Civil Liberties

  • A day in the life of a data mined kid – report

    A day in the life of a data mined kid – report Adrienne Hill: “Education, like pretty much everything else in our lives these days, is driven by data. Our childrens’ data. A whole lot of it. Nearly everything they do at school can be — and often is — recorded and tracked, and parents don’t always know what information is being collected, where it’s going, or how it’s being used.

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  • Treasure Map: The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms

    Treasure Map: The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms Spiegel Online - Andy Müller-Maguhn, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Michael Sontheimer: [Treaure Map] “is the mandate for a massive raid on the digital world. It aims to map the Internet, and not just the large traffic channels, such as telecommunications cables.

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    • CRS – Defense Surplus Equipment Disposal

      CRS – Defense Surplus Equipment Disposal Defense Surplus Equipment Disposal, Including the Law Enforcement 1033 Program. Valerie Bailey Grasso, Specialist in Defense Acquisition. September 5, 2014. “On September 12, 1972, the Defense Property Disposal Service (the forerunner to DLA Disposition Services) was established under the Defense Supply Agency (now DLA).
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    • Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response

      Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response CRS - Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response. Christopher M. Blanchard, Coordinator - Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs; Carla E. Humud, Analyst in Middle Eastern and African Affairs; Mary Beth D. Nikitin, Specialist in Nonproliferation. June 27, 2014.
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    • FBI Says Biometric Database has Reached “Full Operational Capability”

      … that revealed an acceptance of a 20% error rate in facial recognition searches. Earlier this year, EPIC joined a coalition of civil liberties groups to urge the Attorney General Eric Holder to release an updated Privacy Impact Assessment for the NGI. The NGI is tied to “Rap Back,” the FBI’s ongoing investigation of civilians in trusted positions. EPIC also…

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    • A day in the life of a data mined kid – report

      …A day in the life of a data mined kid – report Adrienne Hill: “Education, like pretty much everything else in our lives these days, is driven by data. Our childrens’ data. A whole lot of it. Nearly everything they do at school can be — and often is — recorded and tracked, and parents don’t always know what information is being collected, where it’s…

      7 readers - Sabrina I. Pacifici/ beSpacific
    • Treasure Map: The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms

      …Treasure Map: The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms Spiegel Online - Andy Müller-Maguhn, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Michael Sontheimer: [Treaure Map] “is the mandate for a massive raid on the digital world. It aims to map the Internet, and not just the large traffic channels, such as telecommunications cables. It also seeks…

      6 readers - Sabrina I. Pacifici/ beSpacific
    • ISIS’s Cruelty Toward Women Gets Scant Attention

      …ISIS’s Cruelty Toward Women Gets Scant Attention ISIS’s Cruelty Toward Women Gets Scant Attention, Sep 02, 2014 - Haleh Esfandiari “Tucked away in a recent New York Times story on military operations against ISIS by Iraqi special forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga was a brief description of what these troops discovered when they entered a village…

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    • On Modeling the Costs of Censorship

      …On Modeling the Costs of Censorship Michael Carl Tschantz, Sadia Afroz, Vern Paxson, J. D. Tygar (Submitted on 10 Sep 2014) “We argue that the evaluation of censorship evasion tools should depend upon economic models of censorship. We illustrate our position with a simple model of the costs of censorship. We show how this model makes suggestions…

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    • CRS – Defense Surplus Equipment Disposal

      …CRS – Defense Surplus Equipment Disposal Defense Surplus Equipment Disposal, Including the Law Enforcement 1033 Program. Valerie Bailey Grasso, Specialist in Defense Acquisition. September 5, 2014. “On September 12, 1972, the Defense Property Disposal Service (the forerunner to DLA Disposition Services) was established under the Defense Supply…

      3 readers - Sabrina I. Pacifici/ beSpacific
    • Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response

      …Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response CRS - Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response. Christopher M. Blanchard, Coordinator - Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs; Carla E. Humud, Analyst in Middle Eastern and African Affairs; Mary Beth D. Nikitin, Specialist in Nonproliferation. June 27, 2014. “Fighting continues across…

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    • Violence Policy Center – When Men Murder Women

      …Violence Policy Center – When Men Murder Women When Men Murder Women, An Analysis of 2012 Homicide Data. September 2014. “Intimate partner violence against women is all too common and takes many forms. The most serious is homicide by an intimate partner. Guns can easily turn domestic violence into domestic homicide. One federal study on homicide…

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    • The Crypto-democracy and the Trustworthy

      …The Crypto-democracy and the Trustworthy Sebastien Gambs, Samuel Ranellucci, and Alain Tapp (Submitted on 8 Sep 2014). Cite as: arXiv:1409.2432 “In the current architecture of the Internet, there is a strong asymmetry in terms of power between the entities that gather and process personal data (e.g., major Internet companies, telecom operators…

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    • EPIC (Finally) Obtains Memos on Warrantless Wiretapping Program

      …“More than eight years after filing a Freedom of Information Act request for the legal justification behind the “Warrantless Wiretapping” program of President Bush, EPIC has now obtained a mostly unredacted version of two key memos (OLC54)and (OLC85) by former Justice Department official Jack Goldsmith. EPIC requested these memos just four hours…

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