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Schneier Gets It Exactly Right

California's new privacy law was actually a compromise to get a much better law off the November ballot.

We can do better, and we may!


https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/05/another_califor.html
I don't know why they accepted the compromise in the first place. It was obvious that the legislative process would be hijacked by the powerful tech companies. I support getting this onto the ballot this year.
See also https://clsbluesky.law.columbia.edu/2018/07/23/sullivan-cromwell-discusses-california-consumer-privacy-act-of-2018/

#schneier #bruce-schneier #privacy #surveillance #vote #ballot #initiative #measure #liberty #freedom
 

Schneier Gets It Exactly Right

California's new privacy law was actually a compromise to get a much better law off the November ballot.

We can do better, and we may!


https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/05/another_califor.html
I don't know why they accepted the compromise in the first place. It was obvious that the legislative process would be hijacked by the powerful tech companies. I support getting this onto the ballot this year.
See also https://clsbluesky.law.columbia.edu/2018/07/23/sullivan-cromwell-discusses-california-consumer-privacy-act-of-2018/

#schneier #bruce-schneier #privacy #surveillance #vote #ballot #initiative #measure #liberty #freedom
 
It's time - again... posted originally on Independence Day (USA)... Again, or still, our country is distracted, disjointed, and endangered.

Please listen / think on the words. It's a history lesson on the original vision and early growing pains of America.
This is also one of the best rock anthems of all time, up there with Pink Floyd, the Doors, the Who and the Kinks to name a few.

The Monster


Lyrics:
Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of Kingdom and pope
Like good Christians some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches
But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands, to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And till the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought a homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man
But still from near and far to seek America

They came by thousands to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light
The Blue and Grey they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war was over
They stuffed it just like a hog
And though the past has its share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But its protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it’s a monster and will not obey

The spirit was freedom and justice
And its keepers seemed generous and kind
Its leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won’t pay it no mind
Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
Now their vote is a meaningless joke
They babble about law and order
But it’s all just an echo of what they’ve been told
Yeah, there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watchin’

The cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin’ the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can’t understand
We don’t know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole world’s got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who’s the winner we can’t pay the cost
‘Cause there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watchin’

America, where are you now
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters
Don’t you know we need you now
We can’t fight alone against the monster
America, where are you now
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters
Don’t you know we need you now
We can’t fight alone against the monster
America…America…America…America…

[ RIP… or wake up!!! Pogo was right - If you can see the enemy, it is us! We need to think of humanity before “party”. ]

Cartoon by Jim Carrey



#USA #music #history #steppenwolf #liberty #NewYork #America #makeamericasaneagain #rockclassic #musica #musique

YouTube: Steppenwolf - Monster (Christian Larsen)

 

US government is entitled to all Snowden book proceeds, judge rules


https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/12/us-government-is-entitled-to-all-snowden-book-proceeds-judge-rules/
Well, that pretty much eliminates any guilt about getting this book without buying it.

ebook in the Imperial Library of Trantor (.onion, so you'll need the Tor Browser)
magnet link for regular torrent of ebook
magnet link to paste into I2PSnark for ebook
magnet link to paste into I2PSnark for audio book

https://invidio.us/watch?v=Nd6qN167wKo Terminal F from NRK (Norway, but in English) This is a traditional documentary. 58:09
https://invidio.us/watch?v=8OGmvE9znFY Meeting Snowden - ARTE Documentary. Snowden speaks English. Narrator speaks French, but is subtitled in English. Also features Lawrence Lessig and Birgitta Jónsdóttir, who both speak English. This is mostly a panel discussion. 48:49
Snowden on Daily Show. https://invidio.us/watch?v=PArFP7ZJrtg

My review of Snowden's book. https://diasp.eu/posts/7438a8b0c0610137796e4061862b8e7b

Citizenfour oscar-winning documentary by Laura Poitras. https://cryptome.org/Citizenfour.7z

#snowden #privacy #surveillance #liberty #freedom #permanent-record #book #cia #nsa #rights
 

US government is entitled to all Snowden book proceeds, judge rules


https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/12/us-government-is-entitled-to-all-snowden-book-proceeds-judge-rules/
Well, that pretty much eliminates any guilt about getting this book without buying it.

