Abby Martin: Privacy, Control and the Darknet

Abby Martin: Privacy, Control and the Darknet

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on May 5, 2017

Out of the periphery of most online users, there’s a vast, hidden space used by people who want to remain anonymous, which filmmaker Alex Winter explores in his documentary Deep Web. The film focuses on the Silk Road, a black market hosted on the Darknet using bitcoin cryptocurrency, and the trial of Ross Ulbricht, who was given a double life sentence without the possibility of parole for creating and hosting the site.

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#NSA Whistleblower Kirk Wiebe: Global Mass Surveilance Protesters Demand Too Little + The Day We Fight Back: Activism Sweeps the Internet

2013 DC Rally Against Mass Surveillance 12

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TheRealNews on Feb 10, 2014

Former NSA intelligence analyst and whistleblower Kirk Wiebe warns that those rallying for the passage of USA Freedom Act will not receive verifiable change.

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Internet’s Own Boy: Film on Aaron Swartz Captures Late Activist’s Struggle for Online Freedom

Photos of Aaron Swartz at memorial at Internet Archive in San Francisco

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democracynow on Jan 21, 2014

democracynow – One year ago this month, the young Internet freedom activist and groundbreaking programmer Aaron Swartz took his own life. Continue reading

Digital Disconnect: Robert McChesney on “How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy”

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FISA - illegal domestic spying - feb 2001, BEFORE 9/11

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Noam Chomsky: Obama is a Moderate Republican + Chomsky Slams US For Hypocrisy In Foreign Policy

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War is Peace. Obama and his Nobel "Peace" Prize

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with Noam Chomsky

TYTInterviews·Jan 30, 2013

Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus at MIT, and one of the nation’s leading intellectual critics of the US political, corporate and national security apparatus. In this long interview, Cenk Uygur of TYT and Professor Chomsky discuss President Obama, the rightward shift of US politics over the past few decades, drone strikes, the labor movement, Aaron Swartz, the role of the media and what hope we have for the future.

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Role of State Terror in Death of Anti-SOPA Activist Aaron Swartz by Imani Henry

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Photos of Aaron Swartz at memorial at Internet Archive in San Francisco

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By Imani Henry
Workers World
January 21, 2013

The largest online protest in history, known as the anti-SOPA Internet strike, took place on Jan. 18 a year ago to oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. If passed, SOPA and PIPA would have had the potential to drastically censor and limit users’ access to online information, as well as give the U.S. government more power to police the Internet.  The bills were backed by corporations in the entertainment industry.

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Aaron Swartz: Is it time for an Internet Bill of Rights? + The Best Way to Honor Aaron Swartz

"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity." - Aaron Swartz, hactivist & open-source advocate, RIP

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To honor Aaron Swartz’s memory, we must continue his work.

RTAmerica·Jul 3, 2012

In the US, the Bill of Rights maps out the fundamental privileges each citizen has in the country, but is it time to draft an Internet Bill of Rights? Congress has attempted to implement legislation that could stop online freedoms, but a group of online advocates are pushing lawmakers to sign the Internet Bill of Rights to allow the freedom of expression, access, openness, innovation and privacy. Aaron Swartz, founder and executive director for Demand Progress, joins us with his take. Continue reading

Reddit Co-founder, Aaron Swartz, 26, Found Dead

"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity." - Aaron Swartz, hactivist & open-source advocate, RIP

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Such sad and heartbreaking news today. My condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed greatly by many people across the country/world. ~ DS

NewsyTech·Jan 12, 2013

Swartz dedicated his life to sharing data and information online, developing standards for the free and open sharing of information. He was 26.

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TrapWire: American cities under total surveillance?

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Domestic Spying

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Aug 14, 2012 by

It’s been revealed that the U.S. government is secretly spying on its citizens using an advanced surveillance programme. Software called TrapWire allegedly has access to all security cameras across the country. Documents revealed through Wikileaks claim the software uses the collected data to monitor people via facial recognition. Censorship and technology campaigner Aaron Swartz says people’s every move online and on the street is now being watched.

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New CISPA in the Senate ready for a vote + Action Alert: Support Privacy Amendments To Cyber-Security Bill

CISPA - The solution is the problem

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Jul 31, 2012 by

Congress is debating a new cybersecurity bill that has garnered the support of the White House. Does that mean it will ease the fears from Capitol Hill while still respecting concerns of privacy though? Aaron Swartz of Demand Progress joins RT’s Liz Wahl to talk about the latest efforts regarding the newest cybersecurity legislation being considered.

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Obama Accelerated Cyberwar With Iran

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As if the United States hasn’t already been involved in enough wars, the US government has admitted its role in launching a secret cyber attack against Iran. Since the first day Obama took office, the plot named “Olympic Games” was used to launch online attacks with cyberweapons such as the Stuxnet computer worm, which disrupted certain aspects of Iran’s nuclear program. Aaron Swartz, founder and executive director of Demand Progress, joins us with more on the online war.

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