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youtube-dl Is Not Gone


This headline had me really worried.

https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-takes-down-popular-open-source-youtube-dl-software-201024/

However, youtube-dl is not gone. It's only gone from GitHub, which all right-thinking projects have already left, anyway. (Check out https://codeberg.org/).

We can install youtube-dl now the way we always have.
sudo curl -L [url=https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl]https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl[/url] -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl 
sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

As someone pointed out to me a while back, you can also install it in distros where ~/bin is in PATH like this.
curl -L [url=https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl]https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl[/url] -o ~/bin/youtube-dl 
chmod 755 ~/bin/youtube-dl

This allows you to update youtube-dl without using sudo. We update youtube-dl with youtube-dl -U. It's necessary to update youtube-dl often.

See https://yt-dl.org/ for more info about youtube-dl.

#privacy #surveillance #freedom #youtube #youtube-dl #download #downloads #video #videos #invidious
RIAA Takes Down Popular Open Source YouTube-DL Software
 

youtube-dl Is Not Gone


This headline had me really worried.

https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-takes-down-popular-open-source-youtube-dl-software-201024/

However, youtube-dl is not gone. It's only gone from GitHub, which all right-thinking projects have already left, anyway. (Check out https://codeberg.org/).

We can install youtube-dl now the way we always have.
sudo curl -L [url=https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl]https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl[/url] -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl 
sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

As someone pointed out to me a while back, you can also install it in distros where ~/bin is in PATH like this.
curl -L [url=https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl]https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl[/url] -o ~/bin/youtube-dl 
chmod 755 ~/bin/youtube-dl

This allows you to update youtube-dl without using sudo. We update youtube-dl with youtube-dl -U. It's necessary to update youtube-dl often.

See https://yt-dl.org/ for more info about youtube-dl.

#privacy #surveillance #freedom #youtube #youtube-dl #download #downloads #video #videos #invidious
RIAA Takes Down Popular Open Source YouTube-DL Software
 

youtube-dl Is Not Gone


This headline had me really worried.

https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-takes-down-popular-open-source-youtube-dl-software-201024/

However, youtube-dl is not gone. It's only gone from GitHub, which all right-thinking projects have already left, anyway. (Check out https://codeberg.org/).

We can install youtube-dl now the way we always have.
sudo curl -L [url=https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl]https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl[/url] -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl 
sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl

As someone pointed out to me a while back, you can also install it in distros where ~/bin is in PATH like this.
curl -L [url=https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl]https://yt-dl.org/downloads/latest/youtube-dl[/url] -o ~/bin/youtube-dl 
chmod 755 ~/bin/youtube-dl

This allows you to update youtube-dl without using sudo. We update youtube-dl with youtube-dl -U. It's necessary to update youtube-dl often.

See https://yt-dl.org/ for more info about youtube-dl.

#privacy #surveillance #freedom #youtube #youtube-dl #download #downloads #video #videos #invidious
RIAA Takes Down Popular Open Source YouTube-DL Software
 

GitHub has removed the ability to access youtube-dl's source code due to a DMCA request by the RIAA

... The clear purpose of this source code is to (i) circumvent the technological protection measures used by authorized streaming services such as YouTube, and (ii) reproduce and distribute music videos and sound recordings owned by our member companies without authorization for such use. We note that the source code is described on GitHub as “a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites.” ...
https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/10/2020-10-23-RIAA.md

Various coverage, discussion, and related topics


Micah F. Lee (EFF/The Intercept @[email protected] https://nitter.net/micahflee/status/1319746131723628544?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

"RIAA blitz takes down 18 GitHub projects used for downloading YouTube videos"
https://www.zdnet.com/article/riaa-blitz-takes-down-18-github-projects-used-for-downloading-youtube-videos/

HN discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24872911

Reddit: https://old.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/jgub36/youtubedl_just_received_a_dmca_takedown_from_riaa/
https://old.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/jgtzum/youtubedl_repo_had_been_dmcad/
https://old.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/jgubfx/youtubedl_github_repo_taken_down_due_to_dmca/
https://old.reddit.com/r/youtubedl/comments/jgttnc/youtubedl_github_repository_disabled_due_to_a/

