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Saturday, February 22, 2014

You Love Being Watched-Don't You!

Poor Man Survival
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"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."
-- Voltaire

Mass Surveillance Proves Pointless

Never have so many Americans been brought under surveillance for such a meager payoff.

In times of war and national emergency, it's sometimes necessary to sacrifice civil liberties to secure vital gains in public safety. In those cases, we may have to accept a loss of privacy or freedom rather than invite mass slaughter of Americans.

The National Security Agency's domestic phone records collection is not one of those.

Never have so many Americans been brought under surveillance for such a meager payoff, actual or potential. Creating risks to privacy to save lives is one thing. Creating them to accomplish little or nothing is another.

That's why the controversy over President Barack Obama's proposed revision of this program, known as the Section 215 program, is largely political theater. The important question is not how to adjust it to "balance" security and privacy. It's whether the government should be doing this at all.

The administration has strained to give the impression that the program is essential to saving lives. NSA Director Keith Alexander said its surveillance programs have helped "prevent over 50 potential terrorist events."
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America’s “Deep State,” in which elected and unelected figures collude to serve powerful vested interests…

The Deep State, a hybrid of corporate America and the national security state, which is “out of control” and “unconstrained.” In it, Lofgren says, elected and unelected figures collude to protect and serve powerful vested interests. “It is … the red thread that runs through the history of the last three decades. It is how we had deregulation, financialization of the economy, the Wall Street bust, the erosion or our civil liberties and perpetual war.”  Watch it here:

Everyone in America wants life insurance – After they are dead!

Thwart the Growing Homeland Surveillance Threat That’s Spying on You...

We are all being lumped in with terrorists. And one size of surveillance fits all, so far as the Washington establishment is concerned. Maybe the country will come to it senses. Maybe it won’t. But I’ll tell you this- I’m not holding my breath and neither should you.

In the meantime, honest Americans who mind their own business must find ways to cope with increasingly intrusive surveillance from video cameras, email eavesdropping, cell phone tracking, RFID chips, microphones concealed in utility poles, and even airborne drones.

These surveillance tactics aren’t science fiction, and they’re not just the talk of conspiracy theorists, either. These threats to your privacy are real, and they’re growing. The list of intrusive surveillance measures employed by the government and other law enforcement agencies is becoming rather lengthy. But some very bright people are starting to develop and market privacy protection countermeasures. Some of which are pretty exotic.

Today, I have a few new options you can add to the growing list of “keep your nose out of my business” tactics. Get them here:

As long as most are more afraid of ‘terrorists’ than government, warrantless spying on all Americans will continue...
Snuggly the Security Bear and Obama have been busier than we all thought in the United States of Surveillance. Watch the cute cartoon with the important message.

Over 4,000 students targeted as guinea pigs for new tracking system

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MoFree said...

Oh yeah, the sheep could care less which is why politicians are laughing so loud at the idiots they rule over.

escapeartist said...

Always a good read, always useful resources and good re-design.