email surveillance

Democracy Now Interviews NSA Whistleblower William Binney On Growing State Surveillance

Democracy Now did a follow up this Friday on their previous segment I posted here -- James Bamford: NSA is Building the World's Largest Spy Center. This story of course is being ignored again by our corporate media and is terrifying quite frankly as to the amount of data they're collecting and the abuses and potential abuses that are inevitable when you allow anyone access to this much personal information about their fellow citizens.

#OccupySF Given 5 Minute Warning To Clear Camp

Protesters at Justin Herman plaza encampment, the former home of Occupy San Francisco, awoke to find police in riot gear circling the camp, and reported that officers gave them about five minutes to pick up their belongings and get out. About 30 were arrested during the raid, with another 30 or so arrested while blocking Market Street after the police action. Roughly 10 more were taken into custody during a second blockage of market.

Is China Monitoring Your Email?

It's a strange and troubling news story: on April 8th of this year, an estimated fifteen percent of all web traffic was "hijacked" and routed through China, including military and government domains. A lengthy new congressional report on