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Twitter: We Comply with 63% of Government Requests – Mashable.com

3 Jul

Twitter: We Comply with 63% of Government Requests | Mashable.com.

Twitter released its first transparency report Monday — but the takeaway may not have been exactly what the company hoped for.

The report focused on several matters relating to users’ freedom to post what they want: how frequently governments around the world ask for Twitter users’ account details; how often Twitter complies with those requests; and how many copyright complaints it receives and grants to content-owning companies.

Twitter has responded to requests for 1,181 users’ information thus far in 2012, the report reveals. The vast majority of those were inside the U.S. Overall, in 63% of cases, some form of user info was handed over. (In U.S. cases, that rose to 75%.)

The company was at pains to point out that it informs users when they’ve been asked to hand over details, except where prohibited by law. It also trumpeted the fact that it has acceded to no government requests for outright censorship of tweets. (Law enforcement in five countries asked for that.)

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NewsDiffs Shows Changes Made to New York Times Articles After They’re Published | Betabeat.

18 Jun

Read the article: NewsDiffs Shows Changes Made to New York Times Articles After They’re Published | Betabeat.

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I’ve heard stories of online news magically changing, I’ve witnessed it happen, I know it happens, but I am always happy to see it brought to the public’s attention. We ARE being censored, we ARE being monitored, my mail has been opened and inspected, and I’m not sure about the noises my friend and I always hear when we talk to each other on the phone.

I wish the people still sleeping would snap out of it and realize everything they know is a lie. I am aware that I am ignorant as well. In an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) world where information travels so quickly and is at your fingertips at all times, we cannot possibly ever know the full narrative, but at least I try to find truth, to understand it, and share what I find with others (most of whom don’t listen.) When they wake up one day after QE3 and their money that they just HAD to make is worth nothing, and the job that they just COULD NOT take a vacation from no longer pays enough for them to eat, maybe then they’ll get it.  It will be too late though. I think it already is too late.

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For the story on how I have been (and most likely still am) monitored, see My mail opened and inspected…

I made a large online purchase of all the books that will most likely eventually be banned. Two of my packages came opened and marked. My best friend, whom I have long discussions with concerning corruption and dissent on the phone as well as via email exchange, had her new phone intercepted at the post office by feds, however she was out of the state at the time.

Wow, was the person who did this 8 years old, or was it opened by the monkey they use to train the TSA?

It’s a little known fact that government employees are actually trained by monkeys. (This is a joke.)

One of the packages that was ripped open just happened to be H.G. Wells New World Order. Seriously.

After my best friend and I started emailing and talking about corruption and dissent, this started popping up on her computer. Now it shows up all of the time, but disappears within a few seconds. We’ve got some strange things going on with our phones too.


My mail opened & inspected, one package was ‘The New World Order’ by Wells; “FBI Task Force” listed in wifi networks. Is it real?

18 Jun

One of the packages that was ripped open by the government before I received it just happened to be H.G. Wells New World Order. Seriously.

One night I ordered over sixty books on Amazon.com that could very well be banned in ten years.  I chose a lot of H.G. Wells, Huxley, Zbigniew, Kissinger, Woodward, Kagan, Bernays, and many, many more.  I even got the actual Agenda 21 manual, which is put together in a hard cover book.  When my orders started arriving, I noticed two packages had been opened and marked with bright orange stickers.  One of the packages contained the book The New World Order by H.G. Wells.

This is one of the packages that was opened by grubby fed paws. They obviously wanted me to know.

Wow, was the person who did this 8 years old? Nice skills, boot-licker, did you finally graduate kindergarten?

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It’s true, You Really Can’t Speak Poorly of Obama

31 May

Fox News Says Obama Video Not Authorized – WSJ.com.

I guess it’s true, you really can’t speak ill of Obama.

Fox news released an anti-Obama video that hadn’t been authorized at the senior level, so it only ran twice before senior members banned it.

This blows my mind.  I know Fox is controlled by the giant mega media companies, so this shouldn’t be a surprise, but Fox using self-censorship when it comes to opinions on Obama is bizarre.  They’re making it seem like someone did something criminal by making the video, when in reality it is essentially a non-story, besides the fact that it demonstrates censorship and the attempts to eliminate dissent.

This makes me want to vomit.  Where are we?  To say we’re not in Kansas anymore doesn’t capture the gravity of our situation.  How long will I even have this blog before it is shut down?

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New FBI Unit’s Mission To Spy on Americans, NSA’s Surveillance Power Expands, Google’s Info Gold Mine

27 May

truthout.org

The FBI’s new unit is on an aggressive mission to secure technology to prevent the government from “going dark” in regards to surveillance of internet and wireless communications, reports cnet.  The FBI wants companies not to oppose a law that would give government a “back door” for monitoring social networks, email, instant messaging, and VOIP providers.

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Meet ISIS, Mobile Wallet, Set To Launch Summer 2012

6 May

ISIS, a wireless Mobile Payment System to be launched this summer, is yet another step towards a cashless society,  introducing mobile wallets, a joint venture created by three major mobile operators, Verizon , AT&T, and  T-Mobile USA.  A mobile wallet will be part of a user’s mobile device, allowing for a  more timely and “highly personalized” shopping experience.  The technology would allow a customer to check-out at stores by merely tapping or waving their mobile phone over a payment reader.   It would hold account information, credit cards, gift cards and loyalty cards, and be a two-way communication between customers and financial institutions, as well as marketers,  offering promotions, coupons, and alerts about products related to past purchases.

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Google Creep Factor Increases Again, Street View Cars Spying on Emails & Texts Not Accidental

6 May

dailytech.com

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Google’s brilliant Street View has been appreciated as an innovative resource, as well as invasive foe, and it’s looking like it’s “accidental” disregard for the Fourth Amendment may not have been so accidental.

The project was supposed to be for the betterment of mankind, or something along those lines.  But Google’s altruism has been called into question when it was revealed that it was using its wired Street View vehicles as warwagons to troll unsecured wireles connection connections.  Further, the Google cars were discovered to be intercepting unsecured email and SMS traffic, data mining peoples’ private conversations.

Google cast this hidden capability as a “bug” in the Street View code, created by a misguided engineer.  But according to the FCC while Google appears to have broken no laws in spying on people on unsecured lines, emails between the engineer in charge of the program and two other employees — including a senior manager — indicate that the program was not a rogue effort. It was in fact on the radar of at least some members of Google’s senior staff.

The FCC did dock Google $25K — essentially a slap on the wrist for the multi-billion dollar tech firm — for impeding its investigation.  But Google claims it has nothing to hide and is publishing the emails described by the FCC, with the engineers and manager’s names redacted.

Google now admits that five of its engineers were involved in the effort, but it denies knowingly playing unwelcome house guest on home internet connections across North America and Europe.

The internet firm categorizes the snooping as “minimal” and says that the program was not even big enough to be reviewed by the company’s legal staff.  The program was launched in Oct. 2006 by “Engineer Doe” and was pre-approved by at least one manager who devoted resources to the project.

Read full article:  FCC Knowingly Used Street View Cars to Snoop On Emails, Texts

 

Related story:  Google Street View Car Catches People in the Act

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