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Revealed: Saudis suspected of phone spying campaign in US

"Saudi Arabia appears to be exploiting weaknesses in the global mobile telecoms network to track its citizens as they travel around the US, according to a whistleblower who has shown the Guardian millions of alleged secret tracking requests."

"Data revealed by the whistleblower, who is seeking to expose vulnerabilities in a global messaging system called SS7, appears to suggest a systematic spying campaign by the kingdom, according to experts."

"The data suggests that millions of secret tracking requests emanated from Saudi Arabia over a four-month period beginning in November 2019."

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#SaudiArabia #cybersecurity #surveillance #SS7 #espionage
 

Snowden warns: The surveillance states we’re creating now will outlast the coronavirus


Temporary security measures can soon become permanent

https://thenextweb.com/neural/2020/03/25/snowden-warns-the-surveillance-states-were-creating-now-will-outlast-the-coronavirus/

#coronavirus #covid19 #surveillance #privacy #permanent #snowden
 

Bruce Schneier: Emergency Surveillance During COVID-19 Crisis:

[A]ny data collection and digital monitoring of potential carriers of COVID-19 should take into consideration and commit to these principles:
  • Privacy intrusions must be necessary and proportionate. A program that collects, en masse, identifiable information about people must be scientifically justified and deemed necessary by public health experts for the purpose of containment. And that data processing must be proportionate to the need. For example, maintenance of 10 years of travel history of all people would not be proportionate to the need to contain a disease like COVID-19, which has a two-week incubation period.
  • Data collection based on science, not bias. Given the global scope of communicable diseases, there is historical precedent for improper government containment efforts driven by bias based on nationality, ethnicity, religion, and race­ -- rather than facts about a particular individual's actual likelihood of contracting the virus...
  • Expiration. ... The government and its corporate cooperators must roll back any invasive programs created in the name of public health after crisis has been contained.
  • Transparency. Any government use of \"big data\" to track virus spread must be clearly and quickly explained to the public....
  • Due Process. If the government seeks to limit a person's rights based on this \"big data\" surveillance ... then the person must have the opportunity to timely and fairly challenge these conclusions and limits.
Abridged from original, well worth reading in full.

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/03/emergency_surve.html

#covid19 #privacy #surveillance #surveillanceState #surveillanceCapitalism #BruceSchneier
 
Erik Prince Recruits Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups

"Erik Prince, the security contractor with close ties to the Trump administration, has in recent years helped recruit former American and British spies for secretive intelligence-gathering operations that included infiltrating Democratic congressional campaigns, labor organizations and other groups considered hostile to the Trump agenda, according to interviews and documents."

"One of the former spies, an ex-MI6 officer named Richard Seddon, helped run a 2017 operation to copy files and record conversations in a Michigan office of the American Federation of Teachers, one of the largest teachers’ unions in the nation. Mr. Seddon directed an undercover operative to secretly tape the union’s local leaders and try to gather information that could be made public to damage the organization, documents show."

#GOP #surveillance #dirtytricks #politics

The New York Times: Erik Prince Recruits Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups (By Mark Mazzetti and Adam Goldman)

 
Dystopian AF.

Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect.

"... [his]lawyer [...] dug around and learned that the notice had been prompted by a 'geofence warrant', a police surveillance tool that casts a virtual dragnet over crime scenes, sweeping up Google location data — drawn from users’ GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular connections — from everyone nearby."

"The warrants, which have increased dramatically in the past two years, can help police find potential suspects when they have no leads. They also scoop up data from people who have nothing to do with the crime, often without their knowing ─ which Google itself has described as 'a significant incursion on privacy'."

#surveillance #privacy #locationtracking #Google #geofencing #dystopian
 
Quote of note:

“The EARN IT Bill is a Trojan horse to give Attorney General Barr and Donald Trump the power to control online speech and require government access to every aspect of Americans’ lives.” "

Tweet via https://twitter.com/RonWyden/status/1235640470015008768

Background: The Cybersecurity 202: Senate bill sparks open war over encryption

Also: Senators Hawley & Feinstein Join Graham & Blumenthal In Announcing Bill To Undermine Both Encryption And Section 230

#encryption #Section230 #SafeHarbor #surveillance #privacy #FourthAmendment #FirstAmendment
 
"Members of Congress are about to introduce a bill that will undermine the law that undergirds free speech on the Internet. If passed, the bill known as the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN IT) Act, will fulfill a long-standing dream of U.S. law enforcement. If passed, it could largely mark the end of private, encrypted messaging on the Internet."

