Waking Up Orwell



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  • Waking Up Orwell hibernates as Godzilla .gov drones on

    01/03/2012 Duração: 29min

    FAA stokes an EPIC petition over domestic Drone use  Guest  Amie Stepanovich,  National Security Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center shows us the light. - http://epic.org/privacy/drones/ Boston Herald.com: Pressure builds for civilian drone flights at home - http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_DRONES_AT_HOME?SITE=MABOH&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULTNEWS BITS CITED @BeatTheChip on Twitter - follow me and find out all the crap you've been missing. DIY Government Task List  White House petition on domestic use of drones - get your 2 cents in!http://digg.com/newsbar/story/require_the_faa_to_conduct_a_rulemaking_on_the_privacy_impact_of_domestic_drone_use_the_white_house SOLD! To the man completely disgusted with the indefinite detention provisions of American citizens without due process...   1 copy of the Washington State legislation punting NDAA FY 2012 proviso's  back to the District of Columbia.  SEE HERE: http://apps.le

  • S.1867, ATS decides if you are on TSA's naughty list while Holiday travelling

    09/12/2011 Duração: 01h16min

    Waking Up Orwell's annual visit with Paper's Please's Edward Hasbrouk goes over Pan-American travel, border policy and what you can do about TSA's "naughty" lists this Holiday Season.  This includes your travel documents, managing your expectation of a grope-worthy experience on US domestic flights and finding out where all your travel data is lodging this Christmas!  Buckle your seatbelts, put away the tray tables and get your sick bags ready - it's going to be a turbulent ride.  SOURCES: Why Obama Wants to Veto S.1867http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/why-obama-wants-to-veto-s-1867/ "Big Brothers, PRODIGAL sons, and Cybersecurity," by  Julian Sanchez http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/big-brothers-prodigal-sons-and-cybersecurity/  ADVISE (Analysis, Dissemination, Visualization, Insight, and Semantic Enhancement http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADVISE TOP STORY : Officials unclear on US-Canadian information sharing at the borders. "Currently, no information is shared

  • Watercooler talks with Fortress Toronto & Getting wise to SmartMeters

    17/11/2011 Duração: 01h25min

    SUPPORT Waking Up Orwell's brand of "Nerve-Corps" news by becoming a sponsor.  DIY GOVERNMENT E-Alerts Call-in to State Department and Military to demand an end to Bradley Manning's mistreatment  http://www.bradleymanning.org/events/call-in-to-the-white-house-and-military-to-demand-un-access Kill the Internet Blacklist Bill  - - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk3cIMAfMKs DOWNSIZE D.C. Repeal REAL ID - - http://www.downsizedc.org/blog/kaye-beach-a-real-id-victim Watercooler talks with Fortress-Toronto.com 's, David Weingarten SOURCES: Mexico's Calderon cancels APEC trip after minister's death - http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/americas/news/article_1674830.php/Mexico-s-Calderon-cancels-APEC-trip-after-minister-s-death US CBP claim 75% of U.S. citizens agree with unreleased US-Canadian security proposal - http://beatthechip.blogspot.com/2011/11/us-cbp-claim-75-of-us-citizens-agree.html?spref=tw FBI Plans Nationwide Face Recognition Trials 2012 - http://yro.slashd

  • Godzilla Government covers Seattle's #OccupyTogether

    05/10/2011 Duração: 45min

    ***This is a podcast for Godzilla Government:: http: www.zillamod.wordpress.com::*** People are turning on their computers to seek out Occupy Together gatherings to help represent their own interests in the economic breakdown. #OccupyTogether, organized by GlobalRevolution.es, is helping many find ways to talk back to Wall St and the US government by inviting the voices of those harmed by the economic downturn.  They are not happy with D.C. They are not happy with Wall Street's financial institutions. In this report, many gievances are cited for too much corporate involvement with the government sector and too much government involved with the private sector.   We attended Occupy Seattle to hear the stories and the voices of those in attendance.  We also asked a few people right around the corner their opinion of current events and the protests.  UPDATES: 10/5 -  A breakthrough report in Bankster accountability from Steve Vogel at the Washington Post: "Suit alleges banks and

  • Dr. Orly Taitz filters Obama and America through E-verify

    23/09/2011 Duração: 49min

    HR 2885, the Legal Worforce Act bill would mandate all US workers submit SSN#s and record identity information in a web-based cloud system administered by USCIS (DHS).    Orly Taitz road tested E-Verify with what is believed to be President Obama's SSN#. Dr. Taitz claims that President Obama has presented fraudulent identity documents and demands accountability from the White House.   She presents the case that E-Verify can deidentify the United States President if his SSN# is fraudulent.   We ask her about the integrity of the E-Verify technology and her end goal in deidentifying the US President.  We follow Orly's statements with our own brand of analysis of The Legal Workforce Act. We analyze the nature of President Obama identity submissions to the Birther movement (overidentification), and stoke a call to action. SPOILER ALERT: You can make Numbers USA very angry by feeding your family.

