Tag Archives: surveillance

summer of snowden, recap

An excellent recap of the Snowden revelations and the extent to which the US government is spying on us all, Americans and non-Americans alike. Worth reading in full, details past abuses of power by US government, then describes current state … Continue reading

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pedaphiles and anal probes

Snowden leaks could help pedaphiles, according to the UK government Surveillance authorities will resort to anything to distract the public from their abuse of power. They don’t elaborate on how pedaphiles are helped by the disclosures, nor is evidence presented to … Continue reading

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the other snowden

Before Edward Snowden, there was William Binney, a guy who worked at the NSA but who resigned in protest of the intrusion in Americans’ lives. The FBI raided his home, pointed weapons at him and his family, and seized computers and … Continue reading

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ceo was imprisoned in retaliation for non-coop with illegal nsa spying

A former CEO of Qwest who refused to allow the NSA to spy on customers was suspiciously charged with and found guilty of insider trading of his own company’s stock, despite being bullish about his company’s prospects. Just one major … Continue reading

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UK may punish journalists for doing their job

An example of UK’s non-free press. Journalists who participated in leaking pertinent information that a free society should be aware of–information pertaining to massive surveillance–might be punished for their work. I suspect this is more bluff than anything else, but … Continue reading

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the latest news… fainting woman, Obamacare, and the NSA

Was the fainting woman during Obama’s speech a hoax? Maybe. I don’t have strong opinions on this, and if it is a hoax, Obama himself isn’t necessarily involved in any way. Having said that, it does look suspicious, especially the friend’s … Continue reading

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more NSA fallout

A US VPN service (CryptoSeal) folds its services for personal use (those for business use still operational). NSA spied on Mexican government, likely to hurt ties between US and Mexico. The French are upset as well, for what it’s worth. The White … Continue reading

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