via Activist Post – After rejecting a massive network of surveillance cameras and tracking devices, Seattle residents are now being forced to pay for the removal of the invasive equipment.
Following years of resistance from citizens, the city of Seattle has decided to completely remove controversial surveillance equipment – at a cost of $150,000. In November 2013, Seattle residents pushed back against the installation of several mesh network nodes attached to utility poles around the downtown area. The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and privacy advocates were immediately concerned about the ability of the nodes to gather user information via the Wi-Fi connection.
The Seattle Times reports on the latest developments:
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A copy of the 400+ pages (700+ pdf) of the CIA/NSA ‘Stellar Wind’ (aka ‘President’s Surveillance’) Program is provided below. Recent commentaries are also included. Stellar Wind was launched in 2001 and continued into the first two years of the Obama administration and in 2011 was ended. Stellar Wind was a creation of the NSA and CIA to track and store all domestic internet traffic. The program’s activities involved data mining of a large database of the communications of American citizens, including e-mail communications, telephone conversations, financial transactions, and Internet activity. Stellar Wind was replaced by a series of other programs, such as Boundless Informant, PRISM and XKeyscore (as exposed by Edward Snowden).
In June 2013 the Washington Post and the Guardian published an OIG draft report, dated March 2009, leaked by Edward Snowden detailing the Stellar Wind program. In June 2013 the Guardian also published the Inspector General’s report on Stellar Wind as well as correspondence involving attorney general Michael Mukasey in 2007 requesting permission for the NSA to expand its ‘contact chains’ deeper into Americans’ email records.
In 2012 the New York Times published a video interview with NSA whistleblower William Binney, who helped design Stellar Wind. NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake also commented on SW.
Here, courtesy of Cryptome, is a copy of a document that examines the legality of the program.
To see the entire ‘Stellar Wind’ (aka ‘President’s Surveillance’) Program document, click here.
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ACLU Exposes “1984-Style” Police Surveillance On Twitter, Facebook
Just when you thought it was safe to selfie you latest WalMart-looting or molotov-cocktail-throwing night out, think again. According to the ACLU, law enforcement officials implemented a far-reaching surveillance program to track protesters in both Ferguson and Baltimore during their recent uprisings and relied on special feeds of user data provided by three top social media companies: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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