A highly insightful and useful report produced by Democracy Now! featuring Christopher Soghoian, a security researcher and technologist with the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as a visiting fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. Well worth the watch and read, and especially so in light of the recent Snowden-enabled revelations reported by The Intercept on The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Kingdom.
And when you’re done watching this, you can Sign The Petition promoted by Fight For The Future as part of an organizing effort to pressure U.S. legislators to drop key portions of the so-called PATRIOT ACT which are set to expire this Spring. If enough effort can be mobilized via the web to make sure they do, it will strike a blow to the government’s implementation of some of the most abusive of these programs. Success here will help promote online privacy and beat back the NSA’s attacks upon the fundamental freedoms and rights we should all be provided within the digital realm.