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Das digitale Demokratiedesaster - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Weltweit haben die Dokumente von Edward Snowden zunächst einen antidemokratischen Spähapparat enthüllt. In der Folge haben sie auch massives Regierungsversagen offenbart, ein totales, vollständiges, nachhaltiges Versagen demokratischer Kontrolle. Und zwar genau auf der Ebene, für die Verfassungen ursprünglich geschrieben wurden, zum Schutz der Bürger vor den Staatsgewalten.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Dropbox was asked not to inform users of 80% of its government data requests | PandoDaily
Many of the leaks published by the Guardian, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and ProPublica over the last few months show that companies might not even be aware of everything the government is doing to access their data. The US National Security Agency can reportedly infiltrate Google’s data through a program called MUSCULAR. Upon hearing of this program, Google engineers “exploded in profanity” and others issued a “giant Fuck You” to the NSA on their Google+ profiles. How could these companies disclose such programs in their transparency reports — even if the current restrictions are lifted — if they are unaware of them in the first place? [...] Dropbox’s transparency report is a stark reminder of just how little we still know about what information law enforcement seeks from tech companies more than a year after many of the government’s surveillance programs were first revealed.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a

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