  • Pinellas FL County courts find Real ID can be a "Willey" matter

    08/09/2011 Duração: 24min

    Adrian Wyllie, the Chair for the Libertarian Party of Florida, has become a burr in the side of the Pinellas County criminal justice system. His offense? Driving without a Real ID certified license in the State of Florida.  After over 2 months public provocation, the sheriffs department issued a citation.   Wyllie had his day in court- the results should surprise anyone.  We are joined in a discussion with Mr. Wyllie over these current events.  The legal battle over Real ID certified licenses in the State of Florida will continue to be challenged in a recently sponsored Tallahassee based legislation, HB 109 (R-Larry Ahern).   SOURCES: Adrian Wyllie protests by not renewing his Florida license  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOTOenwxsQI CSPAN Homeland Security & Terrorism Threats Forum, as mentioned http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/TerrorismThrea Renditions of efforts to implement State-to-Federal drivers license information sharing databases. DIVS: http://beatthechip.blogs

  • Design 4 Privacy Challenge awards win to Gibberbot at DEFCON 19

    06/08/2011 Duração: 16min

    LAS VEGAS- The (r)evolution of privacy in technology was tweeted tonight at the Develop 4 Privacy awards at the DEFCON 19 hacker conference in Las Vegas. 3rd Place went to Obscuracam (Guardian Project), 2nd place to tiqr (https://tiqr.org/), an open source authenticator, and the 1st prize award to Gibberbot (Guardian Project). The winning applications were developed using the principles of Privacy by Design. One of the winning developers, Harlo Holmes, Guardian Project's mobile app developer for the Android platform, spoke with us about Obscuracam, Gibberbot and her DEFCON experience. Holmes, a Facebook early adopter, talks about what the winning apps do to protect privacy, social networks and the societal goals at the Guardian Project. Privacy by Design policies and best practices are fast becoming the most resilient way to reinforce privacy values for technologies in the marketplace. "The Develop for Privacy challenge is a great way to raise awareness for principles of privacy by design at a develo

  • The employment marketplace, E-Verify and the US immigration climate

    30/07/2011 Duração: 24min

    CEI analyst Alex Nowrasteh digests today's Immigration climate for reform, The Legal Workforce Act bill (HR 2164), DHS' RIDE initiative, the E-Verify data base & an anniversary for SB 1070.  This is the other pic of Alex Nowrasteh.  REFERENCE ARTICLES & MEDIA The Legal Workforce Act (HR 2164) IN FAVOR: MANDATORY E-VERIFY: 2 more co-sponsor Chairman Smith's bill  OPPOSED:Privacy groups protest proposed E-Verify bill Jim Harper on FOX's Freedom Watch covers E-Verify *cited during Interview  WHY (EVVE) RIDE Initiative may lead State's to Real ID certification

  • Border enforcement, land management bill redefines borders 100 miles inland from coasts

    16/04/2011 Duração: 26min

    BTC - A new house bill sponsored by Rep. Bishop (R-UT) would allow a DHS policy waiver of 36 federal laws to construct US border fences to become law.  The National Security and Federal Lands Protection bill would change border definitions, expanding the reach of federal border enforcement 100 miles inland from coast to coast.   From the bill: (c) CLARIFICATION RELATING TO WAIVER AUTHORITY.—(1) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other  provision of law (including any termination date re-lating to the waiver referred to in this subsection),the waiver by the Secretary of Homeland Securityon April 1, 2008, under section 102(c)(1) of the Ille-gal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsi-bility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1103 note; Public Law104–208) of the laws described in paragraph (2)with respect to certain sections of the internationalborder between the United States and Mexico andbetween the United States and Canada shall be con-sidered to apply to all sections of the

