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Governmental Secrecy: Shield for Tyranny, Incompetence, and Corruption

http://www1.cs.columbia.edu

Governmental Secrecy: Shield for Tyranny, Incompetence, and Corruption

An essential pillar of democracy is openness. There is no way that people can meaningfully participate in government, even if only by voting for representatives, if they do not have access to accurate information related to government operations. This was well understood by the founders of the US and embedded in the Bill of Rights. Conversely, a salient characteristic of undemocratic systems of all types, such as Czarist Russia, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany is a high degree of governmental secrecy.

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Growing Biometric Databases Threaten Privacy and Civil Liberties

https://www.eff.org

Washington, D.C. - Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Staff Attorney Jennifer Lynch will testify this week at a Senate hearing on facial recognition technology and the privacy and civil liberties risks associated with rapidly growing biometric databases. The hearing is set for Wednesday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m. Facial recognition technology is becoming increasingly sensitive and sophisticated, creating new ways for government and private entities to identify and track people throughout the United States.

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Twitter says government requests keep rising

http://www.aljazeera.com

Twitter said in its first transparency report that the number of government requests for user information or to block content is rising in 2012. "We've received more government requests in the first half of 2012, as outlined in this initial dataset, than in the entirety of 2011," Twitter's legal policy manager Jeremy Kessel said in a blog post on Monday. The overwhelming number of requests came from the United States, accounting for 679 of the 849 requests for user information. In 75 per cent of the US cases, Twitter gave some or all information.

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TSA Worker's Metal Detector Causes Evacuations, Delays At JFK Airport

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

"Hundreds of passengers and workers at JFK's Terminal 7 had to be evacuated on Saturday morning after it was discovered that a TSA worker's metal detector was unplugged."

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Father kills man sexually abusing his daughter

http://www.cnn.com

A Texas father caught a man sexually assaulting his 4-year-old daughter and punched him in the head repeatedly, killing him, authorities said. The father was casually acquainted with the alleged abuser, said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon. Neither has been publicly identified. The girl was left inside the family's house during the social gathering, while other members of her family were tending to horses, the sheriff said. The alleged abuser was known for his horse-grooming abilities, Harmon said.

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City Bans Texting While Walking

http://abcnews.go.com

Avid texters beware: Fort Lee, N.J. police said they will begin issuing $85 jaywalking tickets to pedestrians who are caught texting while walking.

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Fukushima Daiichi Worker: Radiation Leaking into Water

http://enenews.com

Fukushima Daiichi Worker: Nothing can be done except to leak radioactive water! — Honestly feel that we are dumping massive amounts into ocean — Will spread all over world, reaching Hawaii and US soon

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National Database Planned to Combat Cellphone Theft

http://www.nytimes.com

Police departments, the FCC and the wireless phone industry have devised a plan to fight smartphone thefts: the creation of a central database to track stolen phones and prevent them from being used again, which will allow wireless providers to disable and block further use of a device once it is reported stolen. Legislation from Congress that would make it a federal crime to tamper with a PHONE'S UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS in an attempt to evade the blocking process.

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List of Corporations supporting CISPA

http://intelligence.house.gov

See what major US corporations and business associations have to say
about the new bipartisan ‘Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
of 2011

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The NSA's New Spy Network

http://www.wired.com

Though it was voted down by congress in 2003 due to privacy concerns, the NSA's new data center, now being constructed in Utah, will intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of domestic communications including private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as personal data trails such as parking receipts, travel itineraries, and bookstore purchases.

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CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher

http://www.wired.com

Wired Article...

CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher.

(User's notes: It's very conceivable. It's can start as companies using your usage data without you even knowing it, then grow into an abomination. The infrastructure is already in place, follow the link below to learn more about power lines as a medium for data transfer)

Wiki: Power line communication...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_line_communication

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Police Don't Need Warrant to Search Cellphones

http://www.newser.com

Federal Appeals court rules that police don't need warrant to search cellphones, they're like "diaries".

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Canadian Govt To Introduce Massive Internet Surveillance Law

http://www.michaelgeist.ca

The Canadian Government is set to enact the Investigating and Preventing Criminal Electronic Communications Act which will mark the return of "lawful access" within a single legislative package. This will require the disclosure of customer information by ISPs without court oversight, force ISPs to institute real-time surveillance of their customer and allow for law enforcement to obtain that information with or without a warrant. The bill set to pass is bill C-30.

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Colorado Woman Ordered to Decrypt Laptop may have "Forgotten" Password

http://www.dailytech.com

"It's very possible to forget passwords," said Philip Dubois, Fricosu's attorney. "It's not clear to me she was the one who set up the encryption on this drive. I don't know if she will be able to decrypt it. The government will probably say you need to put her in jail until she breaks down and does what she is ordered to do. That will create a question of fact for the judge to resolve. If she's unable to decrypt the disc, the court cannot hold her in contempt."

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Detroit residents take it upon themselves to protection and serve.

http://www.thedaily.com

Detroit residents, unable to rely on a dwindling police force to keep them safe, are fighting back against the criminal scourge on their own.

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How to prevent Ron Paul from being assassinated.

http://www.youtube.com

With increased likelihood that Ron Paul could win the nomination comes the increased likelihood that the Powers that Be will attempt to kill. This video goes over the methods they might employ and how to possibly prevent them from succeeding.

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The Fifth Amendment may not apply to your computers

http://exm.nr

So when you plead the fifth, it can't be when they're asking for your passwords...

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Police Have Children With Political Activists for Spy Efforts (UK)

http://www.guardian.co.uk

"[Officer] Bob Lambert did not tell his wife or child that he was a police spy, as he needed to conceal his real identity from the political activists he was spying on."

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Examples of Government Hacking its own Citizens -- TEDTalks

http://www.youtube.com

This video entitled, "Mikko Hypponen: Three types of online attack" is really about the 3rd type of attack... governments hacking their own citizens citing specific instances.

Start at 4:15. In the closing he says, "This is not a question of privacy against security, it is a question of freedom against control. And while we might trust our government right now... any right we give away will be given away for good."

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Homeland Security Monitoring Drudge Report, NY Times, Wired.com

http://www.libertyconfidential.com

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s command center routinely monitors dozens of popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Hulu, WikiLeaks and news and gossip sites including the Huffington Post and Drudge Report, according to a government document.

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