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

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Er is een bom van verontwaardiging ontploft op internet over de afluisterpraktijken van de NSA. Niet alleen klanten van telecomprovider Verizon blijken consequent bespioneerd te worden, maar eigenlijk iedereen die Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo en Skype gebruikt. En dat is dus… ja, dat is iedereen. Ok, bijna iedereen.

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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

A recent article by Bruce Sterling explains why, thanks to Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft talking about the Internet stopped making sense in 2012. The article caused the following comment an Italian mailing list: unfortunately, this isn’t news at all… What would be news would be to find alternatives. I answered that comment as follows.Sure enough, projects like Diaspora were born just to replace some of those services, but they are still in the early stages. Here, however, I would like to explain that maybe we don’t have to wait because, technically speaking, almost all the alternative already exist, and suggest to assemble them together.

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