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Former CBS Journalist Exposes Fake, Manipulated and Distorted Media Messages

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In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.

Recently VICE media was exposed for altering a story to protect “relationship” with Rogers Inc.

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Written by mattliving

December 1, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Bruce Schneier – Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World.

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Bruce Schneier, an American cryptographer, computer security and privacy specialist explains in the simplest terms why our privacy and security are NOT separate choices but are one choice. And more importantly why we should ALL care about it and want to collectively do more to ensure our rights and freedoms, including privacy.

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June 19, 2015 at 9:33 am

Canadian Government is Spying On It’s Own People – Unconstitutionally!

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Thousands of Canadians are speaking out against Peter MacKay’s new online spying legislation. Bill C-13 would give a range of authorities access to your private information without a warrant. Join the campaign to stop government spying and to keep your online activities private – join Canada’s largest-ever pro-privacy coalition today at http://OurPrivacy.ca

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November 16, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Why Privacy Matters

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October 1, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Posted in Internet, Privacy

Reset The Net. June 5

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From Wired: A coalition of nearly two-dozen tech companies and civil liberties groups is launching a new fight against mass internet surveillance, hoping to battle the NSA in much the same way online campaigners pushed back on bad piracy legislation in 2012.

The new coalition, organized by Fight for the Future, is planning a Reset the Net day of action on June 5, the anniversary of the date the first Edward Snowden story broke detailing the government’s PRISM program, based on documents leaked by the former NSA contractor.

“Government spies have a weakness: they can hack anybody, but they can’t hack everybody,” the organizers behind the Reset the Net movement say in their video (above). “Folks like the NSA depend on collecting insecure data from tapped fiber. They depend on our mistakes, mistakes we can fix.”

Written by mattliving

May 7, 2014 at 7:56 am

Bruce Schneier: The Battle for Power on the Internet

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Bruce Schneier gives us a look into two futures for the Internet. Both are equally scary and will be difficult to achieve and/or avoid depending on your perspective.

Written by mattliving

October 4, 2013 at 11:56 am

Project Loon

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Project Loon balloons float in the stratosphere, twice as high as airplanes and the weather. They are carried around the Earth by winds and they can be steered by rising or descending to an altitude with winds moving in the desired direction. People connect to the balloon network using a special Internet antenna attached to their building. The signal bounces from balloon to balloon, then to the global Internet back on Earth.

Written by mattliving

June 15, 2013 at 12:02 pm