Tag Archives: Big Government

Collect it all: America’s surveillance state – Fault Lines – Al Jazeera English

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Must See: Living in a surveillance state – Mikko Hypponen

Absolute “Must See” Ted talk on why the mass surveillance performed by NSA, GCHQ, FRA and others is absolutely detrimental to democracy, liberty, freedom, society and you, and why Open Source could help saving your privacy. “your favorite search engine … Continue reading

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To change a deterministic,badly behaving (evil) System, you need to act from outside the system

Professor Peter Ludlow of Northwestern University wrore a brilliant piece in NYT’s Opinion pages on the moral and ethics of whistleblowing, examplified by e.g. Manning and Snowden. A lot of people have argued that by blowing their whistles, Manning and … Continue reading

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Consequences of total surveillance

Innovation, risk taking, creativity, motivation, drive, participation, cooperation,  interest, social cohesion, quality, focus, energy, stamina, determination and overall well being, all suffer from mass surveillance: in nations, societies, organizations, corporations, businesses, schools as well as in families. In essence: people … Continue reading

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Massive UK government IT-program ditches Agile in favor for Waterfall

DWP, UK Department of Work and Pensions, drops Agile for its £2B Universal Credit program. I find it amazing,  amuzing, ironic as well as sad to continuously having to observe our industry’s desperate search for the next silver bullet, regardless … Continue reading

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End of the Road

Want to understand the root causes of all the financial crisis the world has been experiencing lately….? A hint: epic greed combined with  FIAT money and Ponzi schemes…! This trailer gives you a synopsis for the full (55 min) documentary, … Continue reading

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Why Metadata matters… Essential read for understanding the risks associated  with NSA’s collection of “innocent” Metadata.

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NSA disclosure: is it Orwellian, or is it Huxley…?

Over the past few days, since the revelation of Big Government’s Big-Data surveillance of the citizens of the world, there has been many references to George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984”, and that book is now soaring on Amazon’s list of … Continue reading

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NSA Surveillance Disclosure: interview with Edward Snowden

I’m impressed by the ethical compass and moral stamina required to challenge the world’s most powerful government and its increasingly totalitarian agencies! “Big Government” demands total obedience and respect for the law from its citizens, but does itself not hesitate … Continue reading

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