Jul 13 2013
Between a two week stint in Bangkok, Thailand and making preparation for a huge move, I’ve barely had time to keep up with the stories coming out about Edward Snowden and governmental spying around the world, let alone blog about them. The travel situation isn’t getting any better, with a huge trip to Las Vegas coming up. And the moving component of my life will get much worse before it get’s better. Probably some time near the end of August. So forgive me for pre-coffee
It seems that nearly every government is getting outed on charges similar to what the NSA and US government face, if people look hard enough. I find it interesting to see people’s reactions as they confront the new reality of government surveillance. If we, as an international community, have a conversation about the powers the government has claimed and what legal limitations there should be around them, maybe we can come up with something more sane than we currently have. In the mean time, the press is having fun playing “Where’s Snowden now?”
Here’s a few of the stories I have had time to grab and read.
- [Infographic] Wiretapping: Privacy vs. Security – I wish I had room for this on the blog in it’s entirety.
- New PRISM slides: more than 100,00 ‘active surveillance targets’, explicit mention of real-time monitoring – “Nah, we don’t do any of that stuff, honest”
- European PRISM anger gains momentum with fresh cloud warnings and data threats – This is about to become an issue near and dear to my heart.
- Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia offer asylum to Edward Snowden – In an interesting twist of fate… or the knife.
- In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of NSA – Which is why we need to bring it out into the light and examine what has been allowed. And what it really allows them to do.
- Agreements with private companies protect U.S. access to cable’s data for surveillance – Somethings fail to surprise me at this point.
- Secret Court’s Redefinition of “Relevant’ Empowered Vast NSA Data-Gathering
- Edward Snowden: “The US government will say I aided our enemies” – Video interview
- Justice Dept. defends secret rulings in new spy court filing – Of course they do.
- How the U.S. forces Net firms to cooperate on surveillance – “Nice place you have here. It’d be a shame if we had to mess it up with our wire tapping equipment.”
Now off to more packing and a garage sale.