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Sunday May 11th, 2014
Federal Agents Seek to Loosen Rules on Hacking Computers posted 05/11/2014, 9:52 PM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A U.S. proposal to expand the U.S. Justice Department’s ability to hack into computers during criminal investigations is furthering tension in the debate over how to balance privacy rights with the need to keep the country safe.... (more)


Wednesday May 7th, 2014

Adult Photography Record-Keeping and Inspection Law Threatens Free Speech posted 05/07/2014, 6:23 AM (EFF.org)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
EFF and the ACLU of Pennsylvania have joined forces to file an amicus brief in a long-running challenge to two criminal statutes that unconstitutionally limit the free expression of millions of adults who use the Internet and other electronic forms of communication. These statutes bring the threat of criminal sanctions for private, lawful speech and also violate important privacy rights, including both the First and the Fou... (more)


Tuesday May 6th, 2014



US Government Begins Rollout Of Its 'Driver's License For The Internet' posted 05/06/2014, 7:50 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
An idea the government has been kicking around since 2011 is finally making its debut. Calling this move ill-timed would be the most gracious way of putting it.
A few years back, the White House had a brilliant idea: Why not create a single, secure online ID that Americans could use to verify their identity across multiple websites, starting with local government service... (more)


California City Achieves New Lows In Anti-Bullying Laws, Makes Public Entirely Subject To Other People's 'Feelings' posted 05/06/2014, 7:50 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Just stop.

"Fixing" bullying through rushed, stupid, reactionary laws does nothing to address the issue and generally just make
... (more)


Monday May 5th, 2014

Two Illinois children charged with felonies for 'sexting' posted 05/05/2014, 3:17 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
BATAVIA, IL — Two middle-school students are facing felony child-pornography charges after they were discovered ‘sexting.’... (more)


Thursday May 1st, 2014



President of Drug-Testing Company Is Brother of St. Edward High School President posted 05/01/2014, 5:15 AM (Cleveland Scene)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
One of the big news items this week has to do with St. Edward High School, St. Ignatius High School and Gilmour Academy all kicking off a mandatory drug-testing program for their students in the fall. It's an interesting story because no other schools in Northeast Ohio presently test their students for drug use.

Another interesting point of fact is that the president and CEO of Massachusetts-based Psychemedics - the company that will be conducting the tests - is Raymond Kubacki, b
... (more)


Monday April 28th, 2014

State Dept Launches 'Free the Press' Campaign Same Day DOJ Asks Supreme Court To Jail Reporter posted 04/28/2014, 7:53 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The US State Department announced the launch of its third annual "Free the Press" campaign today, which will purportedly highlight "journalists or media outlets that are censored, attacked, threatened, or otherwise oppressed because of their reporting." A noble mission for sure. But maybe they should kick off the campaign by criticizing their own Justice Department, which, on the very same day, has asked the Supreme Court to h... (more)


Thursday April 17th, 2014

'Kill switch' will come to U.S. phones in 2015 posted 04/17/2014, 10:07 AM (CNN)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
(CNN) -- The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players.

Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, along with the five biggest cellular carriers in the United States, are among those that have signed on to a voluntary program announced Tuesday by the industry's largest trade group.
... (more)


Wednesday April 16th, 2014

Los Angeles Law Enforcement Looking To Crowdsource Surveillance posted 04/16/2014, 10:35 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The LAPD wants you, Joe Citizen, to help it out with its surveillance. It has enlisted the help of a crowdsourcing tool called LEEDIR to collect photos and recordings from everyday people who may have additional footage of natural disasters or civil unrest that could help out both emergency responders and cops looking to put a few more demonstrators in jail.
In today's announcement, earthquakes, terrorist ... (more)


Tuesday April 15th, 2014

TSA Ejects Mute, Disabled Woman From Flight Because She Couldn't Speak posted 04/15/2014, 9:39 AM (Police State USA)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
LOS ANGELES, CA –  Federal checkpoint agents refused to let a woman board her flight when they interpreted her disabilities and inability to speak as a sign of terrorism.

