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The tag 'data privacy' is associated with 17 posts.

Update on The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook

Updat­ing our long, detailed dis­cus­sion of The Adven­tures of Eddie the Friend­ly Spook [Snow­den] aka “The Peach Fuzz Fas­cist”, we note a num­ber of things, includ­ing: more infor­ma­tion that Snow­den’s so-called “dis­clo­sures” were actu­al­ly intend­ed to jus­ti­fy a pre-arranged Ger­man, EU and Brazil­ian IT eco­nom­ic war­fare offen­sive against the Unit­ed States; Snow­den’s con­sum­mate hypocrisy in dis­clos­ing infor­ma­tion to Nazi fel­low-trav­el­ers Glenn Green­wald and Julian Assange that nei­ther should pos­sess; Green­wald’s flack­ing for the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood; Ger­man pro­tege and Lux­em­bourg EU Com­mis­sion­er Viviane Red­ing’s cham­pi­oning of an EU intel­li­gence agency designed to do exact­ly what the hyp­o­crit­i­cal EU com­plains about when done by the NSA and GCHQ; the recent (declined) offer of inclu­sion of Ger­many into the Five Eyes Club; Palan­tir’s role in spy­ing on Face­book users for the mil­i­tary.

Edward Snowden, Unplugged: The Elderly “Wouldn’t be Fucking Helpless If You Weren’t Sending Them Fucking Checks to Sit on their Ass and Lay in Hospitals all Day”

Excerpt­ing some of Snow­den’s 2009 online musings–crafted dur­ing the same time peri­od in which he decid­ed to leak NSA documents–gives us insight into his true nature. We’ve men­tioned Snow­den’s embrace of the gold stan­dard, belief that we should elim­i­nate Social Secu­ri­ty and deep affin­i­ty for Ron Paul. Per­haps exam­in­ing his actu­al pro­nounce­ments will prove edu­ca­tion­al. Snow­den [at right] is a nasty lit­tle fas­cist. Peo­ple should care­ful­ly con­sid­er the rest of his behav­ior in the con­text of his ide­o­log­i­cal state­ments.

The EU Strikes a Blow For Net Neutrality. And Against it.

Last Sep­tem­ber, the EU fleshed out its plans for a major tele­com reg­u­la­tion over­haul. The pack­age of pro­pos­als includ­ed a ded­i­ca­tion to pro­tect­ing net neu­tral­i­ty. From a dig­i­tal social jus­tice stand­point, net neu­tral­i­ty is a crit­i­cal right so the EU’s announced reform pack­age was, in many ways, some very good news. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the good news on the EU’s tele­com over­haul isn’t the only news.

Surprise, Surprise! BND Spies on the United States

It comes as no sur­prise to knowl­edge­able observers that the BND, the Ger­man for­eign intel­li­gence ser­vice born of the Rein­hard Gehlen Nazi spy out­fit from World War II, is spy­ing on the Unit­ed States. A BND sig­nals intel­li­gence orga­ni­za­tion called RAHAB spies on the Unit­ed States, as well as the SWIFT net­work, used to track ter­ror­ist fund­ing. Inter­est­ing­ly and sig­nif­i­cant­ly, in the dust­up fol­low­ing Eddie the Friend­ly Spook’s rev­e­la­tions, Ger­many has threat­ened to sus­pend the SWIFT pro­gram.

Too Much of a Good Thing? Part 2: A Secret Trilogue and Business as Usual

With last week’s bliz­zard of Snow­den leaks on NSA spy­ing in the EU hit­ting the news, the EU par­lia­ment over­whelm­ing­ly passed a draft set of new EU data pri­va­cy rules with a fast-tracked time frame of imple­men­ta­tion by mid April 2014. But, in a sur­pris­ing twist, the David Cameron just man­aged to do away with the fast track­ing, argu­ing that the pro­posed rules would be an oner­ous bur­den on busi­ness­es. So the new EU data pri­va­cy rules are still com­ing, but not for at least anoth­er year and pre­sum­ably with a lot of changes. Those aren’t the only changes that may be com­ing to the inter­net.

Snowden’s Ride, Part 12: The Gruppenhobbit, the Deep Fifth Column and the Underground Reich

In this post, we exam­ine the cir­cum­stances, per­son­al his­to­ry and polit­i­cal and pro­fes­sion­al antecedents of Alex Karp (pic­tured at right), the CEO of Palan­tir, whom we nick­name “The Grup­pen­hob­bit.” The dom­i­nant influ­ence on Karp is the famous philoso­pher Juer­gen Haber­mas, an osten­si­ble left­ist whose intel­lec­tu­al antecedents are Nazi. The young Haber­mas was in the Hitler Youth and the Wehrma­cht. Haber­mas was direc­tor of the Max Planck Insti­tute for 12 years. That insti­tu­tion was the renamed Kaiser Wil­helm Insti­tute, a fount of Nazi sci­ence and the epi­cen­ter of Josef Men­gele’s Auschwitz research.

Too Much of a Good Thing? The New EU Data Privacy Rules Have a Transparency Problem

There are some big changes head­ed towards the inter­net but we don’t know what they are yet. And that prob­a­bly won’t change any time soon. It’s a prob­lem.