting today, we will notify you if we believe your account has been targeted or compromised by an … Continue reading