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Candidate Obama Debating President Obama On Civil Liberties vs. Government Surveillance

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We recently had a video showing then Senator Joe Biden, from seven years ago, "debating" the current President Obama on government surveillance. I hadn't seen this until now, but someone else has put together a much better video showing Presidential candidate Obama in 2008 vs. President Obama in 2013. The...
Candidate Obama Debating President Obama On Civil Liberties vs. Government Surveillance

Governments Requesting More Private Data From Google

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Governments around the world, especially the U.S. government, are continuing to request more private data from Google. The search giant released a fresh transparency report this morning, revealing that the U.S. leads the world in information requests about users (8,438 requests for information from about 14,868 users). Google isn’t a...
Governments Requesting More Private Data From Google

Sergey Brin: I Didn't Actually Conflate Government Censorship With Apple and Facebook

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Google co-founder Sergey Brin wrote on his Google+ account today to clarify his recent comments about threats to the open Internet by “very powerful forces,” including censoring governments, Apple and Facebook. The takeaway from the write-up of an interview Brin did with the Guardian was that Brin was conveniently lumping...
Sergey Brin: I Didn't Actually Conflate Government Censorship With Apple and Facebook

Anonymous protests planned over government surveillance

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Hacker collective Anonymous is planning worldwide protests against government surveillance systems. Monday's targets include TrapWire and INDECT, which the shadowy group says track and profile citizens. Protesters in Canada may get into trouble for wearing the Guy Fawkes masks they're known for if a protest escalates to a riot....
Anonymous protests planned over government surveillance

New bill attempts to curb Big Brother's ability to snoop and squelch free speech online

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Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, a California Democrat, has introduced two new bills to the U.S. House of Representatives. These bills, introduced last Friday, are designed to protect innovation, user privacy, and free speech on the Internet. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren "We need proactive laws designed to preserve an open and truly...
New bill attempts to curb Big Brother's ability to snoop and squelch free speech online

Web Inventor Berners-Lee Warns The Powers That Be Are 'Trying To Take Control' Of The Internet

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Companies and governments "trying to take control of the internet" are undermining the founding principles of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned. The inventor of the World Wide Web said the internet is facing a "major" threat from "people who want to control it on the sly" through "worrying...
Web Inventor Berners-Lee Warns The Powers That Be Are 'Trying To Take Control' Of The Internet

Key to government's monitoring power lies in war, technology

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Expanded government surveillance was cast as a price of war in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Yet nearly a dozen years later, the war on terrorism is showing signs of ebbing while the surveillance systems created to fight it continue unabated. Read full article >>...
Key to government's monitoring power lies in war, technology

Editorial: We, the digitally naked

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The iPhone 5. It is taller, and has incremental improvements under the hood, and is shiny. (I'm staying away. Typing on glass is wrong.) Of more import, the smartphone you carry is more than a communication device; it is potentially a government surveillance enabler. To whatever extent that is...
Editorial: We, the digitally naked
Every Company Named In NSA Spying Case Has Now Denied Knowledge Of It
Chinese hackers gained access to 'thousands' of surveillance orders, says Washington Post
President Obama on NSA spying: Congress has known about it and approved for years
What Google can't tell you about US surveillance in its transparency reports
Court increases transparency on government digital snooping

Rise of Drones in U.S. Spurs Efforts to Limit Uses

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Drones are becoming a darling of law-enforcement authorities, but they have spawned fears of government surveillance, sometimes even before they take to the skies....
Rise of Drones in U.S. Spurs Efforts to Limit Uses

Apple Says It Never Heard of PRISM

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Apple said that it "has never heard" of an alleged government surveillance program that news organizations reported grants the government access to the systems of several large technology companies, including Apple....
Apple Says It Never Heard of PRISM
Internet Freedom: Diplomats Join The Dissidents, Geeks And Censors
AT&T getting secret immunity from wiretapping laws for government surveillance

People Freak Out About Privacy On Facebook, But Ignore Widespread Government Surveillance

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Reason has a great (if disappointing) post noting the very different reactions from both the press and the public to silly and exaggerated stories about privacy issues around Facebook as compared to the Senate reapproving the FISA Amendments Act, which has almost certainly allowed massive surveillance of and collection of...
People Freak Out About Privacy On Facebook, But Ignore Widespread Government Surveillance

Google report reveals sharp increase in government requests for users' data

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Authorities made more than 20,000 requests in first half of 2012, with US government making most demands for online detailsGovernment surveillance of their citizens' online lives is rising sharply around the world, according to Google's latest report on requests to remove content and hand over user data to official agencies.In...
Google report reveals sharp increase in government requests for users' data
The strange and unbelievable similarities in Google, Facebook, and Apple's PRISM denials

US Government's Failure To Protect Public Privacy Is Driving Business Overseas

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As we've covered over and over again, the US government has made it clear that it wants access to your data. With things like the FISA Amendments Act, ECPA and various other laws, law enforcement plays the FUD card repeatedly, insisting that it needs to be able to go in...
US Government's Failure To Protect Public Privacy Is Driving Business Overseas

Larry Page: US government has no access to information on Google servers

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Google has denied involvement in a U.S. government surveillance program called Prism since news broke Thursday that the National Security Agency has been accessing the servers of some of the largest Internet companies, but now company executives insist they had never heard of the program....
Larry Page: US government has no access to information on Google servers
Apple denies being in cahoots with FBI after Anonymous steals 12M UDIDs

My bid for tech liberty: how have I done so far?

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At the start of the year I made a decision to restore some of the imbalances in today's tech ecosystem. Here's how I got onAt the beginning of 2012 I made a decision: to opt for more liberty in my use of technology. I'd been watching as big companies and...
My bid for tech liberty: how have I done so far?

People Freak Out About Privacy On Facebook, But Ignore Widespread Government Surveillance

www.techdirt.com
Reason has a great (if disappointing) post noting the very different reactions from both the press and the public to silly and exaggerated stories about privacy issues around Facebook as compared to the Senate reapproving the FISA Amendments Act, which has almost certainly allowed massive surveillance of and collection of...
People Freak Out About Privacy On Facebook, But Ignore Widespread Government Surveillance
Google's Transparency Report shows increase in government requests

Government Surveillance: The Essential Reading List

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Government Surveillance: The Essential Reading List
Leaked Verizon court order sheds light on widespread government surveillance

Key to government's monitoring power lies in war, technology

www.washingtonpost.com
Expanded government surveillance was cast as a price of war in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Yet nearly a dozen years later, the war on terrorism is showing signs of ebbing while the surveillance systems created to fight it continue unabated. Read full article >>...
Key to government's monitoring power lies in war, technology

Why There's No Mass Protest Over Government Surveillance

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The Internet’s biggest organizations collectively rose up in outrage over a potential act of government censorship, yet have been conspicuously silent as Congress mulls sweeping new government surveillance authority. In 2012, most major websites staged a massive global blackout in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which would...
Why There's No Mass Protest Over Government Surveillance
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