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Center for Democracy & Technology | Keeping the Internet Open, I On December 9, AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Linkedin, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo! issued a call for governments around the world to reform their surveillance laws, and released a set of principles to guide such reform. These principles align well in many ways with principles that civil society groups released in July 2013 applying human rights concepts to communications surveillance. The International Principles on the Application of Rights to Communications Surveillance, known as the “...Continued »

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Last week, CDT organized the first West Coast PrivacyCamp, focused on privacy in social networks. The turnout was great – with representatives attending from Twitter, Google, EFF, ACLU, Rapleaf and many other Silicon Valley standouts. Following the agenda-setting process of previous camps, we convened twice during the day to determine the morning and afternoon break-out discussions. The crowd was very active on Twitter, and lunch was accompanied by some great remarks on the future of Web identity by Craigslist founder, Craig Newmark. Not unexpectedly, many of the conversations focused on Facebook’s recent privacy changes and the impact not only on user expectations, but on user loyalty. Conversations also raised interesting questions about how to avoid the various consequences of oft-changing privacy policies, either through add-ons or migrating to alternative social networks. PrivacyCamp PrivacyCamp
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An outspoken civil libertarian, Gilmore has sued the FAA, Department of Justice, and others. He unsuccessfully challenged the constitutionality of secret law regarding travel security policies in Gilmore v. Gonzales.[2][3] Gilmore is also a philanthropist, and has given financial support to, among others, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Marijuana Policy Project, Erowid, MAPS, and various organizations seeking to end the war on drugs. As the fifth employee of Sun Microsystems and founder of Cygnus Support, he accumulated sufficient wealth to take an early retirement and pursue other interests. John Gilmore (activist) John Gilmore (activist)
John Naughton on WikiLeaks | Technology | The Observer John Naughton on WikiLeaks | Technology | The Observer The Gilmore aphorism about censorship first saw the light of day in 1993 – in a Time article about the internet – and since then has taken on a life of its own as a consoling mantra about the libertarian potential of the network. "In its original form," Gilmore explains, "it meant that the Usenet software (which moves messages around in discussion newsgroups) was resistant to censorship because, if a node drops certain messages because it doesn't like their subject, the messages find their way past that node anyway by some other route." But, he continues, "The meaning of the phrase has grown through the years. Internet users have proven it time after time, by personally and publicly replicating information that is threatened with destruction or censorship." The aphorism came up a lot last week following publication by the Guardian, the New York Times and Der Spiegel of extensive reports based on the stash of classified US military reports published on the WikiLeaks website.

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Schneier on Security A blog covering security and security technology. HEADWATER: NSA Exploit of the Day Today's implant from the NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) group implant catalog:
Security theater Security theater is the practice of investing in countermeasures intended to provide the feeling of improved security while doing little or nothing to actually achieve it.[1] Some experts such as Edward Felten have described the airport security repercussions due to the September 11 attacks as security theater.[2] Disadvantages[edit] Security theater has real monetary costs but by definition provides no security benefits, or the benefits are so minimal as to not be worth the cost.[3] Security theater typically involves restricting or modifying aspects of people's behavior or surroundings in very visible and highly specific ways,[3] – that could involve potential restrictions of personal liberty and privacy, ranging from negligible (confiscating water bottles where bottled water can later be purchased) to significant (prolonged screening of individuals to the point of harassment). Security theater
Enough Security Theater, Already Bruce Schneier is not the first to suggest that the security mania at airports is not ‘real’ but a form of show, but he’s one of the most credible security analysts, today. Our security systems don’t accomplish what they are theoretically supposed to do, and at huge expense: it’s theater, intended to cause an emotional response of feeling safe, without actually doing much: It’s not security theater we need, it’s direct appeals to our feelings. The best way to help people feel secure is by acting secure around them. Instead of reacting to terrorism with fear, we — and our leaders — need to react with indomitability, the kind of strength shown by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill during World War II.By not overreacting, by not responding to movie-plot threats, and by not becoming defensive, we demonstrate the resilience of our society, in our laws, our culture, our freedoms.
Daniel Solove Daniel J. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is a Senior Policy Advisor at Hogan Lovells.
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Police State UK Two more cases collapsed at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Monday, 31 October when police offered no evidence against student demonstrators following the acquittal of a third protestor the previous week. Aaron Peters and Ashok Kumar, both PhD students, had the cases against them dismissed after dramatic video and photo evidence was presented in a related case against Simon Behrman on the Thursday, 27 October. The footage and photos found on the Internet by Kumar's solicitor, Matt Foot, directly contradict the witness statements of six police officers. "Five arrests were instigated by primarily one police officer who basically lied," said Peters in an interview with this writer.
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