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Would you pay for Waking Up Orwell radio with Bitcoin?
April 27, 2012 06:29 PM PDT
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2013 UPDATE: 91% of those polled would like to see Waking Up Orwell funded with Bitcoin.  

**We have posted a fundraise event using BITCOIN boostrap these archives and future podcasts, along with a merchandise campaign.   

Waking Up Orwell hibernates as Godzilla .gov drones on
March 01, 2012 01:46 AM PST

FAA stokes an EPIC petition over domestic Drone use 

Guest  Amie Stepanovich,  National Security Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center shows us the light. - http://epic.org/privacy/drones/ 
Boston Herald.com: Pressure builds for civilian drone flights at home - http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_DRONES_AT_HOME?SITE=MABOH&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

NEWS BITS CITED @BeatTheChip on Twitter - follow me and find out all the crap you've been missing.

DIY Government Task List 

White House petition on domestic use of drones - get your 2 cents in!

SOLD! To the man completely disgusted with the indefinite detention provisions of American citizens without due process...   1 copy of the Washington State legislation punting NDAA FY 2012 proviso's  back to the District of Columbia.  
SEE HERE: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=2759

S.1867, ATS decides if you are on TSA's naughty list while Holiday travelling
December 08, 2011 04:02 PM PST

Waking Up Orwell's annual visit with Paper's Please's Edward Hasbrouk goes over Pan-American travel, border policy and what you can do about TSA's "naughty" lists this Holiday Season.  This includes your travel documents, managing your expectation of a grope-worthy experience on US domestic flights and finding out where all your travel data is lodging this Christmas!  Buckle your seatbelts, put away the tray tables and get your sick bags ready - it's going to be a turbulent ride. 


Why Obama Wants to Veto S.1867

"Big Brothers, PRODIGAL sons, and Cybersecurity," by  Julian Sanchez 

ADVISE (Analysis, Dissemination, Visualization, Insight, and Semantic Enhancement http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADVISE

TOP STORY : Officials unclear on US-Canadian information sharing at the borders. "Currently, no information is shared upon entry or exit." http://bit.ly/sG8DeJ"

ACLU and Its International Allies Call for Protections in New U.S.-Canadian Border Deal

Canadian Poll: Are you worried about information sharing at the U.S border? http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2011/12/are-you-worried-about-information-sharing-at-the-us-border.html

"Civil liberties principles for border policy" by Edward Hasbrouk for PapersPlease.org


Think Carrier IQ is bad? Wikileaks founder says all smartphones can be hacked with ease

MUSIC: All available for download at iTunes
"Here Comes the Sun" (Beatles 8bit Remix) -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e_X1kM9Unk
"Get Up, ..Get Involved" - James Brown  

 ::big smileIY Government:::  

Ask President Obama to veto the bill that allows indefinite detention of US citizens http://bit.ly/vVoqca

DIY Democracy App http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/do-it-yourself-democracy/id337771823?mt=8

Ed Hasbrouck's Guide to PNR and ATS data requests http://hasbrouck.org/blog/archives/001607.html

Hate Facial Recognition Systems and federal Biometric identity demands (fingerprints, thumbprints, iris scans, digital face prints, gait recording)?   The FTC may want to hear your comments! ESPECIALLY if your a prospective gun owner or constituent in a pilot State for Next Gen Identification or NGI premiering in WA, MI, NC, & FL in January-Feburary, 2012. Send all biometric grievances to the FTC : facefacts@ftc.gov before Jan. 13, 2012.


Watercooler talks with Fortress Toronto & Getting wise to SmartMeters
November 17, 2011 03:17 PM PST

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Watercooler talks with Fortress-Toronto.com 's, David Weingarten


Getting wise with StopSmartMeters.org 's, Joshua Hart

*Picture of Josh's trustworthy beard on a GREEN BICYCLE here.  SM Activism FAQ's - http://stopsmartmeters.org/frequently-asked-questions/