Reddit search: https://old.reddit.com/r/dredmorbius/search/?q=youtube-dl+dmca&sort=relevance&t=all

Nitter/Birbsite: https://nitter.net/search?f=tweets&q=youtube-dl+riaa+dmca&since=&until=&near=

Censorship, propaganda, surveillance, and targeted manipulation are inherent characteristics of monopoly: https://joindiaspora.com/posts/7bfcf170eefc013863fa002590d8e506

RMS, "The Right to Read" (1997): https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.en.html

Remember that the RIAA is a strong-arm and bad-publicity-deflection cartel of its major members. These are:
#Sony
#SonyMusic
#UniversalMusic
#AtlanticRecords
#Disney
#ExcelerationMusic
#InterscopeGeffen
#NonesuchRecords
#PartisanRecords
#ProvidentMusic
#SireRecords
#TommyBoy
#WarnerMusic

#DMCA #youtubedl #RIAA #MPAA #github #Censorship #Surveillance #Propaganda #Manipulation #Monoply #CensorshipPropagandaSurveillanceMonopoly #TheRightToRead #EFF
 

On authors who were publishing information technology panopticon concerns in the 1980s, or earlier


A quickie dump.

Paul Baran / RAND

  • "On the Engineer's Responsibility in Protecting Privacy"
  • "On the Future Computer Era: Modification of the American Character and the Role of the Engineer, or, A Little Caution in the Haste to Number"
  • "The Coming Computer Utility -- Laissez-Faire, Licensing, or Regulation?"
  • "Remarks on the Question of Privacy Raised by the Automation of Mental Health Records"
  • "Some Caveats on the Contribution of Technology to Law Enforcement"
Largely written/published 1967--1969.

https://www.rand.org/pubs/authors/b/baran_paul.html

Willis Ware / RAND


Too numerous to list fully, 1960s --1990s. Highlights:
  • "Security and Privacy in Computer Systems" (1967)
  • "Computers in Society's Future" (1971)
  • "Records, Computers and the Rights of Citizens" (1973
  • "Privacy and Security Issues in Information Systems" (1976)
  • "Information Systems, Security, and Privacy" (1983)
  • "The new faces of privacy" (1993)
https://www.rand.org/pubs/authors/w/ware_willis_h.html

Misc


Shoshana Zuboff, In the Age of the Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power (1988) Notably reviewed in the Whole Earth Catalog's Signal: Communication Tools for the Information Age (1988).

https://www.worldcat.org/title/in-the-age-of-the-smart-machine-the-future-of-work-and-power/oclc/60966402 https://archive.org/details/inageofsmartmach00zubo/page/n7/mode/2up

"Danger to Civil Rights?", 80 Microcomputing (1982)

https://archive.org/stream/80_Microcomputing_Issue_26_1982-02_1001001_US#page/n295/mode/2up (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14329877)

"Computer-Based National Information Systems: Technology and Public Policy", NTIS (September 1981)

http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/ota/Ota_5/DATA/1981/8109.PDF

"23 to Study Computer ‘Threat’" (1970)

https://www.nytimes.com/1970/03/12/archives/23-to-study-computer-threat.html

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


"Privacy and Information Technology" bibliography is largely 1990--present, but contains some earlier references.

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/it-privacy/#Bib

Similarly "Privacy"

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/privacy/

Credit Reporting / Legislation


US Privacy Act of 1974

https://www.justice.gov/opcl/privacy-act-1974

Invasion of Privacy Act 1971 - Queensland Government, Australia

https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/view/pdf/inforce/current/act-1971-050

Arthur R. Miller, The assault on privacy: computers, data banks, and dossiers

https://archive.org/details/assaultonprivacy00mill/page/n7/mode/2up

"The Computer, the Consumer and Privacy" (1984)

https://www.nytimes.com/1984/03/04/weekinreview/the-computer-the-consumer-and-privacy.html

Richard Boeth / Newsweek


The specific item I'd had in mind:

Richard Boeth, "Is Privacy Dead", Newsweek, July 27, 1970

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/06/11/is-privacy-dead.html%EF%BB%BF

Direct PDF: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/712228/1970-newsweek-coverstory-privacy.pdf

Based on an HN comment: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24851736

#privacy #surveillance #panopticon #PaulBaran #WillisWare #RAND #ShoshanaZuboff #RichardBoeth #CreditReporting
 
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Propaganda, Censorship, and Surveillance are attributes of the same underlying aspect: Monopoly and Centralised Control.


