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(2015/04/10) Poking the watchful eye (NSA Spying)

April 10, 201575 min
Edition #912
Today we take another look at what spying the government is engaged in and a few ideas to protect yourself.
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: How Has the Internet Changed Privacy? - Popaganda from @BitchMedia - Air Date: 3-12-15
Ch. 3: Song 1: The Maelstrom - Sword & Sworcery LP - The Ballad of the Space Babies

10:45 Ch. 4: Act 2: Phony Cell Phone Towers Spying on Us? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 02-24-15
Ch. 5: Song 2: Privacy - Invincible

17:10 Ch. 6: Act 3: Security Researcher Christopher Soghoian on How to Use a Cellphone Without Being Spied On - @democracynow - Air Date: 2-20-15
Ch. 7: Song 3: Spies - Parachutes

32:59 Ch. 8: Act 4: Attempting to update our privacy legislation - @HumorlessQueers - Air Date: 2-11-15
Ch. 9: Song 4: Letterbox - Flood

42:54 Ch. 10: Act 5: Government Surveillance with Edward Snowden - @LastWeekTonight with @iamjohnoliver - Air Date: 04-05-15
Ch. 11: Song 5: "Party at the NSA - YACHT (feat. @MarcMaron)"

53:59 Ch. 12: Act 6: Jailbreak Your Phone For Security via @EFF - Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 13: Song 6: "Fickle World" - Theo Bard

56:59 Ch. 14: Act 7: Blueprint for Post-9/11 Surveillance: U.S. Began Bulk Collection of Phone Call Data in 1992 - @democracynow - Air Date: 4-10-15

Ch. 16: The importance of more nuance in labels - Alex from Montreal
Ch. 17: On Left, Liberal and Progressive - Sandy from Inside the Beltway
Ch. 18: Liberal vs. conservative and their perspective of people - Chris in Northern Virginia
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 19: Final comments on the labeling discussion
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: Jailbreak Your Phone For Security via @EFF
Take Action:
SIGN the EEF’s petition: Jailbreaking is Not a Crime
Additional Activism/Resources:
Take advantage of EFF’s Surveillance Self-Defense tools.
Sources/further reading:
"EFF General Counsel Takes On NSA Spying”
"Human Rights Watch Sues DEA Over Bulk Collection of Americans’ Telephone Records”
"How to Jailbreak Your iPhone: The Always Up-to-Date Guide [iOS 8.1]”
"Surveillance Techniques: How Your Data Becomes Our Data”
Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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