Sherry Wright and her sister Heidi were scheduled to fly from Los Angeles International Airport to Phoenix.  Things started to go badly for the pair when TSA agents asked to see their papers.

Heidi, 58, had a driver’s license that was expired.   This was because she had not driven in years due to a
... (more)


Monday April 14th, 2014



NSA Exploited Heartbleed for Own Use posted 04/14/2014, 7:34 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Not only did the NSA know about the Heartbleed internet bug—found to have exposed the sensitive information of countless web users—but they exploited it for their own intelligence gathering purposes for years, sources charge.

Bloomberg News reported late Friday that the agency found Heartbleed shortly after its introduction in early 2012, according to a person "famil
... (more)


Wednesday April 9th, 2014

European ISPs Can Stop Logging User Data, Court Rules posted 04/09/2014, 3:07 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The European Court of Justice has overturned Europe's data retention directive, arguing that it's disproportionate and a violation of people's privacy. The decision has far-reaching consequences for the collection of data from European internet users, including their IP-addresses.... (more)


Snowden Says NSA Is Lying When It Claims He Didn't Raise Concerns Through The Proper Channels posted 04/09/2014, 3:07 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
In a new interview with Vanity Fair magazine, Ed Snowden seems to be hitting back at nearly every bogus claim made by his critics. He kicks it off by responding to the claims that if he were a real whistleblower, he should have just gone through "official channels." He claims that he did that and nothing happened. In fact, he suggests that Congress ought to ask the NSA about that. ... (more)


Yale University Drops Threat to Kick Out Student for Being Too Skinny posted 04/09/2014, 3:06 AM (Yahoo Shine)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A 92-pound Yale University student has finally ended her face-off with school officials who spent months insisting that she either gain weight or be suspended. And Frances Chan, 20, who contends she never had an eating disorder to begin with but is simply genetically thin, could not be more relieved.... (more)


Tuesday April 8th, 2014

Teen Suspended For Helping Students Opt-Out Of Common Core English Test posted 04/08/2014, 1:33 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
An eighth-grade student in New York says she was suspended from school last week after informing classmates that they could opt-out of an upcoming Common Core English test.... (more)


Thursday April 3rd, 2014

An NSA 'Reform Bill' of the Intelligence Community, Written by the Intelligence Community, and for the Intelligence Community posted 04/03/2014, 12:31 AM (EFF.org)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Representatives Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger, the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee, introduced HR 4291, the FISA Transparency and Modernization Act (.pdf), to end the collection of all Americans' calling records using Section 215 of the Patriot Act. Both have vehemently defended the program since June, an... (more)


NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans' calls and emails -- Clapper posted 04/03/2014, 12:31 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
US intelligence chiefs have confirmed that the National Security Agency has used a "back door" in surveillance law to perform warrantless searches on Americans’ communications.... (more)


Tuesday April 1st, 2014

Britain to Jail Parents Who Don't Love Their Children Enough posted 04/01/2014, 11:02 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
British government will determine what is an acceptable degree of love and affection. Photo: Dorothea Lange, the United States Library of Congress

Not loving a child to the degree mandated by a new standard established by the British state will result in a prison term for parents, according to The Telegraph.

Under a new "Cinder
... (more)


Clapper Confesses: NSA Searching Americans' Calls and Emails posted 04/01/2014, 11:01 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Despite professions by intelligence officials that "backdoor" searches have been strictly limited to foreign individuals, reporting Tuesday has revealed that the NSA has also conducted warrantless searches of Americans' calls and emails.

In a letter sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Friday, the former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper acknowledged,
... (more)


NSA Blows Its Own Top Secret Program in Order to Propagandize posted 04/01/2014, 1:30 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
John “Chris” Inglis just revealed to the world that the NSA was–is?–intercepting every single email, text message, and phone-location signal in real time for the entire country of Iraq. Obviously, the fact that the NSA has this capability, and used it, is Top Secret. What authority did Chris Inglis have to disclose this? Should a Department of Justice leak investigation be commenced?... (more)


