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Movie Theaters Are Resorting To Scare Tactics (And Oliver Stone) To Get You To Turn Your Phone Off

Source: Movie Theaters Are Resorting To Scare Tactics (And Oliver Stone) To Get You To Turn Your Phone Off – Digg

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‘State of Surveillance’ with Edward Snowden and Shane Smith

National hero Edward Snowden explains–with chilling detail–the real world dangers of the illegal government surveillance programs he disclosed and the reality that they aren’t used to stop terrorism.

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Secret Text in Senate Bill Would Give FBI Warrantless Access to Email Records

I look at countries who openly publish every piece of legislation that gets debated on and actively invite the public to be part of the legislative process by maintaining extremely high levels of transparency in their government, even going so far as to redesign their legislative houses with symbolically large viewing galleries and windows–you know, countries like Germany who have first-hand knowledge of the dangers of secrecy and backroom dealings in the houses of government–and then I look at my United States of America….

The stealth change would expand the reach of the FBI’s already highly controversial national security letters.

Source: Secret Text in Senate Bill Would Give FBI Warrantless Access to Email Records

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Safe and Sorry – Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

Let us not–out of fear–destroy what we are most proud of: democracy and your fundamental rights and liberties.

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Rand Paul Says No Pardon for Snowden—Or the US Government

This is an interesting take on the Snowden kerfluffle: a moderate view that says that Snowden should be punished within the context of his alleged crime (essentially amounting to a slap on the wrist compared to the current administration and Republican frontrunners’ plans to hang him, or worse) but also saying that the US government must also be held accountable to the higher crimes committed against the People of the United States.

People always want to cast Edward Snowden as a hero or as a villain, but the presidential hopeful says he has “mixed feelings.”

Source: Rand Paul Says No Pardon for Snowden—Or the US Government | WIRED

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Tech Firms Make Lots of Money Off Your Face—Here’s How

More reason to move forward with the Sparticus Experiment

Tech companies are beginning to use facial recognition software to make your life easier—and to profit from who you are and what you want.

Source: Tech Firms Make Lots of Money Off Your Face—Here’s How | WIRED

Security Experts Oppose Government Access to Encrypted Communication

A new report says giving the governments “exceptional access” to encrypted communications would jeopardize confidential data and critical infrastructure.

Source: Security Experts Oppose Government Access to Encrypted Communication

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Billion Dollar Surveillance Blimp to Launch over Maryland

Outdated technology? Barrage balloons went out with WWII. Ah, but this one is outfitted with massive civil rights violations!

In just a few days, the Army will launch the first of two massive blimps over Maryland, the last gasp of an 18-year-long $2.8-billion Army project intended to use giant airships to defend against cruise missiles.

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Meet Jack. Or, What The Government Could Do With That Location Data