Voiceprints: Time to Be Afraid Again

By: Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:15 am

The end of privacy in the United States was brought about as much by technology as intention. Those who claim there is little new here — the government read the mail of and wiretapped the calls and conversations of Americans under COINTELPRO from 1956 to at least 1971, for example – do not fully understand [...]

Edward Snowden Is the Most Dangerous Man in America. Good.

By: Monday July 21, 2014 10:00 am

Speaking via video link (he uses Skype!) from Russia to the HopeX hackers’ conference in New York City July 19, Edward Snowden issued a call to arms to those present. Engineers, he said, “need to think now in adversarial terms to defeat government technical capabilities.” While the government now uses technology to shield themselves from accountability, software and hardware must “become a way to express our freedoms while protecting our freedoms.”

Charlotte Was Transformed into a Total Securitized Metropolis for DNC

By: Friday September 7, 2012 10:19 am

Americans watched speeches by Democratic Party titans like former President Bill Clinton or President Barack Obama, or rising stars like Sandra Fluke and only saw the cheers from delegates and others in attendance at the Democratic National Convention. The total security outside the convention center was taken for granted almost entirely, unless one happened to [...]

Charlotte: Making It Possible Your Rights Are Suppressed During the DNC (And After)

By: Sunday September 2, 2012 9:35 am

Busloads of police from around the country are entering the city of Charlotte to help maintain the illusion of security and to control dissent during the Democratic National Convention (DNC). They will patrol the area in and around the Time Warner Cable Center, where the convention is to be held, on bicycles, motorcycles and in [...]

Military/Law Enforcement Contractor Brought in to Train Police for NATO-G8 Protests

By: Friday February 3, 2012 12:20 pm

A contracting firm that specializes in anti-terrorism and force protection training, consulting and management services has been hired to train Cook County Sheriff’s Police in the run-up to the NATO-G8 meetings that are to be held in Chicago in May of this year. The firm, Controlled FORCE Inc., bills itself as a “woman-owned small business” [...]

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