The NSA Has Special Technology for Beaming Energy Into Computer Systems & You

By: Friday January 3, 2014 11:40 am

At the annual Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg, Germany, journalist and security researcher Jacob Appelbaum gave a talk where he revealed various spy tools the National Security Agency (NSA) has for conducting surveillance. He told the audience that top secret documents detailing these spy tools were being published by German newspaper Der Spiegel. What received the [...]

Jacob Appelbaum on Resisting the Surveillance State

By: Friday December 28, 2012 7:41 pm

The Chaos Communication Congress (29C3), which organizers describe as “an annual four-day conference on technology, society and utopia,” began on December 27. There have been some exceptional talks given during the event so far. One of the ones worth highlighting is the keynote given by Tor software developer and WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum. Appelbaum has [...]

The Warrantless Surveillance of Americans’ Email

By: Friday June 15, 2012 10:08 am

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for records on how the United States government is reading Americans’ emails or other electronic communications without a warrant. They are interested in when it happens, how often, who the government is monitoring, how long monitoring typically lasts, and what [...]

Julian Assange’s Show on How Companies Have Become Privatized Secret Police

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 10:18 am

The eighth episode of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange’s show, “The World Tomorrow,” is up and it features the Cypherpunks, people who Assange describes as being on the front lines of a war against cyber surveillance and a growing battle for control over technology. The guests include cyber activists Jacob Appelbaum, a Tor Project developer, Andy [...]

The Ever-Expanding Surveillance State That Has Grown Under Obama

By: Friday April 20, 2012 4:54 pm

The surveillance state in the United States has only grown in America since the September 11th attacks. It has increasingly been used to spy and intrude on the lives of journalists and activists. And, during a Democracy Now! special, a full hour was spent delving into the National Security Agency’s evolution into an entity that [...]

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