Tag Archives: Big Government

Totalitarianism and loss of privacy in the surveillance state – government wet dream

A great scenario from aclu.org on what the future, for each of us,  in a totalitarian surveillance state will look like – every step you’ve taken, every person you’ve communicated with, every position you been at, every purchase you’ve made, … Continue reading

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

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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Manning’s “reward” for revealing state sanctioned murder;35 years

Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison for revealing state sanctioned murder. And the “state” in question is supposed to be the beacon of democracy and freedom. Going further, this state is now governed by secret laws and secret … Continue reading

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NSA surveillance explained

This would qualify as the 2100 century horror movie… however, it’s a fact based documentary…

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Government totalitaranism and repressiveness on the raise

For those of you who are the least bit worried about the rapidly increasing totalitarianism and repressiveness of western governments, I encourage you to read this rather lengthy article from New York Times, on the hardship and maltreatment by government … 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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