Oct 162016
 
2016-10-14   This is a chiller.  Journalists Amy Goodman, Deia Schlosberg and actor Shailene Woodley face criminal charges over filming of Dakota Access Pipeline protests

I’ve followed developments in North Dakota starting back when oil spills did a number on the water that these people are dependent upon.   They came together to try and stop events that make their homes uninhabitable.   Excellent and dedicated people doing what you or I might do under similar circumstances. The story is a repeated one.  The oil and gas […]

Apr 152016
 
2016-04-15    Jean-Michel Jarre and Edward Snowden collaborate on new song "Exit" – video.   (Snowden is penetrating, as usual!)

You might not be a fan of this kind of music.  Don’t let that prevent you from listening to the video! Excerpts from the dialogue: “music is the thing that can humanize even the most abstract moment.” “Technology can actually increase privacy.” “Saying that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have […]

Mar 112016
 

Three items on the same story, each with a different contribution. Item #3 (youtube) is more comprehensive, takes more time.  Under 3 minutes, youtube NEWSCAST from RT,  Snowden re the FBI / Apple court fight:    https://youtu.be/UITZVlxCBJg  Text report:  Snowden: FBI’s claim about unlockable iPhone is ‘bulls***’ (http://www.cnet.com/news/snowden-fbis-claims-about-unlockable-iphone-are-bulls/?ftag=CAD090e536&bhid=20145214483259223425769339227594  ) The FBI is lying about its inability to […]

Jan 022016
 

Edward Snowden: A ‘Nation’ Interview November 17, 2014 Issue In a wide-ranging conversation, he discusses the surveillance state, the American political system and the price he’s paid for his understanding of patriotism. By Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen October 28, 2014 (All photos by Nicola Cohen) On October 6, Nation editor and publisher […]

May 092015
 
2015-05-07  NSA's phone spying program ruled illegal by appeals court,  Reuters

(For Next-day commentary see:   2015-05-09   The courts stood up to NSA mass surveillance. Now Congress must act .  The Guardian) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/07/us-usa-security-nsa-idUSKBN0NS1IN20150507  Technology | Thu May 7, 2015 NEW YORK | By […]

May 092015
 
2015-05-09   The courts stood up to NSA mass surveillance. Now Congress must act .  The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/09/the-courts-stood-up-to-nsa-mass-surveillance-now-congress-must-act The appeals court in New York found that the ‘collect it all’ policy is unlawful. On 1 June, Congress can make sure it is stopped once and for all After the Edward Snowden leaks not enough has been done to stop mass surveillance. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP One of the documents that Edward Snowden delivered […]

Mar 032015
 

I HIGHLY recommend this video.  I would love if every person in Canada and in the U.S. could see it. . . . violence engaged in by Muslims against the West.  (Terrorist)  It’s really just a term to legitimize the kind of violence that we do ourselves and de-legitimize the violence that is used against us. … WATCH:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq2Hi_SD8pQ […]

Feb 252015
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Sr96TFQQE Ed Snowden and Glenn Greenwald explain things very well. This interview of Snowden is informative. Snowden describes that once “backdoor access” is established, it is there and available to more than the NSA (if it is an NSA backdoor, for example). When time permits I will relate this to the extensive data base on Canadians at […]

Feb 222015
 

1.    Glenn Greenwald In Canada Days After “Terrorists Attacks” In Their Country: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq2Hi_SD8pQ Glenn Greenwald is a journalist, author and lawyer.  In my view, he is an important educator.   Ed Snowden selected “the best”  to work with! (More on Greenwald – Wikipedia)   – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Jan 092015
 
2014-12-30  New Snowden Documents Reveal That the NSA Can’t Hack Everyone

http://www.nationofchange.org/2014/12/30/new-snowden-documents-reveal-nsa-cant-hack-everyone/ New Snowden Documents Reveal That the NSA Can’t Hack Everyone Published: December 30, 2014 | Author: Lauren C. Williams Thanks to some encryption tools, digital espionage was thwarted, making it hard for the NSA to spy on everyone. Citizens have heeded Snowden’s advice and increased encryption use since the NSA scandal broke in 2013. […]