  • Nora Volkow NIH Studyhttp://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/cellphone-use-tied-to-changes-in-brain-activity/
  • Journal of Neuroscience- evidence for electro-sensitivity http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21793784
  • WHO IARC Designationhttp://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf 
  • Dan Hirsch Interviewhttp://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/04/20/daniel-hirsch-on-ccsts-fuzzy-math/ 
  • Dan Hirsch studyhttp://www.committeetobridgethegap.org/pdf/110212_RFrad_comments.pdf
  • Santa Cruz County Ordinance http://sccounty01.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/bds/Govstream/ASP/Display/PdfFinder.asp?Type=Minutes&MeetingDate=20110111&Filename=034-1.pdf
  • List of Cities and Countieshttp://stopsmartmeters.org/sample-letter-to-local-government/ca-local-governments-on-board/
  • Video of a professional engineer showing that the health effects of smart meters and RF technology have not been fully studied http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLeCTaSG2-U
  • Video by a medical doctor that questions how these new meters can be safe - talks about 'dirty' electricity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci5GGqEPecE
  • Recent CPUC complaint that outlines the issue comprehensively - PG&E will have to respond in November - http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/efile/C/146649.pdf
  • Summary of meter options for people who are experiencing health problems / electro-sensitivity now that they have smart meters on their buildinghttp://www.eiwellspring.org/smartmeter/Smart_Meter_overview.htm
  • Videos showing that smart meters can emit more RF radiation than smart phones and cell phone towers - contradicting PG&E and industry datahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6VwYPL9aE4 , http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=aOabFJlenz4
  • Article that questions why the environmental movement has been a proponent of this untested technology while so many health questions existhttp://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2011-03-23/problems-smart-grids
  • PG&E's own admission that it misrepresented how many pulses the wireless meters send per day (average of 10,000 and a high of 190,000) -http://blog.sfgate.com/energy/2011/11/03/smartmeters-send-almost-10000-signals-a-day/?tsp=1
  • Why does a bush begin to die once a smart meter is installed next to it? Note the off-the-chart intensity of the pulses - all smart meter videos show the same thing, yet the FCC only requires the utilities and smart meter companies to report the averaged intensity over 30 minutes. However, our bodies and brains absorb the intense pulses. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsuP_WBBr2c&feature=related
  • Video by nuclear expert at UCSC that states that whole body exposure of smart meters is actually 100X that of a cell phone - completely contradicting industry data - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsT-pN-5uWQ
  • Interview of someone within the technology/wireless industry who is also electro-sensitive http://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/11/09/sensitive-and-inside-big-technology-views-from-the-other-side-part-two/
  • Websites that catalog the myriad of health complaints


    Godzilla Government covers Seattle's #OccupyTogether
    October 05, 2011 10:41 AM PDT

    ***This is a podcast for Godzilla Government:: http: www.zillamod.wordpress.com:kiss**

    People are turning on their computers to seek out Occupy Together gatherings to help represent their own interests in the economic breakdown. #OccupyTogether, organized by GlobalRevolution.es, is helping many find ways to talk back to Wall St and the US government by inviting the voices of those harmed by the economic downturn.  They are not happy with D.C. They are not happy with Wall Street's financial institutions.

    In this report, many gievances are cited for too much corporate involvement with the government sector and too much government involved with the private sector.
    We attended Occupy Seattle to hear the stories and the voices of those in attendance.  We also asked a few people right around the corner their opinion of current events and the protests. 


    10/5 -  A breakthrough report in Bankster accountability from Steve Vogel at the Washington Post: 
    "Suit alleges banks and mortgage companies cheated veterans and U.S. taxpayers"

    Kevin Zeese, a man not afraid to name names, reports from October 2011 event, when unions *officially* join the #OccupyTogether movement.

    Internet patriarch, Lawrence Lessig, comments on the American Spring:

    "The arrest of hundreds of tired and unwashed kids, denied the freedom of a bullhorn, and the right to protest on public streets, may well be the first real green-shoots of this, the American spring. And if nurtured right, it could well begin real change."

    Counter weights:

    Anonymous call to action: Some refute claims to erase NYSE on October 10th as a "fake planted operation by law enforcement and cyber crime agencies."

    "Occupy the Fed," says conservative alt-media talk host, Alex Jones on 11-22-2011. Federal Reserve chair, Ben Bernanke says, "I can't blame them."

    Dr. Orly Taitz filters Obama and America through E-verify
    September 22, 2011 10:48 PM PDT

    HR 2885, the Legal Worforce Act bill would mandate all US workers submit SSN#s and record identity information in a web-based cloud system administered by USCIS (DHS).   

    Orly Taitz road tested E-Verify with what is believed to be President Obama's SSN#. Dr. Taitz claims that President Obama has presented fraudulent identity documents and demands accountability from the White House.   She presents the case that E-Verify can deidentify the United States President if his SSN# is fraudulent.  

    We ask her about the integrity of the E-Verify technology and her end goal in deidentifying the US President. 

    We follow Orly's statements with our own brand of analysis of The Legal Workforce Act. We analyze the nature of President Obama identity submissions to the Birther movement (overidentification), and stoke a call to action.

    SPOILER ALERT: You can make Numbers USA very angry by feeding your family.

    Pinellas FL County courts find Real ID can be a "Willey" matter
    September 08, 2011 03:14 PM PDT

    Adrian Wyllie, the Chair for the Libertarian Party of Florida, has become a burr in the side of the Pinellas County criminal justice system. His offense? Driving without a Real ID certified license in the State of Florida.  After over 2 months public provocation, the sheriffs department issued a citation.  