Monday March 31st, 2014

After seven years, exactly one person gets off the gov't no-fly list posted 03/31/2014, 12:14 AM (Ars Technica)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A hearing in federal court Tuesday has apparently marked the conclusion of a drawn-out, costly, and, to use the judge’s own term, “Kafkaesque” legal battle over the government no-fly list. Malaysian college professor Rahinah Ibrahim sued the government back in 2006, after Dr. Ibrahim’s name mistakenly ended up on a federal government no-fly list.... (more)


Friday March 28th, 2014

‘Guardian’ reporting of Snowden leaks threatened with closure, conference told posted 03/28/2014, 8:18 AM (Irish Times)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Guardian deputy editor Paul Johnson has clarified his statement at a radio conference in Dublin that the British Government would close down the newspaper over the Edward Snowden spying affair.... (more)


Wednesday March 26th, 2014

Google Takedown Notices Surge 711,887 Percent in Four Years posted 03/26/2014, 2:58 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A new paper published in the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology shows that the number of DMCA notices received by Google increased 711,887 percent in four years. The increase can be credited to a few copyright holders and industry groups such as the RIAA, who started an avalanche of takedown requests after the SOPA and PIPA bills died in Congress.... (more)


Monday March 24th, 2014

Anti-Piracy Group Steals Photo For "Snitch On a Pirate" Campaign posted 03/24/2014, 1:44 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Business Software Alliance, a trade group representing Adobe, Apple and Microsoft, has been caught using a "stolen" photo in one of their anti-piracy campaigns. The group is running various Facebook ads to convince people to snitch on pirates, but this effort has backfired terribly.... (more)


Leak Shows NSA Breached Huawei's Internal Servers, Grabbed Executive Emails And Source Code posted 03/24/2014, 1:43 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Over the weekend, Der Spiegel and the New York Times published another leaked document, this one detailing the NSA's breach of Huawei's servers. The end game, however, seems to be less targeted at monitoring the company for ... (more)


Thursday March 20th, 2014

"You Can Keep Your Doctor. Oh, And We're Not Listening To Your Phone Calls." posted 03/20/2014, 12:38 PM (Becky Akers)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Maybe they aren’t. But the NSA is storing them — all of them, every word. In monthly cycles, i.e., recordings of new calls replace those  that are 30 days old.*

The NSA claims to be universally eavesdropping on only one “foreign” country, but remember that 1) the
... (more)


Tuesday March 18th, 2014

Professor Calls For Climate Change ‘Deniers’ To Be Imprisoned posted 03/18/2014, 10:18 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A professor with Rochester Institute of Technology has called for the incarceration of any American who actively disagrees that climate change is solely caused by human activity.

Lawrence Torcello, a philosophy professor with a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo, published the comments as part of an essay submitted to the academic website The Conversation.

Torcello argues that malignant individuals, who he does not identify, are collectively organising a "camp
... (more)


Where is the Support for the Alleged Dread Pirate Roberts? posted 03/18/2014, 10:17 AM (Activist Post)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Murder-for-hire charges dropped against Ross Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts), the alleged founder of the Silk Road. Now, at worst, he may be guilty of being an innovative computer geek. He needs our support.... (more)


Popcorn Time Shuts Down, Then Gets Resurrected by YTS (YIFY) posted 03/18/2014, 10:16 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A roller-coaster week for controversial movie application Popcorn Time hit a huge low last evening with the news that the creators of the software were throwing in the towel. Well people, not so fast. The people behind YTS (YIFY) inform TorrentFreak that they are taking over the project with immediate effect.... (more)


Monday March 17th, 2014

The Rebranding Of SOPA: Now Called 'Notice And Staydown' posted 03/17/2014, 5:23 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
On Thursday morning, the House Judiciary Committee held its latest in a long series of hearings concerning potential copyright reform -- sometimes referred to as "the Next Great Copyright Act" after the Copyright Office kicked off the process with a talk on that topic (I'd quibble with the word "great" in there given how things are going so far). The latest hearing focused on Section 512 of the DMCA, better known as the "notice and takedown" provisions, or, more broadly, as the "safe harbor... (more)


