CIVIL LIBERTIES/SURVEILLANCE, NSA NEWSLETTER #12, June 3, 2014
For a CULTURE OF PEACE, JUSTICE, and Ecology, Compiled by Dick Bennett.
(#1 Jan. 28, 2008; #2 Jan. 22, 2011; #3 Oct. 25, 2011; #4 Jan. 31, 2012; #5 June 9, 2013; #6 July 22, 2013; #7 Sept. 11, 2013; #8 Oct. 18, 2013; #9 Jan. 5, 2014; #10 Feb. 7, 2014; #11 March 13, 2014).
taxpayers give $10 billion each year for the NSA to trawl the internet and defy
the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.
The essays in
this newsletter describe and call for Resistance: The US Surveillance State is exposed
(secrecy, assassinations, agencies photographed, The Intercept magazine), resistance is planned and enacted
(Congress seeks “black budgets,” the people support the USA Freedom Act,
contact Pres. Obama), and stronger opposition is suggested (turn off NSA’s
lights). Let’s all speak up with Michael Moore: "I refuse to live in a country like
this, and I'm not leaving." --Dick US
See Snowden newsletters: http://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2014/05/snowden-newsletter-5.html
My blog: War Department/Peace Department
For an informed and resistant citizenry. See: Bush, CIA, Drones, Fascism, FBI, Greenwald, Intelligence Industry Complex, Imperialism,
Obama, Secrecy, Snowden, Top Secret, and more. National Security State
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Contents Surveillance/NSA #11 at end
Contents Surveillance/NSA #12
THE HISTORY (but telling the truth about, exposing nefarious deeds, is
PBS, Frontline, “
of Secrecy, Part One” United States
PBS, Frontline, “
of Secrecy, Part Two” United States
Julia Angwin, Dragnet Nation
Greenwald’s New Book, No Place To Hide
Greenwald on Kinsley
BORDC Challenging NSA, Pres. Obama
Sarah Berlin, People’s Blog for the Constitution
Surveillance Violates Attorney-Client Privilege
OFFNow: Cut NSA’s Electricity
Articles from Common Dreams
Jimmy Carter, Our Email Monitored
NSA Spied on
’s Telecom Huawet China
NYT: Surveillance Bill Inadequate
GREENWALD’S NEW INTERCEPT ON-LINE NEWS MAGAZINE
Dick, Articles on Surveillance in
PBS, May 13 & May 20, 2014
How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans?
(114:11) How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans?
On May 20, FRONTLINE investigates what the tech industry said when the NSA came knocking.
FRONTLINE’s Mike Wiser, Spencer Ackerman of The Guardian and NSA whistleblower Kirk Wiebe will answer this question — and take yours. Join us Wed. 5/20 at 2 pm EST.
A study of what the NSA may be able to learn by analyzing telephone metadata may confirm the worst fears of privacy advocates.
Barack Obama campaigned for the White House promising “no more secrecy,” but as president he has embraced the same domestic surveillance programs he derided as a candidate.
Lawmakers in Congress are jousting over how to reform the NSA’s domestic surveillance activities. Will changes go far enough?
A guide to the major leaks about the NSA’s domestic surveillance program.
“I’ve got some stuff you might be interested in.” With that simple message, the biggest leak of government secrets in history was set in motion.
Spying on the home front was the one rule that NSA analysts were constantly warned against before 9/11, but that all changed the morning after the attacks.
In “United States of Secrets,” a two-part series airing May 13 & 20, FRONTLINE reveals the dramatic inside story of how the U.S. government came to monitor and collect the communications of millions of people around the world—and the lengths they went to trying to hide the massive surveillance program from the public.
A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance by Julia Angwin
An inside look at who’s watching you, what they know and why it matters. We are being watched.
We see online ads from websites we’ve visited, long after we’ve moved on to other interests. Our smartphones and cars transmit our location, enabling us to know what’s in the neighborhood but also enabling others to track us. And the federal government, we recently learned, has been conducting a massive data-gathering surveillance operation across the Internet and on our phone lines.
In Dragnet Nation, award-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin reports from the front lines of
surveillance economy, offering a revelatory and unsettling look at how the government, private companies,
and even criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of
our personal data. In a world where we can be watched in our own homes,
where we can no longer keep secrets, and where we can be impersonated,
financially manipulated, or even placed in a police lineup, Angwin argues that
the greatest long-term danger is that we
start to internalize the surveillance and censor our words and thoughts,
until we lose the very freedom that makes us unique individuals. Appalled at
such a prospect, Angwin conducts a series of experiments to try to protect herself, ranging from quitting Google
to carrying a “burner” phone, showing how difficult it is for an average
citizen to resist the dragnets’ reach. America
Her book is a cautionary tale for all of us, with profound implications for our values, our society, and our very selves.
SUSAN DOUGLAS, “
INFORMATION HIGHWAY ROBBERY.” IN
THESE TIMES (June 2014). Another
review of Dragnet Nation. “…Angwin
documents the extent to which we are constantly being watched and offers advice
to minimize our digital footprints. . . .”
We must “demand more regulation of the ballooning stalking industry, and
to grasp the corrosive costs of accepting, and participating in, our new
surveillance culture.” --Dick