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.”

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

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“It is through this sort of unholy connection of technology and sort of an unusual interpretation of contract law that these institutions have been able to transform this greatest virtue of humanity—which is this desire to interact and to connect and to cooperate and to share—to transform all of that into a weakness.

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The Two-FacedBook by William Bowles

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by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Investigating Imperialism
London, England
January 7, 2018

At the end of the 1970s, when I first started using and investigating digital media, it quickly became apparent to me, that what became the World Wide Web, was very much a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it afforded independent journalists and investigators, a vehicle for reaching a public outside the control of corporate/state media and whose only parallel lay back in the 17th century, with the invention of the printing press and moveable type, broadsheets and later the so-called Penny Dreadfuls. Sold on street corners and in coffee houses, and produced in literally hundreds of small printing shops, they challenged the status quo in ways previously impossible. Often banned and their writers/publishers thrown in jail under the then new sedition laws, they heralded the arrival of modern capitalism.

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Corporate Coercion and the Drive to Eliminate Buying with Cash by Ralph Nader

No Cash

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
January 4, 2018

“Sorry we’re not taking cash or checks,” said the clerk at the Fed Ex counter over a decade ago to an intern. “Only credit cards.”

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Edward Snowden: Liberty VS Surveillance

Edward Snowden: Liberty VS Surveillance

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Ruptly TV on Apr 18, 2017

National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden is due to participate via a video link during an international conference at College of William & Mary in Williamsburg on Tuesday, April 18.

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WikiLeaks: Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed

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Press Release
WikiLeaks
March 7, 2017

Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency.

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Obama Expands Surveillance Powers on His Way Out by Kate Tummarello (Action Alert)

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by Kate Tummarello
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Jan. 12, 2017
January 14, 2017

With mere days left before President-elect Donald Trump takes the White House, President Barack Obama’s administration just finalized rules to make it easier for the nation’s intelligence agencies to share unfiltered information about innocent people.

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AT&T Has Been Spying On Americans For Profit With A Secret Plan Called Project Hemisphere

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Democracy Now! on Oct 28, 2016

http://democracynow.org – New details are emerging about how AT&T has been spying on Americans for profit with a secret plan called Project Hemisphere.

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

DC Rally Against Mass Surveillance

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with Noam Chomsky, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden

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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”.

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

If you don’t want to live in the world like the TV series, Continuum, please act now. ~ DS

by Pete Dolack
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, Dec. 24, 2014
December 27, 2014

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Internet privacy and net neutrality would become things of the past if the secret Trade In Services Agreement comes to fruition. And on this one, the secrecy exceeds even that shrouding the two better-known corporate giveaways, the Trans-Pacific and Transatlantic partnerships. Continue reading

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

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PressTV Documentaries on Oct 26, 2014

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We live in the United States of Surveillance — with cameras increasingly positioned on street corners and with much more invisible spying online and on the phone. Anyone who is paying attention knows that privacy could be out the window. All of this is not happening by accident -well funded powerful agencies and companies are engaged in the business of keeping tabs on what we do, what we say, and what we think.

To many in the world, today, the face of America also has A BIG NOSE for sniffing and sifting mountains of data—phone calls, emails and texts. And with many mouths silenced by paranoia to keep what they decide is secret, secret. America has become a Surveillance-Industrial State where everyone’s business has become its business, and where one huge US intelligence Agency has been given the sanction and unlimited amounts of money to spy on the whole world.

Mass Surveillance is the focus of this new 6 part investigative documentary series examining who is watching whom and why.

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Glenn Greenwald’s Keynote on 30c3: The Goal and Duty of a Journalist is to be Adversarial to Those People in Power

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Albert Veli on Dec 27, 2013

Hamburg. 27 December 2013.

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Glenn Greenwald: Why Collecting Metadata is More Intrusive Than Reading Emails or Listening to Phone Calls + Q&A

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Henrik Alexandersson on Dec 18, 2013

Journalist and keeper of the Snowden files Glenn Greenwald at EP LIBE #EPinquiry 18 December 2013.

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Kucinich: People have a right to be left alone! + Kucinich Opposes Intelligence Authorization

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MOXNEWSd0tCOM on Sep 8, 2011

September 08, 2011 News Corp

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Sen. Al Franken Introduces the Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011

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 on Jun 15, 2011

Today, U.S. Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.), chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced legislation that would require companies like Apple and Google as well as app developers to receive express consent from users of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets before sharing information about those users’ location with third parties. The bill, called the Location Privacy Protection Act, would close current loopholes in federal law to ensure that consumers know what location information is being collected about them and allow them to decide if they want to share it.

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