All three problems have the same effective solution: Break up the monopolies.

Propaganda is a function of amplification, attention, audience capture, selective promotion, discovery, distraction, stealing the air supply or acquiring of any competion, and coöption of the platform. Propaganda is an inherent property of monopoly control.

Censorship and Gatekeeping are functions of excludability, audience gating, selective exclusion, obfuscation, distraction, stealing the air supply or acquiring of any competion, and, again, coöption of the platform. Censorship is an inherent property of monopoly control.

Surveillance whether of the state, capitalist, or non-state actor varieties, is a function of population and provider capture, coercion or gatekeeping of vendors and pipelines, and, again, coöption of the platform. Surveillance is an inherent property of monopoly control.

Speakers and Audiences --- a public --- divided across independent networks, with access to different editorial selection, from different distribution networks, with access to different input message streams, are far less subject to propaganda, censorship, or surveillance. Epistemic diversity resists control

It's importance to realise that the key is not nominal control but actual control, which may be nonobvious or unapparent to many participants. A system with appearances of decentralisation may well be centralised under the surface. Retail brand labels vs. brand ownership, or Luxottica's stranglehold over the eyeglasses market, for example, give a false sense of "consumer choice" in a case of actual tight corporate control.

Why is this?


What's the fundamental connection between monopoly and control? Control is about maximising desired outcome to applied effort. In monopoly, there is a central focus of influence: the monopolist. Even a very partial controlling share can still be effective. In a first-past-the-post majority scenario such as elections or corporate share ownership, the bloc which swings the majority has control, even if it itself is numerically a minority. In markets, networks, organisations, etc., a single place to permit or deny input or output increases control by decreasing effort and increasing effect. Price and costs often afford control, a faact monopoly apologists attempt to turn into a strength. By offering lower-price goods or services, or facing lower internal provisiioning and operating costs, monopolists can undercut competitors, even without taking active anticompetitive measures such as price-dumping, rebating, blackballing, blacklisting, exclusive dealing, tying, bundling, non-competes, and the like.

All monopolies are network structures with dominant nodes. These may be entry, exit, or transit nodes.

Increasing the number of entry, exit, and distribution points decreases the efficacy of propaganda (input control), censorship (output control), or surveillance (network control), as well as of targeted manipulation such as adtech and computational propaganda (data retention and algorithm control).

Careful readers may note the close correspondence with the ancient trivium of the classic liberal education: grammar (input), rhetoric (output), and logic (processing based on inputs and stored memory). The ancients had limited network control, widespread surveillance to them was exceedingly expensive, though small-town gossips and palace spies offer analogues.

Shout-outs to


* Cory Doctorow (Blogging at https://pluralistic.net -- On Mastodon at https://mamot.fr/@pluralistic --- a great profile to follow)
* Matt Stoller (https://mattstoller.substack.com/?no_cover=true)
* Lina Khan (https://www.yalelawjournal.org/note/amazons-antitrust-paradox)
* Zephyr Teachout (https://bookshop.org/books/break-em-up-recovering-our-freedom-from-big-ag-big-tech-and-big-money/9781250200891)

... and others breaking through some seriously Borked chickenshit thinking on this topic.
Expanded from an earlier HN comment: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24735860

#propagand #censorship #surveillance #monopoly #SurveillanceState #SurveillanceCapitalism #control #power #decentralisation #decentralization #pluralism
 

#Apple Helps #FBI Track Down #GeorgeFloyd Protester Accused Of Firebombing Cop Cars


Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/09/16/apple-helps-fbi-track-down-george-floyd-protester-accused-of-firebombing-cop-cars/
The case shows how Apple is willing to help even where the context of the crime is controversial, namely the Black Lives Matter protests. That’s despite President #Trump and Attorney General William Barr lambasting the company for failing to help track down serious criminals while caving in to the demands of the Chinese #government.
#police #usa #surveillance #crime #blacklivesmatter #technology #tracking #smartphone
 

#Apple Helps #FBI Track Down #GeorgeFloyd Protester Accused Of Firebombing Cop Cars


Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/09/16/apple-helps-fbi-track-down-george-floyd-protester-accused-of-firebombing-cop-cars/
The case shows how Apple is willing to help even where the context of the crime is controversial, namely the Black Lives Matter protests. That’s despite President #Trump and Attorney General William Barr lambasting the company for failing to help track down serious criminals while caving in to the demands of the Chinese #government.
#police #usa #surveillance #crime #blacklivesmatter #technology #tracking #smartphone
 

Ad Tech Could Be the Next Internet Bubble | WIRED


#surveillance #1984 #plutocracy

The worst of generalized surveillance is that it doesn't even work.
 

Ad Tech Could Be the Next Internet Bubble | WIRED


#surveillance #1984 #plutocracy

The worst of generalized surveillance is that it doesn't even work.
 
Quote of note:

"Not content to put a flying surveillance drone inside customers' homes, the surveillance behemoth on Tuesday announced a plan to scan and store the "unique palm signature" of an untold number of Americans. Dubbed Amazon One, the company hopes the network of scanners will one day serve as an all-purpose form of identification."

"You should absolutely not participate."

via Amazon wants a copy of your 'palm signature.' You should pass.

#privacy #surveillance #dystopia
 
Amazon PR demanding we correct an article because we referred to an Echo as a "microphone"
-- Jason Koebler / Vice

https://nitter.net/jason_koebler/status/1303383712160190469#m

#privacy #surveillance #amazon #AlexaIsAMicrophone #Alexa

The article:

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qj45kx/amazon-wants-alexa-to-move-into-your-apartment-before-you-do

Context:
While it’s natural to be chiefly concerned about privacy when your apartment comes with an Amazon microphone pre-installed...
 
● NEWS ● #TechDirt #nsa #snowden #surveillance ☞ Ninth Circuit Says NSA's Bulk Phone Records Collection Was Illegal, Most Likely Unconstitutional
 
● NEWS ● #TechDirt #nsa #snowden #surveillance ☞ Ninth Circuit Says NSA's Bulk Phone Records Collection Was Illegal, Most Likely Unconstitutional
 

How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, a New Book by Cory Doctorow | OneZero


#politics #surveillance #capitalism #1984
 

How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, a New Book by Cory Doctorow | OneZero


#politics #surveillance #capitalism #1984
 
Leaked Documents Reveal What TikTok Shares with Authorities — in the U.S.

https://theintercept.com/2020/08/10/blueleaks-tiktok-law-enforcement-privacy/

What data TikTok shares with us gov't is less compared to what facebook shares with us gov't. Seems all foreign gov't should ban facebook. facebook is like the surveillance gateway for usa gov't.

#TikTok #data #us #privacy #technology #news #unitedstates #lawenforcement #facebook #security #surveillance
 
Leaked Documents Reveal What TikTok Shares with Authorities — in the U.S.

https://theintercept.com/2020/08/10/blueleaks-tiktok-law-enforcement-privacy/

What data TikTok shares with us gov't is less compared to what facebook shares with us gov't. Seems all foreign gov't should ban facebook. facebook is like the surveillance gateway for usa gov't.