ebook in the Imperial Library of Trantor (.onion, so you'll need the Tor Browser)
magnet link for regular torrent of ebook
magnet link to paste into I2PSnark for ebook
magnet link to paste into I2PSnark for audio book

https://invidio.us/watch?v=Nd6qN167wKo Terminal F from NRK (Norway, but in English) This is a traditional documentary. 58:09
https://invidio.us/watch?v=8OGmvE9znFY Meeting Snowden - ARTE Documentary. Snowden speaks English. Narrator speaks French, but is subtitled in English. Also features Lawrence Lessig and Birgitta Jónsdóttir, who both speak English. This is mostly a panel discussion. 48:49
Snowden on Daily Show. https://invidio.us/watch?v=PArFP7ZJrtg

My review of Snowden's book. https://diasp.eu/posts/7438a8b0c0610137796e4061862b8e7b

Citizenfour oscar-winning documentary by Laura Poitras. https://cryptome.org/Citizenfour.7z

#snowden #privacy #surveillance #liberty #freedom #permanent-record #book #cia #nsa #rights
 
Image/Photo

"Liberty and Justice for All" - Independence Day (4th of July) 2019


Here is the once-proud symbol of America's values and aspirations, as a beacon of hope and opportunity.

On the pedestal, engraved to outlast the attacks on our fundamental beliefs about the goodness and value of people:

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” - Emma Lazarus
And now... 243 years later, we have.... THE MONSTER.
This is an anthem which might well replace others - it is a factual history, not all peaceful and altruistic, but reality. And today, now, it is imperative to remember the original vision of America, with its ideals and values and compassion towards "We the People".

PLEASE WATCH THIS MUSIC VIDEO - It is great rock, great history, and poetry... And the message is crucial: "America, where are you now? Don't you care about your sons and daughters?" Watch & listen closely. Sing along. Celebrate the promise of America.

The Monster


Lyrics:

Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of Kingdom and pope
Like good Christians some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches
But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands, to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And till the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought a homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man
But still from near and far to seek America

They came by thousands to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light
The Blue and Grey they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war was over
They stuffed it just like a hog
And though the past has its share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But its protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it's a monster and will not obey

The spirit was freedom and justice
And its keepers seemed generous and kind
Its leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won't pay it no mind
Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
Now their vote is a meaningless joke
They babble about law and order
But it's all just an echo of what they've been told
Yeah, there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watchin'

The cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin' the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can't understand
We don't know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole world's got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who's the winner we can't pay the cost
'Cause there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watchin'

America, where are you now
Don't you care about your sons and daughters
Don't you know we need you now
We can't fight alone against the monster
America, where are you now
Don't you care about your sons and daughters
Don't you know we need you now
We can't fight alone against the monster
America...America...America...America...

[ RIP... or wake up!!! Pogo was right - If you can see the enemy, it is us! We need to think of humanity before "party". ]

#july4 #4th #independence #USA #music #history #steppenwolf #liberty #NewYork #America #myphoto #gplusrefugee #statue
 
Assange hatte immer Recht mit seiner Aussage die USA wollte ihn langfristig weg sperren. Durch, Snowden und viele andere wissen wir überhaupt erst über die Machenschaften der Geheimdienste. Wir wissen das sie fast alles können inkl dein abgeschaltetes Handy nutzen, weitreichend Daten abgreifen. Sie können und sie denken sie dürften alles machen. Die Freiheit von Assange ist nicht nur für ihn selber bedroht. Das was die USA machen ist es Widerstand zu brechen und Angst zu schüren bei denen, die sich dagegen wehren überwacht und der Freiheit beraubt zu werden. Der erste und wichtigste Weg ist die Verantwortung selber zu übernehmen. Nur dann kann man frei sein. Ich bin der DSGVO inzwischen dankbar. Sie hat mir die selbstverschuldete Unmündigkeit im Bereich Daten aufgezeigt. Es fühlt sich gut an die Kontrolle darüber zurück zu gewinnen. Wer "kostenlose" Clouddienste verwendet, bezahlt diese mit der Datenfreiheit. Völlig unnötig weil es gibt Alternativen. Beim "kostenlosen" Facebook bezahlst Du Dein Leben und Deiner Identität in dem Du den Algorithmus fütterst, um mit Deiner Identität Geld zu verdienen. Völlig unnötig weil es gibt Alternativen! Du "verdienst" Geld, dass durch Schulden von andere für Dich geschöpft habe, bei dem du das zehnfach bezahlen muss als was Du bekommst. Völlig unnötig weil es gibt Alternativen. Der Punkt am Ende ist, das Freiheit einen Entscheidung ist und welchen Wert Du bereit bist zu schöpfen und einzubringen! Der Wert bist Du selber! Die Entscheidung alleine bei Dir!

#freespeech #trump #donaldtrump #america #anarchism #usa #liberty #landofthefree #politics #unitedstates #washingtondc #democracy #firstamendment #Freedomofthepress
 
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