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AT&T to sell users’ anonymous usage and location data to advertisers
Authored by: red floyd on Friday, July 05 2013 @ 12:22 PM EDT
Of course, AT&T does not make the page easy to find. I wound up doing a
search for "Privacy", and then "Privacy Manager".

The second search provided the link, which was, of course, broken -- it's
missing the leading "http://".

Once there, you have to go to multiple pages to opt out of everything that you
can, and some of them say that you must do this on EACH COMPUTER that you wish
to opt out on.

I am not merely a "consumer" or a "taxpayer". I am a *CITIZEN* of the United
States of America.

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The web you know is dying
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, July 05 2013 @ 04:27 PM EDT

Sorry, I can't use the same servers he does.
Digital Ocean is a US company based in NYC
and two of its three servers are in New York and San Francisco.
Game Over Man

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EU votes to support suspending U.S. data sharing
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, July 05 2013 @ 07:34 PM EDT

European Parliament Resolution as tabled. Topbar shows debates, votes, and Final Text.
After all the having regards and wherases, the European Parliament
1. Expresses [...] serious concern over PRISM ...
2. Strongly condemns the spying on EU ...
3. Calls on the US authorities to provide the EU, without undue delay, with full information on PRISM ...
4. Calls on the Commission, the Council and the Member States to give consideration to all the instruments at their disposal in discussions and negotiations with the US, at both political and expert level, in order to achieve the above-mentioned objectives, including the possible suspension of the passenger name record (PNR) and terrorist finance tracking programme (TFTP) agreements;...
8. Calls on the Commission to conduct a full review of the Safe Harbour Agreement...
9. Expresses serious concern at the revelations relating to the alleged surveillance programmes run by Member States ...
12. Regrets the fact that the Commission has dropped the former Article 42 of the leaked version of the Data Protection Regulation ...

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Privacy Protests: Surveillance Evasion and Fourth Amendment Suspicion
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, July 05 2013 @ 09:39 PM EDT
Since when is evasion a criminal act? The Third Amendment should provide
protection from government interference in the home. If all communications are
monitored, even inside the home (kinect will be always on, cameras on every
electronics) then its the same as having a policeman or soldier stationed in
your house. We have a right not to have the governments eyes always be on us.

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Venezuela and Nicaragua make Snowden asylum 'offers'
Authored by: jbb on Friday, July 05 2013 @ 11:55 PM EDT

Now the big question is: how can he safely get to a country that has offered him asylum? The kidnapping of the president of Bolivia shows that some countries (presumably arm twisted by the US) are willing to break international law and international treaties in order to apprehend Snowden. I think his situation is better than Assange's because Russia seems more amenable to granting safe-passage than Great Britain but Snowden would still have a long way to go after leaving Russia.

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that the US is hunting down whistle-blowers instead of offering them asylum. We've come a very long way from erecting a statute to Liberty and saying:

Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!
Give me your tired, your poor, ...
It feels like the world is all backwards now.

Our job is to remind ourselves that there are more contexts
than the one we’re in now — the one that we think is reality.
-- Alan Kay

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