Friday, December 20, 2013

Video: From Russia (and the ACLU) - anti-NSA ad

I am not a huge fan of the ACLU, but from Russia Today comes an interesting story on an anti-NSA ad:

'You better watch out, You better not Skype': ACLU launches hilarious anti-NSA campaign

December 18, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union is imploring people to stand up for their digital privacy this holiday season, and is doing so with a humorous YouTube video that has Santa Claus poking fun at the National Security Agency.

“The NSA is Coming to Town” is the name of the two-minute long ACLU clip, and in it the organization parodies the classic Christmas tune in order to call attention to the United States spy agency’s unchecked surveillance programs — the likes of which have garnered international attention since former contractor Edward Snowden began leaking top-secret government documents earlier this year. ...

More on this story here.

In other NSA-related news:

Review panel calls for prohibiting NSA bulk collection of phone metadata

19 December 2013

A 300-page report prepared for President Barack Obama made forty-six recommendations for better management of, and different guiding rules for, U.S. surveillance programs. Among the report’s recommendations: The NSA should be banned from attempting to undermine the security of the Internet and prohibited from collecting telephone records in bulk; spying on foreign leaders should require an authorization from a higher level then is currently the case; the government should be banned from undermining encryption. The president will announce by 28 January which of the forty-six recommendations he would accept....

More here.

 Pay attention!


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