1. Hedges v. Obama NDAA Lawsuit Press Conference, 2/6/2013


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    http://sparrowmedia.net http://stopNDAA.org A lawsuit over a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was back in federal court at 10am on February 6, 2013, awaiting decision on an injunction prohibiting indefinite detention of civilians without charge or trial. A group of academics, journalists, and activists filed suit last year over § 1021(b)(2) of the NDAA alleging that the provision suspended due process rights and threatened first amendment protections. This video contains highlights of the press conference by plaintiffs, lawyers, amici, and supporters outside the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on February 6th, shortly after court adjourned. Below is a list of the speakers as well as linked minute markers indicating where they appear in the video (should you want to skip around) Chris Hedges Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist & Plaintiff (at start & again at 39:20) Daniel Ellsberg Pentagon Papers Whistle Blower & Plaintiff (at 16:20, 40:48) Tangerine Bolen RevolutionTruth Executive Director & Plaintiff (at 13:20, 42:55) Jacob Appelbaum Computer Security Expert with the TOR Project (at 31:44) Alexa O'Brien US Day of Rage Founder & Plaintiff (at 21:44) Thomas Drake National Security Agency Whistle Blower (at 27:08) Jesselyn Raddick Director of National Security & Human Rights, Government Accountability Project & Amici (at 25:34) Bruce Afran Counsel, Hedges v. Obama (at 2:58, 12:04, 12:56, 32:44, 34:52, 36:28, 38:14) Carl Mayer Counsel, Hedges v. Obama (at 9:35, 12:38, 33:44, 35:28, 37:48, 38:37)

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    • Targeted Hacker Jacob Appelbaum on CISPA, Surveillance & the "Militarization of Cyberspace"


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      DemocracyNow.org - Computer security researcher Jacob Appelbaum argues the measures included in the proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) would essentially legalize military surveillance of U.S. citizens. "When they want to dramatically expand their ability to do these things in a so-called 'legal manner,' it’s important to note what they’re trying to do is to legalize what they have already been doing," Appelbaum says. He is a developer and advocate for the Tor Project, a network enabling its users to communicate anonymously on the internet, and has volunteered with WikiLeaks. To watch the complete independent, weekday news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, and for more information about Democracy Now!, please visit http://www.democracynow.org FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracy-now Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/VM

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      • "We Don't Live in a Free Country": Jacob Appelbaum on Being Target of Mass Govt Surveillance


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        We speak with Jacob Appelbaum, a computer researcher who has faced a stream of interrogations and electronic surveillance since he volunteered with the whistleblowing website, WikiLeaks. He describes being detained more than a dozen times at the airport and interrogated by federal agents who asked about his political views and confiscated his cell phone and laptop. When asked why he cannot talk about what happened after he was questioned, Appelbaum says, "Because we do not live in a free country. If we did, I could tell you about it." A federal judge ordered Twitter to hand over information about Appelbaum’s account. Meanwhile, he continues to work on the TOR project, an anonymity network that ensures every person has the right to browse the internet without restriction, and the right to speak freely. To watch the complete independent, weekday news hour, read the transcript and download the podcast, please visit http://www.democracynow.org. FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracy-now Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/VM

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        • WikiLeaks Spyfiles Press Conference


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          WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange launched "SpyFiles" on December 1st 2001, which includes the publication of hundreds of files from the global surveillance industry which gives governments tools to spy on their citizens.

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          • d.day | A conversation with Jacob Appelbaum and Angela Richter


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            A Changing Narrative: From Hacking to Storytelling (15 March 2014) Who owns the future of the internet? The utopia of a free and equal internet through a global connection of mankind has been corrupted by the recent disclosures of mass surveillance and fast growing epidemic cyber crime. In the last ten years, the internet has become crucial to everyday life, enabling people to interact in a personal and professional way and freely build connections and businesses. But major companies such as Facebook, Google and Apple have managed to create predominant services and communities—whose free use we pay for with our data. And while activists invoke digital civil rights through encryption, hacking and campaigning, governments continue to violate human rights in the name of fighting global terrorism. Similar to how we discuss the organization of established infrastructures such as energy and transportation, today we need to discuss the ownership and control of the future structure of the internet. Many questions arise: What can we learn from Snowden and Assange? How can we be free in a digital world? What happens to our privacy? Does governmental security inevitably mean total control? The impact of mass surveillance and the uncontrolled use of big data have inspired cultural producers to change the narrative to regain privacy and dignity for everyone. In light of this, d.day initiators Andrea Bauer and Boris Moshkovits hosted a panel discussion with theater director Angela Richter and internet activist Jacob Appelbaum, to learn more about their narratives of the internet in a post-Snowden world. http://www.ddaynetwork.com

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            • Maximum Outreach / Total Control?


