8 April 2021 — True Publica
31st March 2021 — True Publica
At TruePublica, we took the view that Britain should not be ‘world-beating’ at being the most surveilled nation of any Western democracy in the world. For five years we reported with our partners that state surveillance and the ending of privacy was a matter of public interest, not a political plaything for some politicians to line their pockets with.
22 March 2021 — Consortium News
From the Archives: For many years, the East German Stasi was viewed as the most totalitarian of intelligence services, relentlessly spying on its citizens during the Cold War. But the Stasi’s capabilities pale in comparison to what the NSA can now do, notes former U.S. intelligence analyst Elizabeth Murray.
By Elizabeth Murray
Special to Consortium News
Feb. 3, 2015
21 March, 2021 — 21st Century Wire
By NEWS WIRE
The intergovernmental data trawling led by America’s NSA, and partnering with the other Five Eyes nations the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, has the capability for full spectrum dominance over almost every aspect of human life – provided that most functioning aspects of our society and economy are transferred exclusively to the digital domain. The implications of this will render the foundational concepts of personal freedom and sovereignty meaningless in a traditional sense.
Former NSA and CIA contractor turned whistleblower, Ed Snowden, explains how this digital dragnet has come to pass and what practical steps society needs to take to preserve essential aspects of a free civilization. Watch:
17 March 2021 — The Rutherford Institute
“Americans deserve the freedom to choose a life without surveillance and the government regulation that would make that possible. While we continue to believe the sentiment, we fear it may soon be obsolete or irrelevant. We deserve that freedom, but the window to achieve it narrows a little more each day. If we don’t act now, with great urgency, it may very well close for good.”—Charlie Warzel and Stuart A. Thompson, New York Times
Databit by databit, we are building our own electronic concentration camps.
8 March 2021 — True Publica
The story below tells of alarming backroom deals being done without public or parliamentary scrutiny into the highly sensitive (and extremely valuable) NHS patient data system. The company involved is Palantir, a highly controversial American company that TruePublica has reported on several times in the last few years – that was at the centre of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Brexit scandal.
NovembRer 28, 2020 — Jack Rasmus
by Jack Rasmus
If you’re worried about the capability of government to conduct surveillance of citizens engaged in political assembly and protest, or even just personal activity, then you should be aware the technological capability of government surveillance is about to expand exponentially.
20 November, 2020 — Summit News
GCHQ spooks also tasked with waging war on ‘anti-vaccination conspiracy theories’
By Steve Watson
GCHQ spooks are monitoring the movement of British people minute by minute to check if they are complying with government restrictions, according to reports.
9 November 2020 — Mint Press
The end of end to end encryption
If the EU is successful, users will no longer enjoy protection from the prying eyes of government and criminals on popular messaging apps like WhatsApp and Signal.
By Alan Macleod
The European Union is rushing through new legislation to get rid of end to end digital encryption. This would mean the end of privacy for users of popular messaging apps like WhatsApp and Signal.
13 October 2020 — Statewatch
As governments seek ever-greater surveillance powers, we need to keep them under control.
For almost three decades, Statewatch has reported on, analysed and fought against attempts by the EU and national governments to snoop further and further into our private lives – from the surveillance and retention of telecommunications data; to the profiling of travellers, tourists and migrants; and plans to create vast, centralised databases of sensitive biometric data. Continue reading
17 July 2020 — The Intercept by Sam Biddle
LEVERAGING CLOSE TIES to Twitter, controversial artificial intelligence startup Dataminr helped law enforcement digitally monitor the protests that swept the country following the killing of George Floyd, tipping off police to social media posts with the latest whereabouts and actions of demonstrators, according to documents reviewed by The Intercept and a source with direct knowledge of the matter.