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Lavabit. Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security. US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward Snowden.

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

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Who Needs the NSA? Anyone Can Spy on Your Kids Thanks to ComputerCop. Democratic Senators Warn About Use of Patriot Act. Army's Fingerprint and Iris Databases Head for the Cloud. Prison captain fired, but later reinstated, after pepper spraying inmate. March 21, 2013 A 2012 confrontation caught on video provides a rare glimpse inside a Maine prison.

Prison captain fired, but later reinstated, after pepper spraying inmate

By David Hench dhench@pressherald.comStaff Writer A prison captain who was removed from his job last year -- and then reinstated -- discharged pepper spray directly into the face of an inmate who was restrained and left him in distress for 24 minutes, according to confidential documents and a videotape of the incident obtained by the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. click image to enlarge. Broad Powers Seen for Obama in Cyberstrikes. By Ben Werschkul, Nikolia Apostolou, Channon Hodge, Erica Berenstein, Pedro Rafael Rosado, Kriston Lewis, Abe Sater and Robin Lindsay Responding to a Digital Attack: The Times’s David E.

Broad Powers Seen for Obama in Cyberstrikes

Sanger discusses a secret legal review concerning President Obama’s powers in the face of a major cyberattack on the United States. Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy. It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police.

Revealed: how the FBI coordinated the crackdown on Occupy

The crackdown, which involved, as you may recall, violent arrests, group disruption, canister missiles to the skulls of protesters, people held in handcuffs so tight they were injured, people held in bondage till they were forced to wet or soil themselves –was coordinated with the big banks themselves. The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, in a groundbreaking scoop that should once more shame major US media outlets (why are nonprofits now some of the only entities in America left breaking major civil liberties news?)

, filed this request. FBI Documents Reveal Secret Nationwide Occupy Monitoring. FBI documents just obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) pursuant to the PCJF’s Freedom of Information Act demands reveal that from its inception, the FBI treated the Occupy movement as a potential criminal and terrorist threat even though the agency acknowledges in documents that organizers explicitly called for peaceful protest and did “not condone the use of violence” at occupy protests.

FBI Documents Reveal Secret Nationwide Occupy Monitoring

The PCJF has obtained heavily redacted documents showing that FBI offices and agents around the country were in high gear conducting surveillance against the movement even as early as August 2011, a month prior to the establishment of the OWS encampment in Zuccotti Park and other Occupy actions around the country. U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program. The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S.

U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program

Verizon forced to hand over telephone data – full court ruling. Mississippi County Jails Kids For School Dress Code Violations, Tardiness, DOJ Alleges. In Meridian, Miss., it is school officials – not police – who determine who should be arrested.

Mississippi County Jails Kids For School Dress Code Violations, Tardiness, DOJ Alleges

Schools seeking to discipline students call the police, and police policy is to arrest all children referred to the agency, according to a Department of Justice lawsuit. The result is a perverse system that funnels children as young as ten who merely misbehave in class into juvenile detention centers without basic constitutional procedures. The lawsuit, which follows unsuccessful attempts to negotiate with the county, challenges the constitutionality of punishing children “so arbitrarily and severely as to shock the conscience” and alleging that the city’s police department acts as a de facto “taxi service” in shuttling students from school to juvenile detention centers. Colorlines explains: Once those children are in the juvenile justice system, they are denied basic constitutional rights.

A hidden world, growing beyond control (Printer friendly version) Monday, July 19, 2010; 4:50 PM The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work.

A hidden world, growing beyond control (Printer friendly version)

These are some of the findings of a two-year investigation by The Washington Post that discovered what amounts to an alternative geography of the United States, a Top Secret America hidden from public view and lacking in thorough oversight. After nine years of unprecedented spending and growth, the result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible to determine. The investigation's other findings include: Now Big Brother is REALLY watching you. Text smaller Text bigger.

Now Big Brother is REALLY watching you

New NSA Whistleblowers Say NSA Spied on US Service Members and Aid Workers. This has been a bad week for President Bush's warrantless wiretapping program.