    Wyllie had his day in court- the results should surprise anyone.  We are joined in a discussion with Mr. Wyllie over these current events. 

    The legal battle over Real ID certified licenses in the State of Florida will continue to be challenged in a recently sponsored Tallahassee based legislation, HB 109 (R-Larry Ahern).



    Adrian Wyllie protests by not renewing his Florida license 


    CSPAN Homeland Security & Terrorism Threats Forum, as mentioned


    Renditions of efforts to implement State-to-Federal drivers license information sharing databases.

    Police pilots for body cameras 


    MORIS the Biometric iPhone attachement 


    Florida House Bill 109- Issuance and Renewal of Drivers Licenses and ID cards


    Design 4 Privacy Challenge awards win to Gibberbot at DEFCON 19
    August 05, 2011 11:01 PM PDT

    LAS VEGAS- The (r)evolution of privacy in technology was tweeted tonight at the Develop 4 Privacy awards at the DEFCON 19 hacker conference in Las Vegas.

    3rd Place went to Obscuracam (Guardian Project), 2nd place to tiqr (https://tiqr.org/), an open source authenticator, and the 1st prize award to Gibberbot (Guardian Project). The winning applications were developed using the principles of Privacy by Design.

    One of the winning developers, Harlo Holmes, Guardian Project's mobile app developer for the Android platform, spoke with us about Obscuracam, Gibberbot and her DEFCON experience. Holmes, a Facebook early adopter, talks about what the winning apps do to protect privacy, social networks and the societal goals at the Guardian Project. Privacy by Design policies and best practices are fast becoming the most resilient way to reinforce privacy values for technologies in the marketplace.

    "The Develop for Privacy challenge is a great way to raise awareness for principles of privacy by design at a developer and code level. Far too many developers think about putting their user in control of their data after the fact. By encouraging privacy from the start, we're raising awareness of how to design for privacy," said Andrew Lewman of the Tor Project.

    Contestants' apps were judged based on effectiveness, the quality of user documentation, source code, originality, portability, and performance. The DEFCON event judges were veteran privacy scholars and analysts who awarded priority to the protection of daily online chats & instant messaging and the first place win to Gibberbot.

    “This app demonstrates that advances in consumer technology don’t need to come at the expense of privacy, said Nicole Ozer, with event sponsor, ACLU of Northern California and the Demand Your dotRights campaign. “We’re hopeful that companies will start to bake in better privacy protections so that users don’t have to choose between using smartphones and keeping control of their private information.”

    Winning developers won't walk away with a lot of prizes, but their technologies will be among the most recognised and supported examples of Privacy by Design in the industry. In fact, their apps will an open source download for most users.

    Harlo Holmes, who was given a jacket by presenters, described her win for privacy as,"priceless".

    The employment marketplace, E-Verify and the US immigration climate
    July 29, 2011 08:52 PM PDT

    CEI analyst Alex Nowrasteh digests today's Immigration climate for reform, The Legal Workforce Act bill (HR 2164), DHS' RIDE initiative, the E-Verify data base & an anniversary for SB 1070. 

    This is the other pic of Alex Nowrasteh. Laughing


    The Legal Workforce Act (HR 2164)

    Jim Harper on FOX's Freedom Watch covers E-Verify *cited during Interview 

    WHY (EVVE) RIDE Initiative may lead State's to Real ID certification

    Border enforcement, land management bill redefines borders 100 miles inland from coasts
    April 15, 2011 09:00 PM PDT

    BTC - A new house bill sponsored by Rep. Bishop (R-UT) would allow a DHS policy waiver of 36 federal laws to construct US border fences to become law.  The National Security and Federal Lands Protection bill would change border definitions, expanding the reach of federal border enforcement 100 miles inland from coast to coast.  

    From the bill:


    (1) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other 

    provision of law (including any termination date re-
    lating to the waiver referred to in this subsection),
    the waiver by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    on April 1, 2008, under section 102(c)(1) of the Ille-
    gal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsi-
    bility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1103 note; Public Law
    104–208) of the laws described in paragraph (2)
    with respect to certain sections of the international
    border between the United States and Mexico and
    between the United States and Canada shall be con-
    sidered to apply to all sections of the international
    land and maritime borders of the United States
    within 100 miles of the international land and mari-
    time borders of the United States for the activities
    of the Secretary of Homeland Security described in
    subsection (b), including the construction of infra-
    structure, to achieve the operational control de-
    scribed in subsection (a). 


    We discuss events at the bill’s Introduction hearing and the US border with Scott Nicol with No Border Wall Fence Coalition.



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