#TikTok #data #us #privacy #technology #news #unitedstates #lawenforcement #facebook #security #surveillance
 
#TorBridges is not #Tor and it's likely #surveillance because it's in the belly of #Microsoft and the #NSA “meek-azure” bridge
 
#TorBridges is not #Tor and it's likely #surveillance because it's in the belly of #Microsoft and the #NSA “meek-azure” bridge
 
Automated suspicion: The EU’s new travel #surveillance initiatives. Personal data will be screened against a panoply of national, EU and international databases. Almost all the legislation governing these systems has now been put in place
 
Automated suspicion: The EU’s new travel #surveillance initiatives. Personal data will be screened against a panoply of national, EU and international databases. Almost all the legislation governing these systems has now been put in place
 

EasyGPG is Now on Codeberg

Codeberg is a promising alternative to GitHub that is not morally compromised by association with a large corporation.


See https://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2020/06/an-adventure-in-codebergorg-review-by-a-non-programmer.html

EasyGPG is at https://codeberg.org/giXzkGsc/EasyGPG.

I hope Codeberg will survive and prosper. At present, the Internet Archive seems more established and reliable, but this could change.

I will upload future updates of EasyGPG to Codeberg, as well as the EasyGPG eepsite, the Internet Archive, and Pastebin.

#easygpg #gpg #encryption #privacy #surveillance #security #cryptography
 
Stop the Senate's attack on encryption

#encryption #privacy #surveillance
 
EU Court Again Rules That NSA Spying Makes U.S. Companies Inadequate for Privacy

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/07/eu-court-again-rules-nsa-spying-makes-us-companies-inadequate-privacy

#Privacy #Surveillance #data #freedom #nsa #prism #upstream #cia #GDPR #PrivacyShield #spying #government #Schrems #EU #European #us #usa
 
EU Court Again Rules That NSA Spying Makes U.S. Companies Inadequate for Privacy

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/07/eu-court-again-rules-nsa-spying-makes-us-companies-inadequate-privacy

#Privacy #Surveillance #data #freedom #nsa #prism #upstream #cia #GDPR #PrivacyShield #spying #government #Schrems #EU #European #us #usa
 

The totalitarian #surveillance fantasy Known Traveller will soon become reality for Eurostar-travellers – Money and more

The totalitarian surveillance fantasy Known Traveller will soon become reality for Eurostar-travellers
 

The totalitarian #surveillance fantasy Known Traveller will soon become reality for Eurostar-travellers – Money and more

The totalitarian surveillance fantasy Known Traveller will soon become reality for Eurostar-travellers
 
Internet Society Open Letter Against Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act

"The undersigned organizations and security experts from civil society, industry and academia express our strong opposition to the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act, S. 4051.The bill’s language as drafted is seriously flawed and could endanger public and national security."

#encryption #surveillance #privacy #cybersecurity
Take Action
 
Quote of note:

"The new Senate GOP encryption bill DOES contain backdoor mandates for device makers and comms service providers, per bill text."

Via Eric Geller

#GOP #surveillance #privacy #encryption #backdoor #fourthamendment
 
Quote of note:

"...that brings us to the second story, from NBC News, detailing the FBI trawling social media to arrest protesters they claim tried to incite riots at various (mostly peaceful) protests. Of course, the details suggest that the FBI may have an itchy trigger finger in freaking out about what people are posting, as the story details many of the charges are being dropped after the facts come in and the overzealous FBI appears to have overreacted. Indeed, it looks like they're arresting people entirely based on social media posts, which raises some pretty significant 1st Amendment questions. Or at least it would, if prosecutors didn't realize what a mess they'd caused and dropped the charges quickly."

Via So Much For Going Dark: FBI Using Social Media, E-Commerce Sites To Track Down Suspects (Including Non-Lawbreakers)

#DoJ #FBI #surveillance #FirstAmendment #fascism
 
Random stuff.

#cybersecurity #privacy #surveillance #databreach
Oracle’s BlueKai tracks you across the web. That data spilled online
 

Coronavirus mass surveillance could be here to stay, experts say | World news | The Guardian

Extensive surveillance measures introduced around the world during the coronavirus outbreak have widened and become entrenched, digital rights experts have said, three months after the World Health Organization declared a pandemic.
The measures have often been billed as temporary necessities rushed into place to help track infections, but governments have been accused of denting civil rights with the widespread use of techniques such as phone monitoring, contact tracing apps, and physical surveillance such as CCTV with facial recognition.
#technology #tech #surveillance #TrackAndTrace #privacy #security #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus #pandemic
 
Bans on Facial Recognition Are Naïve. Hold Law Enforcement Accountable for Its Abuse

" Public service institutions also could be discouraged from deploying unexplainable (“black box”) algorithms and encouraged to have independent evaluations of the equity of products' outcomes."