  • The torture of Brad Manning

    16/12/2010 Duração: 16min

    We deserve better.  The armed service members in this country deserve better.  However- the sad truth is that Pvt. Bradley Manning is experiencing the US institution of torture and rendition consistent with being classified as a "terrorist".  This is what the United States military has been reduced to: extorting us towards crushing debt to pay for torture, rape and incarceration of our own citizens when THEY TELL THE TRUTH.   Be reminded, we may demand a different standard than, "shut up, lay down and take it without making any noise". Daniel Ellsberg, a pioneer in the art of the leak led to a revolution in public awareness.  This was before news organizations were infiltrated by retired military plants. It's all we can do to to just stay dedicated to blowing the whistle, until the people comes down like rain on the worst form of endurable governance in our name in US history yet.  If the Obama Administration has mishandled the affairs of Brad Manning it may lead to Nix

  • FBI misbehavin' & shadowy ways of government "Flexians"

    30/09/2010 Duração: 02h06min

    This week on Waking Up Orwell  **** KPDO PREMIERE DELAYED***   The station, in an ambitious 4 day effort to install new programming board, is still in it's testing stages and will be automated 9/29/2010. This gives us an additional week to upgrade graphics, develop the website and come up with ways to promote the show.  " 22nd Century"  music by Kelis THIS WEEKS NEWS:  This about sums the national state of affairs pertaining to civil liberty this week. "A bad weekend for civil liberties"  http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/9/27/905707/-A-bad-weekend-for-privacy,-civil-liberties   DIY Government http://beatthechip.blogspot.com/2010/09/upgrades-and-exemptions-electronic.html This weeks bid for sanity is to add your public comments about the Dept. Homeland  Security's request to for exemption from  legal conditions set  by the ECPA or Electronic Privacy Act of 1974 to monitor e-mail, phone calls, and anything else that creates a record from an electronic puls

  • An explanation and an apology to Muslim America

    10/09/2010 Duração: 01h43min

    WAKING UP ORWELL "GOES THERE" We are featuring two rapidly spliced interviews addressing the increase in violence against Muslim Americans in the continental U.S.   We wish we could have gotten this to you sooner. Dan Merchant, Film Director, asks God to save us from his [email protected] 7:47The Park 51 Cordoba Center Special Analysis with Shahid Buttar of the BORDC. @55:05Music from Kelis: Flesh Tone Album [Think Donna Summer does Electro.]@ 51:40

  • SEASON FINALE: Triple Treat: Erasing David, Edwin Black & Florida v. Real ID

    28/05/2010 Duração: 02h24min

    THIS WEEK ON WAKING UP ORWELL: EDWIN BLACK * ERASING DAVID* FLORIDIANS AGAINST REAL ID  Waking Up Orwell is taking the Summer off so we can focus on developing a classic analog technology, tried and true, to create futuristic revenue streams.  We return in the fall.  You'll like it when we do.   WHEN YOU DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK...kiss your friends goodbye with some Miami basics c/o DJ Ryan Morales.  http://ryanmorales.podOmatic.com/entry/2010-04-29T18_05_10-07_00  Should The Government Take on Facebook? http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/should-government-take-on-facebook/ ON FILM:  David Bond celebrates UK moments of Liberty and his attempt to erase himself in privacy thriller Erasing David  [@32:07] David Bond producer of UK film Erasing David speaks with us about the UK's recent decision to move away from their national identity program and a new direction for their civil liberty.   Bond's film was 3 years in the making.  His discover

  • TSA vs. The Identity Project

    20/05/2010 Duração: 01h14min

    THIS WEEK ON WAKING UP ORWELL  Make sure to search "Facebook" on the search bar located on our blog BeatTheChip.org to pull up all of this weeks news.  Why waste a perfectly good show complaining about it when really important news is getting no coverage - like in the case of our Special Guest.    NEW TO THE SHOW:  Ambient Music!   Here's how it works... cue music up from the following link and hit the play button during Ed Hasbrouck's world class interview.  You can listen to the interview with or without the sound.  It should calm it down so you can be a rational sane person during and after this interview vs. someone super agitated while you have to do pragmatic things like... work and concentrating on driving. MUSIC HERE: http://techno-minimal.podOmatic.com/player/web/2010-05-19T07_05_05-07_00   CHECK OUT THE INDENTITY PROJECT HERE :http://www.papersplease.org/wp/ SPECIAL GUEST:  Edward Hasbrouck, leading privacy & travel identity blogger & ad

