Saturday, June 15, 2013

Naked Citizens

A short documentary that reveals what lies in store for the innocent when digital, robo-surveillance, gets it wrong.


Anonymous said...

The corporations and governments have become one in their surveillance of citizens. One would have to be naive to think otherwise.

I think we have a choice. We can establish citizen supported, encrypted networks in an effort to avoid this high handed surveillance. Or we communicate in the open, in defiance of the threat of surveillance.

I prefer the latter.

Elliott Taylor said...

Until I watched this I always discounted things like Tor and Hushmail as useful only for people who engage in illegal activity. Unfortunately even people who are perfectly law-abiding are increasingly coming under suspicion because of their words or associations. It's McCarthyism 2.0.

I am increasingly persuaded that I need to dive much further underground. I've been stirring the pot since the 80's. God only knows what kind of file CSIS has on me already.

And here I am using my Google account.
...oops :|

The Mound of Sound said...

Anon, I dread the fact that you might be right - the melding of government and corporate power which Mussolini described as the essence of modern fascism.

Elliott, I used to periodically check out who was visiting this site on random days. I've had plenty of hits from Lockheed, US Naval intelligence, US Army intelligence, and even a couple from the CIA. Who knows who else has been prowling these pages anonymously?

The Mound of Sound said...

In fact I just checked - for the first time in a couple of weeks - and, bingo, a hit from the US Navy Network Information Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia. 07:29

U.S. intelligence agencies tend to use a browser named Rippers. So too does Lockheed and other defence contractors.

Anonymous said...

I think regular people have within their grasp the power to challenge these surveillance actions using simple techniques. If, for example, many use certain words in various combinations in their communications, in many languages, then the surveillance system - or parts of it - could be brought to its knees by excessive false positives. I am definitely not suggesting that anyone do this, of course, I am just pointing out the possibility.

Just my attempt to explain a fact that is probably obvious to thousands of others.

Anonymous said...

I think they're looking for John Connor