#privacy #encryption #surveillance #FourthAmendment #technology
 
Protect our Speech and Security Online: Reject the Graham-Blumenthal Proposal

"Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal are quietly circulating a serious threat to your free speech and security online. Their proposal would give the Attorney General the power to unilaterally write new rules for how online platforms and services must operate in order to rely on Section 230, the most important law protecting free speech online. The AG could use this power to force tech companies to undermine our secure and private communications."

"We must stop this dangerous proposal before it sees the light of day. Please tell your members of Congress to reject the so-called EARN IT Act."

#privacy #encryption #surveillance #FourthAmendment #technology
 
Yet another reason to dislike the Democratic establishment. Zoe Lofgren is a progressive hero in my book.

#NSA #FISA #surveillance
 
"A National Security Agency system that analyzed logs of Americans’ domestic phone calls and text messages cost $100 million from 2015 to 2019, but yielded only a single significant investigation, according to a newly declassified study."

"Moreover, only twice during that four-year period did the program generate unique information that the F.B.I. did not already possess, said the study, which was produced by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and briefed to Congress on Tuesday."

#NSA #surveillance #FourthAmendment #privacy
 
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Private WhatsApp groups visible in Google searches

Your #WhatsApp groups may not be as secure as you think they are


Google is indexing invite links to private WhatsApp group chats. This means with a simple search anyone can discover and join these groups including ones the administrator may want to keep private.

Does #Google care about your privacy and security? No.

Does #Facebook honestly care about your privacy and security? No.

https://www.dw.com/en/private-whatsapp-groups-visible-in-google-searches/a-52468603

#Facebook #chat #apps #privacy #security #surveillance #messaging #im
 
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Private WhatsApp groups visible in Google searches

Your #WhatsApp groups may not be as secure as you think they are


Google is indexing invite links to private WhatsApp group chats. This means with a simple search anyone can discover and join these groups including ones the administrator may want to keep private.

Does #Google care about your privacy and security? No.

Does #Facebook honestly care about your privacy and security? No.

https://www.dw.com/en/private-whatsapp-groups-visible-in-google-searches/a-52468603

#Facebook #chat #apps #privacy #security #surveillance #messaging #im
 
May be paywalled...

Ring and Nest helped normalize American surveillance and turned us into a nation of voyeurs

"Amazon’s Ring, Google’s Nest and other Internet-connected cameras — some selling for as little as $59 — have given Americans the tools they need to become a personal security force, and millions of people now seeing what’s happening around their home every second — what Ring calls the 'new neighborhood watch'."

"But the allure of monitoring people silently from afar has also proved more tempting than many expected. Customers who bought the cameras in hopes of not becoming victims joke that instead they’ve become voyeurs."

"The Washington Post surveyed more than 50 owners of in-home and outdoor camera systems across the United States about how the recording devices had reshaped their daily lives. Most of those who responded to online solicitations about their camera use said they had bought the cameras to check on package deliveries and their pets, and many talked glowingly about what they got in return: security, entertainment, peace of mind. Some said they worried about hackers, snoops or spies."

#surveillance #voyeurism #privacy
 
Quote of note:

"Without oversight, it is inconceivable that tactics turned against undocumented immigrants won’t eventually be turned to the enforcement of other laws. As the world has seen in the streets of Hong Kong, where protesters wear masks to avoid a network of government facial-recognition cameras, once a surveillance technology is widely deployed in a society it is almost impossible to uproot." -- The New York Times Editorial Board

Via The Government Uses ‘Near Perfect Surveillance’ Data on Americans

#surveillance #DHS #FourthAmendment #privacy
 
"The American Civil Liberties Union plans to fight newly revealed practices by the Department of Homeland Security which used commercially available cell phone location data to track suspected illegal immigrants."

"'DHS should not be accessing our location information without a warrant, regardless whether they obtain it by paying or for free. The failure to get a warrant undermines Supreme Court precedent establishing that the government must demonstrate probable cause to a judge before getting some of our most sensitive information, especially our cell phone location history', said Nathan Freed Wessler, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project."

