23 June 2010

will varner surveillance 2010 window blinds camera usa flag

Surveillance 2010, artwork by Will Varner. The original is presented in Flash format.

[via:Chris Helenius]

6 March 2010

Wired: Cyberwar Hype Intended to Destroy the Open Internet

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

24 February 2010

The tech behind the Pennsylvania school laptop spying case

This provides some new details to the story from last week on how the Lower Merion School District/Harriton High School used compulsory school laptops to monitor students at home. Some network admin named Mike Perbix is the evil fucktard responsible for maintaining the school district sanctioned installation of LANRev/Absolute Manage, a very comprehensive (but insecurely built) software package used for monitoring the school provided Macbooks.

The story was uncovered after a student was suspended for “using drugs” at home, based on a photo taken with the laptop’s built in webcam. The student was eating candy.


13 January 2010

Google to stop censoring google.cn, may close service and China offices


8 January 2010

Increased surveillance lowers data quality, worsens terror threat

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

13 December 2009

Swedish law draft: police and domestic intelligence to gain rights for automatic ‘net wiretapping

Did any silly sod believe even for a minute that the wiretapping rights actually wouldn’t be expanded from the Swedish military intelligence to domestic agencies? Because, you know, it is the Russian internet traffic that was so crucially important to capture?

Also, an article in Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish).


19 November 2009

Leaked news: UK Secretary of State to propose beyond fucked up changes to copyright law?

…including new, undemocratic, unparliamentary powers for the Secretary of State and prison sentences for file sharing.


13 October 2009

Guardian gagged from reporting parliament

According to Wikileaks, the gag order may be about toxic waste dumping outside the Ivory Coast.


23 September 2009

Data on all UK adults dealing with children in any organized manner to be screened, stored in database


2 September 2009

Jail threat for Azerbaijani authors of satirical donkey video

Youtube link.


12 August 2009

New Google Opt Out Feature Protects Users’ Privacy By Moving Them To A Remote Village

Also: Should we Be Doing More To Reduce The Graphic Violence In Our Dreams

[via:Laughing Squid]

6 July 2009

Video: UK anti-surveillance activist arrested for asking a policeman for his badge number


5 May 2009

Chinese officials ordered to smoke (locally produced cigarettes) to boost economy


14 April 2009

Campus Police: Using two operating systems & command lines sign of suspicious activity

The suspect is known for using…

“…two different operating systems for hiding his illegal activity. One is the regular B.C. operating system and the other is a black screen with white font which he uses prompt commands on.”

More bizarre details in EFF’s press release.


17 March 2009

UK movie goer searched for cameras, threatened with Police for bringing own candy

“TorrentFreak has been unsuccessful in finding any torrent sites that treat their users like this, but we’ll keep looking


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