Mass Surveillance

May 282015


Bruce Schneier talk about the NSA at MIT. [Published on 16 Feb 2014]
Drawing from both the Snowden documents and previous whistleblowers testimonials, the lecture covers surveillance programs and how the NSA uses them.Bruce Schneier presentation focuses  on the technical capabilities of the NSA, and leave the politics or legality of their actions behind. The discussion also explores the sorts of countermeasures needed to reverse the growing trend of loss of privacy. These will be techniques to raise the cost of wholesale surveillance in favour of targeted surveillance: ubiquitous encryption, target dispersal, anonymity tools, and more.

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May 282015

PressTV Documentaries


What if Constitutional Chaos is a New World Order?

What if the Constitution no longer apply

What if the whole purpose of the constitution was to limit the government

What if  Congress’s enumerated powers in the Constitution no longer limited congress but were actually used as a justification to extend Congress’s authority over every realm of human life

What if the president meant to be an equal to congress has instead become a democratically-elected term-limited monarch

What if the president assume that everything he did was legal just because he’s the president

What if he can to interrupt your regularly scheduled radio and TV programming for a special message from him

What if he can declare war on his own

What if he could read your emails and your texts without a search warrant

What if he could kill you without warning

What if supreme court justices no longer look to the Constitution to determine the constitutionality of the law but rather simply to what justices who preceded them thought about it

What if the rights and principles guaranteed in the Constitution and then so distorted in the past two hundred years as to be unrecognizable by the founders

What if the fifty states were no longer sovereign entities equals to each other and parents to the federal government they voluntarily constituted

What if the states were mere provinces have a totally nationalized and fully centralized government

What if the constitution was amended stelthfully not by constitutional amendments duly ratified by the states, but by the constant and persisted expansion the federal government’s role in our lives

What if the federal government decided its own powers were proper and constitutional

What if the Constitution were no longer the supreme law of the land

What if you need a license from the government to speak, to assemble, or to protest against the government

What if the government didn’t like what you plan to say if so it didn’t give you the license

What if the right to keep and bear arms only applied to the government

What if Posse Comitatus the federal law that prohibits our military from occupying our streets were no longer in effect

What if the government consider the military inadequate dispenser of domestic law enforcement

What if cops look and acted like troops and you couldn’t distinguish the military from the police

What if you were not secure in your person, in your papers, in your property

What if a federal agents could write their own search warrants in defince on the Constitution

What if  the government could decide when you were and were not entitled to a jury trial

What if the government could take your property whenever it wanted

What if  the government could continue prosecuting you until it got the verdict it wanted

What if the government could force you to testify against yourself simply by labeling you a domestic terrorist

What if the government could torture you until you said what the government wanted to hear

What if  people running for president actually supported torture

What if  the government tortured your children to get to you

What if  government judges and government lawyers intimidated juries into convicting the innocent

What if  the government can send you to your death and your innocence meant nothing so long as the government’s procedures were followed

What if America’s prison population the largest in the world was a cruel and unusual way for a country to be free

What if half the prison population never harmed anyone but themselves

What if the people had no rights except those the government chose to let them have

What if the state had no rights except those the federal government commanded

What if our elected officials didn’t really live among us but instead all had their hearts and homes in Washington DC

What if the government could strip you of your rights because of where your mother was when you were born

What if the income tax was unconstitutional

What if the states were convinced to give up their representation in Congress

What if  the government tried to ban you from using a substance in your body that is older than the government itself

What if voting didn’t mean anything anymore because both political parties stand for big government

What if the government could write any law or regulate any behavior and tax any event the Constitution be damned

What if the government was the reason we don’t have a constitution anymore

What if you could love your country but hate what the government is done to it

What if sometimes to love your country you had to alter or abolish the government

What if Jefferson was right

What if that government is best which governs least

What if I’m right

What if the government is wrong

What if it is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong

What if it is better to parish fighting for freedom than to live as a slave

What if  freedom’s greatest our danger is now

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Jul 022013

Breaking the Set presenter Abby Martin talks to Susan Lindauer, former CIA asset, and author of ‘Extreme Prejudice’, about her experience being scapegoated under the Patriot Act for blowing the whistle about 9/11 foreknowledge and Iraq.

Susan Lindauer Chief CIA asset covering Iraq and Libia in the UN from 1995 to 2003, gave advance warning of the 911 attack. Lindauer tried to testify through the ‘proper channels’ which lead to her arrest under the patriot act. She was deprived of the right to a trial, hit with secret charges, secret evidence, secret grand jury testimony. She was not allowed to know who has accused her of what crime, the government had no obligation to provide any evidence that a crime ever occurred. Lindauer was held in prison for a year, held under indictment for 5 years with no trial, and said she was forced to court with no attorney.

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Jul 022013

“Ultimately history will judge the decisions I made, I won’t be around because its going to take a while for the objective historians to show up” Said former president George W. Bush in an interview to CNN.

An interesting comment – its going to take a while for the objective historians to show up… Does this means there are NO objective historians around now? Where have they all gone? He also seems confident that they are not going to show up any time soon. Why is that? Anything to do with the programs he put in place? Or the bumping off of those Icaruses who dare fly close to the truth?

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Jul 022013

6/29 June 2013

NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program

The top-secret PRISM program allows the U.S. intelligence community to gain access from nine Internet companies to a wide range of digital information, including e-mails and stored data, on foreign targets operating outside the United States. The program is court-approved but does not require individual warrants. Instead, it operates under a broader authorization from federal judges who oversee the use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Some documents describing the program were first released by The Washington Post on June 6. The newly released documents below give additional details about how the program operates, including the levels of review and supervisory control at the NSA and FBI. The documents also show how the program interacts with the Internet companies. These slides, annotated by The Post, represent a selection from the overall document, and certain portions are redacted.

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27 Jun 2013

Justice Department and NSA memos proposing broader powers for NSA to collect data
Memo to attorney general Michael Mukasey in 2007 requesting permission for the NSA to expand its ‘contact chains’ deeper into Americans’ email records

20 Jun 2013

Procedures used by NSA to target non-US persons: Exhibit A – full document
Top-secret documents show Fisa judges have signed off on broad orders allowing the NSA to make use of information ‘inadvertently’ collected from domestic US communications without a warrant

20 Jun 2013

Procedures used by NSA to minimize data collection from US persons: Exhibit B – full document
The documents detail the procedures the NSA is required to follow to target ‘non-US persons’ under its foreign intelligence powers – and what the agency does to minimize data collected on US citizens and residents

8 Jun 2013

Boundless Informant: NSA explainer – full document text
View the three-page explanation document, which showed the NSA collected almost 3 billion pieces of intelligence from US computer networks over a 30-day period ending in March

8 Jun 2013

The top-secret Boundless Informant tool details and maps by country the voluminous amount of information it collects from computer and telephone networks

5 Jun 2013

Verizon forced to hand over telephone data – full court ruling

The US government is collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon under a top secret court order