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Monday, February 24, 2014

Burglars Who Took On the FBI

Government misconduct, often can only be fought by utilizing "unorthodox" methods --

Burglars Who Took On F.B.I. Abandon Shadows - " ... on a night nearly 43 years ago, while Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier bludgeoned each other over 15 rounds in a televised title bout viewed by millions around the world, burglars took a lock pick and a crowbar and broke into a Federal Bureau of Investigation office in a suburb of Philadelphia, making off with nearly every document inside. They were never caught, and the stolen documents that they mailed anonymously to newspaper reporters were the first trickle of what would become a flood of revelations about extensive spying and dirty-tricks operations by the F.B.I. against dissident groups..."

Thank God for the courage and patriotism of those who broke into the FBI office in 1971, and others like them--including Edward Snowden!

Monday, February 17, 2014

NSA Almost Killed the Internet

Read the whole article at the link below (excerpt follows):

How the NSA Almost Killed the Internet | Threat Level | " . . . even if the spy programs are viewed as justified, and whether they are tempered or not, we’re still left with the most sickening aspect of the Snowden revelations: The vast troves of information gathered from our digital activities will forever be seen as potential fodder for government intelligence agencies. A lot of people became inured to worries about Little Brother—private companies—knowing what we bought, where we were, what we were saying, and what we were searching for. Now it turns out that Big Brother can access that data too. It could not have been otherwise. The wealth of data we share on our computers, phones, and tablets is irresistible to a government determined to prevent the next disaster, even if the effort stretches laws beyond the comprehension of those who voted for them. And even if it turns the US into the number one adversary of American tech companies and their privacy-seeking customers. “I was naive,” says Ray Ozzie, who as the inventor of Lotus Notes was an early industry advocate of strong encryption. “I always felt that the US was a little more pure. Our processes of getting information were upfront. There were requests, and they were narrow. But then came the awakening,” he says. “We’re just like everybody else.”"

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

CAT SIGNAL! Tuesday is the @DayWeFightBack

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - Fight back: join or plan an event.

This Tuesday, February 11th, thousands of websites are protesting online as part of the The Day We Fight Back against mass surveillance. But they're also going to be protesting on the streets.

Events are planned in cities worldwide, including in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Copenhagen, Stockholm and more.

Find an event near you: comprehensive list of events Join up and take part.
Or plan one now: If there are no events in your city, now is the time to organize one. Check out guide to hosting an event, and plan one locally.

Monday, February 3, 2014

One of those days!

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