New NSA Whistleblowers Say NSA Spied on US Service Members and Aid Workers

First, a government study reported that data-mining is actually a hindrance in the fight against terrorism. Officials Say U.S. Wiretaps Exceeded Law. Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government? Transcripts. Return to Transcripts main page Sources: Widow Spoke To Bomb Suspect After FBI Released Picture; Liberals Turn on Obama Aired May 1, 2013 - 19:00 ET. [BBS] L'Internet caché du monde de l'ombre. U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance. Senior Obama administration officials have secretly authorized the interception of communications carried on portions of networks operated by AT&T and other Internet service providers, a practice that might otherwise be illegal under federal wiretapping laws. The secret legal authorization from the Justice Department originally applied to a cybersecurity pilot project in which the military monitored defense contractors' Internet links.

Since then, however, the program has been expanded by President Obama to cover all critical infrastructure sectors including energy, healthcare, and finance starting June 12. "The Justice Department is helping private companies evade federal wiretap laws," said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, which obtained over 1,000 pages of internal government documents and provided them to CNET this week. Whistleblower: The NSA Is Lying–U.S. Government Has Copies of Most of Your Emails. Exemples. Short films : Naked Citizens. Riot Program Mines Social Network Data Like a Google for Spies. Airport Avatars Can Tell If Travelers Are Lying.

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Gitmo. Counterintelligence Interrogation. Apple et Microsoft veulent rendre l'homme bien sage et docile. La technologie est souvent merveilleuse par les possibilités nouvelles qu'elle offre. Elle est aussi parfois redoutable, par exemple lorsqu'elle permet de s'assurer qu'une interdiction n'est plus simplement une interdiction que l'on peut contourner, mais une impossibilité totale d'enfreindre la règle.

Qu'il s'agisse de la loi adoptée par les parlementaires élus, ou de règles plus ou moins arbitrales édictées par des entreprises privées, ou par des autorités publiques. Hier, quand un règlement ou un contrat paraissait inepte, il était toujours possible de ne pas y obéir, et d'accepter d'en subir les éventuelles conséquences.

L'Histoire a montré que la désobéissance civile peut être une nécessité. Et sans aller chercher les exemples les plus sombres, il est parfois heureux que les lois ne soient pas respectées. Avec les DRM sur les contenus culturels, la technologie a déjà permis que désormais, seules les personnes autorisées puissent lire un livre. Or la menace est évidente : Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform. Illustration: National Institutes of Health. V't Probe Obtains Wide Swath of AP Phone Records. By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON May 13, 2013 (AP) Gun Rights - Are There Any Peaceful Solutions Left? Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown.

A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the supervision of various US military agencies. The multi-million dollar programme is designed to develop immediate and long-term "warfighter-relevant insights" for senior officials and decision makers in "the defense policy community," and to inform policy implemented by "combatant commands.

" I know in my bones that a robot is going to kill you – the new micro-drones. A Guantanamo Hunger Striker Tells His Story. Constitution Project Report on Detainee Treatment Concludes U.S. Engaged in Torture. Statement of the Task Force. Post-scriptum sur les sociétés de contrôle. Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism.

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Patriot Act. Privacy: Google's Gov't Surveillance Report Stirs Privacy, Free Speech Fears. By John P. Mello Jr.TechNewsWorld 11/14/12 10:48 AM PT. Google dépose un brevet inquiétant pour les libertés individuelles. Google Pressure Cookers and Backpacks, Get a Visit from the Feds - Philip Bump. Audition de M. Alex Türk, président de la CNIL (Septembre 2010)

Julian Assange : "L'avancée des technologies de l'information annonce la fin de la vie privée". Quel niveau de surveillance la démocratie peut-elle supporter ? par Richard Stallman. NYPD: "You Have No Right To Film!" “Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control. Culture des armes de Robespierre à Charlton Heston, par Benoît Bréville.