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From Inside Edward Snowden’s Life as a Robot: Wizner had...

2014 Jun 23, 7:04


From Inside Edward Snowden’s Life as a Robot:

Wizner had to jump on a phone call during a meeting with his whistleblower client. When he got off the phone, he found that Snowden had rolled the bot into civil liberties lawyer Jameel Jaffer’s office and was discussing the 702 provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. “It was kind of cool,” Wizner says.

It is neat but they’re marketing video is at times strangely terrifying. Put different music on when the Susan-bot comes up behind the unknowing Mark and this could be a horror movie trailer.

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U.S. Marshals Seize Cops’ Spying Records to Keep Them From the ACLU | Threat Level | WIRED

2014 Jun 4, 6:08

"A routine request in Florida for records detailing the use of a surveillance tool known as stingray turned extraordinary Tuesday when the U.S. Marshals Service seized the documents before local police could release them."

Also what about the part where the PD reveals that its been using the stingray a bunch without telling any court and blames that on the manufacturer’s NDA.

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EFF White Paper Outlines How Businesses Can Avoid Assisting Repressive Regimes

2012 Apr 18, 6:24

A House subcommittee has passed the Global Online Freedom Act (GOFA), which would require disclosure from companies about their human rights practices and limit the export of technologies that “serve the primary purpose of” facilitating government surveillance or censorship to countries designated as “Internet-restricting.”

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English plainclothes police officer follows himself for 20 minutes

2012 Feb 8, 2:58PermalinkCommentshumor surveillance

Alleged Assassins Caught on Dubai Surveillance Tape | Threat Level | Wired.com

2010 Mar 1, 2:24There is an amazing amount of info around about the alleged assassination Mahmoud al-Mabhouh including this Dubai hotel survielance footage.PermalinkCommentsvideo crime security privacy wired cctv

Panopticlick

2010 Jan 29, 10:28"Is your browser configuration rare or unique? If so, web sites may be able to track you, even if you limit or disable cookies." Examines HTTP headers and browser features and reports if your configuration is unique (mine is). Good info for anyone looking at creating an anonymous browsing plugin or servicePermalinkCommentsweb security privacy eff education identity surveillance cookies cookie anonymity anonymous technical

Yahoo Issues Takedown Notice for Spying Price List | Threat Level | Wired.com

2009 Dec 7, 5:15"Yahoo isn’t happy that a detailed menu of the spying services it provides law enforcement agencies has leaked onto the web." ... "Cryptome also published lawful data-interception guides for Cox Communications, SBC, Cingular, Nextel, GTE and other telecoms and service providers. But of all those companies, it appears to be Yahoo’s lawyers alone who have issued a DMCA takedown notice to Cryptome demanding the document be removed."PermalinkCommentsprivacy security copyright yahoo dmca internet web surveillance

Make your own vehicle surveillance system - DIY Life

2008 Apr 22, 4:14DIY car lo-jack system using a cellphone and cellphone charger. "Now, if your vehicle is stolen, you can give the authorities the IMEI number from that in-car 'hidden' handset, which can then be tracked using cell tower triangulation or GPS, and hopefullPermalinkCommentsdiy howto video cellphone car

EFF Sues AT&T and Mini History of EFF - California Lawyer Magazine

2008 Feb 3, 11:01FTA: "Like Klein, EFF senior staff attorney Kevin Bankston had spent much of the previous December reading press accounts of the administration's secret surveillance program. "It was all I thought about over the holiday," he remembers. In fact, at his bosPermalinkCommentsvia:boingboing eff article law privacy government history
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