Edward Snowden: The Dangers Are Real

NSA the only governmental agency that really listens to the people--DC Rally Against Mass Surveillance

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“Your communications, as they happen largely today, don’t actually take place between you and the person that you are talking to. They happen between you and Facebook, who then provides a copy of it to the person you are talking to, or you and Gmail, who then gives a copy of it to the person that you are talking to and every time these transactions occur through these service providers, they keep a record of it.”

“The law simply has not caught up to the fact that a technological corporation now can indenture entire populations into servitude to the corporate good, rather than to individual or public good.” — Edward Snowden

IET on Jul 13, 2019

ORGCon is hosted by Open Rights Group (ORG). We challenge the government’s mass surveillance programme, protect free expression online and defend digital privacy.

ORGCon is a day of debates, tech demos, workshops and action featuring some of the world’s leading experts in design, journalism, tech policy and activism. This year’s keynote speaker is former cybersecurity intelligence officer Edward Snowden who will speak about the current and future state of mass surveillance in the UK and beyond.

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Full programme

[Snowden begins at 40:04 minutes into the video; Q&A begins at 57:05.]

Short clip from above talk

Facebook & Google “happy to hand over” user data to govts – Snowden

RT on Jul 13, 2019

Tech giants such as Facebook and Google stack vast amounts of user data which “they are happy to hand over to governments”, according to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden speaking to a human and digital rights conference in London via video link from Moscow on Saturday.

“Everything you’ve done, everything you’ve typed into their search box, everything you have clicked on, everything you’ve liked,” said Snowden addressing the audience in the UK Open Rights Group Conference (ORGCON19).

According to Snowden, governments were using this data to target journalists, dissidents, immigrants and other vulnerable individuals to protect their own control.

Suggestions from Dandelion Salad:

  1. Use Epic Privacy Browser
  2. Use OneSearch for your search engine

From the archives:

Landscape of Anguish and Palliatives: Predation, Addiction and LOL Emoticons in the Age of Late Stage Capitalism by Phil Rockstroh and Kenn Orphan

Edward Snowden: Maybe You’ve Heard About It–This Is Mass Surveillance

Abby Martin and Bill Binney: Mass Surveillance and the Intelligence Industrial Complex

Chris Hedges: The Dark World of Silicon Valley and the New Capitalism

What Is COINTELPRO? by The Anti-Social Socialist

Chris Hedges: Digital Monitoring Of The Poor

Silicon Valley Will Not Save You from the Surveillance State by David Swanson

The Two-FacedBook by William Bowles

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

Edward Snowden: Liberty VS Surveillance

Edward Snowden: If We Are Going To Protect The Rights Of Anyone, We Have To Be Able To Protect The Rights Of Everyone

Abby Martin and James Risen: Fighting Censorship, The Surveillance State and Permanent War

America’s Surveillance State, Part 4: The Surveillance Industrial Complex