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July 24 2017

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May 05 2017

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April 13 2017

paket
13:02

hollyjpaulsen:

beyoncepatronus:

a nsa agent in a suit looking through my laptop camera: she’s on her phone…….. our data shows that she’s got tumblr open on her laptop but she has tumblr open on her phone………. double check her browser?

some nerd hired straight out of college: *types rapidly* she’s definitely got tumblr open on her laptop

the nsa agent, softly: so why is she looking at it on her phone…..

My husband and myself have served in the military. When we call home from overseas, our lines are monitored and on a short delay so no sensitive information is revealed. The line will just go dead if you say something you’re not supposed to.

Now, these calls are monitored by a department in the military called Signal corps. When we’d talk on my husband’s last deployment, we had a running joke that we said hi to “Signal Guy Fred.”

So this continued for his entire 12 month deployment, and we made sure we said hi or bye to “Signal Guy Fred” every phone call. On his final phone call before returning home we made sure to thank “Signal Guy Fred” for his time and wish him farewell.

So, before I disconnect the call, I wish “Fred” the best and thank him for his service. My phone was on speaker mode (I was cooking dinner) and my finger was hovering over the end call button when I hear the softest little, “My name’s Jason.”

a nsa agent in...
Tags: surveillance
Reposted bycuda cuda

May 24 2015

paket
08:43

February 03 2015

paket
01:50

Router-based content filtering/ parental controls

How can I protect my child from porn and adults-only content?

In the US, most parents have access only to Windows-based content filtering software. That means that for children accessing the net at home in the US, the only ways to monitor content are 1)being in the same room and 2) implement some router-based content-filtering solution. Obviously, this is not a XO specific problem, but perhaps the Wiki can have community pages to recommend some router solutions.
I read that as either "How can I spare myself the awkwardness of walking in on my child while he enjoys some porn?" or "Can I have the computer enforce my morals so that I don't have to spend time with my kids?". (in other words, focused on you rather than the child) FYI, in many parts of the world it is common for families to live in 1-room houses. The kids get live action! Even Abraham Lincoln grew up that way, and he turned out OK. When I was 6 to 9, my school got numerous porn magazines blown into the yard from the construction sites next to the school. I too turned out OK. (with a strong decade-old marriage) Kids can even draw their own porn with the paint program (done it), dare each other to show off their parts (a friend did), or make the family dog ejaculate (my wife did). It's normal. It's a learning activity. It doesn't turn them into perverts, get anybody pregnant, or spread diseases.
In the US, most parents don't teach math and science to their kids. Your effort is better spent doing that.
If there is any computer-related thing that you need to keep from your kids, it is addictive games. Little is learned, and much time is wasted. Random web surfing is more useful. Even chatrooms are more useful.

Please spare me your uniformed rant. Kids being exposed to porn is not a good thing, if you don't agree, then feel free to raise your own children with plenty of porn. Anyone have a helpful answer to the question?

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January 13 2015

16:05
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Reposted frombwana bwana

January 09 2015

22:34

This is the first morning in my life where I sent as much encrypted email as unencrypted! More & more correspondents are getting secure.

cipherface:

detitled:

any advice for getting people onto crypto? Everyone not already interested seems so lethargic about it.

I haven’t had nearly the success that Cory Doctorow has had, that’s why I reblogged his post, out of envy I guess.

I have, so far, succeeded in getting exactly one friend interested in using encryption. But then I don’t have a whole lot of friends, so maybe it’s better to think of it as having convinced ⅓ of my friends. And that wasn’t primarily due to government invasions of privacy, but through sharing news stories with him about the Sony and Target hacks.

You see he’s a professor, PhD in psychology, and he is working with students, patients and research subjects, and it’s a growing ethical concern in his area of study about how to adequately protect the confidentiality of all these people. He doesn’t have the time to get a second degree in CS, nor the money to hire a professional, so he’s forced to come to an amateur with his questions. So I turned him onto OTR/PGP for chatting/emailing with his students when discussing confidential information, suggested file and hard drive encryption for storage and laptop loss. We’re both learning as we go along.

