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Edward Snowden's not the story. The fate of the internet is

Edward Snowden's not the story. The fate of the internet is
Repeat after me: Edward Snowden is not the story. The story is what he has revealed about the hidden wiring of our networked world. This insight seems to have escaped most of the world's mainstream media, for reasons that escape me but would not have surprised Evelyn Waugh, whose contempt for journalists was one of his few endearing characteristics. The obvious explanations are: incorrigible ignorance; the imperative to personalise stories; or gullibility in swallowing US government spin, which brands Snowden as a spy rather than a whistleblower. In a way, it doesn't matter why the media lost the scent. What matters is that they did. Similarly, without Snowden, we would not be debating whether the US government should have turned surveillance into a huge, privatised business, offering data-mining contracts to private contractors such as Booz Allen Hamilton and, in the process, high-level security clearance to thousands of people who shouldn't have it. That's all at nation-state level. Related:  Snowden / AssangeNSA | PRISM

NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained | World news Two factors opened the way for the rapid expansion of surveillance over the past decade: the fear of terrorism created by the 9/11 attacks and the digital revolution that led to an explosion in cell phone and internet use. But along with these technologies came an extension in the NSA’s reach few in the early 1990s could have imagined. Details that in the past might have remained private were suddenly there for the taking. Chris Soghoian Principal technologist, ACLU NSA is helped by the fact that much of the world’s communications traffic passes through the US or its close ally the UK – what the agencies refer to as “home-field advantage”. The Snowden documents show that the NSA runs these surveillance programs through “partnerships” with major US telecom and internet companies. The division inside the NSA that deals with collection programs that focus on private companies is Special Source Operations, described by Snowden as the “crown jewels” of the NSA. Jeremy Scahill Fiber-optic cable

NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents. Most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by statute and executive order. They range from significant violations of law to typographical errors that resulted in unintended interception of U.S. e-mails and telephone calls. The documents, provided earlier this summer to The Washington Post by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, include a level of detail and analysis that is not routinely shared with Congress or the special court that oversees surveillance. In one instance, the NSA decided that it need not report the unintended surveillance of Americans. Read the documents FISA court finds illegal surveillance What's a 'violation'? James R.

Consolidated Fund Act A Consolidated Fund Act is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed to allow, like an Appropriation Act, the Treasury to issue funds out of the Consolidated Fund.[1] The typical structure of such an Act begins with the long title, which defines which financial years the Act applies to. This is followed by the preamble, which is different from the normal British public general Act of Parliament preamble in that it includes additional text before the normal preamble:[citation needed] "Whereas the Commons of the United Kingdom in Parliament assembled have resolved to authorise the use of resources and the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund towards making good the supply which they have granted to Her Majesty in this Session of Parliament:— Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—"

Snowden 2.0: New Active Duty NSA Whistleblower? Perhaps one of the most striking and revelatory aspects about the latest NSA surveillance news story, this one published Sunday by The Bild am Sonntag newspaper in Germany, was that it was not based on leaked documents from the now famous NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. What the paper reported, based on information provided by a “high-ranking NSA employee in Germany,” was that the U.S. spy agency—after being outed for spying on German ChancellorAngela Merkel—responded to an order to refrain from spying directly on Merkel’s phone by intensifying its monitoring of other high-level officals her government. “We have had the order not to miss out on any information now that we are no longer able tomonitor the chancellor’s communication directly,” the source told the newspaper. And Seth Millstein, writing at the Bustle, explains why the importance of the Bild am Sonntagreporting is two-fold: First, if this report is true, the NSA is apparently hell-bent on spying on Germany’s top officials.

New NSA leaks show how US is bugging its European allies US intelligence services are spying on the European Union mission in New York and its embassy in Washington, according to the latest top secret US National Security Agency documents leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden. One document lists 38 embassies and missions, describing them as "targets". It details an extraordinary range of spying methods used against each target, from bugs implanted in electronic communications gear to taps into cables to the collection of transmissions with specialised antennae. Along with traditional ideological adversaries and sensitive Middle Eastern countries, the list of targets includes the EU missions and the French, Italian and Greek embassies, as well as a number of other American allies, including Japan, Mexico, South Korea, India and Turkey. The list in the September 2010 document does not mention the UK, Germany or other western European states.

Edward Snowden, A Truth Unveiled (Documentary) PRISM : la théorie du gros zizi La polémique autour de PRISM ne désenfle pas. Comme si le monde se relevait d’une gueule de bois qui a duré 12 ans. On voit donc de nombreux articles apparaitre sur le sujet. Pourtant, si vous êtes lecteurs de Reflets, les acronymes COMINT, ou SIGINT ne vous sont probablement pas totalement étrangers. Nous n’allons pas réinventer la roue et nous allons juste vous conseiller l’attentive lecture de cette page Wikipedia, particulièrement bien documentée. Le renseignement se compose donc de 4 outils / sources majeurs : Le renseignement d’origine électromagnétique (ROEM),Le renseignement d’origine humaine (ROHUM),Le renseignement d’origine source ouverte (ROSO),Le renseignement d’origine image (ROIM). On comprendra aisément que toute doctrine sérieuse en matière de renseignement couvrira, de fait, ces 4 disciplines. Show me your dick ! Chaque pays, en fonction de ses institutions et de son cadre légal privilégiera un ensemble de doctrines en matière de renseignement. I’m a l33t crypt0 h4x0r

French prosecutor investigates U.S. Prism spying scheme Pour une autre innovation Comme le dit Bluetouff, le scandale Prism c’est effectivement comme si on se réveillait d’une gueule de bois qui a duré 12 ans, comme si il nous avait fallu tout ce temps pour digérer l’amère poussière de l’effondrement des tours du World Trade Center. Les scandales Prism et Verizon ne posent pas seulement la question de la surveillance d’Etat, mais de la surveillance tout court, celle dont nous sommes l’objet à l’heure des très grandes masses de données, des Big Data, des algorithmes et des traitements. Ce n’est pas seulement la confiance dans nos Etats qui est cause, mais également la confiance dans les grands opérateurs de l’internet et dans nos fournisseurs d’accès. C’est la confiance dans une société organisée par et pour la surveillance. Comme le soulignait très bien Eric Sadin dans les Matins de France Culture, le problème repose bien sur l’indifférenciation de la récolte des données. Et nous voici à rêver d’un Prométhée pour nous délivrer de notre dépendance servile à nos dieux.

What Obama Really Meant Was ... - Chris Hedges What Obama Really Meant Was ... Posted on Jan 19, 2014 By Chris Hedges (Page 2) In the 1960s, the U.S. government spied on civil rights leaders, the Black Panthers, the American Indian Movement and critics of the Vietnam War, just as today we are spying on Occupy activists, environmentalists, whistle-blowers and other dissidents. The fall of the Soviet Union left America without a competing superpower. Threats to the nation raised new legal and policy questions, which fortunately our courts, abject tools of the corporate state, solved by making lawful everything from torture to wholesale surveillance. New and Improved Comments If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page.

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