6

The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center.

http://www.wired.com

The breakthrough was enormous, says the former official, and soon afterward the agency pulled the shade down tight on the project, even within the intelligence community and Congress. “Only the chairman and vice chairman and the two staff directors of each intelligence committee were told about it,” he says. The reason? “They were thinking that this computing breakthrough was going to give them the ability to crack current public encryption.”

Read more »
roryn3kids's picture
Created by roryn3kids 49 weeks 3 days ago – Made popular 49 weeks 9 hours ago
Category: Privacy   Tags:
2

9th Circuit Appeals Court: 4th Amendment Applies At The Border

http://www.techdirt.com

In a somewhat surprising 9th Circuit ruling (en banc, or in front of the entire set of judges), the court ruled that the 4th Amendment does apply at the border, that agents do need to recognize there's an expectation of privacy, and cannot do a search without reason.

Read more »
JessieLee's picture
Created by JessieLee 1 year 5 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 4 weeks ago
Category: Privacy   Tags:
3

Are You Living in a Fourth Amendment Exclusion Zone?

http://www.storyleak.com

Major cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and even Houston have been declared by the Department of Homeland Security to be within the official 100 mile ‘border’ of the United States, subjecting 197 million citizens to electronic belonging searches without any suspicion.

Read more: http://www.storyleak.com/are-you-living-in-fourth-amendment-exclusion-zo...

Read more »
dave matherly's picture
Created by dave matherly 1 year 6 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 6 weeks ago
Category:   Tags:
3

New "Surveillance-Proof" App Has Governments Nervous

http://www.slate.com

A new technology that allows users to send and receive highly encrypted photos, voice recordings, videos, and PDFs securely.

photos, voice recordings, videos, and PDFs securely

Read more »
TooNs's picture
Created by TooNs 1 year 9 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 9 weeks ago
Category:   Tags:
3

Here comes Black Boxes for cars !

http://www.denverpost.com

WASHINGTON—Many motorists don't know it, but it's likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there's a snitch along for the ride.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday proposed long-delayed regulations requiring auto manufacturers to include event data recorders—better known as "black boxes"—in all new cars and light trucks beginning Sept. 1, 2014.

Read more »
Lendog's picture
Created by Lendog 1 year 18 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 18 weeks ago
Category: Privacy   Tags:
3

9GAG - TSA Logic

http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net

If you don't let us touch your penis, then you hate America.

Read more »
knutars's picture
Created by knutars 1 year 21 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 20 weeks ago
Category: Privacy   Tags:
4

Student expelled from public school for refusing to wear RFID tracker

http://www.naturalnews.com

In Texas, of all places, a high school student is expelled because she refused to wear the mandatory school-issued RFID trackers because they violate not only her privacy but also her religious beliefs.

Read more »
mjberns83's picture
Created by mjberns83 1 year 20 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 20 weeks ago
Category:   Tags:
6

PGP founder offers encrypted P2P services: phone, email, chat

https://silentcircle.com

PGP Founder's new startup, from http://www.buzzfeed.com/tommywilhelm/why-is-the-government-afraid-of-thi...

Read more »
abexman's picture
Created by abexman 1 year 25 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 25 weeks ago
Category: Privacy   Tags:
1

Conservative Radio host whines about TSA groping her va jay jay. LOL

http://www.youtube.com

I bet she was all for this kind of thing when her precious Bushy Boy was the boss.

Read more »
quickmike's picture
Created by quickmike 1 year 26 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 26 weeks ago
Category: Privacy   Tags:
3

Big Brother, Now at the Mall

http://online.wsj.com

SEOUL—Shoppers at the new International Finance Center Mall in Seoul can find their way around the four-story complex by approaching one of 26 information kiosks. When they do, they also are being watched.

Read more »
Vinnie's picture
Created by Vinnie 1 year 26 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 26 weeks ago
Category: Privacy   Tags:
12

Man refuses to complete American Community Survey, gets a threat.

http://1787network.com

After getting the ACS in the mail, this guy calls the Dept. of Commerce to tell him he won't fill it out. They threaten him with a $5000 fine. Instead, he puts the entire 28 page document online. If you were ever curious what's in this thing, here you go.

Read more »
ViolentDelights's picture
Created by ViolentDelights 1 year 32 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 32 weeks ago
Category: Privacy   Tags:
4

Appeals Court OKs Warrantless, Real-Time Mobile Phone Tracking

http://www.informationweek.com

Appeals court rules law enforcement agencies don't need a warrant to "ping" and track prepaid cellphone locations.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/08/warrantless-gps-phone-tracking/
http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/12a0262p-06.pdf

Read more »
JHalstead's picture
Created by JHalstead 1 year 34 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 34 weeks ago
Category:   Tags:
7

This Cute Chat Site Could...Help Overthrow Your Government

http://www.wired.com

He is the creator of Cryptocat, a project “to combine my love of cryptography and cats,” he explained to an overflowing audience of hackers at the HOPE conference on Saturday, July 14.

Read more »
Voluntary Gary's picture
Created by Voluntary Gary 1 year 37 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 37 weeks ago
Category: Privacy   Tags:
4

Pirate Bay block effectiveness short-lived, data suggests

http://www.bbc.com

A drop in file-sharing following a court ordered block of the Pirate Bay was short-lived, data seen by the BBC suggests. A major UK internet service provider (ISP) said peer-to-peer (P2P) activity on its network returned to just below normal only a week after the measures were enforced earlier this year. Critics had warned the ban would prove ineffective. But the BPI, the music industry trade body, has defended the action. Its chief executive Geoff Taylor told the BBC the group would continue to pursue similar action in future.

Read more »
ecigarettes's picture
Created by ecigarettes 1 year 39 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 38 weeks ago
Category: Privacy   Tags:
3

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.

Read more »
4

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.

Read more »
ecigarettes's picture
Created by ecigarettes 1 year 39 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 38 weeks ago
Category: Privacy   Tags:
3

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.

Read more »
ecigarettes's picture
Created by ecigarettes 1 year 40 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 39 weeks ago
Category: Privacy   Tags:
5

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

Read more »
tipplebipple's picture
Created by tipplebipple 2 years 1 week ago – Made popular 2 years 4 days ago
Category: Privacy   Tags:
4

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.

Read more »
jeffwarrington's picture
Created by jeffwarrington 2 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 1 week ago
Category:   Tags:
7

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".

Read more »
zhaliberty's picture
Created by zhaliberty 2 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 6 weeks ago
Category:   Tags:

Air Times & Contact

LIVE 7 Days a Week!
Mon-Sun: 7pm-10pm Eastern

Call toll-free:
1-855-450-FREE

You can also Skype us.

Join our Email List

Stay up to date with the latest about Free Talk Live, and receive our Weekly Digest email - the most popular stories for the week from our front page and also the week's audio highlights!

See our past emails.


Free Talk Live 2.5

Welcome Free Talk Live 2.5! Now, with Reddit!
 
You'll need a Reddit account before you can vote on and submit show prep. (That is different from your FTL/AMP account.)

The content here is the same as you will see on the FTL Subreddit. Please submit bug reports on the appropriate BBS subforum.

Enjoy the new site and thanks for submitting your content!

Google+

New forum topics

Recent Posts Recent Posts