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Brian Macaulay, The Fix Waking Times Police have new tech to help them predict and enforce the law better than ever—but that also means enforcing the racial bias of drug arrests faster than ever, too. “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you,” wrote Joseph Heller in 1961’s Catch-22. At the time, this comic statement […]
Terence Newton, Staff Writer Waking Times Without much of a mentionable public debate about the implementation of police state surveillance and tracking technologies in our society, we are quickly moving into an era where personal liberty and privacy do not exist. For those of us who grew up without being monitored and tracked everywhere we […]
Melissa Morrone, Waging Nonviolence Waking Times A woman was trying to apply for a job at a major retailer. She had to fill out an online form that prompted her to create a username and password, and then enter personal information down to the last four digits of her Social Security number.“How do you know […]
Bruce E. Levine, AlterNet Waking Times Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination. Young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear to have acquiesced to the idea that the […]
Ingrid Burrington, Waging Nonviolence Contributor Waking Times In a small park next to the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md., signs explain rules about photographs one can take — and illustrate the kind of photo one isn’t allowed to take. (WNV/Ingrid Burrington)Mass surveillance has an image problem. The visual references commonly used to portray […]
Aaron Jackson, Guest Waking Times Most of us are aware that our phones contain a GPS (Global Positioning System) chips, but how much can they really track our phones? The NSA assembled a team called Geolocation Cell or Geo Cell, with analysts and technicians from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency with the intent of tracking people geographically in real […]
Len Kasten, New Dawn Waking Times On 28 November 1953, at 2 am, a man crashed through a closed window and fell to his death from the 10th floor of the Statler Hotel in New York City. He was identified as Frank Olson, a bacteriologist with the US Army Research Center at Fort Detrick, Maryland. […]
Barbara Alice Mann, Reality Sandwich Waking Times Anyone who ever had The Scarlet Letter inflicted on her in high school is well aware of the lynchpin of Puritan violence: the omnipresent eye, watching, watching, watching to censor all inner thoughts, vague transgressions, or other fleeting expressions, even before they formulate consciously. The worst part of being Hester […]
Ken Butigan, Waging Nonviolence Contributor Waking Times On Monday President Obama nominated his counterterrorism chief, John O. Brennan, to head the Central Intelligence Agency. Though some civil liberties groups and other critics have raised questions about Brennan’s involvement in the CIA’s practice of torture during the Bush administration, relatively less has been said about his […]
Chris Dougherty, Contributing Writer Waking Times Why stay anonymous online? In today’s society there are people and automated devices that are recording your deepest, most private thoughts and activities. Each day we voluntarily divulge the most intimate details of our lives through social networking accounts, email, banking apps, online games and more. In addition, governments and corporations can censor and block our […]
Anne Gordon, RN Waking Times Are we living in the last days of being wild and ‘natural’ humans? We take for granted that our thoughts are private, owned by us, and always will be. The other day, I took some photos of wild geese in Canada, but when I blew up the photos, I was […]