Marshall Sutherland
  


How Does Your Web Browser Know Your Location?
by Techquickie on YouTube

How does your web browser know your location down to a few meters, even if you're not using GPS?
Klaus
  
Interesting video.
Marshall Sutherland
  
I know that when we moved, if I pulled up maps on my phone, it would come up at our old location because of basing it on our wifi signal.
Marshall Sutherland
  
How you can be tracked even with your GPS turned off

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Researchers from Princeton University have discovered a new way to accurately track you— even if you turn your GPS location off.
Adam Robertson
  
It is possible to flash your phone with LineageOS and leave off installing the Google stuff.
James D Morgan
  
I just looked at the site. I was unaware that CyanogenMod was going away. It doesn't look like my phone is on their "supported devices" list
Paco Menzar Bien
  
Nobody thought of asking another person ?. You can meet new people. You learn languages It does not need batteries...
Marshall Sutherland
  
Tell Congress to end warrantless spying

The USA Liberty Act would extend FISA section 702 which permits the Feds to spy on your electronic communications activities without a warrant. Section 702 is scheduled to sunset at year-end. Instruct your reps to let that happen.

If you are in the USA, use this to send a message to your congresscritters.
Marshall Sutherland
  


Is Silicon Valley Building the Infrastructure for a Police State?
by ReasonTV on YouTube

New AI tools could empower the government to violate our civil liberties.
Klaus
  
Interesting interview.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Marshall Sutherland
  


End Warrantless Deep State Spying: Don't Renew 702
by ReasonTV on YouTube

It's time to rein in warrantless domestic surveillance before it's too late.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Seattle City Council Passes Ordinance to Regulate Surveillance Technology

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The Seattle City Council today adopted legislation to takes an important first step towards bringing transparency and accountability to the City’s acquisition of surveillance technology.
Marshall Sutherland
  
WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages

A security vulnerability that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its WhatsApp messaging service.

Facebook claims that no one can intercept WhatsApp messages, not even the company and its staff, ensuring privacy for its billion-plus users. But new research shows that the company could in fact read messages due to the way WhatsApp has implemented its end-to-end encryption protocol.

Privacy campaigners said the vulnerability is a “huge threat to freedom of speech” and warned it could be used by government agencies as a backdoor to snoop on users who believe their messages to be secure.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Freedom on the Net 2016 | Freedom House

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Internet freedom has declined for the sixth consecutive year, with more governments than ever before targeting social media and communication apps.

I'm assuming the UK's score is from before their new law took effect.
BlaBlaNet
  
What means not assessed ? Spain and Portugal no target not one but Germany have very strict rules and score is 25 when this country send you a judgement notice at any time .
uff That map is more political
Marshall Sutherland
  
Not assessed would mean they didn't evaluate that country's policies.
Marshall Sutherland
  
URGENT: The FBI, CIA, and other law enforcement agencies get expanded powers to hack into your computer and phone on Thursday, December 1. Some senators are pushing legislation to stop them, but they need more senators to join them immediately.
Beginning at midnight on Thursday, December 1, 2016, anyone who uses a VPN, Tor browser, or other privacy protection tools can more easily get hacked by the government.

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are scheduled to get expanded powers to remotely access and search computers, phones, and storage devices in cases where people suspected of being “related” to a crime  use technological means to conceal their location.

That is, unless Congress takes action to stop these hacking powers from taking effect.
Marshall Sutherland
  
The UK is about to wield unprecedented surveillance powers — here’s what it means

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The UK is about to become one of the world’s foremost surveillance states, allowing its police and intelligence agencies to spy on its own people to a degree that is unprecedented for a democracy. The UN’s privacy chief has called the situation "worse than scary." Edward Snowden says it’s simply "the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy."
Marshall Sutherland
  
The Surveillance State Repeal Act has 15 co-sponsors

Others might be inspired to join-in during election season
Marshall Sutherland
  
The Rutherford Institute :: The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms: A Government of Scoundrels, Spies, Thieves, Ruffians, Rapists and Killers

More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun violence and organized crime, the U.S. government has become a greater menace to the life, liberty and property of its citizens than any of the so-called dangers from which the government claims to protect us. This is how tyranny rises and freedom falls.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Secret Court Takes Another Bite Out of the Fourth Amendment

Defenders of the NSA's mass spying have lost an important talking point: that the erosion of our privacy and associational rights is justified given the focus of surveillance efforts on combating terrorism and protecting the national security. That argument has always been dubious for a number of reasons. But after a November 2015 ruling by the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) was unsealed this week, it's lost another chunk of its credibility. The ruling confirms that NSA's warrantless spying has been formally approved for use in general criminal investigations. The national security justification has been entirely blown.
Marshall Sutherland
  
Why we should fear a cashless world | Dominic Frisby

In a world without cash, every payment you make will be traceable. Do you want governments (which are not always benevolent), banks or payment processors to have potential access to that information? The power this would hand them is enormous and the potential scope for Orwellian levels of surveillance is terrifying.

Cash, on the other hand, empowers its users. It enables them to buy and sell, and store their wealth, without being dependent on anyone else. They can stay outside the financial system, if so desired.
Marshall Sutherland
  
The NSA is going to start sharing YOUR data with the police and FBI!

The Surveillance State Repeal Act (HR 1466) currently has 15 co-sponsors. It’s a great bill. It would...

  • Prohibit the government from requiring that your electronic devices and software have surveillance "back-doors"
  • Mandate that the FISA courts utilize technologically competent "Special Masters" -- experts who can challenge the veracity of government claims about the need for surveillance
  • Repeal the PATRIOT Act, which allowed telephone-metadata harvesting
  • Repeal much of the FISA Amendments Act, which allowed your emails to be harvested.

But these repeals don’t gut intelligence gathering. They just make it look more Constitutional. Now...

There’s even more reason to support this bill!

The NSA is going to start sharing its raw data with police and the FBI. This directly threatens you! Please take immediate action to oppose this. Write your elected reps to complain. Urge them to co-sponsor the Surveillance State Repeal Act. Copy or edit the following sample letter for your personal comments...
Marshall Sutherland
  
No, really?

US intelligence chief: we might use the internet of things to spy on you

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James Clapper did not name specific agency as being involved in surveillance via smart-home devices but said in congressional testimony it is a distinct possibility
BlaBlaNet
  
I go to install a internet camera inside my WC for US intelligence can see the shit coming . This guy not what I am talking about :hahaha
Please no start the Video near Kids. very high rude language PD 18+


You people are Full of SHIT (the video)
by NYOIL theideal on YouTube
BlaBlaNet
  
I go to install a internet camera inside my WC for US intelligence can see the shit coming . This guy not what I am talking about :hahaha
Please no start the Video near Kids. very high rude language PD 18+


You people are Full of SHIT (the video)
by NYOIL theideal on YouTube
Marshall Sutherland
  
A long, but interesting, read.

Rogaway – Moral Character of Cryptographic Work
Abstract: Cryptography rearranges power: it configures who can do what, from what. This makes cryptography an inherently political tool, and it confers on the field an intrinsically moral dimension. The Snowden revelations motivate a reassessment of the political and moral positioning of cryptography. They lead one to ask if our inability to effectively address mass surveillance constitutes a failure of our field. I believe that it does. I call for a community-wide effort to develop more effective means to resist mass surveillance. I plea for a reinvention of our disciplinary culture to attend not only to puzzles and math, but, also, to the societal implications of our work.