Netpol’s guide to resisting police surveillance

3 April 2021 — NetPol

As #KillTheBill activists prepare to take to the streets this weekend, we’ve written a quick-start guide to resisting police surveillance of protests. 

The last few weeks have seen police mount a huge evidence gathering operation, tracking and targeting people for arrests and fines. Thousands have been filmed, photographed and logged on police databases after protesting against sweeping new police powers.

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Examining the Stasi, Seeing the NSA

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

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Watch: The Scale of This Digital Dragnet Has Reached Epic Proportions

21 March, 2021 — 21st Century Wire

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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:

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Digital Trails: How the FBI Is Identifying, Tracking and Rounding Up Dissidents

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.

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Digital Health Pass: IBM and Moderna Hook Up to Capitalize on COVID Reset

15 March 2021 — Mint Press News

Using what have already become clichéd industry buzzwords like “transparency,” “trust,” and even “privacy,” IBM’s Digital Health Pass marketing describes the mass tracking app as a “smart way to return to society” that allows people to “return to the activities and things they love.”

US spy firm at centre of sensitive NHS patient data grab

8 March 2021 — True Publica

US spy firm at centre of sensitive NHS patient data grab

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.

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Why privacy-busting, law-breaking GCHQ’s pledges to protect the public using artificial intelligence should raise an eyebrow

2 Mar, 2021 — RT

By Kit Klarenberg, an investigative journalist exploring the role of intelligence services in shaping politics and perceptions.

The UK’s signals intelligence agency isn’t known for its commitment to the rule of law, so claims its new Artificial Intelligence capabilities will be used to safeguard citizens, not spy on them, shouldn’t be taken at face value.