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Friday, 17 February 2017

The Government Purged Animal Welfare Data. So This Guy Is Publishing It

quote [ For nearly a year, Kick has been running a website called, where he has re-published information wiped from several agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration and Environmental Protection Agency. His only goal, he said, is to increase transparency and make important government documents more easily available. ]

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+10 Good]
[by bbqkink@2:53pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

After Passing Worst Surveillance Law In A Democracy, UK Now Proposes Worst Anti-Whistleblowing Law

quote [ The Guardian reports on big changes the authorities want to make to the laws protecting government secrets, doubtless with an eye to dissuading any future Snowden/Guardian-type partnerships in the UK ]
[SFW] [Big Brother]
[by XregnaR@6:51pmGMT] [0 comments]

Update: Eye In the Sky

quote [ Ross McNutt has a superpower - he can zoom in on everyday life, then rewind and fast-forward to solve crimes in a shutter-flash. But should he? ]
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 Interesting]
[by XregnaR@6:33pmGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 13 February 2017

UN expert calls on Cameroon to restore net services

quote [ The shutdown three weeks ago breaks international laws, says the UN's expert on freedom of expression. ]

African Nations Increasingly Silence Internet to Stem Protests
[SFW] [Big Brother]
[by XregnaR@2:11pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 12 February 2017

A US-born NASA scientist was detained at the border until he unlocked his phone

quote [ Not only is he a natural-born US citizen, but he?s also enrolled in Global Entry ? a program through CBP that allows individuals who have undergone background checks to have expedited entry into the country. He hasn?t visited the countries listed in the immigration ban and he has worked at JPL ? a major center at a US federal agency ? for 10 years. Bikkannavar says he was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol and pressured to give the CBP agents his phone and access PIN. Since the phone was issued by NASA, it may have contained sensitive material that wasn?t supposed to be shared. ]

Hey native-born US citizen scientists -- you're not welcome here, either.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+6 WTF]
[by mechavolt@10:18pmGMT] [19 comments]

Friday, 10 February 2017

PayPal freezes Canadian media group?s account over story about Syrian family

quote [ ?You may be buying or selling goods or services that are regulated or prohibited by the U.S. government,? PayPal said in an email to News Media Canada. ]

Non Fake news is regulated?
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+7 WTF]
[by Morris Forgot his Password @9:30pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Someone Is Paying Strangers Online to Beg For Betsy DeVos's Confirmation

quote [ and are sites where users can, in exchange for a few cents, complete small tasks such as filling out forms or surveys and?as of yesterday?begging the Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump?s education secretary nominee. Someone is paying these sites to pay people to go to, a website run by the formerly DeVos-led American Federation for Children, to express their support for her nomination. ]

That sonic boom you are about to hear is Steele rushing towards the comments to tell us all to read Dark Money.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+4]
[by raphael_the_turtle@5:12pmGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Most smart TVs are tracking you ? Vizio just got caught

quote [ Vizio got in trouble with the FTC this week and had to pay $2.2 million to settle charges around having monitored the viewing habits on more than 11 million TVs without consent over the course of two years. ]

$5 per offense. That's how much your privacy costs.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+6 Sad]
[by evil_eleet@7:47pmGMT] [6 comments]

Why Nobody Cares the President Is Lying

quote [ For years, as a conservative radio talk show host, I played a role in that conditioning by hammering the mainstream media for its bias and double standards. But the price turned out to be far higher than I imagined... Instead, we opened the door for President Trump, who found an audience that could be easily misled. ]

This is what happens when you whitewash school textbooks etc.

Category is Big Brother due to the last line

[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 Sad]
[by lilmookieesquire@9:27amGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI With Vast Hidden Powers

quote [ Long-soughtconfidential documents shinea bright light on the powersof this law enforcement agency at the beginning of an era highly likelyto be marked byvociferous protest and reactionary state repression. ]

Headline and opening paragraphs mention Trump, but this is really about changes in the FBI since the 70s.

Note: This article is a summary. Go here to read the slew of articles/reports.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+6 Interesting]
[by mechavolt@1:52amGMT] [2 comments]

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