Tag Archives: Surveillance

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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Poor man’s mass surveillance:collection & analysis of Twitter data with Gephi & Python

[Each of the “dots” in the graphs above –  there are about 100.000 of them –  even the tiniest small ones barely visible at this level of zoom, represents a twitter user (blue dot), or a hashtag (red dot).  The … Continue reading

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Analysis of Twitter: relationships between tweeters, mentions and hashtags

Now things start to get really exiting: I extended my Python hack to collect information on all relationships for a set of Twitter users, more specifically, I record the following: Each tweeter becomes a node Each #hashtag becomes a node … 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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Illustration on why digital technology is key for mass surveillance

This post is an attempt to illustrate the point I was trying to make in my previous post, regarding the difference between targeted/manual/”analog” monitoring of communications, and the mass surveillance of massive amounts of data,  enabled by digital automation, “computer … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on sigInt and surveillance of yesterday and today, and Swedish government silence regarding Snowden

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt is very active on various social media, and an active blogger since long time ago. That’s impressive, not many top politicians can match Carl’s participation “on the net”! Carl is also famous for having been … Continue reading

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Why *you* should be concerned about NSA/GCHQ/FRA/…surveillance

An excellent article in Guardian by John Lanchester on why it should be of concern to you, more than ever before,  even if you are “innocent” and have “nothing to hide”,  that our governments are capable of tracking not only … Continue reading

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