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Bruce Schneier: NSA Surveillance and What To Do About It

Good video from Bruce Schneier. A few choice excerpts follow:

Follow that guy last month. The death of ephemeral conversation. Systems that never forget (9:40) …a public-private-surveillance partnership (9:58) … We have built systems that spy on people in exchange for services. Surveillance is the business model of the internet (10:13)

This is truely the golden age of surveillance. Because everything we do is surveillable (11:37)

Metadata equals surveillance (12:09). Okay, there’s sort of an easy thought experiment: imagine you’d hire a private detective to eavesdrop on somebody. That detective will put a bug in his car, his home, his office; and you’d get a report of the conversations he had. If you ask that same detective to put someone under surveillance you’d get a different report: where he went, who he spoke to, what he read, what he purchased, what he looked at – right, that’s all metadata. Fundamentally metadata equals surveillance data. (12:40)

We have built an insecure internet for everyone. We basically enabled the Panopticon, and all the losses of freedom and liberty and individuality that come with that. (16:47)

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Through a PRISM, Darkly: Everything We Know About NSA Spying

From Stellar Wind to PRISM, Boundless Informant to EvilOlive, the NSA spying programs are shrouded in secrecy and rubber-stamped by secret opinions from a court that meets in a faraday cage. The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Kurt Opsahl explains the known facts about how the programs operate and the laws and regulations the U.S. government asserts allows the NSA to spy on you.

Also, be sure to read and bookmark this indispensable Timeline of NSA Domestic Spying over at EFF as well.

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American Anthrax

Media Roots presents American Anthrax, a documentary comprised of news footage that establishes, by history’s own narration, how everything you’ve been told about the Anthrax Attacks is a lie. Conceptualized, edited and produced by Robbie Martin, co-host of Media Roots Radio.

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The Truth About Karl Marx

This is an accurate portrayal.

What he doesn’t go into detail, however, is the fact that morality and virtue were catch words for the Enlightenment back in the 18th century. Adam Weishaupt of the Bavarian Illuminati, for instance, was obsessed with these concepts. A moral and virtuous man, according to the radical enlightenment philosophers, was one who had the intelligence and ability to successfully dispense with the old regime’s insistence upon revelation, superstition and tradition.

Karl Marx was the inevitable result.

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