Category Archives: Privacy

Slaughterbots

Chilling short film. Also check out autonomousweapons.org.

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Hey Google, I fixed that for you

No need to thank me! // Oliver

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GnuPG

Recently I ran across a little problem with GnuPG which required some pragmatic solution. I came across a patch that looked promising and because no binaries were provided and if they had been I would not have trusted them, I … Continue reading

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TSA Agent Confessions

Dear America, I saw you naked

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Angry terrorists

… playing Angry Birds. Right, NSA? Yes, please keep up your show of “it’s about the evil terrorists”. It’s working. Really! Honestly! No, really! Work’s for me … // Oliver

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Five Eyes

The Five Eyes, aka UKUSA Agreement, begs one giant question. Given that this exclusive “club” stretches across Anglo-Saxon exclusively countries and given the light Ed Snowden’s leaks shed on the relationship between GHCQ and NSA, where one wonders who is … Continue reading

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Schneier briefed Congress

Bruce Schneier, a well-known cryptography expert and one of the few with access to the documents leaked by Snowden, briefed six Congress representatives on Thursday. Probably still a more honest speech than Obama’s. ON another note, here’s a fun quote … Continue reading

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A list of links

… in no particular order: nullifynsa.com and offnow.org thedaywefightback.org taskforce.is Hashtags: #NullifyNSA and #StopTheNSA // Oliver

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“Why are you spying on Grandma?”

… just got to read these two gems earlier today: Former Top NSA Officials Insist Employees Are Leaving Because Obama Is Mean, Not Because They Object To NSA’s Current Activities NSA Sent Home Talking Points for Employees to Use in … Continue reading

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Let’s think about this …

… if the US is spying on an ally1 from their embassy in the respective host country, they are spying on and from US soil. Wouldn’t that affect how this should be looked at legally, if there is a need … Continue reading

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Bruce Schneier about the latest information concerning NSA/GCHQ and cryptography

How to remain secure against NSA surveillance Take it always with a grain of salt, but he is an established expert and he has been openly critical against surveillance in his newsletters. // Oliver PS: another comment from Schneier: The … Continue reading

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Okay, so …?

… if the USA defines cyber-attacks as acts of war have they then declared war on the rest of the world or how should the actions of the US secret services in “cyberspace” be interpreted? Or is the US taking … Continue reading

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What the creator of PGP thinks …

Read it over here. Excerpt: If we have a change in the government sometime in the future, that government will have such a powerful tool of surveillance, that we will find ourselves in a terrible predicament that we won’t be … Continue reading

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Is this the world we created?

Bolivian minister: Evo Morales’ plane rerouted on suspicion Snowden on board

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Thought experiment

If the justification for total surveillance is the fight against terrorists and prevention of terrorist acts, what does it tell us that governments spy on each other? Send me your solutions as comments to this post // Oliver

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Catch 22

So in the UK porn filters will be mandatory soon on public WLAN hotspots and even homes, reports Wired. Well, good for them chaps on the British Isles. Only this creates a small problem. Being slightly paranoid, I am using … Continue reading

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“But I have got nothing to hide!”

If you have countered privacy concerns from people like me with that silly statement, you may be interested in reading this article. A particular tidbit: One can usually think of something that even the most open person would want to … Continue reading

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