Yasha Levine is writing a book, titled Surveillance Valley, that will describe the involvement of Silicon Valley giants such as Google in the federal government’s regime of electronic surveillance against the American people
Yesterday, a coalition of groups including Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Privacy International announced the release of Detekt, a piece of software that can detect many of the spybots used by the NSA, other governments, and corporations to track people’s online
Yes, it’s true that the George W. Bush and Barack Obama oversaw a massive spying program through the National Security Agency, seizing huge numbers of private communications involving Americans who are suspected of no crime whatsoever, but that’s all been reformed since then, right? Wrong
At the end of last week, we found out that the US Marshals are using airplanes to secretly gather data indiscriminately from huge numbers of electronic mobile devices, using airplanes that are equipped with “dirt box” devices that make the planes act like fake cell
Late yesterday, the Wall Street Journal revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice is using airplanes equipped with “dirtbox” technology to hack into Americans’ cell phones from the air. (Read all about it in The Guardian) This technology converts an airplane into a fake cell
If FBI Director James Comey thinks that the Bill of Rights isn’t good enough for the USA, then he ought to have the courage to say so, and to stand before Congress, testifying that he wants the Fourth Amendment abolished. Until then, the FBI needs to stop its out of control electronic surveillance of Americans.
Yesterday an organization called B-PAC spent $125,000 in one pop in an effort to cripple the re-election of U.S Senator Scott Brown. The $125,000 was spent, says the brief filing submitted to the FEC, to buy “web ads; also support Scott Brown”? “Web ads; also
Thanks to the Electronic Frontier Foundation for bringing my attention this evening to Computer Cop, a computer program designed to log keystrokes and send them, unencrypted, over the internet: Malware filters and anti-virus software won’t stop Computer Cop, because in our police-friendly culture the software
Neither the Net Cetera manual nor OnGuard Online ever acknowledge the threat to the privacy of American children posed by the electronic spying system created by the National Security Agency. They don’t even mention the existence of the NSA. They pretend that all cybersecurity threats come from unscrupulous individuals.
Last year, when the Obama Administration was forced by whistleblower Edward Snowden to admit that it had, in contradiction to its previous testimony to Congress, been conducting extensive surveillance and seizure of millions of Americans’ private communications, there was a convenient excuse brought out by
Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?