"The genie of facial recognition is not going back in the bottle. If not IBM, Microsoft, or Amazon, someone else will sell facial recognition tech to police agencies. In a free market society, strong governance is the way to provide a robust defense against its improper use."

"Although such broader police reform may prove to be more difficult to achieve, in the long run it will be more effective than any specific technology ban."

#FacialRecognition #surveillance #PoliceReform #accountability #HumanRights #biometrics
 
IBM stops work on facial recognition over human rights concerns

"The backlash to facial recognition among governments is extending to corporate heavyweights. IBM chief Arvind Krishna has sent a letter (via Axios and CNBC) to Congress revealing that the company has exited its 'general purpose' facial recognition business. The company 'firmly opposes' use of the technology for surveillance, racial profiling and 'violations of basic human rights and freedoms', according to Krishna. Instead, he suggested that now was the moment for a 'national dialogue' on not only how facial recognition should be used, but whether or not it should be used at all."

"The CEO contended that AI was a “powerful tool” for law enforcement, but that its use had to be kept in check with audited tests for bias. He also pushed for technology that improved accountability and transparency, such as body cameras."

"Krishna’s letter was part of a broader call on Congress to push for broader police accountability and conduct reforms, including some that were already part of the recently introduced Justice in Policing Act of 2020."

#IBM #facialrecognition #privacy #humanrights #surveillance
 

Renewed Threat to the Internet Archive


Once again the Internet Archive is under threat. This time it is publishers who do not want an online public library that anyone with access to the Internet can use.

I worry about this, in particular, because the Internet Archive is now the primary repository for my software.

I think it will help to support institutions like the EFF that will fight in the legislatures and courtrooms for libraries everywhere, but I do not know what else we can do.

We can, of course, use censorship-resistant Internet overlay networks as backup repositories, and I do this by using ZeroNet and I2P, but I think it is important that the clearnet not be entirely taken away from us. The Internet Archive is also available as a Tor Onion Service, but everyone knows where its servers are, so that gives it little protection. There was talk of backing up the Archive in Canada, but government regulators in Canada do not seem less corrupted than those in the USA.

I have also heard news that Project Gutenberg, the oldest project of this type, is under threat in Europe. These two threats are connected because the Internet Archive hosts many of the public domain books in Project Gutenberg. I suppose that LibriVox will be attacked next.

I wrote recently that I think the Internet Archive, as the champion of free culture, is the right place for free software, and that public posts on this federated, free network are the right place for release notes, bug reports etc. I do not want to move to any platform controlled by a business.

#easygpg #gpg #encryption #privacy #surveillance #security #cryptography #archive #internet-archive #project-gutenberg #librivox
 
● NEWS ● #eff #privacy ☞ How to Identify Visible (and Invisible) #Surveillance at Protests
 
● NEWS ● #eff #privacy ☞ How to Identify Visible (and Invisible) #Surveillance at Protests
 
Rod Rosenstein is working with NSO Group, the Israeli firm accused of spying on dissidents

"Rod Rosenstein, a former deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice, has been providing counsel on cybersecurity and national security to NSO Group, the Israeli software surveillance firm accused of spying on human rights activists and journalists, according to court documents obtained by CyberScoop."

"Rosenstein’s work with NSO Group was revealed in court documents in relation to a lawsuit WhatsApp filed against the company, accusing them of surveilling over 1,000 WhatsApp users."

#cybersecurity #NSOGroup #surveillance #privacy #humanrights
Rod Rosenstein is working with NSO Group, the Israeli firm accused of spying on dissidents
 
Well, this is an interesting 'development'...

