Big Brother Awards France - Qui surveillera les surveillants ? Viviane Reding - Commissioner for Information Society and Media The Justice portfolio is new – it was only created with the start of this European Commission, under the leadership of President José Manuel Barroso, in 2010. I am thus the first EU Justice Commissioner who is also responsible for citizenship and fundamental rights. My department, the Directorate General for Justice, deals with a wide range of areas such as civil and commercial law, consumer protection legislation, data protection, criminal law, free movement of citizens and equality legislation. Read more Human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights must be more than concepts. Read more Citizens are at the heart of the European project.
Creative Minimalist Ads: 55 Cleverest Prints - StumbleUpon Minimalist print ads teach you why minimalism is clever and important for your brand advertisements. The theme "Less is more" is the key for minimalism. To create a minimal ads you need to be more creative than creating complicated stuffs, These advertisements may be simple, but it will convey your brand message as strong as possible. Let's take a look at these following 55 creative minimalist print ads and think about how the big brands are doing in minimal community. Scotch Brite: Laurel & Hardy Valspar Paints: Leaf Now the colors of life can last a lifetime. Junifest Beer Festival: WC sign, Boy Junifest. 4th national beer festival. Clearblue: Pregnancy test Clearblue is a brand of pregnancy tests. McDonald's: Open 24 hours Hut Weber: Hitler vs Chaplin It's the hat. Lansorsakringar Bank: Cash was king Sensodyne toothpaste: Hard hat Samsung SF Notebook: True beauty is curved The revolutionary curved Samsung SF notebook. Nestle Kitkat: Vuvuzela Have a break, Have a Kit Kat Gulf News: Cup Band Aid: Cut
5 Funny Ways to Protest the NSA - Part 2 Since discussing “5 Funny Ways to Contest Corporate Personhood” earlier this year, a new frightening controversy has come to our attention: the NSA. The secretive program may do its best to fly under the radar while collecting – en masse – personal information from foreigners and U.S. citizens alike, but that hasn’t stopped concerned individuals from finding creative ways to voice their disapproval for this overdone approach to a surveillance state. Here are five funny ways NSA dissenters have found to express themselves: 1. Adopting a Highway Restore the Fourth Utah, a local group opposed to the warrantless mass collection of data, found an inventive way of obtaining lawful proximity to the NSA: they adopted the highway adjacent to an NSA building. Like good adoptive parents, the group will be responsible for regularly cleaning litter from the highway… and they plan on holding signs opposing the NSA while doing so. 2. 3.
EC blik op online privacy Of het nu gaat om rfid-chips, of behavioral targeting, Europeanen moeten het recht hebben om zelf te bepalen hoe hun persoonsgegevens gebruikt worden. De Europese Commissie staat klaar om op verschillende fronten actie te ondernemen om dit recht te verdedigen, omdat het met nieuwe technologieën steeds makkelijker wordt persoonsgegevens te misbruiken. Dat laat Viviane Reding, Europees Commissaris voor Informatiemaatschappij en Media, weten in een videoboodschap. Rfid Rfid-chips kunnen hun economische potentieel alleen waarmaken als zij door de consument en niet op de consument worden toegepast. In onder meer OV-chipkaarten en paspoorten zijn rfid-chips verwerkt. De Europese wet is op dit gebied ook ‘glashelder’, meent Reding. Ondanks de duidelijke wetgeving denkt de commisairs dat een waarschuwing op dit gebied wel nodig is. Behavioral targeting Behavioral targeting kan ook rekenen op de scherpe blik van Reding. Sociale netwerken Bron foto: hyku (CC)
Fascinating Lamps by Calabarte | Pondly - StumbleUpon Calabarte is the pseudonym of a Polish artist named Przemek Krawczynski, whose art takes on a peculiar but incredibly beautiful form: cool lamps. The name itself is a portmanteau of two words – art (obviously), and calabash, the fruit that carries his imagination. The calabash is a bottle gourd originating in India, although Calabarte gets his supply from Senegal. Due to ancient domestication and usage, the bottle gourd has an incredibly tough outer shell. In the past, the gourd’s usage was defined mostly as a water container, due to having a tough, smooth shell with an ergonomic shape for handling, and natural buoyancy on water. Due to the combination of dark, thick material with a light source within, the primary art of his work, however, shines in the dark. Hard work, beauty, an exceptional degree of detail and a marriage between mathematical geometry and a rampant imagination – all imprinted onto the husk of a Senegal calabash. Website
The Day We Fight Back: Activism Sweeps the Internet with Global Action Against Mass Surveillance This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AARON MATÉ: Next year will mark a decade since the Bush administration’s warrantless spying first came to light. The news the White House authorized surveillance on Americans without court approval shattered the secrecy around the National Security Agency. AMY GOODMAN: It’s called "The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance." Organizers announced the action on the eve of the death anniversary of the Internet open-access activist Aaron Swartz. AARON SWARTZ: Wikipedia went black. DECLAN McCULLAGH: This is a historic week in Internet politics, maybe American politics. PETER ECKERSLEY: The thing that we heard from people in Washington, D.C., from staffers on Capitol Hill, was they received more emails and more phone calls on SOPA blackout day than they’d ever received about anything. AMY GOODMAN: We go now to San Francisco, where we’re joined by Rainey Reitman. Rainey, welcome to Democracy Now! And that’s what we’re doing.