  • BORDC's local agenda ; Nevada license update

    06/05/2010 Duração: 01h21min

    HIS WEEK ON WAKING UP ORWELL DIY GOVERNMENT: Local city ordinances with Shahid Buttar; who is working on getting YOU in front of your City Council to recognize your rights to a free society in America. Check out more of their work on BORDC.org . NEVADA's REAL ID REVISITED: Will the process for Real ID change much now that the 120 executive order period is over? We check in with ACLU of Nevada's, Rebecca Gasca about how their State, like many other states, is being sold little known incremental compliances while the law remains on the books. Do you know if your being redistricted based on how many prisoners there are in your district according to the Census? Find out at PrisonerOfTheCensus.org Watch: Pennsylvania's Amnesty TV Ad " We know who you are!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybcu2itqvEQ You have to see it to believe exactly how Orwellian this is! Does it discourage prosperity? Yes. It makes me not want to own anything or have any property mortgaged due to government entitlements. Whatever, Govern

  • Inside Edition with AZ Republic's, JJ Hensley

    29/04/2010 Duração: 50min

    THIS WEEK ON WAKING UP ORWELL DIY GOVERNMENT: Help Nevada fight for their rights for a free identity http://www.aclunv.org/category/issue/privacy/realid-redux In this weeks news: Gizmodo's controversial status, their many legal assists and details on "iPhonegate", pay-to-say in Wisconsin, Red-light scameras fold and how to deal with Facebook and the EPIC amount of privacy violations due to Instant Personalization. This week we are joined by Public Safety reporter for the Arizona Republic, JJ Hensley. We asked Hensley about detention of US citizens since the passage of SB 1070, the now infamous Arizona law requiring citizens to show their "papers" to law enforcement on demand. SB 1070 was recently condemned by President Obama for being "poorly conceived" due to it's racial profiling impacts on natives and legal residents of Arizona.

  • DOUBLE FEATURE: Immigration & Police State special

    22/04/2010 Duração: 01h55min

    Waking Up Orwell's 2 hour Immigration & Police State special. Interview start times are in bold. 1st hour -  News magazine coverage of this week's chronicle of dystopia followed by instructions on how to assert your rights over a police interaction with Scott Morgan of FlexYourRights. org. (42:44) 2nd Hour - Alex Norwrasteh, an analyst for Competetive Enterprise Institute (01:06:28) covers the nasty business of Immigration and Arizona's police state bill, SB 1070.  He also exposes the anti-immigrant movement as a pan-partisan strategy initiated and sustained by the type of Global Green who are in favor of eugenics.  Why?  To depopulate North America.  How it plays out shocked me and I know it will surprise anyone who listens.   It will change the way you see Republicans, Progressives and the way you've interpreted social darwinism in the past.    

  • SPECIAL EDITION: Dissapearing with Evan Ratliff, a story of evading a WIRED identity

    15/04/2010 Duração: 01h09min

    For Tax Day only, we are switching from our regular formatted programming to bring you a special talk with Evan Ratliff, a co-editor for WIRED Magazine who created an assignment to disappear with strategic aims to not be found. WIRED's sponsored contest had escalating tiers of money for the digital bounty hunter who could track down and catch Ratliff in his remote locations. Evan was in and out of disguises for the duration of his extended assignment. He toured with a band, became a granola hippie and even adopted a disguise as balding stereotype in a suit to evade getting "caught" for prize money. He shares a very unique story of how he did his best to evade being actively identified by those who tracked him down with arcane and creative digital clues. Relax, as much as you can, in this moderately paranoid yet entertaining tale of public evasion. ABOUT EVAN RATLIFF Evan Ratliff is a freelance journalist whose writing appears in Wired magazine, The New Yorker, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, O

  • The LATE-LATE HOOT for Privacy with PRA’s Thomas Cincotta

    09/04/2010 Duração: 01h05min

    "As usual, we get the best stuff for show and it is usually oh-so aptly timed. We start with good news report from traveling Libertarian Congressional candidate Philip Berg on his way to the D.C. area. This week’s DIY government segment becomes a challenge to go get your own FOIA dossiers back from the FBI - Thomas Cincotta tells you how."

  • The Lost EFF Episode found on podOmatic

    01/04/2010 Duração: 39min

    Due to previous technical difficulties, the EFF was so rudely interrupted.  http://beatthechip.blogspot.com/2010/03/waking-up-orwell-seeks-new-radio-home.html It's high time Lee Tien, FOIA counsel for the Electronic Frontier Foundation had opportunity to tell the truth about the FBI, FOIA and Facebook as well as the Census and a few other really important things that relate to your privacy in todays adventures in computing. Listen here!          

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