Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky: A Conversation on Privacy

DC Rally Against Mass Surveillance

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Dandelion Salad

with Noam Chomsky, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden

acTVism Munich on Jun 6, 2016

On the 25th of March 2016 the University of Arizona hosted an event with Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden and Noam Chomsky about Privacy. Below you will see Part I of the event. You can find the full video on “The Intercept”.

In the first part of this conversation, Glenn Greenwald, Noam Chomsky and Edward Snowden speak about the boundaries between the “self” and its relation to the state & corporate powers.

– Where do we find ourselves 25 years after the commercialization of the internet took place?
– What is the background behind the internet?
– What role does the free press have in our society today?
– Where should we draw the line when it comes to government surveillance?
– What is the role of a whistleblower?

All of these questions and many more are addressed in this video.


Full Video

Soto on Mar 26, 2016

11:00 to skip Intro.

The balance between national security and government intrusion on the rights of private citizens will be the topic of a panel discussion featuring renowned linguist and MIT professor Noam Chomsky, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and Intercept co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald. Nuala O’Connor, president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology, will act as moderator.

Chomsky and Greenwald will appear in person at the event, hosted in Tucson by the University of Arizona College of Behavioral Sciences, while Snowden will appear via videoconference.

Source: https://theintercept.com/a-conversation-about-privacy/


Snoopers Charter – Very public toilet

OpenRightsGroup on Jun 6, 2016

We installed a public toilet on a busy Friday afternoon in Brick Lane but this toilet is not as it seems.

The Investigatory Powers Bill is a new law that will give the UK police and security agencies massive powers to collect, analyse and look at our private communications and Internet use. This law goes too far.

Find out more and take action at https://www.snooperscharter.co.uk

from the archives:

Thought Crime: The Road To A Police State by Vashti Kenway

Chris Hedges: The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Emergence of Fascism

Thomas Drake: From 9/11 to Mass Surveillance, The Man Who Knew Too Much (must-see)

Robert Scheer and Chris Hedges: They Know Everything About You, Part 1

War on Whistleblowers (featuring Edward Snowden and David Carr) 2015

America’s Surveillance State, Part 1: The Surveillance Machine

Goodbye Privacy, Hello Censorship If Secret #TISA Pact Is Approved by Pete Dolack

George Orwell’s 1984 (must-see film)

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  6. Excellent conversation, thank you for posting this Lo.

    I’ve been following some deeply pertinent discourses on international law lately, and this discussion is profoundly consistent with those narratives that expound upon human rights, legal historical precedent, and most recently the origins of genocide and war crimes legislation; and how problematic the conflict of interest is that arises, when political motives are allowed to derail or co-opt universal jurisdiction; also, how finance and its potential influence over purportedly independent tribunals, adds weight to the fundamental necessity of maintaining the principle of the separation of powers. In short, accepting that premise, how essential it is to devise the legal means to short-circuit technocratic collusion by power-broking elites, and ensure independent proportionate representation, whatever form that may take.

    All the participants made multiple significant points, all of which are deserving of great respect; but I particularly admire Ed Snowden’s clarion call ~ citing privacy as the key to all other rights.

    Of course any tyrant may also make a plea for privacy, but there is clearly a distinction to be drawn between criminal concealment and the right to enjoy our legitimate entitlement ~ as stewards of one’s ethical property ~ to develop and use our minds as we may see fit; to exercise moral choice & express our free will in the truest way of which we are capable.

    How sad it is, and indeed, gravely concerning, that this discussion was distinguished by its high intelligence; while the US electoral campaign has proved to be yet another farcical pantomime of grave abuse ~ simply ignoring all the salient points that were raised here, or at best, merely trivializing, distorting and caricaturing the facts that were so clearly laid out in this discussion.

    • Great points, David.

      The entire election is an embarrassment. It will only get worse as we get closer to Nov. Of course, who knows what can happen between now and then. Maybe one or both of the major candidates will be indicted on some crimes they’ve committed.

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