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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:35 am    Post subject: snowden watch Reply with quote

Edward Snowden deserves his own thread. And much more besides.

Thank you buses hit Washington's streets.




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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time magazine's person of the year?

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This year, there is only one logical choice: Edward Snowden.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cheek of it. Snowden is now being blamed for potential loss of revenue. LOL.

Massive irony failure.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if they don't like the effect their spying has on business, they shouldn't do it. Simples. Conversely, if they really feel they must do such things, they have to learn to live with the fact that people/businesses will react.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time Magazine's person of the year 2013 poll.

Eddie baby is currently ahead of Putin and the pope and, thank goodness, Obama.

Such is the vapidity of American life generally that Miley Cyrus is currently in the number one spot.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought we'd already reached Peak Miley Cyrus.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snowden is Guardian person of the year (obviously).

Also

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/09/nsa-spies-online-games-world-warcraft-second-life

The NSA are paid to play World or Warcraft etc.

Gives a whole new meaning to trolling.

What next Powerswitch plants?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"Even the Guardian, which has been key to publishing what Snowden has, recently suggested we may have so far seen only one percent of what he has,"


Source.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amnesty taking action over snooping revelations.

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The IPT reviews complaints about the conduct of the UK's intelligence agencies, but critics say it is secretive and unregulated. Amnesty has asked the IPT hold a public hearing into its claims about surveillance. "In the face of such secret and extensive programmes of mass surveillance the current legal framework governing surveillance in the UK is woefully inadequate.

"It would be a ridiculous irony if the investigation into surveillance that has been carried out in secret was itself secret."

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some ex-bouncer got the Time person of the year award but Snowden gets the no. 1 slots here and here as well as the Gudgeon gong.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What yer-average NGO is up against.

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What other offensive tactics can corporate spies use?

Disinformation
. Corporate spies may create and disseminate disinformation to
create dissention within an organization, or to discredit an organization. They may also create false information that, if released by the organization to the public, would damage the organizations credibility.

Investigating the private lives of activists including their spouses, children,
religious activities to gain leverage over them.

Blackmail
. Corporations can blackmail activists to try to force them to stop their
campaign against a corporation.

Creation of false dossiers
. Corporations can hire law firms or private investigators
to compile false or misleading dossiers to discredit an activist or whistleblower.

Which nonprofits get targeted for corporate espionage?

In general, there are two preconditions for a nonprofit to be targeted with corporate espionage.
First, it requires a corporation that is willing to use the tools of espionage and the risks associated with it.
Second, it requires a nonprofit that impairs or at least threatens a companys assets or image sufficiently.
Mark Floegel of Greenpeace says that Greenpeace has been repeatedly
targeted for espionage because Were effective at what we do. But he also notes that some PR firms (which sometimes subcontract with private detective firms) have a symbiotic relationship with Greenpeace. He says that on several occasions, PR firms have contacted the corporate targets of Greenpeace by saying Dont let Greenpeace embarrass you. Floegel says that Greenpeace is really good for the PR economy.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snowden is euronews's POTY.
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And everything Snowden warned us about has turned out to be true.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emordnilap wrote:
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And everything Snowden warned us about has turned out to be true.


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Edward Snowden must be feeling rather pleased with himself.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snowden: After months of NSA revelations, says his mission is accomplished

Mission accomplished - where have I heard that before? Evil or Very Mad
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