The only tip I would suggest is to just make yourself available. If you use an encrypted communication method, let people know. Include that info in your sigs or about me page, ‘Hey, if you want to speak to me without others overhearing, here’s how you can do it and I will help you get set up if you need it.’ If you see news stories that your friends can relate to pass them on. Many people can’t see how the NSA story affects them, but they do have things on their hard drive they wouldn’t want anyone to see if it’s ever lost or stolen, or might be interested to know how these tools can help avoid online harassment, stalking, etc… And the fact that local district attorneys are requesting information from ISPs and phone companies, without subpoenas, going on fishing trips investigating people not even suspected of committing any crimes, can bring the story down to a level that more people find relevant to them.

Reposted frombwana bwana viavoyd voyd

December 11 2014

00:28

"I can't believe this is happening in America"

atane:

I keep seeing white liberals on social media posting that they can’t believe what is happening in Ferguson, or that they can’t believe this is happening in America. Now I normally wouldn’t care enough about any of that to make any commentary, but they are sending me messages, outraged at what America has become. This America is strange to them. “Are you seeing this?” Yes, I see it. “How is this happening?” Have you all not noticed that I’m Black? Do you genuinely believe that you are sharing confidential information here? Is white supremacy and the abuse of power by the police supposed to be breaking news for me? It’s like they’re saying “us good white people wanted to let you know that there are bad white people out there doing bad things. It’s shocking! Just want to let you know in case you weren’t aware.” They can’t believe it they say.

There are only 3 reasons why they can’t believe that Black people are under siege in the United States and those reasons are as follows;

1. They know nothing about the country they live in. Absolutely nothing.

2. They haven’t actually listened or payed attention to anything Black people have said before.

3. They are deep denial about their country.

This is a country that dropped two bombs via air on Black people in Philadelphia in 1985. When it comes to raids and sieges, all white people know is Waco and maybe Ruby Ridge. They don’t know about MOVE in Philadelphia. Go ask your white liberal friends if they know about MOVE and you will probably be met with blank stares.

Since the inception of the US as a settler nation, Black people have been under siege. Black people being under siege is something many white liberals cannot fathom because they have never been under siege and they don’t know Black history beyond Martin Luther King having a dream and Rosa Parks sitting on a bus. They are comparing Ferguson to war zones outside the US because this doesn’t seem like home. Certainly not the home they know. They can’t fathom it happening in their country. No my friends, this is America. This is your country. This is what it has always been. Violence committed against Black people is as American as apple pie.

This level of savagery is foreign to white liberals because they don’t encounter openly hostile and aggressive law enforcement as a default. They don’t have to deal with the indignity and dehumanization of barbaric policing and then get told that them being targeted for abuse is the law (i.e. stop and frisk, broken windows, Rockefeller drug laws etc). They’re not accosted by officers with K9 units. They’re not dealing with aerial outposts of police surveillance in their communities. It’s not their blood flowing on the streets. Pictures of dead white bodies murdered by the police and white vigilantes isn’t a reality that gets shared on social media. Their dead bodies aren’t used by opportunistic media outlets looking to garner traffic and clicks for profit. Their dead bodies aren’t consumed by an eager audience looking to take a bite out of the latest ‘strange fruit’ that fell off the poplar tree. Cops are not barging into their homes and destroying everything in sight. It’s not their naked grandmothers being dragged out of their homes. It’s certainly not their 7 year old daughters getting shot and murdered as they sleep like Aiyana Jones, nor is it their teenage sons being taken to remote marshes, forced to strip, beaten to a bloody pulp and then abandoned nude, like Rayshawn Moreno.

