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Abuses of Rights: News About Surveillance, Torture, and Assassination

Summary: This week's news about absence of legal adherence and other moral issues

Brazil and EU/Germany



Snowden and Judgment



Blackphone



Zuckerberg 'Anger'



Google, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft



Security



Local Law



Torture



Air Strikes

  1. CIA chief made clandestine visit to Pakistan
  2. CIA chief made secret trip to Pakistan
    A senior security official confirmed to The Express Tribune that CIA Director John Brennan traveled to Islamabad last Friday and held meetings with Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and his Pakistani counterpart Lt General Zaheerul Islam.

    However, the official, who requested anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media, insisted that he only ‘paid a courtesy call’ on the Army Chief. “It was a routine visit,” the official added.
  3. Hagel's Pentagon budget plans for new 'realities' and fewer ground wars
  4. Proposed Pentagon budget cuts would shrink Army, retire aircraft
    The Obama administration's proposals, some of which are likely to face resistance in Congress, reflect changing fortunes for once-sacrosanct defense spending.


Drones



Foreign Policy



Police



Recent Techrights' Posts

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) Does Not Wish to Become an Instrument of Cost-Free Harassment or 'Cheap Revenge', It Says "Justice is Not Free. Quite the Contrary. Justice is Expensive."
Long story short, there is no lawsuit, there is a just a hateful, lying idiot abusing "the system" (which this idiot rejects entirely)
 
Links 15/04/2024: Signs of Desperation at Microsoft and Tesco Employees Brace for Mass Layoffs
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Gemini Links 15/04/2024: Profectus Alpha 0.4 and RPG of One Capsule Progress
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Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Sunday, April 14, 2024
IRC logs for Sunday, April 14, 2024
Oceania: GNU/Linux Measured at Lower Than the International Average (4% or 7% Including ChromeOS)
statCounter's data
Achieving Objectives
The 'suits' and their vocabulary can be overcome when their deceit is widely deciphered:
Mozilla Has Turned Firefox Into OSPS Consistent With "Attestation" Objectives
Open Source Proprietary Software
100 years of Hitler & psychological experiments on volunteers
Reprinted with permission from the Free Software Fellowship
Taliban, the Free and Open Source Software Community Team of Afghanistan
Reprinted with permission from the Free Software Fellowship
Links 14/04/2024: Software Needed for Work and Issues in Brazil
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Gemini Links 14/04/2024: OFFLFIRSOCH and Gemtext Specification 0.24.0
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Links 14/04/2024: Tesla and OpenAI (Microsoft) Layoffs Floated in the Media
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Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Saturday, April 13, 2024
IRC logs for Saturday, April 13, 2024
Gemini Links 13/04/2024: SEO Spam and ‘Broadband Nutrition Label’
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Gemini Links 13/04/2024: GmCapsule 0.7 Released
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Links 13/04/2024: Whistleblowers, OpenAI and Microsoft Leakers
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'Our' Technology Inside the Home is Becoming Less Reliable and It Implements the Vision of Orwell's '1984' (Microphones and Cameras Inside Almost Every Room)
Technology controlled by who exactly?
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Friday, April 12, 2024
IRC logs for Friday, April 12, 2024
Google, FSFE & Child labor
Reprinted with permission from the Free Software Fellowship
Links 13/04/2024: Huawei and Loongson PCs, IBM Layoffs
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Gemini Links 13/04/2024: Specification Changes and Metaverse Newbie
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