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Themes. Woberator. Talk - Naomi Wolf - The End of America. Detained American Says He Was Beaten in Kuwait. U.S. teenager tortured in Kuwait and barred re-entry into the U.S. - Glenn Greenwald. (updated below) Gulet Mohamed is an 18-year-old American citizen whose family is Somalian.

U.S. teenager tortured in Kuwait and barred re-entry into the U.S. - Glenn Greenwald

His parents moved with him to the U.S. when he was 2 or 3 years old, and he has lived in the U.S. ever since. Government-created climate of fear - Glenn Greenwald. One of the more eye-opening events for me of 2010 occurred in March, when I first wrote about WikiLeaks and the war the Pentagon was waging on it (as evidenced by its classified 2008 report branding the website an enemy and planning how to destroy it).

Government-created climate of fear - Glenn Greenwald

At the time, few had heard of the group — it was before it had released the video of the Apache helicopter attack — but I nonetheless believed it could perform vitally important functions and thus encouraged readers to donate to it and otherwise support it. In response, there were numerous people — via email, comments, and other means — who expressed a serious fear of doing so: they were worried that donating money to a group so disliked by the government would cause them to be placed on various lists or, worse, incur criminal liability for materially supporting a Terrorist organization.

The reflexive call for fewer liberties - Glenn Greenwald. (updated below) William Galston — former Clinton adviser and current Brookings Institution Senior Fellow — has a column in The New Republic about the Gabrielle Giffords shooting that illustrates the mentality endlessly eroding basic American liberty: namely, the belief that every tragedy must lead to new government powers and new restrictions on core liberties.

The reflexive call for fewer liberties - Glenn Greenwald

The lesson of the Arizona tragedy, he argues, is that it’s too difficult to force citizens into mental institutions against their will. This, he says, is the fault of “civil libertarians,” who began working in the 1970s on legal reforms to require a higher burden of proof for involuntary commitment (generally: it must be proven that the person is a danger to himself or to others). Indignez vous !! Indignez-vous ! par Stéphane Hessel. Listen to RFI. Politics of Fear. We live in a highly organised climate of fear.

Politics of Fear

If security organisations depend upon fear and paranoia to sustain their existence, Wikileaks suggests using the same tools to hold them to account. Today, we live in a climate of fear. On 15 December, the US Department of Homeland Security and FBI issued an intelligence bulletin to state and local law enforcement agencies warning that terrorists could target mass gatherings at major metropolitan areas during the 2010 holiday season, although US officials said that there is no specific and credible intelligence about planned terror attacks.

In October, the US Department of State issued an alert warning Americans travelling to Europe to be cautious because of suspected terror plots to attack major European cities. Life Inc by Douglas Rushkoff - Trade Paperback. {*style:<i>Your Money or Your Life A Lesson on the Front Stoop </i>*} I got mugged on Christmas Eve.

Life Inc by Douglas Rushkoff - Trade Paperback

I was in front of my Brooklyn apartment house taking out the trash when a man pulled a gun and told me to empty my pockets. I gave him my money, wallet, and cell phone. Tim Wu: Net Neutrality and Free Speech. Tim Wu: Information Empires. Tim Wu on the Master Switch. The Master Switch: Tim "Net Neutrality" Wu explains what's at stake in the battle for net freedom. Tim Wu's The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires is as fascinating, wide-ranging, and, ultimately, inspiring book about communications policy and the information industries as you could hope to find.

The Master Switch: Tim "Net Neutrality" Wu explains what's at stake in the battle for net freedom

This is, of course, no surprise: Wu is one of America's great information policy scholars and communicators, probably best known for coining the term "Net Neutrality" (like many great Americans, Tim is, in fact, Canadian -- we attended the same elementary school in Toronto, where we enthusiastically traded Apple ][+ software and killed each others' D&D characters). Wu's great strength is in the breadth of his scholarship and in his ability to use humor, clear language, and innovative arguments to connect diverse ideas. Jacob Weisberg & Tim Wu - The Master Switch. Tim Wu's Home Page. Woberator, de documentaire. A taxonomy of transparency. I’m writing the section of Public Parts on truly public government — transparency leading to collaboration.

A taxonomy of transparency

I am trying to come up with a simple taxonomy of transparency, a list of what should be open by default. Help me with my definition and list of buckets: The first step to public government is transparency. My definition: opening up the information and the actions of government at every level by default in a way that enables any citizen to take, analyze, and use that data, extracting or adding value to it and overseeing the actions of those who act in our name, with our money. That data should include: • Our laws and regulations—as they are being considered and after they are enacted, showing who did what to each along the way. • Government budgets and spending, including information on who is paid. • Government’s actions.

Newsbrooke The Silent State. Google United States Government. Last week, I accused Glenn Beck of pandering to older viewers in his attacks on social media and Google.

Google United States Government

It now appears that there was more going on and that Google has found their way amongst the show’s Rogues Gallery, nestled amongst the Weather Underground and the Muslim Brotherhood. On today’s show, Beck advised his audience, as he always does, to do their own homework. However, tonight he told them they probably shouldn’t use Google. This all stems from Jared Cohen, a man who works for Google after a stint with the State Department.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? towards a privatized state survei

The two-tiered justice system: an illustration - Glenn Greenwald. Of all the topics on which I’ve focused, I’ve likely written most about America’s two-tiered justice system — the way in which political and financial elites now enjoy virtually full-scale legal immunity for even the most egregious lawbreaking, while ordinary Americans, especially the poor and racial and ethnic minorities, are subjected to exactly the opposite treatment: the world’s largest prison state and most merciless justice system.

