Jun 272014
 

Recommend:  go to the URL and listen to the interview with Levison.   I captured the text of the news story below, for backup  purposes. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/lavabit-founder-fought-9-month-legal-battle-with-fbi-1.2658374 After refusing hand encryption codes to federal agents, Ladar Levison had to shut down his company CBC News  Posted: May 29, 2014 Last year Ladar Levison shut down Lavabit, the […]

Apr 172014
 

With many organizations now putting out lengthy lists of “good news stories” I have the impression of a rapidly mobilizing, empowered citizenry. It’s like spring has arrived; there is new life shooting up everywhere around us!   I selected just a few examples. Can’t celebrate if we don’t know about them!   1.     2014-04-17   Monsanto and Big Food […]

Apr 142014
 
2014-04-14  Pulitzer Vindicates: Snowden Journalists Win Top Honor

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/14-6 Guardian and Washington Post each honored with Pulitzer for Public Service Lauren McCauley, staff writer Ewen MacAskill, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras in Hong Kong to meet NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden on June 10, 2013. (Photo by Laura Poitras)   The Washington Post and the Guardian/US were both awarded one of journalism’s top honors […]

Apr 122014
 

From:  Bennett Sent: March-24-14 To: Sandy Finley Subject: Snowden, et al   I am a great admirer of Snowden amd will listen to his presentation, likely tomorrow if all goes well (and it may not go well at all) I have been harping on this privacy issue for a long time but people don;t seem […]

Apr 032014
 

The waves of mobilization underway are incredible! This is American based.  Just a small sampling.  Most of them are new to me. I have particular interest in Reset The Net  (you’ll see it below) because it’s related to the Edward Snowden leaks and thereby to Lockheed Martin’s participation in Statistics Canada. Excerpts from http://www.nationofchange.org/waves-nationwide-actions-planned-key-historic-moment-1396532177   Tim DeChristopher, […]

Apr 032014
 

In follow-up to:  2014-03-24  Snowden, Vancouver, TED Talks    From  Popular Resistance,  DAILY MOVEMENT NEWS  Reset the Net, seeks to restore privacy to the Internet by our own actions rather than waiting for the government, which seems to put the security state ahead of our privacy. People are taking action now to push Internet providers […]

Mar 242014
 

Edward Snowden made a surprise visit on TED Talks March 18th in Vancouver. More than 100,000 people are watching the video every day.   http://on.ted.com/j07uc   Just watch the video, if you haven’t already. If you have time for more, read on.  But not at the expense of watching the video!   Cheers!     Sandra = […]

Jan 222014
 

I was asked for my thoughts on today’s news report (appended): Janet Churnin was found guilty of not filling in the 2011 Census form.   Note that the CP coverage does not even MENTION the leaks by Edward Snowden.  Small wonder that Europeans know about the NSA surveillance of them, but Canadians don’t. MY REPLY:   (edited July 2014, […]

Dec 042013
 
2013-12-02  Edward Snowden revelations prompt UN investigation into surveillance, The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/02/edward-snowden-un-investigation-surveillance?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2 Nick Hopkins and Matthew Taylor UN’s senior counter-terrorism official says  revelations ‘are at the very apex of public interest concerns’ Ben Emmerson: ‘The Guardian has revealed an extensive programme of surveillance which potentially affects every one of us.’ Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian The UN’s senior counter-terrorism official is to launch an investigation […]