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Tech Giants Drop CISA Support as Controversial Spy Bill Heads for Vote

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams October 22, 2015   Tech Giants Drop CISA Support as Controversial Spy Bill Heads for Vote Following grassroots campaigns, Google, Apple, and other companies come out against government surveillance legislation   Apple and Microsoft are “Team Internet.” Verizon and AT&T are “Team NSA.” (Photo: nikauforestT/iStockphoto)   Following a number of […]

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Breaking News: Governments Lie!

By Philippe Gastonne The Daily Bell September 23, 2015   Breaking News: Governments Lie!     Despite repeatedly denouncing the CIA’s drone campaign, top officials in Pakistan’s government have for years secretly endorsed the program and routinely received classified briefings on strikes and casualty counts, according to top-secret CIA documents and Pakistani diplomatic memos obtained by […]


Apple to DOJ: Sorry, No Can Do

By Philippe Gastonne The Daily Bell September 21, 2015   Apple to DOJ: Sorry, No Can Do     In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages between suspects using iPhones. Apple’s response: Its iMessage system was […]

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A laptop computer featuring Windows 10 is seen on display at Microsoft Build in San Francisco in April. Even people who haven't indicated they want Windows 10 may be getting it downloaded to their computer, Microsoft confirmed. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters)

Windows 10 downloaded to computers automatically

By CBC News CBC News September 15, 2015   Windows 10 downloaded to computers automatically How to prevent the download: find the installation file and remove it     Microsoft is downloading large Windows 10 installation files to Windows 7 and 8.1 computers even if users didn’t indicate they’re interested in upgrade, gobbling up internet […]


Windows 10 – Be VERY Careful!

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics August 14, 2015   Windows 10 – Be VERY Careful!     Once again, Microsoft screwed the world with its Windows 10 feature called Wi-Fi Sense. This nasty feature has serious legal implications for it will automatically connect your personal Wi-Fi network to anyone in your e-mail list using HotMail, Skype, […]

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West Coast, East Coast: Silicon Valley Blurs the Distinction With Washington Presence

By Clark Mindock OpenSecrets.org March 8, 2015   West Coast, East Coast: Silicon Valley Blurs the Distinction With Washington Presence   Silicon Valley has staked its claim in Washington. From Capitol Hill to the White House, tech money is everywhere — and 2016 looks like it will be the industry’s biggest year yet. Tech may […]

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Seeing the Future: Google Lifts Microsoft’s Smart Lens Prototype 1

  Source: http://www.occupycorporatism.com By Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism   Seeing the Future: Google Lifts Microsoft’s Smart Lens Prototype     Google has announced they are developing a “smart contact lens” that will measure the user’s glucose levels in tear with a “tiny” wireless chip that has a glucose sensor embedded in it. Between the lens […]


Richard Stallman: “Facebook is a Monstrous Surveillance Engine”

Source: http://libertyblitzkrieg.com By Michael Krieger Richard Stallman: “Facebook is a Monstrous Surveillance Engine”   If you want to have the possibility of some privacy someday, you’d better join the fight now, because now a bunch of other people are joining the fight. Now is the moment when you can make a difference. If you wait until […]

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MSNBC ‘Dear Snowden’ Distraction

Source: http://wchildblog.com MSNBC ‘Dear Snowden’ Distraction   Published by breakingtheset About: Abby Martin calls out MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry for choosing to focus on Edward Snowden’s international escapades rather than focusing on the more relevant issue of NSA spying.


Hillary’s Lucrative Lecture Circuit

Hillary’s Lucrative Lecture Circuit       Published by    NextNewsNetwork CHICAGO — Since stepping down as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has pulled down huge honoraria to give speeches before industry groups. Last month, she returned to her native Chicago to address 15,000 human resource professionals on the subject of immigration reform and Obamacare […]

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WHICH INTERNET COMPANY HASN’T GIVEN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ITS RECORDS?

Source: https://startpage.com   WHICH INTERNET COMPANY HASN’T GIVEN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ITS RECORDS?   NEW YORK: Outraged Internet users searching for an alternative to the privacy-busting companies they’d trusted are turning to a company that provides what it calls, “the world’s most private search engines.” StartPage and its sister search engine Ixquick were launched in […]


Second NSA PRISM Spy Leak Shows Govt, Tech Companies Are Lying to You

Source: http://www.storyleak.com By Anthony Gucciardi Second NSA PRISM Spy Leak Shows Govt, Tech Companies Are Lying to You     A second leaked slide from the NSA’s top secret PRISM operation details how the NSA actually goes straight to the servers of top tech companies like Skype and Google in order to compile your personal […]

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Which companies help protect your data from the government (An important infographic)

Source:  http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino The folks at the Electronic Frontier Foundation do such good work. Everyone who cares about freedom in the online world should send them a check (or some bitcoin.) Click here for the article from Reason. ### See where the companies you use stand regarding your internet freedom.


With FBI snooping on social media, how to protect privacy

Source: http://news.cnet.com By Sumi Das The FBI is finding new ways to eavesdrop by intercepting Internet, wireless, and VoIP communications. CNET’s Sumi Das breaks down what you need to know. To say that the FBI had its work cut out for it after 9/11 is an understatement. As part of its anti-terrorism efforts, the agency […]