Skip to comments.How the US government secretly reads your email
Posted on 10/11/2011 11:09:01 AM PDT by george76
Secret orders forcing Google and Sonic to release a WikiLeaks volunteer's email reveal the scale of US government snooping. Somewhere, a US government official is reading through a list of those who sent or received an email from Jacob Appelbaum, a 28-year-old computer science researcher at the University of Washington who volunteered for WikiLeaks. ...
Appelbaum is a spokesman for Tor, a free internet anonymising software that helps people defend themselves against internet surveillance. He's spent five years teaching activists around the world how to install and use the service to avoid being monitored by repressive governments. It's exactly the sort of technology Secretary of State Hilary Clinton praised in her famous "Internet Freedom" speech in January 2010, when she promised US government support for the designers of technology that circumvented blocks or firewalls. Now, Appelbaum finds himself a target of his own government as a result of his friendship with Julian Assange and the fact WikiLeaks used the Tor software.
as the law stands, government officials don't need a search warrant to access our digital data. Searching someone's home requires a warrant that can only be obtained by proving probable cause, but digital searches require no such burden of proof. Instead, officials essentially "self-certify" ...
Most people are not aware of the ease with which governments free, open and so-called democratic can access and peruse our private communications...
The fourth amendment of the US Constitution should protect against unwarranted search and seizure. Its inclusion in the Bill of Rights was a result of colonialists' anger at abuse suffered at the hands of British officials using writs of assistance
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
Early on it all was eschelon
Early on it all was eschelon
I sometimes wonder if technology will drive us to go back to payphones, meeting in public places to quietly converse, and using hand signals to communicate/whispering coded words in the other persons ear. And of course using only cash or barter for transactions.
Not to mention worrying about trusting your neighbors, family, or friends about what you talk about.
Not surprising... Just think of the dossiers they build from this place.
It’s been obvious for a long time that it’s particularly foolish to put anything in an email—or facebook, etc.—that you don’t want anybody and everybody to read.
The old rule applies: Never put anything in writing.
‘Never put anything in writing.’
seems to work in Chicago..... /sarc
They must be bored to tears.
Never put anything in writing.
They found me. I have to leave the country.
If I can’t think it, say it, or do it in the light of day, I don’t, but I still hate having the government looking over my shoulder.
If anyone here doesn’t believe NSA isn’t screening every electron in this country and large parts of the world, then fairy tales must be true.
Keywords, phrases, names and actions. Likely also screened by ISP, location and tagged against verifiable data base information.
That is dangerous. You must erase that sign and swear allegiance only to your government. That which provides your food, housing, health care and education. This sign is an empty hate filled cult. /sarc
Timeless Advice. Cardinal Richelieu: "Never write a letter and never destroy one." can be updated to emails and social networking posts.