The Hemisphere Project (Hudson Hawk): The Latest Spy Scandal Involving 4 Billion Recorded Phone Calls Per Day

It is convenient that in a recent post [9]covering the latest historic Verizon M&A deal we showed a spaghetti chart, created by the WSJ [10], of the US telecom space because it lays roughly how many current subscribers that other US telecom giant, AT&T, has.  [11] The reason for this is that according to the latest revelations from the […]

Secure your browsing with the Tor Browser Bundle

What is Tor? The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are […]

PROTON, CLEARWATER and Lexis-Nexis

PROTON, CLEARWATER and LEXIS-NEXIS Given the use of constitutionally repulsive practices by the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies, this information is being made public to educate and inform so they might arm themselves against government intrusion and for attorneys as a backgrounder for future appeals. I suggest American guerillas […]

Google and the NSA: Who’s holding the ‘shit-bag’ now?

by Julian Assange August 24th, 2013 It has been revealed today, thanks to Edward Snowden, that Google and other US tech companies received millions of dollars from the NSA for their compliance with the PRISM mass surveillance system. So just how close is Google to the US securitocracy? Back in 2011 I had a meeting with Eric Schmidt, […]

IETF discusses new security measures at Berlin meeting

“Not having encryption on the web today is a matter of life and death,” is how one member of the Internet Engineering Task Force – IETF (the so-called architects of the web) described the current situation. As the FT reports [5], the IETF have started to fight back against US and UK snooping programs by drawing up an […]

Mesh networks and alternative internet

JOSEPH BONICIOLI mostly uses the same internet you and I do. He pays a service provider a monthly fee to get him online. But to talk to his friends and neighbors in Athens, Greece, he’s also got something much weirder and more interesting: a private, parallel internet. He and his fellow Athenians built it. They […]