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              The use of modern communication technologies promises maximum range and the option to reach millions of people "with just a few clicks." Behind this promise, however, often hide very powerful companies that prosper on data collection. "Data mining", i.e. the mass gathering and subsequent sale or utilization of user data is big business in the 21st Century. Even countries and their security forces, such as intelligence agencies and the police, are very interested in access to such data and interfaces via automated skimming. This creates a large gap between the fantastic opportunity to communicate with millions of people for free and the protection of privacy in the digital age. A solution to this dilemma is the establishment of decentralized communication systems which are in the hands of activists themselves and which ensure both data protection and the access to as many people as possible in the global network. The building blocks for this are already there: free software, creative ideas, technical programming expertise. with Jacob Appelbaum (TOR Project / US) Christian Payne (Documentally / UK) Moderation: Daniel Erlacher (Elevate / AT) http://2012.elevate.at/en/e12maximum_en/ Elevate Festival 2012, 27.10.2012, Graz, Austria

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              • Big Brother Awards Backstage


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                Ancilla peilt de reacties van sprekers en bezoekers op de Big Brother Awards 2013. Met o.a. Jacob Appelbaum, Claudio Guarnieri.

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                • Jacob Appelbaum @ Big Brother Awards 2013


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                  The opening speech of the Big Brother Awards 2013 by Jacob Appelbaum.

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                  • ASSASSINATE ASSANGE - RELOADED - Theater Schauspiel Köln


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                    Im Juli 2011 treffen Angela Richter und Julian Assange zum ersten mal aufeinander: Mit etwas Glück ersteigerte sich die Regisseurin über Ebay die Eintrittskarte zu einem Essen, dessen Gastgeber eben der Initiator und Sprecher von Wikileaks war. Was folgte, waren nicht nur ein Artikel im Spiegel, in dem die Regisseurin ihre Eindrücke über jenes illustre »Ebay-Lunch« schildert, sondern auch ein erneutes Treffen in London. Diesmal brauchte es allerdings nicht Glück, sondern Zeit. In einem vierstündigen Gespräch konnte Angela Richter Julian Assange dafür gewinnen, ihr Interviews zu geben, die später das Gerüst des Theaterstücks ASSASSINATE ASSANGE werden sollten. Die ersten Treffen fanden im Sommer 2012 in der Botschaft von Ecuador in London statt, nachdem Ecuador Julian Assange politisches Asyl gewährt hat. Das Ergebnis der sehr intensiven Gespräche ist ein Textkonvolut aus 300 Seiten. ASSASSINATE ASSANGE hatte im September 2012 in Hamburg Premiere. Später folgten Aufführungen in Wien und Berlin. Angela Richter ist auch nach der Premiere mit Julian Assange in Verbindung geblieben und besucht ihn seither regelmäßig in der ecuadorianischen Botschaft, wo er sich inzwischen seit über 500 Tagen aufhält. Anlässlich der Kölner Vorstellungen fuhr sie Ende Oktober 2013 nach London. Auf diesem Treffen drehte sich das Gespräch vor allem um die jüngsten Entwicklungen im NSA Spionage Skandal, Merkels Handy und die Flucht und das Asyl Edward Snowdens in Russland, an denen Julian Assange sowie seine Mitarbeiterin Sarah Harrison maßgeblich beteiligt waren. In Köln sehen Sie nun die neue, überarbeitete Fassung.

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                    • 30c3 To Protect And Infect, Part 2


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                      Jacob Appelbaums talk during the CCC, on how the NSA work and how they are doing it. Mor information att Leaksource, on the ANT Division Catalog of Exploits for Nearly Every Major Software/Hardware/Firmware. The Spigel on line has a comprehensive documentation on ther subject, with Jacob Appelbaum et all. http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/quantumtheory-wie-die-nsa-weltweit-rechner-hackt-a-941149.html

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