Links to remember on PRISM and Snowden

Hi,

What we’re seeing in Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Washington Post and
other select publications is the birth of new threat models – not just
for activists but for all of civil society, parliamentarians, companies
and more. This is a threat model that “many have known” and yet at the
same time, there is clearly new stuff. For one – we’re seeing
confirmations of things that have been denied in public – we’re also
learning the names of things, which now made public, may be FOIA’ed by
name as well as pushing for disclosures. This is where we’ll see if
America will shine – when the information comes out, will we be able to
use our democratic process to turn this disaster around? I’d like to
think so – that is why I worked on these pieces – hope is not lost.
Though hope alone is not a strategy.

I think this may be of interest to people on the list:

http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/index-7028.html

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/snowden-enthuellung-verbindung-zur-nsa-bringt-bnd-in-erklaerungsnot-a-909884.html

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/us-lauschangriff-opposition-macht-druck-auf-merkel-a-909871.html

For non-German speakers I suggest the following English links:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/topic/whistle_blowers/

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/whistleblower-snowden-claims-german-intelligence-in-bed-with-nsa-a-909904.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/edward-snowden-accuses-germany-of-aiding-nsa-in-spying-efforts-a-909847.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/snowden-reveals-how-gchq-in-britain-soaks-up-mass-internet-data-a-909852.htmlv

My interview with Snowden is available as a leaked pdf on cryptome in
German:

http://cryptome.org/2013/07/snowden-spiegel-13-0707-en.htm
http://cryptome.org/2013/07/snowden-spiegel-13-0707.pdf
http://cryptome.org/2013/07/snowden-spiegel-13-0707-2.pdf

The English original will be released this week.

Last week’s article is also very important:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/secret-documents-nsa-targeted-germany-and-eu-buildings-a-908609.html

This is also probably of great interest to people on the list:

http://oglobo.globo.com/infograficos/volume-rastreamento-governo-americano/

http://jaraparilla.blogspot.com/2013/07/nsa-surveillance-of-australia-exposed.html

http://www.theage.com.au/world/snowden-reveals-australias-links-to-us-spy-web-20130708-2plyg.html

Welcome to the Grim Meathook Future, Citizens! Lets turn this ship around!

All the best,
Jacob

Prism Documents

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Greetings Netizens, and Citizens of the world.

Anonymous has obtained some documents that “they” do not want you to see, and much to “their” chagrin, we have found them, and are giving them to you.
These documents prove that the NSA is spying on you, and not just Americans. They are spying on the citizens of over 35 different countries.
These documents contain information on the companies involved in GiG, and Prism.
Whats GiG you might ask? well…

The GIG will enable the secure, agile, robust, dependable, interoperable data sharing environment for the Department where warfighter, business, and intelligence users share knowledge on a global network that facilitates information superiority, accelerates decision-making, effective operations, and Net-Centric transformation.

Like we said, this is happening in over 35 countries, and done in cooperation with private businesses, and intelligence partners world wide.
We bring this to you, So that you know just how little rights you have. Your privacy and freedoms are slowly being taken from you, in closed door meetings, in laws buried in
bills, and by people who are supposed to be protecting you.

Download these documents, share them, mirror them, don’t allow them to make them disappear. Spread them wide and far. Let these people know, that we will not be silenced, that we will not be taken advantage of, and that we are not happy about this unwarranted, unnecessary, unethical spying of our private lives, for the monetary gain of the 1%.

And now, the candy: http://thedocs.hostzi.com/

Mirrors:
http://t.co/XVlZQ53Zhp
http://t.co/JYUHrhi3Ue
http://t.co/qR9PRzySbq
http://t.co/yGw2sP976W
http://t.co/MrmBj4kma5

We are Anonymous
We do not forgive
We do not forget
and by now,
You should expect us

From: http://pastebin.com/MPpT7xaf

Mirror on this site: http://dosch.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/prismdocs.zip

Moxie gets mail (from Saudi-Arabia)

we are working in defining a way to deal with all such requirements from regulator and it is not only for Whatsapp, it is for whatsapp, line, viber, twitter etc..

So, what we need your support in is the following:

  • is there any technical way that allow for interception these traffic?
  • Is there any company or vendor could help us on this regard?
  • is there any telecom company they implement any solution or workaround?

Read this great post

We live in an Information Age: What does that actually mean?

For the vast majority of people, digital changes happen outside of their conscious perception. They are merely confronted with constantly changing demands and requirements for their social life: They need ‘DigiD’s’ for their communication with government institutions; they feel the need to own a smartphone and maintain a Facebook page to keep in touch with their family or they feel the constant pressure to update their computer software and hardware in order to “keep up”.

[…]

People increasingly make their sense of self-determination and freedom dependent upon the internet. On the other hand, only a few people are actually able to describe and technically understand this complex network; only a few parties materially own and control the communication that runs on it, and nobody really knows how it can be governed in democratic ways.

via We live in an Information Age: What does that actually mean?.

Bitcoin – The Libertarian Introduction

Bitcoin shackles a government and forces it to subsist only on what it can tax openly and legitimately borrow, but unlike a gold standard, Bitcoin doesn’t require any official status to become a standard. The market can arrive at the standard sans government approval, again because it works elegantly both for storage and transfer and it cannot be stopped because it exists in decentralized form.

From: http://evoorhees.blogspot.com/2012/04/bitcoin-libertarian-introduction.html

Pseudonymous data should not be exempted from data protection

Whether a data record refers to me by name, or by email address, or by a strong pseudonym that cryptographically prevents the pseudonym to be linked to me does not really matter. The data refers to me, and the data will be used, within that context, to judge me, make decisions about me, etc.

via Jaap-Henk Hoepman.

What’s wrong with the kids these days? | PUSCII blog

A lot has changed since the days when the people around Hacktic set up and defined the Dutch hacker scene. The Hang Out made way for a variety of hackerspaces; Hacktic itself is long dead (who needs dead trees to communicate nowadays anyway?) and the crew organizing OHM2013 is a completely different one from the oldies that had set up the Galactic Hacker Party and HIP. In short, we’re looking at a complete new generation of Dutch hackers.

via What's wrong with the kids these days? | PUSCII blog.

How Facebook could get you arrested

While Facebook might be more effective than police in predicting crime, it cannot be allowed to take on these policing functions without also adhering to the same rules and regulations that spell out what police can and cannot do in a democracy. We cannot circumvent legal procedures and subvert democratic norms in the name of efficiency alone.

From
Evgeny Morozov
.