#DHS #surveillance #immigration #FourthAmendment #LocationTracking
ACLU says it’ll fight DHS efforts to use app locations for deportations
 
"Sidestepping the need to obtain a search warrant, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reportedly been accessing phone location data belonging to millions of Americans by buying it straight from private marketing firms. The data is drawn from seemingly ordinary phone apps, including mobile games and weather apps, the Wall Street Journal reports."

"DHS uses the data purchased from private marketing companies to generate law enforcement leads and search for undocumented immigrants, according to the Journal, which first broke news of the arrangements on Friday."

"In a landmark 2018 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Fourth Amendment protects cellphone location information. As a result, police are required to obtain a warrant before obtaining location data. But according to the Journal, government lawyers have argued that a warrant is not required because the data is already commercially available."

#DHS #privacy #surveillance #immigration #FourthAmendment #LocationTracking
 
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Your Data is Your Business. Tell #Google & #IAB to Mind Theirs

Petition


You go online. An advertisement appears for the exact coffee machine you looked up last week. Is it a trick? Nope.

When you are online, your personal information, like your:
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Location
  • Information derived from your browsing history (yes, the naughty stuff, but also health queries and voting preferences)
... is collected and broadcast to tens of thousands of companies in the online advertising industry.

Based on your data, companies size you up and decide in milliseconds if you’re a potential customer. If you are, they bid for the right to show you an ad. For coffee machines – or whatever else they believe would interest you.

This is not right. It is not legal.


You have the right to feel safe when looking up medical information, choosing a school for your child, or seeking support to come out to your family without this being broadcast to strangers.

Petition:
https://www.liberties.eu/en/campaigns/ad-tech-2-petition--your-data-is-your-business/319

#privacy #surveillance #spying #mobile #phones #cellular #Internet #browsing #advertising #capitalism #CorporateGreed #security #private
 
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Your Data is Your Business. Tell #Google & #IAB to Mind Theirs

Petition


You go online. An advertisement appears for the exact coffee machine you looked up last week. Is it a trick? Nope.

When you are online, your personal information, like your:
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Location
  • Information derived from your browsing history (yes, the naughty stuff, but also health queries and voting preferences)
... is collected and broadcast to tens of thousands of companies in the online advertising industry.

Based on your data, companies size you up and decide in milliseconds if you’re a potential customer. If you are, they bid for the right to show you an ad. For coffee machines – or whatever else they believe would interest you.

This is not right. It is not legal.


You have the right to feel safe when looking up medical information, choosing a school for your child, or seeking support to come out to your family without this being broadcast to strangers.

Petition:
https://www.liberties.eu/en/campaigns/ad-tech-2-petition--your-data-is-your-business/319

#privacy #surveillance #spying #mobile #phones #cellular #Internet #browsing #advertising #capitalism #CorporateGreed #security #private
 
"Apple and other big tech companies are increasingly going head-to-head with national governments as they attempt to control the internet within their borders."

#Apple #Putin #Russia #surveillance #privacy #cybersecurity
 
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London cops announce citywide facial recognition cameras

" In 2018, London's Metropolitan Police Force announced trials of a facial recognition system that could be married to the city's legendarily invasive CCTV thicket; the tests failed 98% of the time and led to arrests of people who opted out by covering their faces."

"Based on that dismal performance, and perhaps emboldened by the coming Brexit and its liberation from EU privacy rules, the Met have announced that they are rolling out permanent, citywide facial recognition."

#London #UK #FacialRecognition #surveillance
London cops announce citywide facial recognition cameras
 
"Clearview founder Ton-That is linked to various Trump allied far-right figures, this report states, naming Rudy Giuliani, Michael Cernovich, Chuck Johnson, Pax Dickinson, the details of which go back some years."

#ClearviewAI #facialrecognition #surveillance
Clearview AI founder linked to Trump world and Far-Right, NYPD denies facial recognition firm's boast that it helped catch terrorist suspect
 
Apologies, may be paywalled:

The Cybersecurity 202: Bezos hack reveals dangerous escalation in use of commercial hacking tools, experts warn

"An alleged Saudi hacking campaign that compromised the cellphone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos is a chilling example of how even the world's richest person can be hacked with tools that were likely bought off the shelf."

