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Pretext to Wage War on Syria: Another False Flag Operation, History repeating itself...

Submitted by nabashalam on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 15:34

On Wednesday 21st of August the world received the news that a chemical attack had been launched in Damascus countryside with, numbers and facts varying hugely according to the source, 300 to 1300 victims counting. A large part of them women and children.
 

Real-time big data in government: Big data or Big Brother?

Submitted by nabashalam on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 23:37

Our challenge is distinguishing between data collected for protection and data collection that violates our privacy, all while respecting the very core of our Constitution.


By for ZDNet Government |

 

PBS News Hour Show...NSA Collects 'Word for Word' Every Domestic Communication, Says Former Analyst...

Submitted by nabashalam on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 00:07

Judy Woodruff sits down with two former NSA officials who blew the whistle on what they said were abuses at the NSA, along with that agency’s former inspector general, to talk about whether that secretive agency is recording all domestic calls in the U.S.

NPR's radio series on Big Data... Big Brother and the NWO...

Submitted by nabashalam on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 22:13

What do Facebook, Groupon and biotech firm Human Genome Sciences have in common? They all rely on massive amounts of data to design their products. Terabytes and even of information about consumers or about genetic sequences can be harnessed and crunched.

The practice is called big data, and as the term suggests, it is huge in both scope and power. Analyzing big data enables anything from predicting prices to catching criminals, and has the potential to impact many industries.

 

Because of the ability to cheaply process terabytes of information, companies can analyze all kinds of things that weren't possible before, like 's price prediction tool that exposes the surprising volatility of consumer electronic prices.

One way to understand how big data works is to think about your daily life. You write an email, call your boss, pass a security camera, maybe buy a plane ticket online. Taken alone, this is disjointed, boring information. To Elizabeth Charnock, it makes up your digital character...

 

MOMENTUM BUILDS AGAINST N.S.A. SURVEILLANCE

Submitted by theadminx on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 13:37

New York Times July 28, 2013 by Jonathan Weisman

WASHINGTON — The movement to crack down on government surveillance started with an odd couple from Michigan, Representatives Justin Amash, a young libertarian Republican known even to his friends as “chief wing nut,” and John Conyers Jr., an elder of the liberal left in his 25th House term.

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)...The movie...

Submitted by nabashalam on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 23:10

Filmed with the stunning immediacy of unfolding record, Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney’s We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks information the development of Julian Assange’s controversial website, which assisted the biggest protection violation in U.S. history

Oath Keepers Places Pro-Snowden Signs in DC Area, Encouraging More Whistle-blowers...

Submitted by nabashalam on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 22:45

Oath Keepers launches new campaign to place signs and billboards near Washington D.C. area defense and intelligence agencies, praising Edward Snowden for exposing the NSA spying on Americans and urging other government employees to follow Snowden's example by becoming whistle-blowers...

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