Do they think these cops became this aggressive, violent and militarized overnight? They evolved into the beasts you see by enacting brutality on Black people. Evolved is the wrong word here. They’ve always been like this. They just have better equipment at their disposal. Gone are the water cannons and fire hoses. They now have rubber and wooden bullets, tear gas and sound cannons that cause permanent hearing loss

The looting narrative is dead. Anti-Black racists can’t spin this with the classic Black criminality boogieman. The police are assaulting residential neighborhoods. The tide turned for white liberals after journalists started getting assaulted. Then it got real. It wasn’t real before when it was only Black bodies. Black suffering is meant for consumption and profit, not for enacting justice. Anti-Black racists wanted to conflate the issue with a handful of looters, as if the entire Black community in Ferguson were looters.

The question that should now be posed is that if journalists are getting arrested, physically assaulted, pelted with rubber and wooden bullets and even getting shot at with tear gas; if this is how the police is acting when everyone is watching, how do you think the police acts towards Black people when no one is watching? How do you think their policing in Black communities is conducted? Please note, after shooting journalists directly with tear gas, the police took their cameras. See here.

All this is happening in Ferguson because Black people dared to demand that the cop who murdered 18 year old Michael Brown be held accountable. They have to fight for mere accountability. Justice is not a given, they have to literally take to the streets and brave a police force that looks like an occupying military presence, complete with weaponry for warfare.

Ask yourselves white liberals, how often do white people have to galvanize entire communities and protest to get someone charged with murdering a white person? This is what Black people have to do time and time again.

Anyone who “can’t believe” what is happening in Ferguson is someone who is ahistorical and ignorant about the relationship the US has with Black people. We live in a country where the first air strikes delivered on US soil was on Black people in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their communities were destroyed. Incendiary bombs and explosives were dropped on them by white law enforcement via World War I planes. I repeat, they dropped bombs on Black people in residential neighborhoods. I made no mention of the ground attacks, just the aerial assaults. So by all means, after you feign shock at what is happening in Ferguson, crack open a book (written by a Black historian) and see what your country has been doing and getting away with for time immemorial.

We are living through and watching Ferguson in real time, and this will be history. Like with previous sieges and assaults on Black communities, the grandchildren of today’s white liberals who know nothing about MOVE in Philly or Black Wall Street in Tulsa or Rosewood or the Colfax riot or the Wilmington insurrection or any of the numerous state sponsored and funded assaults on Black communities will feign shock and disbelief when Black people are again assaulted and they will say “I can’t believe this is happening in America”. These are the same white people who are outraged at wiretaps and declare that “the government is invading their privacy”. They will say “this country is turning into a police state”. They will say that when this country had the FBI’s Cointelpro. Surveillance is something that is shocking to them. It’s shocking because they don’t know about Cointelpro and what it did to Black people and Black progress. Black people have lived under siege and under surveillance. This might be new for you, but it’s not new for Black people.

In the future when the young Black protesters of today’s Ferguson will be old, the young white liberals, much like their forbears who have never heard of MOVE, will know nothing of Ferguson. White people have the privilege of not needing to know. Ferguson will be another ugly chapter in the annals of US history that will not be part of a school curriculum outside of a Black studies class.

Black people will soldier on. They are survivors. The very existence of Black people in the US and the Americas is a tale of survival. Bless them. Bless us.

Reposted frompeyjturner peyjturner vialuna luna

December 02 2014

paket
20:38
paket
20:38

October 08 2014

paket
21:12
Mir hat vorhin jemand eine Mail geschickt, deren Implikationen recht gruselig sind. Der ist mit seiner Familie rumgereist und hat Fotos gemacht und die am Ende bei Google hochgeladen. Google hat eine Funktion "Make a story", die daraus dann eine flashige HTML5-Webseite mit Seitenscrolling macht, wo die Fotos zeitlich aneinander montiert werden, aber dazwischen werden so Kartenausschnitte eingeblendet mit Pfeilen, von wo nach wo man gereist ist.

