The Sony hack and the line between transparency and retribution – The Washington Post

read it here The Sony hack and the line between transparency and retribution – The Washington Post.

“But while the leaks are fundamentally different, there is a better question Apatow might have posed: how do we define the difference between a leak that offers us transparency, and one that feels more like retribution?”

The concept of transparency is simple, if governments practice it – we as a people – will be able to spot misuse of power, corruption and safeguard our democracy. When transparency becomes just a word, a smokescreen, and governments around the world use it as well as the alleged need for secrecy to keep us in the dark, something has to be done.

Hacking: The Transparency Grenade
Hacking, whistleblowing and journalism are very effective tools in this regard. That is why we call it #EnforcedTransparency.

How the #NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text – #TheIntercept

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

By Dan Froomkin for The Intercept
There are incredible implications when we know that at least 17 intel orgs in the US, Five Eyes countries, Israel and what must be hundreds of private contractors have access to this data.

The potential for misuse is staggering. Especially since we now know that the Intel agencies use their capabilities for industrial espionage – even against allies.

And it gets worse
I really do believe that private contractors with corporations as customers will have no filters when it comes to using this data in nefarious ways. Transparency and oversight towards the intelligence industry is so weak that laughable is teh best way of describing it.

The Transparency Enforcers 
The Hacker WarsWe need to force these entities to create safeguards. If that does not happen we need more heroes like Jeremy Hammond, Barrett Brown, Chelsea Manning, Thomas Drake, Matt DeHart to name but a few. Please watch The Hacker Wars to understand why this is truly necessary.

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#ChargeSheet #Mugshot | Chris Dodd – CEO of #MPAA – and master of #Copywrong

Booking_Chris_DoddJ’accuse Christopher John “Chris” Dodd, born May 27, 1944! Former senator and CEO of the #MPAA.

You stand before us accused of being an Enemy of Humanity and all things good. We will now read the charges. You are accused of the following:

  • Inciting, aiding and abetting corruption
  • Taking part in the US Financial loan controversy, including subprime mortgage crisis that lead to the federal takeover of Fannie Mae in 2008
  • Subverting democracies around the world by pushing laws that the voters in their countries have had no say in
  • Creating censorship across the world
  • Paying state prosecutors to attack Google, when what they should be doing is serving the people that elected them
  • Using your political position to facilitate bonuses to corporate friends, namely the AIG federal assistance and bonuses controversy
  • Meddling in Free Trade Negotiations
  • Having a connection to insider trading, namely the Irish Cottage controversy
  • Perpetual greed – by stealing from content creators around the world
  • Creating a system of world wide mass surveillance
  • For extortion of poor people globally by way of copywrong notices
  • For pressuring the FBI to lie about the #SonyHack “North Korea did it!”
  • pirate-flagPutting kids in jail for sharing culture
  • For being a two faced SOB – saying one thing in public and another during FTA negotiations
  • For ddozing the country of Sweden after the #SonyHack and the #TPB take down, disrupting all business and personal comms
  • For trying to silence the “free press” using scare tactics

How do you plead, *sir*? and remember —>
(Just know that you can plead as much as you want, it is too late to expect us!)

Further evidence:

#GuardiansOfPeace #Anonymous #AnonPirates #PirateSec #TheScene #TheWorld #Pirates #Occupy #TPB #FileSharers #Wikileaks