Thursday March 13th, 2014

NSA Aiming To Infect 'Millions' Of Computers Worldwide With Its Malware; Targets Telco/ISP Systems Administrators posted 03/13/2014, 7:53 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The NSA is still working hard to make the world's computer usage less safe. The latest leak published by The Intercept shows the agency plans to infect "millions" of computers worldwide with malware, making it ... (more)


Wednesday March 12th, 2014

Government Employees Suddenly Worried About Surveillance As New Plans To Stop The Next Snowden Strip All Privacy posted 03/12/2014, 6:46 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Associated Press has a story about how the US intelligence community is ramping up efforts to stop the next Ed Snowden by basically monitoring nearly everything that government employees and contractors with security clearance do:
Stung by internal security lapses, U.S. intelligence officials plan to use a sweeping electronic system to continually monitor workers with secret c... (more)


Tuesday March 11th, 2014

Legislators Rush To Patch Hole In 'Secret Photography' Law; 'Succeed' In Making It Make It Much, Much Worse posted 03/11/2014, 4:11 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The law is an ass. This has been true since well before Charles Dickens cranked out Oliver Twist in order to fulfill his four-book contract with Penguin Classics. We also hear quite frequently how the law's ass-ish gears (sorry, some metaphors are going be forcibly combined here) grind slowly, eventually birthing justice itself or, far more frequently, suffering a miscarriage.

Sometimes, however
... (more)


CBS Journalist Resigns After Being Pressured Over 'Anti-Obama' Reporting posted 03/11/2014, 4:11 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
CBS journalist Sharyl Attkisson resigned today after facing pressure over reports she filed that were deemed to be overly critical of President Obama, but don’t expect the mainstream media to create a circus around Attkisson’s resignation like they did that of RT host Liz Wahl.

“Attkisson, who has been with CBS News for two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedicati
... (more)


Monday March 10th, 2014

You Know Who Else Collected Metadata? The Stasi posted 03/10/2014, 12:50 AM (ProPublica)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]


The East German secret police, known as the Stasi, were an infamously intrusive secret police force. They amassed dossiers on about one quarter of the population of the country during the Communist regime.

But their spycraft — while incredibly invasive — was also technologically primitive by today's standards. While researching my book Dragnet Nation, I obtained the ab
... (more)


Commercial Drones Declared Legal; Release The Tacocopters posted 03/10/2014, 12:49 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Almost exactly two years ago, we wrote about the tacocopter, a sort of proof of concept idea for using drones to deliver products to people's homes. Yes, Amazon got some attention last year for claiming to be working on something similar, but the Tacocopter (and Lobstercopter on the east coast) idea was the first I'd heard of anyone seriously thinking ab... (more)


Saturday March 8th, 2014

Former ThinkProgress writer: White House censored us posted 03/08/2014, 6:38 PM (The Daily Caller)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Zaid Jilani, a former blogger with the left-wing think tank Center for American Progress, explained this week how the Obama administration frequently tries to censor the progressive organization’s content when it departs from the White House’s agenda.... (more)


Wednesday March 5th, 2014

How ICE And GoDaddy Teamed Up To Help Censor A Mexican Protest Website posted 03/05/2014, 10:15 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Perhaps two of the least liked organizations that we know of around here are ICE, also known as the Department of Homeland Security's 'Immigrations and Customs Enforcement' group -- recently subject to a sort of rebranding as Homeland Security Investigations, and GoDaddy. So here's a story of the two of them teaming up to censor a political we... (more)


Tuesday March 4th, 2014

US Schools Go Full-Bore Soviet posted 03/04/2014, 12:49 AM (The Dollar Vigilante)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
"¨"Give me the children until they are seven, and anyone may have them afterwards." – attrib. St. Francis Xavier.

Obama is cementing his redefinition of America by federalizing the minds of its future: children. The federal Common Core program seeks to “align” the curriculum and standards of public school systems that have been under state jurisdiction. The program is said to be voluntary but then, so are taxes.

The incentives to adopt Common Core are huge; for exam
... (more)


Police Dept. Covers Up Its NSA-Style, Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking posted 03/04/2014, 12:49 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Florida police used a cell phone tracking device at least 200 times without a warrant because they conspired with the device manufacturer to keep its use a secret, according to the ACLU.

