Archive for tag ‘Surveillance State‘

 
 

Super Bowl …

09. February 2014 • Category: Bitchings, Society • Comment: 0

… just another excuse for the police state to take it to eleven.

USCG in Hudson

Because naval terrorism is all the rage today.

Tower of Pigs

The friendly face of the government of the free and the brave.

Chinooks over WFC

City under siege

Hope?

02. August 2013 • Category: Society • Comment: 0

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(I’ve tried, using google image, to locate the original use of this image to check on copyrights. If you’re the owner, do let me know how I can comply.)

NSAs craving of phone records

06. June 2013 • Category: Society • Comment: 0

Everybody else is talking about it so why shouldn’t I …

OK, call me paranoid (I shan’t deny it), but why do NSA want “trunk identifiers” and “comprehensive communication routing information” … unless they already have the raw voice data, but need to attach names/numbers to it. Admittedly, I know nothing about voice technology, but I really don’t see how call routing information could otherwise interest them.

While we’re at it, I really wish the last hold-outs, who still insist that Obama is the justice-loving, constitution-defending, Nobel decorated, Democratic Messiah, would just give it up and admit that he’s no different than the previous president. You have four more stages to cover …

Update: Hilarious pic.twitter.com/ghRH1Zf8py

Land of the … free?

02. May 2013 • Category: Society • Comment: 0

This is taken in Exchange Place in Jersey City, the notorious hot-bed of international terrorism. It doesn’t make me feel safer, it makes me feel imprisoned. For a western society, I find it rather shameful.

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(Yeah, the statue in the background is pretty stupid too.)

Hope for email privacy in US? Nah…

01. December 2012 • Category: Society • Comment: 0

Shockingly (and likely by accident) the senate judiciary committee did something good wednesday: they approved a bill which would end the utterly insane application of  “abandoned mail”-principle to email kept on servers outside our homes.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/senate-committee-takes-an-important-step-towards-protecting-your-inbox/

Govtrack.us gives it 42% chance of being enacted, but as with all bills limiting the reach of the US government, it won’t become law until it’s been appropriately defanged.   And so life goes on in the land of the  free.