Wednesday, May 29, 2013

and if the net widened, what would it look like?

JP Gov to consider mandatory to record all the web browsing history

Iori Mochizuki
Fukushima Diary
29 May 2013

"On 5/20/2013, the public security committee of LDP (the Liberal Democratic Party), which is the government party, announced to advise Japanese Prime Minister to make it mandatory to record web browsing history."

a man's home must be his castle: the privacy matter


Maria Bustillos 
The New Yorker
22 May 2013

"[T]he same technological advances that have empowered the rise of Big Brother have created another wrinkle in the story. We might call it the emergence of Little Brother: the ordinary citizen who by chance finds himself in a position to record events of great public import, and to share the results with the rest of us..."

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Drones With Facial Recognition Technology Will End Anonymity, Everywhere

Andrew Conte (AP)
Business Insider
27 May 2013

"We are accustomed to living in a society where our movements are not tracked from place to place, and it's a big shift to have that happen," said Jennifer Lynch, staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that works to protect digital rights and privacy.

"There's so much data about us in different places that it's absolutely impossible to keep track of it or to delete it... Adding facial recognition capabilities to that will destroy anonymity and will create a pretty big chilling effect on how we feel about moving about in society and the choices we make in our lives.""

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Database Your Face: Drones to Employ Facial Recognition, Ending Anonymity

Nicholas West
Activist Post
28 May 2013

"In a matter of just a few years, we have gone from drones in American skies being a conspiracy theory, to drones being openly debated by Congress for full deployment over the U.S. by 2015. However, you know things have gone to a new level when establishment media begins covering the full range of privacy-ending capabilities employed by drones matched with biometric databases... inside America."

Records reveal CBP drones used in US can intercept electronic communications, identify people

Madison Ruppert
End the Lie
1 May 2013

"Disturbing documents recently obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reveal that the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is operating drones in the United States that are capable of intercepting electronic communications along with recognizing and a person on the ground."


sober cold sober

Muslim Acts of Beheading in the West

Daniel Pipes
National Review, et al
25 March 2013

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Islamist Assassinations in the West

Daniel Pipes
Gatestone Institute
25 February 2013

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Analysts contradict Obama on Islamic terror threat

Rowan Scarborough
The Washington Times
24 May 2013

"Terrorism analysts are rebutting President Obama’s assertion that the “scale of the threat” from Islamic terrorists has reverted to pre-Sept. 11, 2001, levels.

“This is a total fabrication,” said Steven Emerson, whose Investigative Project on Terrorism tracks radical Islam. “The ‘scale of this threat’ in the 1990s never closely resembled the terrorist attacks post-9/11. This is an outright lie.”"

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And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. (Rev. 20:4 NIV)

Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

perspective is everything

HHS ‘Grooming’ Children For Sex Using Tactics Mirroring FBI's Pedophile Profile 

J. Matt Barber
CNS News
30 October, 2012

"Graphic sexual images and explicit “values neutral” talk of sex and sexuality are rampant throughout classrooms across America, effectively desensitizing children and numbing their natural inhibitions. These inhibitions help protect children from potential predators."

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[Warning: Disturbing & Graphic]

Sex education struggles to keep pace with online porn

Judith Burns
BBC News education reporter
24 May 2013