Through a recent motion for public access, the ACLU determined that at least one Florida police department never told judges about its use of the cell phone tracking d
... (more)


Australian Man Can't Get Parts Because His Super Generic Name Is On A US Terrorist Watchlist posted 03/04/2014, 12:49 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Let me let you into the helmet for a moment. Given all the nonsense surrounding the various United States alphabet agencies and their various watchlists, I've grown thankful that I have a fairly uncommon name. Between the potential for antagonistic abuse by scorned lovers, the opportunity for clerical errors to result in life-changing refusals of admittance to the United States, and the general crap-show that is the no fly list, it's somewhat nice to have a rather unique identifier. It almost ca... (more)


Monday March 3rd, 2014

Michigan Township To Put Cameras 'In Every Neighborhood' posted 03/03/2014, 12:52 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Officials in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan are working with police to put surveillance cameras in every single neighborhood.

After placing multiple cameras throughout the city’s West Willow neighborhood several years ago, township officials claim the program’s vast success, which is reportedly centered around one single case, warrants an expansive rollout to every last neighborhood.

When attempting to find public support for the program, WDIV used quick editing to cr
... (more)


GCHQ identified Kinect as possible snooping tool; Microsoft denies all knowledge posted 03/03/2014, 12:47 AM (MCV UK)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Xbox 360’s Kinect camera was identified by British spy agency GCHQ as a possible tool for snooping on the public.
... (more)


Thursday February 27th, 2014

Yes, There Are Paid Government Trolls On Social Media, Blogs, Forums And Websites posted 02/27/2014, 1:52 PM (The American Dream)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Do you want solid proof that paid government shills are targeting websites, blogs, forums and social media accounts?  For years, many have suspected that government trolls have been systematically causing havoc all over the Internet, but proving it has been difficult.  But now thanks to documents leaked by Edward Snowden and revealed by Glenn Greenwald, we finally have hard evidence that western governments have been doing this.  As you will see below, a UK intelligence outfit known as the Gover... (more)


Yahoo webcam images from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ posted 02/27/2014, 1:50 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images.... (more)


Wednesday February 26th, 2014

Chicago PD Believes It Can See The Future, Starts Warning Citizens About Crimes They Might Commit posted 02/26/2014, 1:00 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
We've talked a lot over the years about the attempts to get out "ahead of crime" by using computer programs and algorithms to try and predict who might commit a crime. Predictive computing can then either target specific areas or specific people that might be in need of some extra law enforcement attention. Ex... (more)


YouTube Ordered to Remove "Illegal" Copyright Blocking Notices posted 02/26/2014, 12:59 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Music collecting society and anti-piracy group GEMA has scored a big victory in its long-running battle with Google-owned YouTube. A court has ordered the video giant to remove blocking messages which claim GEMA is to blame for thousands of videos being unavailable in Germany on copyright grounds.
... (more)


Tuesday February 25th, 2014

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations posted 02/25/2014, 12:38 PM (The Intercept)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents.... (more)


Was Apple security 'flaw' actually a NSA backdoor? posted 02/25/2014, 12:38 PM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Among the first documents leaked by onetime government contractor Edward Snowden was a slide listing companies the National Security Agency tapped into to help them conduct their secret PRISM spying program. Not surprisingly, the list is rich with giant tech firms: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook — and Apple. According to the slide, the NSA broke into Apple’s data in October 2012.... (more)


Sunday February 23rd, 2014

Dem Says Cellphone ‘Kill Switch’ Fears Baseless, ‘Conspiratorial’ posted 02/23/2014, 8:04 AM (US News)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., tells U.S. News there’s no reason to fear legislation that would force cellphone makers to incorporate a “kill switch” in devices, allowing stolen or lost phones to be remotely disabled and wiped of personal information.... (more)


RapidShare Stops Washington Lobbying Efforts and Regains Pirate Stamp posted 02/23/2014, 8:04 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Popular file-hosting service RapidShare has stopped its lobbying efforts in Washington. The company invested over a million dollars in recent years to upgrade its image, an effort that initially paid off. However, just a few months after RapidShare's lobbyists left Washington and despite huge changes to the company's operations, the U.S. Government has now rebranded the service as a notorious market.... (more)


