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The Israeli Digital Rights Movement's campaign for privacy | Internet Policy Review
This study explores the persuasion techniques used by the Israeli Digital Rights Movement in its campaign against Israel’s biometric database. The research was based on analysing the movement's official publications and announcements and the journalistic discourse that surrounded their campaign within the political, judicial, and public arenas in 2009-2017. The results demonstrate how the organisation navigated three persuasion frames to achieve its goals: the unnecessity of a biometric database in democracy; the database’s ineffectiveness; and governmental incompetence in securing it. I conclude by discussing how analysing civil society privacy campaigns can shed light over different regimes of privacy governance. [....]

1. Why the database should be abolished: because it's not necessary - As the organisation highlighted repeatedly throughout the campaign with the backing of cyber experts, there is a significant difference between issuing smart documents and creating a database. Issuing smart documents effectively solves the problem of stealing and forging official documents, but does it necessarily entail the creation of a database? The activists’ answer is no: they declared that while they do support the transition to smart documents (passports and ID cards) for Israeli citizens, they object to the creation of a database due to its violation of citizens' privacy.

2. Why the database should be abolished: because it's ineffective; [...]

3. Why the database should be abolished: because it will be breached - The final argument was that the database should be abolished because the government would not be able to guarantee protection against security breaches, and hence possible identity theft.
digital-rights  privacy  databases  id-cards  israel  psc  drm  identity-theft  security 
10 weeks ago by jm
The Double Identity of an "Anti-Semitic" Commenter
Hasbara out of control. This is utterly nuts.
His intricate campaign, which he has admitted to Common Dreams, included posting comments by a screen name, "JewishProgressive," whose purpose was to draw attention to and denounce the anti-Semitic comments that he had written under many other screen names. The deception was many-layered. At one point he had one of his characters charge that the anti-Semitic comments and the criticism of the anti-Semitic comments must be written by "internet trolls who have been known to impersonate anti-Semites in order to then double-back and accuse others of supporting anti-Semitism"--exactly what he was doing.
hasbara  israel  trolls  propaganda  web  racism  comments  anonymity  commondreams 
august 2014 by jm
Israeli general claims Stuxnet attacks as one of his successes
'Haaretz reports [on a] video that was played at a party organized for General Gabi Ashkenazi's last day on the job. The video contained references to the successes he achieved during his stint as chief of staff, [including] the Stuxnet worm attack on Iran's uranium enrichment facility at Natanz and and the nuclear reactor at Bushehr.'
israel  iran  stuxnet  cyberwar  via:slashdot  malware  from delicious
february 2011 by jm
Stuxnet Worm Used Against Iran Was Tested in Israel - NYTimes.com
some amazing details of Stuxnet's apparent background. 'By the accounts of a number of computer scientists, nuclear enrichment experts and former officials, the covert race to create Stuxnet was a joint project between the Americans and the Israelis, with some help, knowing or unknowing, from the Germans and the British.'
security  iran  israel  usa  stuxnet  politics  espionage  nytimes  testing  from delicious
january 2011 by jm
RFID "zapper" constructed from disposable camera
also, an RFID "jammer" to block reads of RFID chips within range. related: the Israeli govt is considering voting cards with RFID chips, apparently
rfid  via:risks  security  hardware  rf  radio  jamming  israel  from delicious
april 2010 by jm

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