Jacob Appelbaum on American Monitoring

Here I Go Again

Jacob Appelbaum
Jacob Appelbaum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Earlier today, I stated that I rarely give a video even 15 minuts. Yet I am about to post a video by Jacob Appelbaum. Jacob is an independent computer security expert and one of the key players behind the TOR Network.  He has won journalistic awards for his independent reporting and exposing our government’s behavior regarding spying on it’s own citizens.

He discusses just how bad our survellience state has become. It is worth the hour. More specifically, how nieve Americans are to think that we will not be targets. Continue reading “Jacob Appelbaum on American Monitoring”

Support the Email Privacy Act

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Personally, I do not believe the erosion of our privacy has made us any safer from terrorist.  I do not believe that the privacy of our email should be any different than regular mail.  In other words, law enforcement should need a warrant  to access it.  Unfortunately The Electronic Communications Privacy Act states that they do not need probable cause to search email.

It is time to change that.  Take back your privacy, contact your representatives and tell them to cosponsor HR 1852, The Email Privacy Act.  You can find out how to contact your representative at usa.gov.  You can also track HR 1852.  It is important that we make some noise about this issue for it currently only has about an 18 % chance of passing.