"It marks a significant escalation in the way nations use commercial hacking tools -- and is fueling calls from officials and experts to ban the international sale of spyware."

"'This should be a wake-up call for the international community', Agnes Callamard, a U.N. investigator who urged such a moratorium in light of the Bezos hack, told me. 'We need to take action before we are completely unable to control this technology'."

#cybersecurity #foreignpolicy #surveillance #internationallaw
 
"UN experts have called for an immediate investigation into the 'possible involvement' of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ iPhone in 2018."

"'The information we have received suggests the possible involvement of the Crown Prince in surveillance of Mr. Bezos, in an effort to influence, if not silence, The Washington Post’s reporting on Saudi Arabia', UN special rapporteurs said in a statement Wednesday."

"'The alleged hacking of Mr. Bezos’s phone, and those of others, demands immediate investigation by U.S. and other relevant authorities, including investigation of the continuous, multi-year, direct and personal involvement of the Crown Prince in efforts to target perceived opponents'."

"The statement from UN’s human rights body centers on forensic investigations into the claim by Bezos — one of the world’s wealthiest men and owner of the Washington Post — that the Saudi government orchestrated a cyberattack against him to extract large amounts of data from his phone, including nude photos sent to his mistress."

#JeffBezos #SaudiArabia #MBS #cybersecurity #surveillance #espionage #InformationWarfare #disinformation #propaganda
 
If they did pull something like that off, it would be quite the coup, so to speak. And belligerent as hell.

Also, very "Russian-like" in operational methodology.

Report: Saudi Crown Prince Personally Sent Malware to Jeff Bezos, Possibly to Steal Those Dick Pics

"Here’s another twist in the mystery of just how pictures of Amazon CEO and billionaire Washington Post owner Jeff Bezo’s dick, along with sexts to his then-mistress Lauren Sanchez, ended up in the hands of the National Enquirer last year: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have personally infected his phone with malware in May 2018."

"That’s according to a Tuesday report in the Guardian, which wrote 'sources' said a 'digital forensic analysis' concluded that while Bezos was having what was surely a very relatable conversation with the Saudi strongman via encrypted chat service WhatsApp, bin Salman sent him an unsolicited video file containing malware. The Financial Times filled in some more details later, reporting FTI Consulting cybersecurity expert Anthony J. Ferrante had led the analysis, which concluded Bezos’s phone had transmitted dozens of gigabytes of data after the crown prince sent the file."

#cybersecurity #SaudiArabia #surveillance #InformationWarfare
 
"The Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone 'hacked' in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had apparently been sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, sources have told the Guardian."

"The encrypted message from the number used by Mohammed bin Salman is believed to have included a malicious file that infiltrated the phone of the world’s richest man, according to the results of a digital forensic analysis."

"This analysis found it 'highly probable' that the intrusion into the phone was triggered by an infected video file sent from the account of the Saudi heir to Bezos, the owner of the Washington Post."

"The two men had been having a seemingly friendly WhatsApp exchange when, on 1 May of that year, the unsolicited file was sent, according to sources who spoke to the Guardian on the condition of anonymity."

"Large amounts of data were exfiltrated from Bezos’s phone within hours, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Guardian has no knowledge of what was taken from the phone or how it was used."

#cybersecurity #SaudiArabia #JeffBezos #surveillance #espionage
 
"Apple Inc dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters."

"The tech giant’s reversal, about two years ago, has not previously been reported. It shows how much Apple has been willing to help U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies, despite taking a harder line in high-profile legal disputes with the government and casting itself as a defender of its customers’ information."

#Apple #surveillance #privacy #encryption #FBI
 
" Bruce Schneier writes in the New York Times that banning facial recognition (as cities like San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Brookline and Somerville have done) is not enough: there are plenty of other ways to automatically recognize people (gait detection, high-resolution photos of hands that reveal fingerprints, voiceprints, etc), and these will all be used for the same purpose that makes facial recognition bad for our world: to sort us into different categories and treat us different based on those categories."

"Some of these distinctions are easy to imagine: showing different ads on billboards based on who's looking at them, for example. Others are more sinister: targeting us for police interventions, raising the prices, or denying us entry to a place of business."

"Schneier says that we need to regulate more than facial recognition, we need to regulate recognition itself -- and the data-brokers whose data-sets are used to map recognition data to peoples' identities."

