In the attached interview Glenn Greenwald (the former Guardian reporter who has worked closely with Edward Snowden) speaks about the danger of a surveillance state, and the complicity of the #oldmedia. Where the press once was at least somewhat adversarial it has become a lapdog. In many ways it is mere propaganda for the crony capitalist state.
Are corporations partnering with government going to kill the freedom and liberty we have all enjoyed on the Internet for years? Will CISPA and similar laws skew power toward the state, turning the wild and free net into a locked down digital commons. A prison yard even?
Time to call our Senators and Congresspeople again. How come the only thing members of Congress can come together on is controlling the web habits and information sharing of everyday citizens? What are they afraid of?
We’ve written that the “Affordable Healthcare Act” was likely to be Obama’s Iraq. That is, a policy which was generally not supported by the American people but forced upon them, and then sold (sort of) with half truths. Like Iraq’s troubles were for Bush, the horrible Obamacare rollout probably heralds the beginning of Obama’s lame duck status.
In the attached article pollster and co-founder of ESPN (among other things) Scott Rasmussen highlights the fear of change within Washington DC, and it is bi-partisan. The Internet has changed the political game, and it is only just beginning.
This is the (supposed) guts of the surveillance state. What Big Brother looks like on the inside. Amazing public information if half right. The NSA was given the chance to comment on the chart and has decided not to.
This is a very telling statement and one which I think reflects the feelings of many in Washington DC.
A bold statement run in the premier #oldmedia news outlet.
Of course they are hostile. Many establishment “leaders” have long Oked the NSA spying program. They know potentially that the public outrage associated with the scandal could affect them and their election prospects.
3D printing is a massively disruptive technology. Sure, one can print a gun with this technology but one can build a gun if one really wants to from materials at a hardware store. “Zip guns” which are made from everyday industrial materials have been around since the gun was invented. But there is a much bigger issue in play here.