Archive for December, 2013

iPhone and you’re known: spooks coming in through Apple’s “back door”

iPhone and you’re known: spooks coming in through Apple’s “back door”

by Patrick Devlin Digital activist Jacob Applebaum (@ioerror), in a wide ranging presentation on what is currently known about the massive government coordinated and private business architected and facilitated uber-surevillance regime that interlopes into all planetary electronic interpersonal communications before the 30th Chaos Communication Congress over this past weekend, provided evidence of the National Security Agency’s creation of a software application that provides a ‘back door’ into all Apple iPhones allowing direct government surveillance of any purchaser of what is Apple’s flagship consumer product. The power-point slide that Applebaum revealed to conferees describes that the US government created Apple iPhone […]

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federal judge legalizes illegal surveillance, criminalizes free association

federal judge legalizes illegal surveillance, criminalizes free association

by Patrick Devlin Mirroring, or perhaps parroting, the neo-fascistic theories underpinning the televised comments of President Barack Obama this past summer where he acknowledged that his government, with the full cooperation and unflinching assistance of the world’s largest data service and communications businesses, has continued with and expanded upon the warrantless spying on innocent Americans and citizens from every country on earth that had begun under his predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, a federal judge (appointed by Democratic president Bill Clinton), has established as federal case law that citizens cannot have privacy in their associations and communications under […]

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the demise update : tax hike scare goes up in thin air

the demise update : tax hike scare goes up in thin air

previously posted in March, 2013 An acedemic study released by an economist from the University of Massachusetts found that one of the scare tactics used by both federal and state lawmakers for not raising taxes and instead cutting back funding of public works and social services is based on a falsity. A review of recent research performed by economist Jeffrey Thompson found that there is no evidence to support the often-employed claim that the wealthy will flee states that raise taxes to pay for public services. The study actually found that the most wealthy tax payers were less effected by […]

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