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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  • Information Sharing Environment: Annual Report to Congress – 2014

    Information Sharing Environment: Annual Report to Congress – 2014 “This report is submitted by the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) on behalf of the President, as required by Section 1016 (h) (2) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) of 2004, as amended.

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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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    • Appeals Court Limits Military Surveillance of Civilian Internet Use

      …Appeals Court Limits Military Surveillance of Civilian Internet Use “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in United States v. Dreyer that an agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service violated Defense Department regulations and the Posse Comitatus Act when he conducted a surveillance operation in Washington state…

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    • UNESCO Database on the Right to Education

      …UNESCO Database on the Right to Education UNESCO Database: “The library contains about 1,000 documents including: Member States’ constitutions, laws, decrees as well as educational programmes and plans. You can search the library by selecting a country region, type of document and/or language…

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    • Mapping Digital Media: Global Findings

      …Mapping Digital Media: Global Findings Open Society Foundations: “The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by new and digital media. Covering 56 countries, the project assesses how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide—news about political, economic…

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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…

      8 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…

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    • 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…

      4 readers - Sabrina I. Pacifici/ beSpacific
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