secrecy

How Much Privacy Are You Willing To Give Up?

Back in January of 1999, in the infancy of the internet, the founder and former head of Sun Microsystems, Scott McNealy, said, “There is no privacy, get over it.” And that was before Facebook, Uber, and “location-based” retail.For a few internet-savvy users, the fear of someone invading their personal space, is a threat requiring ongoing vigilance.

DisInfoWars with Tom Secker: Mystery of Martial Bourdin

Martial Bourdin was an anarchist who accidentally blew himself up near the Greenwich Royal Observatory in London in 1894. This event formed the basis for a book by Joseph Conrad and a film by Alfred Hitchcock, but behind the absurdity and horror lies a familiar tale of secret agents, insider accounts and the advancement of the security state.

Germany Sacks Top Prosecutor Over Investigation of Journalists

Readers familiar with the US government’s aggressive pursuit of journalist Barrett Brown (see WhoWhatWhy’s coverage ) will find this of interest: Germany’s top prosecutor has been canned over his move to investigate whether two bloggers committed treason by publishing confidential documents.The prosecutor, Harald Range &; who idly stood by when it w

DisInfoWars with Tom Secker- How to use the Freedom of Information Act

As a keen user of the Freedom of Information Act I have filed many requests over the years. This week I delve into some of my personal experiences with FOIA requests explaining what worked and what didn't, which requests were successful and unsuccessful, and why. I discuss the latest success: getting over 1600 pages of new material from the Pentagon's entertainment propaganda office, how it came about and why it was successful.

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for December 2014

DOD spent $19,277,561,596+ on 322 individual contracts in December 2014 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $19,277,561,596 on 322 individual contracts during December 2014. REMOTELY PILOTED MACHINES

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for January 2014

DOD spent $15,530,647,963+ on 186 individual contracts in January 2014 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $15,530,647,963 on 186 individual contracts during January 2014. SALIENT CONTRACTS

BFP Exclusive Report- A Distillation of DOD Funding Priorities for December 2013

DOD spent at least $25,976,742,948 on roughly 300 individual contracts during December 2013 The Pentagon issues a jumbled list of contracts every business day around 5:00PM local time. Our project distills an entire month of these contracts into an accessible form. Italics indicate notes from the editor. The Department of Defense (DOD) spent at least $25,976,742,948 on roughly 300 individual contracts during December 2013.