Archives for January 29, 2015

The TSA Wants To Read Your Facebook Posts And Check Out Your Purchases Before It Will Approve You For PreCheck

from the ah,-now-I-understand-the-phrase-‘documented-citizen’ dept The TSA is dis­ap­point­ed that so few Amer­i­cans have opt­ed out of its bot­­tle-toss­ing, pack­­age-grop­ing screen­ings by sign­ing up for its PreCheck pro­gram. For a few years now, the TSA has been sell­ing trav­el­ers’ civ­il lib­er­ties back to them, most recent­ly for $85 a head, but it’s now mak­ing a serious […]

Revealed: Canadian Spy Program Illustrates “Giant X‑Ray Machine Over All Our Digital Lives”

Lat­est rev­e­la­tion from Snow­den archive shows CSE has been mon­i­tor­ing, ana­lyz­ing, and track­ing mil­lions of peo­ple who uti­lize pop­u­lar file-shar­ing web­sites New­ly released doc­u­ments con­tained in the archive of mate­ri­als leaked to jour­nal­ists by NSA whistle­blow­er Edward Snow­den reveals that Canada’s spy agency, the Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Secu­ri­ty Estab­lish­ment, has been oper­at­ing a covert, mass sur­veil­lance program […]

Your home appliances will soon be remotely controlled by the government

Increas­ing­ly, our free­dom and auton­o­my are threat­ened by those who seek to mon­i­tor and con­trol every aspect of our dai­ly lives. George Orwell’s “Big Broth­er” from the nov­el 1984 is a pale threat in com­par­i­son to the dystopi­an real­i­ty our lead­ers which have cre­at­ed for us since that book was pub­lished more than six decades […]