Friday February 21st, 2014

Zero Tolerance Nets Two 11-Year Old Boys Juvenile Criminal Charges For Bringing A Toy Gun To School posted 02/21/2014, 12:02 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Zero tolerance weapons policies at schools continue to be ridiculous. Between Pop Tarts bitten into gun-like shapes and drawings of guns being treated as severely as the real thing, schools enforcing these policies (f... (more)


Meet Jack. Or, What The Government Could Do With That Location Data posted 02/21/2014, 11:58 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]


Law enforcement is taking advantage of outdated privacy laws to track Americans like never before. New technologies can record your every movement, revealing detailed information about how you choose to live your life. Without the right protections in place, the government can gain access to this information -- and to your private life -- with disturbing ease. As long as it is turned on, your
... (more)


Wednesday February 19th, 2014

NSA Authorized Monitoring of Pirate Bay and Proxy Users posted 02/19/2014, 9:01 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
New leaked documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA authorized the monitoring of torrent sites including "malicious foreign actor" The Pirate Bay. The internal discussions further indicate that tracking people through multiple proxies is possible and suggest that once a release is made on Pirate Bay it's possible to go back over old traffic to see where it originated from.... (more)


Tuesday February 18th, 2014

Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed at WikiLeaks and Its Supporters posted 02/18/2014, 8:01 AM (The Intercept)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Top-secret documents from the National Security Agency and its British counterpart reveal for the first time how the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom targeted WikiLeaks and other activist groups with tactics ranging from covert surveillance to prosecution.... (more)


Friday February 14th, 2014

Homeland Security to Activate 'National License Plate Recognition Database' posted 02/14/2014, 8:13 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The Department of Homeland Security is set to activate a national license plate tracking system that will be shared with law enforcement, allowing DHS officers to take photos of any license plate using their smartphone and upload it to a database which will include a “hot list” of “target vehicles”.

The details are included in a PDF attachment uploaded yesterday to the Federal Business Opportunities website under a solicitation entitled “National License Plate Recognition Data
... (more)


Thursday February 13th, 2014

US Government Targets Pirate Bay and Other "Notorious" Sites posted 02/13/2014, 6:17 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
The US Government has today classified some of the largest websites as notorious piracy venues. The USTR list draws heavily on recommendations from copyright holders and includes popular torrent sites such as The Pirate Bay and cloud-hosting service RapidShare. DVD ripping software vendor Aiseesoft is also mentioned, even though its products are perfectly legitimate in many countries.
... (more)


Wednesday February 12th, 2014

Putting Big Brother in the Driver's Seat: V2V Transmitters, Black Boxes & Drones posted 02/12/2014, 7:15 AM (John W. Whitehead)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
“It’s a future where you don’t forget anything…In this new future you’re never lost…We will know your position down to the foot and down to the inch over time…Your car will drive itself, it’s a bug that cars were invented before computers…you’re never lonely…you’re never bored…you’re never out of ideas… We can suggest where you go next, who to meet, what to read...What’s interesting about this future is that it’s for the average person, not just the elites.”—Google CEO Eric Schmidt ... (more)


Why Teaching How to Beat Polygraphs Can Land You in Jail posted 02/12/2014, 7:15 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]


Last September, Chad Dixon was sentenced to 8 months in a federal prison for teaching clients counter-measures for polygraph tests. Federal prosecutors charged Dixon with obstructing justice--they view his business as undermining an important tool used to check the credibility of government employees and prosecute criminals.

The information Dixon was selling wasn't new. Books on
... (more)


US Customs Broke Broke My Phone For Filming Them posted 02/12/2014, 7:13 AM (Travis McCrea)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Yesterday upon returning to the United States from Canada, the United States Customs and Border Protections ruined my HTC One by breaking off the charger inside the phone. This was after I refused to delete recordings I had of them from the device.

As you may know if you read this blog and my personal stuff regularly, in the past I have had issues at the US border.

My girlfriend and I were detained for hours and interrogated by a couple of guys starting wit
... (more)

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