Das Gruselige daran: Die Fotos hat der Mann mit seiner Kamera gemacht, ein Modell ohne GPS. Google konnte den Fotos also nicht ansehen, wo sie gemacht wurden. Der Mann hatte allerdings sein Mobiltelefon dabei.

Fefes Blog

September 20 2014

paket
16:15
Die US-Geheimdienstaufsicht so zur CIA: Wer hat die Spionage gegen uns genehmigt?

Der CIA-Direktor so zur US-Geheimdienstaufsicht: Sagen wir nicht!

Fefes Blog

September 12 2014

16:29
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prostheticknowledge:

URME Surveillance

Anti Face-Rec art project by Leo Selvaggio where he offers his facial likeness as surveillant data disinformation - video embedded below:

URME represents artist-driven, anti-surveillance devices made for the public. Working as an artist in Chicago, the most widely surveilled city in the nation, and seeing how it has affect the way I behave and think about public space,  I have an overwhelming urge to protect the public from such surveillance …

… I have researched several of the strategies out there and there are two major themes. You can either wear a ski mask and hide your face, which looks very suspicious or you can destroy private or public property vis-a-vis security cameras. URME offers a different way. With facial recognition technology being widely used now a days, rather try to hide or obscure one’s face from the camera, these devices allow you to present a different, alternative identity to the camera, my own. When you wear these devices the cameras will track me instead of you and your actions in public space will be attributed as mine because it will be me the cameras see. All URME devices have been tested for facial recognition and each properly identifies the wearer of me on facebook, which has some of the most sophisticated facial recognition software around. 

More at Indiegogo here

Reposted frombwana bwana viawonko wonko
paket
12:11

Han: Die heutige digitale Gesellschaft ist keine klassenlose Gesellschaft. Nehmen Sie die Datenfirma Acxiom: Sie unterteilt Menschen in Kategorien. Die letzte Kategorie heißt "waste" – Müll. Acxiom handelt mit den Daten von rund 300 Millionen US-Bürgern, also von beinahe allen. Die Firma weiß inzwischen mehr über die US-Bürger als das FBI, wahrscheinlich sogar mehr als die NSA. Bei Acxiom werden die Menschen in siebzig Kategorien eingeteilt, im Katalog werden sie wie Waren angeboten, und für jeden Bedarf gibt es etwas zu kaufen. Konsumenten mit hohem Marktwert finden sich in der Gruppe "Shooting Stars". Sie sind zwischen 26 und 45 Jahre alt, dynamisch, stehen zum Joggen früh auf, haben keine Kinder, sind aber vielleicht verheiratet und pflegen einen veganen Lebensstil, reisen gern, schauen die Fernsehserie Seinfeld. So lässt Big Data eine neue, digitale Klassengesellschaft entstehen.

ZEIT Wissen: Und wer gehört alles zur "Waste"-Klasse?

Han: Diejenigen mit schlechtem Score-Wert. Sie bekommen beispielsweise keine Kredite. Und so tritt neben das Panoptikum, das ideale Gefängnis Jeremy Benthams, ein "Bannoptikum", wie der Soziologe Zygmunt Bauman es genannt hat. Das Panoptikum überwacht die eingeschlossenen Insassen des Systems, das Bannoptikum ist dagegen ein Dispositiv, das die systemfernen oder systemfeindlichen Personen als unerwünscht identifiziert und ausschließt. Das klassische Panoptikum dient der Disziplinierung, das Bannoptikum dagegen sorgt für Sicherheit und Effizienz des Systems. Interessant ist, dass NSA und Acxiom zusammenarbeiten, also Geheimdienst und Markt.

