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Marco Pannella: quello che ha fatto, e quello che ci lasciato da fare

Marco Pannella è stato un enorme beneficio per la democrazia, la libertà e il benessere degli italiani. Ha sempre scelto di mettere al centro delle sue battaglie i diritti civili, la dignità umana e la democrazia diretta, le questioni più fondamentali e … Continue reading

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Il documentario su Garry Davis, l’assemblea costituente globale e l’intelligenza artificiale

Perchè la visione di Garry Davis di un’assemblea costituente globale è più attuale oggi di allora, oltre 70 anni dopo, dinanzi a minacce per l’umanità ancor maggiori del rischio nucleare.   E’ iniziato un tour mondiale per la visione della versione pre-finale … Continue reading

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“Islamic” terrorism and western state-terrorism can only be reduced together

Today, there was an islamic terrorist massacre in Paris. Aside from madness, what could the Paris Massacre terrorists, and those that support or strategize behind them, possibly have aimed to achieve?! It can only be an increase of fear and … Continue reading

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Selected Quotes and video from Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Love is not something you do, love is what you are. When it is no more about you, you can live your life and do your life in total abandon; because there is nothing to gain nothing to lose. Death is a … Continue reading

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Everything Is Broken: ” We often point out that the phone you mostly play casual games on and keep dropping in the toilet at bars is more powerful than all the computing we used to go to space for decades. NASA had a huge staff of geniuses to understand and care for their software. Your phone has you.”

https://medium.com/message/everything-is-broken-81e5f33a24e1

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In 2009 NSA top execs dissenters proposed a “system to quickly send queries to the telephone companies as needed”

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/acc54fc0c64c4c3eae29b8ac380cc065/ap-exclusive-snowden-debate-inside-nsa “To address their concerns, the former senior official and other NSA dissenters in 2009 came up with a plan that tracks closely with the Obama proposal that the Senate failed to advance on Tuesday. The officials wanted the NSA … Continue reading

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Optical splitters. ” When the EFF’s story broke about room 641A in 2006, everything that has followed after including the Snowden disclosures were a non-event for me. An optical splitter on the fibre leaving the country is all you really need to know to assume everyone using anything operating over the Internet is being spied upon.”

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/11/new_snowden_doc.html#c6683626

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Cyber-libertarianism vs. Rousseau’s Social Contract in cyberspace

In this long post, argue that the cyber-liberarian belief that we can protect our rights in cyberspace is incorrect, as it is impossible for an individual to provide himself meaningful assurance from hardware fabrication and assembly undetectable backdooring – even if … Continue reading

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All 3 countries mentioned, namely China, Germany and S. Korea, are all foreign telecomm power houses. When you put operatives in, possibly to subvert the manufactured products, you cover a good part of the global market.

#work2 https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/10/nsa_has_underco.html#c6680693

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“Officials have expressed alarm for several years about the expansion of online communication services that — unlike traditional and cellular telephone communications — lack intercept capabilities because they are not required by law to build them in.”

says a US official in this Washington Post article. “I do think that more and more they’ll see less and less,” said Albert Gidari Jr., a partner at the law firm Perkins Coie who represents tech firms, referring to the government’s … Continue reading

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A case for UVST in my “The economics of meaningful assurance of computing services for civilian use” lecture slides

On Aug 8th 2014 in Trento, Italy, Open Media Cluster Director Dr. Rufo Guerreschi was invited and honored by Jovan Golic – the PEU EIT ICT LABS Privacy, Security and Trust Action Line Leader of the €3 billion EU R&D agency – to hold the (only) Concluding … Continue reading

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Snowden on privacy tech solutions and code verifiability

Snowden, in an interview with the Guardian 2 days ago, talks about (1) proper privacy tech solutions and the (2) importance of verifiability and free software licensing. Our User Verified Social Telematics project seems quite aligned with what he said. (1) About proper privacy … Continue reading

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Datagate: Berlino, rapporti Usa devono basarsi sul rispetto – Europa – ANSA.it

http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/mondo/2014/07/10/datagate-berlino-espelle-dipendente-servizi-usa-_209c24f5-6fe0-4cdf-8701-a2a6f2a0251f.html

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Schneier and the need for bollot box type procedures like the CivicRoom

In this video Bruce Schneier (minute 33.21 till 36.00) makes direct reference to the need to deploy in-person “secret sharing” schemes inspired to ballot box voting procedures, such as the ones we have devised for the UVST CivicRoom , and we demonstrated with a physical … Continue reading

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One may to resist endpoint attacks is to mix up the most valuable information in huge files, non easily and undetectably exfiltrated by attackers through low level device vulnerabilities

One the world greatest cryptologists says: “I want the secret of the Coca-Cola company not to be kept in a tiny file of 1KB, which can be exfiltrated easily by an APT,” Shamir said. “I want that file to be … Continue reading

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