#privacy #facialrecognition #surveillance #discrimination
Facial recognition isn't just bad because it invades privacy: it's because privacy invasions fuel discrimination
 
" Bruce Schneier writes in the New York Times that banning facial recognition (as cities like San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Brookline and Somerville have done) is not enough: there are plenty of other ways to automatically recognize people (gait detection, high-resolution photos of hands that reveal fingerprints, voiceprints, etc), and these will all be used for the same purpose that makes facial recognition bad for our world: to sort us into different categories and treat us different based on those categories."

"Some of these distinctions are easy to imagine: showing different ads on billboards based on who's looking at them, for example. Others are more sinister: targeting us for police interventions, raising the prices, or denying us entry to a place of business."

"Schneier says that we need to regulate more than facial recognition, we need to regulate recognition itself -- and the data-brokers whose data-sets are used to map recognition data to peoples' identities."

#privacy #facialrecognition #surveillance #discrimination
Facial recognition isn't just bad because it invades privacy: it's because privacy invasions fuel discrimination
 
"As the U.S. military and defense contractors eye a potential drone war with Iran as tensions with the country remain elevated, the defense industry is also preparing to test-fly domestic versions of its combat drones over major American cities in an effort to fully integrate military-grade drones into civil airspace alongside commercial air traffic in the coming years."

"That’s right, those robotic killing machines used for counterterrorism strikes in the Middle East are coming home — and could eventually be used to surveil large protests and communities of color throughout the U.S."

"The Poway-based defense contractor General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., will test-fly its SkyGuardian drone, outfitted with a 79-foot wingspan and advanced surveillance capabilities of more than 2,000 feet, over San Diego, California, sometime this year."

#surveillance #PoliceState #FourthAmendment #DomesticTerrorism
Large Military-Grade Drones Could Soon Be Flying Over Your Backyard
 
"Until recently, Hoan Ton-That’s greatest hits included an obscure iPhone game and an app that let people put Donald Trump’s distinctive yellow hair on their own photos."

"Then Mr. Ton-That — an Australian techie and onetime model — did something momentous: He invented a tool that could end your ability to walk down the street anonymously, and provided it to hundreds of law enforcement agencies, ranging from local cops in Florida to the F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security."

"His tiny company, Clearview AI, devised a groundbreaking facial recognition app. You take a picture of a person, upload it and get to see public photos of that person, along with links to where those photos appeared. The system — whose backbone is a database of more than three billion images that Clearview claims to have scraped from Facebook, YouTube, Venmo and millions of other websites — goes far beyond anything ever constructed by the United States government or Silicon Valley giants."

"Federal and state law enforcement officers said that while they had only limited knowledge of how Clearview works and who is behind it, they had used its app to help solve shoplifting, identity theft, credit card fraud, murder and child sexual exploitation cases."

"Until now, technology that readily identifies everyone based on his or her face has been taboo because of its radical erosion of privacy."

#privacy #surveillance #facialrecognition #biometrics #ClearviewAI
 

Ring confirms it fired four employees for watching customer videos | Engadget

Ring has responded to the US Senators demanding answers to the security issues it's facing in a letter, which was obtained by Motherboard. In it, the Amazon-owned company has admitted that it had to fire employees for watching customers' videos beyond what they were allowed to. Ring received the four complaints over the course of four years, and it opened an investigation for each one of them. While all the employees involved had the authority to view customer videos, Ring said they accessed or attempted to access data that "exceeded what was necessary for their job functions."
#technology #tech #SmartHome #Ring #video #surveillance
 
● NEWS ● #hrw #Dhaka ☞ #Bangladesh : Online #Surveillance , Control
 
● NEWS ● #hrw #Dhaka ☞ #Bangladesh : Online #Surveillance , Control
 
"...Sirius isn't just a radio company—it offers a variety of 'connected car solutions'. Among those solutions is SiriusXM Guardian, which is available on the Fiat Chrysler Uconnect infotainment system. Cars that have telematics equipment installed by the manufacturer—in this case, Fiat Chrysler—can send data over mobile networks using Sirius' connected services. Those cars, Sirius said, are a small subset of the total number of vehicles that have satellite radios installed."