Byung-Chul Han: "Die heutige digitale Gesellschaft ist keine klassenlose Gesellschaft" | ZEIT ONLINE
Reposted frome-gruppe e-gruppe viamynnia mynnia

September 08 2014

paket
23:50
Dem Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz sei in einem abschließenden sogenannten Anerkenntnisurteil des Verwaltungsgerichts Köln aufgegeben worden, alle gespeicherten Daten über Gysi zu löschen
Fefes Blog

July 25 2014

paket
00:44
When we think we’re being watched, we make behavior choices that we believe other people want us to make. It’s a natural human desire to avoid societal condemnation. That’s why every state loves surveillance – it breeds a conformist population.
Glenn Greenwald On Why Privacy Is Vital, Even If You 'Have Nothing To Hide'
Reposted fromc3o c3o viawonko wonko

February 28 2014

paket
19:31
Play fullscreen
What the government could do with that Location Data
Take Action: https://www.aclu.org/GPSAct

Law enforcement is taking advantage of outdated privacy laws to track Americans like never before. New technologies can record your every movement, revealing detailed information about how you choose to live your life. Without the right protections in place, the government can gain access to this information -- and to your private life -- with disturbing ease.

As long as it is turned on, your mobile phone registers its position with cell towers every few minutes, whether the phone is being used or not. Since mobile carriers are retaining location data on their customers, government officials can learn a tremendous amount of detailed personal information about you by accessing your location history from your cell phone company, ranging from which friends you're seeing to where you go to the doctor to how often you go to church. The Justice Department and most local police forces can get months' worth of this information, without you ever knowing -- and often without a warrant from a judge.

[via tanith]
Reposted frommurdelta murdelta viaFreeminder23 Freeminder23

January 19 2014

00:00
No, the next Nelson Mandela of the world is rotting in a jail cell tonight, just like Mandela nearly withered for 27 years on Robben Island. Or he is on someone’s terrorist watch list, or she is segregated and searched every time she travels through an international airport. Somewhere, government spies are reading the emails of the next Nelson Mandela. They are tracking his cell phone and listening to his calls, or monitoring her meetings with their undercover cops.
— Philly.com writer Will Bunch nails it on the head, discussing who could be the next Mandela for America or across the world.  (via shortformblog)
Reposted fromMasteradept Masteradept viawonko wonko

January 13 2014

paket
23:28

Cory Doctorow: Technology has two philosophies

Either you think that your computers should do what you tell them to, or you think your computers should be designed to take orders from someone else and do their bidding, even when it hurts you.

It doesn’t matter if you think computers should treat their owners as attackers because you’re worried that they might be terrorists, or pirates, or crooks.

It doesn’t matter if you”re a cop trying to get a lawful interception backdoor in a computer, a console vendor trying to kill the market for used games, or a RATter who wants to spy on people and blackmail them.

You all want the same thing: a computer that hides what it’s doing from the person who owns it and takes orders from someone else.

There is no such thing as a computer that only disobeys you sometimes. The only way to make a computer capable of disobeying its owner is to design it so that the owner can *never* trust its account of its own workings.

There is no such thing as a computer that only lets the “good guys” remotely control it. Once you design a computer so that it can hide the program that stops you from ripping video, you’ve designed a computer that can also hide the program that spies on you through your webcam.


(full quote)

January 10 2014

paket
11:58

Take a look at the photograph above. It shows a former police officer in an orange jumpsuit making a court appearance to face a felony charge of evidence tampering, as well as misdemeanor obstruction and theft. I hope that police around the nation will see this image (which comes from here) and realize that this is what can happen when they try to seize and destroy photographs or video taken by others.

The charges arise from an incident—now subject of a lawsuit by the ACLU of Nebraska—that started when a man, Octavius Johnson, questioned why his family’s cars were being towed, and ended up with excessive force, a warrantless search and seizure, and the charges mentioned above. Although two of Johnson’s brothers filmed the incident, it may well have never come to light had not a third person, filming from an upper window in a house across the street, also recorded the incident (YouTube video here).

Jay Stanley, ACLU


via political notes of Richard Stallman

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