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Three Major News Stories Raging This Week and Next
Here go three monumental privacy/security/humanrights stories that all American citizens (and really all netizens) should be following right now in realtime:
These stories are moving fast! A quick read of the these should get you ready to keep up.
THE BURGLARY BOOK BY BETTY MEDSGER
How did the very word c0int3lpro get put into the public domain? Members of the Conservative Left broke into an FBI headquarters and found it! Chilling account of all the extra details we never knew for 40 years, that led up to the infamous Church Committee Report.
JACOB APPLEBAUM'S TALK AT CHAOS
I'll never forget when Richard Stallman told a whole bunch of people at an annual HOPEcon that Microsoft has allowed backdoors into just about every operating system after windows 3.11 or so, maybe windoze4workinggroups.
I'll also never forget when Linus Torvalds was asked if the NSA ever approached him to include a backdoor in some of the primary Linux kernels and he said "absolutely not" out loud, but nodded up and down to let anyone in attendance or perhaps videotaping know that yes, well yes they had.
Roll forward many years and multiply those two revelations by perhaps 432,964 Billion and you have what Jacob managed to boil down into a nutshell here in just an hour or two!
THE ELLSBERG BINNEY MEMO
Daniel Ellsberg and William Binney, along with many other high level NSA veterans send a memo to the POTUS hoping to "cheat sheet" him further along in knowing just what happened that caused people like Edward Snowden to try so hard and get his attention. Maybe Mr. Obama just has a thick skull. Sorry, not sorry.
Anyhew, there you have it. Do a direct Compare&Contrast FBI1971 against NSA2013 using these handy resources; and I darned near guarantee you will flip your lid.