"Sirius additionally told Ars that it sporadically works with law enforcement bodies to comply with valid vehicle-location court orders. The company stressed that it does so by remotely activating the installed telematics hardware in a car, rather than by interacting in any way with the actual satellite radio."

#SiriusXM #surveillance #LocationTracking
 
Überwachungsfirma FinFisher geht mit Anwälten gegen unsere kritische Berichterstattung vor




#Netzpolitik #FinFisher #Überwachung #Surveillance #Security #Privacy #Internet
Überwachungsfirma geht mit Anwälten gegen unsere kritische Berichterstattung vor
 
Random dystopian future stuff.

#dystopian #future #surveillance #automata
 

In which the FBI lies to Congress and America. Yes, again.

Remember the FBI's promise it wasn’t abusing the NSA’s data on US citizens? Well, guess what… • The Register

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/08/fbi_spying_abuse/
The FBI routinely misused a database, gathered by the NSA with the specific purpose of searching for foreign intelligence threats, by searching it for everything from vetting to spying on relatives.

In doing so, it not only violated the law and the US constitution but knowingly lied to the faces of congressmen who were asking the intelligence services about this exact issue at government hearings, hearings that were intended to find if there needed to be additional safeguards added to the program.

That is the upshot of newly declassified rulings of the secret FISC court that decides issues of spying and surveillance within the United States.

On Tuesday, in a year-old ruling [PDF]that remains heavily redacted, everything that both privacy advocates and a number of congressmen – particularly Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) – feared was true of the program turned out to be so, but worse.
... Really, just read the entire article. The short version is that although this database is theoretically supposed to be used only for foreign intelligence matters, FBI agents were casually using it all the time on as little as personal whim. On one single day in December 2017, FBI agents ran 6,800 searches against the Section 702 database. It appears possible none of them were authorized. And that was just one day.

#surveillance #spying
 

Wanna break free from #Google?


Here are some recommendations:
What did I missed? What is you favourite alternative? and why?
#freesoftware #foss #floss #open-source #opensource #linux #gnu-linux #fdroid #technoethical #mobile #software #privacy #surveillance #freedom
 
"Emails sent by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials expose how ICE used social media and information gleaned by for-profit data brokers to track down and arrest an immigrant in Southern California. In the emails, which were disclosed in federal court filings, officials discussed the relationship status of the person, noting that he was 'broken hearted', according to Facebook posts, and confirmed his identity through pictures posted at his father’s birthday party."

"ICE ultimately arrested the person after he 'checked in' to a Home Depot on Facebook."

"The emails are a rare glimpse into the ever-widening surveillance dragnet ICE uses to track down immigrants who are subject to possible deportation. In this case, ICE used Thomson Reuters’s controversial CLEAR database, part of a growing industry of commercial data brokers that contract with government agencies, essentially circumventing barriers that might prevent the government from collecting certain types of information."

#ICE #Gestapo #immigration #socialmedia #surveillance
 

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
 
"Recently released documents revealed the FBI has for years secretly demanded vast amounts of Americans’ consumer and financial information from the largest U.S. credit agencies."

"The FBI regularly uses these legal powers — known as national security letters — to compel credit giants to turn over non-content information, such as records of purchases and locations, that the agency deems necessary in national security investigations. But these letters have no judicial oversight and are typically filed with a gag order, preventing the recipient from disclosing the demand to anyone else — including the target of the letter."

#FBI #privacy #NSL #cybersecurity #surveillance
FBI secretly demands a ton of consumer data from credit agencies. Now lawmakers want answers
 
"A leading research centre has called for new laws to restrict the use of emotion-detecting tech."

"The AI Now Institute says the field is 'built on markedly shaky foundations'."

"Despite this, systems are on sale to help vet job seekers, test criminal suspects for signs of deception, and set insurance prices."

"It wants such software to be banned from use in important decisions that affect people's lives and/or determine their access to opportunities."

#emotiondetection #surveillance
 
"Immigration and border agents may be scooping up cellphone information from thousands of innocent U.S. citizens in their effort to track a few people who’ve crossed the border illegally — using invasive surveillance tools that were originally developed to protect military operations."

"That’s the big concern raised in a lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union filed yesterday against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection, demanding to know how widely the agencies are using the tools called StingRays and who they’re targeting."

#surveillance #privacy #fourthamendment #immigration #cybersecurity #stingrays
 
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