The two-tiered justice system: an illustration - Glenn Greenwald

That full-scale destruction of the rule of law is also the topic of my forthcoming book. But The New York Times this morning has a long article so perfectly illustrating what I mean by “two-tiered justice system” — and the way in which it obliterates the core covenant of the American Founding: equality before the law — that it’s impossible for me not to highlight it. The article’s headline tells most of the story: “In Financial Crisis, No Prosecutions of Top Figures.” Rporate hired spies are here to stay doNOTwaste your time Peter Bleksley. A small independent garage is repeatedly targeted by thieves intent on stealing expensive tools.

rporate hired spies are here to stay doNOTwaste your time Peter Bleksley

A flagship academy suffers the same fate, only it's the IT equipment that the burglars want. A global energy supplier wants to protect its power plant. Step forward the private security sector. Police forces are stretched to breaking point and face deep cuts. Mark Kennedy: A journey from undercover cop to 'bona fide' activist. He turned up with long hair, tattoos and an insatiable appetite for climbing trees. Few people suspected anything odd of the man who introduced himself as Mark Stone on a dairy farm turned spiritual sanctuary in North Yorkshire. He had come alone on 12 August 2003, in the middle of a heatwave, for a gathering of environmental activists known as Earth First.

Global Companies

Collusion. Local firms. Law. Identity. Net neutrality. Net neutrality clone. Real property. In English common law, real property, real estate, realty, or immovable property is any subset of land that has been legally defined and the improvements to it have been made by human efforts: buildings, machinery, wells, dams, ponds, mines, canals, roads, etc. Real property and personal property are the two main subunits of property in English Common Law.

Historical background[edit] ACTA.

Public space

"protection" censorship. Technology. Help. Flyby And Driveby Photos Of Walmart's Super-Secret Data Center. Events. Network- I'm Mad as Hell. IBM Many Bills: A Visual Bill Explorer. Toby Considine - Smart Energy and the End of Privacy. Back in the early 90’s, there was a national conversation on privacy, and transactional data, and e-commerce. It was an effort to adapt traditional notions of privacy for today’s digital world, in which no information every really goes away, ever. Today, a new generation is wrestling with these issues, but without the fundamental understanding those conversations created. The first assumption in the national conversation was that it was simply good business to expect privacy and discretion. Many early e-commerce successes were tied to what might be called embarrassing purchases. Everything is OK Montage. Chaîne de cveitch. Chaîne de cveitch.

Jailbreak

Spying. Prisoner’s Dilemma: Your Kids Know Game Theory « Game Theory Ninja. Another example of the ubiquity of economics. Prisoner’s Dilemma , it seems, isn’t all that difficult to grasp, at least at the basic level. Via Freakonomics : “A reader named , who lives in Aurora, Ohio, and works as a product manager, writes in with a child-rearing observation.

His kids are 7 and 4; his wife is a homemaker: Tactical Tech (Info_Activism) ONO - Survival in the digital age. ONO (ONOrobot) Intypedia project. Intypedia project (intypedia) Firesheep In Wolves? Clothing: Extension Lets You Hack Into Twitter, Facebook Accounts Easily. It seems like every time Facebook amends its privacy policy, the web is up in arms. The truth is, Facebook’s well publicized privacy fight is nothing compared to the vulnerability of all unsecured HTTP sites — that includes Facebook, Twitter and many of the web’s most popular destinations. Developer Eric Butler has exposed the soft underbelly of the web with his new Firefox extension, Firesheep, which will let you essentially eavesdrop on any open Wi-Fi network and capture users’ cookies.

As Butler explains in his post, “As soon as anyone on the network visits an insecure website known to Firesheep, their name and photo will be displayed” in the window. All you have to do is double click on their name and open sesame, you will be able to log into that user’s site with their credentials. How To Protect Your Login Information From Firesheep. Intellectual property.

Symmetrie _todo_

To do2. Pearlnet. Perlenkette. Clarinette02. Defenders. Journalism. Art. Privacy. Transparency. Metaphors newspaper. We Live In Public. The Transparency Paradox Colayer. Publicy. Assange’s Mission for Total Transparency. Transparency should be proportional to the power that one has. I'm Writing a Book: WikiLeaks and the Age of Transparency. WikiLeaks and Julian Paul Assange. LRB · Slavoj Žižek · Good Manners in the Age of WikiLeaks. Wikileaks: "Totale Transparenz ist auch totale Überwachung" Boycott the UK census over links to Lockheed Martin, protesters say.

Assange praises Indian newspaper's use of WikiLeaks disclosures. How Dropbox sacrifices user privacy for cost savings.


  1. spark Mar 1 2011
    Thanks. I'm glad it kinda makes sense to other people as well :) Take care!
  2. p45c4l Mar 1 2011
    I like your non circular but rather leveled and more inviting tree structure. Inspiring... cheers
  3. spark Jan 13 2011
    Looks like I have a frequent visitor... Congrats with your tree! It's really growing wild! :-D
  4. glasperl Dec 20 2010
    i did, and my pleasure and best wishes to you tatn
  5. tatn Dec 19 2010
    Hope you enjoy reading the Bill of Rights - cheers