Monitor and Control

by Duane Bristow

Government of some type seems to be necessary for the welfare of the public. Government can have two purposes in regard to the people governed. One purpose is to control the people so that they do not harm each other, especially the ruling oligarchy, and are not harmed by others. The other purpose is to help the people to obtain the necessities of life and enable the pursuit of happiness. Conservatives seem to favor government control while liberals favor government help. Libertarians, on the other hand, oppose both government control and government help.

Our rulers want to know all about us to facilitate their control of our lives. Below are some internet links about the ways they can monitor and control us. Basically, we can escape their control only by living alone in the wilderness without most modern conveniences or social contacts.

Thanks to Barry Eisler and the links in his appendix in "The God's Eye View."

and also to the ideas in:
The Circle - A book about privacy by Dave Eggers

and read
Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War by James Risen

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald

When Google Met WikiLeaks by Julian Assange

Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Warfare by Scott Horton

Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance by Julia Angwin

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier

and see
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Daniel Ellsberg (Actor), Patricia Ellsberg (Actor), Judith Ehrlich (Director), Format: DVD

Web Links

Tails for Data Security

How a spy agency might defeat Tails

The Darknet FAQ

The Darknet: Is the Government Destroying 'the Wild West of the Internet?

The Darknet: The hidden anonymous underbelly of the searchable web.

How to leak securely using SecureDrop

Timeline of Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA

The FBI creates terrorists, probably to keep fear alive and to justify it's terrorism budget

13 Ways the NSA spies on us.

The Reagan rule that lets the NSA spy on Americans

Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America - Daniel Ellsberg

How an undersea oil eruption became a "leak"

The Toobin principle - Repeal the concept of an informed public

"They are using the exact same deny, degrade, distract, disrupt, destroy playbook against [Snowden] that his own revelations show are being used against every other activist."

Inside Washington's Quest to Bring Down Edward Snowden

How the NSA Helped Turkey Kill Kurdish Rebels

Laptop webcams and microphones used as spy tools.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Government Surveillance

Secret Cameras Rekindle Privacy Debate at Harvard

Gunshot detecting microphones

4 seconds of body cam video can reveal a biometric fingerprint

New surveillance technology can track everyone in an area for several hours at a time

You're being secretly tracked with facial recognition, even in church

NSA Tracked US Cell Phone Locations For Two Years

The Fake Terror Threat Used To Justify Bombing Syria

Bradley Manning's treatment was cruel and inhuman, UN torture chief rules

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Drones

Detaining someone assisting in journalism under the pretext of antiterrorism

Hacking a car and turning it into a drone:
here and here and here and here and here.

Security expert pulled off flight by FBI after exposing airline tech vulnerabilities

Wolf Blitzer panders to the director of the FBI

Pakistanis face a deadline: Surrender fingerprints or give up cellphone

What The Government Could Do With All That Location Data:
click here and here.

Berlin's digital exiles: where tech activists go to escape the NSA

Secret Cold War Documents Reveal NSA Spied on Senators

‘We Kill People Based on Metadata'

James Foley Waterboarding: US Journalist Was Tortured By ISIS Using Same Techniques As CIA Used Post 9/11

Is Obama abusing the Espionage Act?
click here and here and here.

Secret FISA "court" is nothing but an administrative rubber stamp:
click here and here.

NSA intercepts shipments of Internet-ordered computers; infects them

Secret Documents Reveal N.S.A. Campaign Against Encryption

A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering

Obama's crackdown views leaks as aiding enemies of U.S.

Over 700 Million People Taking Steps to Avoid NSA Surveillance

U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement

5.1 million Americans have security clearances. That's more than the entire population of Norway.

New Hi-Tech Police Surveillance: The “StingRay” Cell Phone Spying Device

Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen

Meet the machines that steal your phone's data

Glenn Greenwald on How to Be a Terror "Expert": Ignore Facts, Blame Muslims, Trumpet U.S. Propaganda

U.S. military drone network in the Middle East and Africa

Q&A: On the Untouchable ‘Lords of Secrecy'

NBC News Releases the Long-Awaited Trailer for its Summer Horror Film About ISIS

Drone Strikes on Al Qaeda Are Said to Take Toll on Leadership in Pakistan

Whistleblowers and the Press Heavyweights

Feds make terrible friends: How the FBI encourages people to act their worst

Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture its Own Plots if Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?

The Sting: How the FBI created a terrorist

TED talk by Trevor Aaronson on how the FBI's tactics create domestic terrorists

The $5 Trillion Cold War Hoax

New Eavesdropping Equipment Sucks All Data Off Your Phone

A Decade After 9/11, Police Departments Are Increasingly Militarized

Domestic Drones

FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities:
click here and here.

Drones: The Nightmare Scenario

GCHQ captured emails of journalists from top international media

An Attack on Press Freedom: SPIEGEL Targeted by US Intelligence

Edward Snowden's lawyer will keep your secrets

Diane Roark and Thomas Tamm Battle with NSA:
click here and here and here.

DEA's Massive License Plate Tracking Program Spies on Millions of Americans, Helps Agents Seize Property

DEA plan to track drivers went much wider, new documents reveal

DEA using license-plate readers to take photos of US drivers, documents reveal

NSA targets the privacy-conscious

How XKeyscore works

Surveillance and Security Lessons From the Petraeus Scandal

Study shows credit card metadata is not as anonymous as thought

Phew, NSA Is Just Collecting Metadata. (You Should Still Worry)

After CIA gets secret whistleblower email, Congress worries about more spying

Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads

Here's the e-mail trick Petraeus and Broadwell used to communicate

NSA: If Your Data Is Encrypted, You Might Be Evil, So We'll Keep It Until We're Sure

UK admits unlawfully monitoring legally privileged communications

Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed at WikiLeaks and Its Supporters

UK Parliament Committee, Calling For Reform, Shows Its “Evidence” to Justify Mass Surveillance

Surveillance forces journalists to think and act like spies

A Spy's Guide to Protecting Whistleblowers

U.S. Government Designated Prominent Al Jazeera Journalist as “Member of Al Qaeda”

Why NSA surveillance is worse than you've ever imagined

The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple's Secrets

New exploit turns Samsung Galaxy phones into remote bugging devices

The Gyroscopes in Your Phone Could Let Apps Eavesdrop on Conversations

Billion Dollar Surveillance Blimp to Launch over Maryland

CIA Aided Program to Spy on U.S. Cellphones

There are 72 DHS Employees on Terrorist Watch List

Accessing baby monitors and other listening devices

Entertainment systems listening in on your living room conversations

The Computers are Listening - How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text

Uber looking into violations of its 'God View' customer-tracking app

Edward Snowden: NSA reform in the US is only the beginning

Inside NSA, Officials Privately Criticize “Collect It All” Surveillance

Former spy chief overheard giving off-the-record interview from Acela train

Infiltrate the NSA

Information Awareness Office

Must Counterterrorism Cancel Democracy?

Laura Poitras's Oscar- and other award-winning documentary, Citizenfour

Obama's Expanding Surveillance Universe