"According to Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harringon, officials there have been using what they describe, without going into much detail, as contact-tracing in order to build out a picture of protestor affiliations — a process that officials in the state say has led them to conclude that much of the protest activity there is being fueled by people from outside coming in."

"In fact, Minnesota’s Gov. Tim Walz told reporters that as much as 80% of those being destructive are from outside Minnesota."

"Setting aside whether or not that’s true, the non-protest aspect to this is the fact that it speaks to privacy concerns around contact-tracing in general, since using this tool to fight the coronavirus pandemic is by definition an invasion of privacy. Contact tracers need to know personal details about you, such as who you’ve been around and where you’ve gone over a not-insignificant period of time. And now, it’s a tool that’s apparently being used to build a completely different, non-coronavirus-related informational picture of Americans."

"And what makes this even more interesting is the fact that a CNN analysis of Minneapolis data found what appears to be the complete opposite of the assertion about out-of-towners. Per CNN, 'More than 80% of people booked into jail in Minneapolis on riot and other potentially riot-related charges over the past two days are from Minnesota, according to a CNN analysis of data from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office. Officials had earlier claimed that most protesters came from out of state'."

Via Minnesota is now using contact tracing to track protestors, as demonstrations escalate

#Minnesota #privacy #contacttracing #Amerika #surveillance
 
Well, this is an interesting 'development'...

"According to Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harringon, officials there have been using what they describe, without going into much detail, as contact-tracing in order to build out a picture of protestor affiliations — a process that officials in the state say has led them to conclude that much of the protest activity there is being fueled by people from outside coming in."

"In fact, Minnesota’s Gov. Tim Walz told reporters that as much as 80% of those being destructive are from outside Minnesota."

"Setting aside whether or not that’s true, the non-protest aspect to this is the fact that it speaks to privacy concerns around contact-tracing in general, since using this tool to fight the coronavirus pandemic is by definition an invasion of privacy. Contact tracers need to know personal details about you, such as who you’ve been around and where you’ve gone over a not-insignificant period of time. And now, it’s a tool that’s apparently being used to build a completely different, non-coronavirus-related informational picture of Americans."

"And what makes this even more interesting is the fact that a CNN analysis of Minneapolis data found what appears to be the complete opposite of the assertion about out-of-towners. Per CNN, 'More than 80% of people booked into jail in Minneapolis on riot and other potentially riot-related charges over the past two days are from Minnesota, according to a CNN analysis of data from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office. Officials had earlier claimed that most protesters came from out of state'."

Via Minnesota is now using contact tracing to track protestors, as demonstrations escalate

#Minnesota #privacy #contacttracing #Amerika #surveillance
 
Well, this is an interesting 'development'...

"According to Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harringon, officials there have been using what they describe, without going into much detail, as contact-tracing in order to build out a picture of protestor affiliations — a process that officials in the state say has led them to conclude that much of the protest activity there is being fueled by people from outside coming in."

"In fact, Minnesota’s Gov. Tim Walz told reporters that as much as 80% of those being destructive are from outside Minnesota."

"Setting aside whether or not that’s true, the non-protest aspect to this is the fact that it speaks to privacy concerns around contact-tracing in general, since using this tool to fight the coronavirus pandemic is by definition an invasion of privacy. Contact tracers need to know personal details about you, such as who you’ve been around and where you’ve gone over a not-insignificant period of time. And now, it’s a tool that’s apparently being used to build a completely different, non-coronavirus-related informational picture of Americans."

"And what makes this even more interesting is the fact that a CNN analysis of Minneapolis data found what appears to be the complete opposite of the assertion about out-of-towners. Per CNN, 'More than 80% of people booked into jail in Minneapolis on riot and other potentially riot-related charges over the past two days are from Minnesota, according to a CNN analysis of data from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office. Officials had earlier claimed that most protesters came from out of state'."

Via Minnesota is now using contact tracing to track protestors, as demonstrations escalate

#Minnesota #privacy #contacttracing #Amerika #surveillance
 
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Dont bring your phones to protests, especially in Minnesota where they use Stingray Trackers and were last night.

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