privacyint 50 Beautiful and Effective Package Designs | Webdesigner Depot - StumbleUpon When choosing one product over another, the design of the packaging probably influences your decision far more than you realize. Effective packaging design breaks away from the standard rules and conventions that we are accustomed to, giving the product a unique edge to stand out from the rest. The packaging should appeal to your target market. Here are 50 beautifully designed packages that you can draw inspiration from.
Police Looking at Your Real-Time Web Browsing, Text Messages, Private Pics — Over 1.1 Million “Reported” Requests WASHINGTON, DC — Police can gain access to your location, your text messages, your conversations, your real-time web browsing activity, and much more. They contacted cellphone carriers over 1.1 million times last year in order to do so, according to a report released by Edward Markey, a senator. They often get the data without a warrant depending on the carrier. It turns out that law enforcement has had access to your private data — financial records, political beliefs, info on friends and relatives, credit score, google searches, etc. — for almost a decade. The latest report from the senator barely scratches the surface. For example, AT&T gives them your complete texts and voicemails without a warrant. This news is making the rounds in mainstream media. The 1.1 million figure is an egregious underestimation, since not all of the carriers have reported what they give to law enforcement. The NSA’s new spy center in Utah. Alternet also detailed eight ways that police can spy on you.
Jules Polonetsky (JulesPolonetsky) 50 Fresh Free Fonts of 2010 | Template Monster Blog - StumbleUpon Though there's a broad variety of fonts available for download online, designers keep on tracing the fresh ones to enhance their design copy, a website, brochure, or even an advertisement in a brand new an' awesome way. Still, the free stuff could not always boast of good quality – premium goodies always demand some kind of money investment. However, now it's possible to find the appropriate font that's free, clear, beautiful, and effective for design purposes. Today's round-up actually goes outside the standard font variety. Geomancy Kilogram Tribbon Quadranta Adec Teardrop St Marie Dekar Code Cube Piron Glide Planer Paranoid Circled St Ryde Danger Pincoyablack New Garden Titillium Text Sylar Scriber Mentone Circula Sansation LT Oksana Font V4.0 Lintel Frgmnt Amsterdam Sol Pro Tenby Zag Real Origami Tenderness Vegur Cash Sertig Junction Blackout Railway League Ghothic Goudy Bookletter 1911 Oval About the Author Lilian Rigo
US spy leaks: How intelligence is gathered 17 January 2014Last updated at 05:01 ET Documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden suggest the US government has undertaken mass surveillance operations across the globe - including eavesdropping on US allies. The claims have led US Senate's intelligence committee to pledge to review the way the country's biggest intelligence organisation - the National Security Agency (NSA) - undertakes surveillance. According to the leaks, what are the key methods the spy agency uses? 1. In June, the leaked documents revealed how the NSA had backdoor access to major technology companies. The files showed the agency had access to the servers of nine internet firms, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, in order to track online communication under a surveillance programme known as Prism. They claimed the project gave the NSA - along with the UK's eavesdropping station GCHQ - access to email, chat logs, stored data, voice traffic, file transfers and social networking data. 2. 3. 4. 5.