Edward Snowden on German TV – NATO zone Media Blackout

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Edward Snowden on German TV – NATO zone Media Blackout
« on: February 06, 2014, 12:47:22 AM »
FULL VIDEO – Edward Snowden on German TV – NATO zone Media Blackout
This interview with Edward Snowden was blocked from US & German television networks. No major news outlets are covering this story. The video is immediately taken down every time it’s posted on Youtube.
 http://www.911forum.org.uk/board/viewtopic.php?p=166544#166544
  http://nextnewsnetwork.com/news/full-video-edward-snowden-on-german-tv-us-media-blackout/



Victims Of GCHQ's Denial Of Service Attacks Start Asking Who Are The Real Criminals?
 http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140205/09440926098/those-convicted-ddos-attacks-uk-wondering-why-gchq-was-allowed-to-ddos-them.shtml
 http://www.911forum.org.uk/board/viewtopic.php?p=166544#166544

from the doesn't-seem-right dept
Earlier today, we wrote about the latest Snowden docs, in which it was revealed that the UK spy agency, GCHQ, was engaged in  DDoS attacks on people participating in Anonymous chats and other events, while also helping to identify certain participants, leading to their eventual arrests and convictions. Basically, it looks like GCHQ was engaged in widespread DDoSing, while at the same time helping to convict some kids for doing their own DDoSing. We've already questioned whether or not GCHQ is even supposed to be doing that to UK citizens (they're supposed to be focused on foreign targets), but some of those convicted are already questioning how it's right that they were convicted of the same thing that the GCHQ itself was doing to them.

 Chris Weatherhead was  sentenced to 18 months in prison for participating in a DDoS against Paypal, Mastercard and Visa (one of the first big Anonymous DDoS attacks, in response to those 3 companies cutting off payments to Wikileaks). Now he's pointing out that GCHQ was  DDoSing his own servers, and he wonders how that's right:
 Meanwhile, another Anonymous participant, Jake Davis, who was  arrested and banned from the internet seems  equally angry about things for pretty good reasons:
 Davis has also written a long piece concerning all this that is absolutely worth reading, asking a simple question:  who are the real criminals here?
Why do British government spooks so brazenly attempt to inhibit the activities of acephalous online collectives and not, say, the hate-filled Westboro Baptist Church, or chat networks that encourage racism or paedophilia?

Or maybe the more important question: how can they even be permitted to launch these attacks at all? There's no justification for how nonchalant a democratic government can be when they breach the very computer misuse rules they strongly pushed to set in place.

When we look at what Western governments are doing - snooping on our emails, infecting our computers, intercepting our phone communications, following our avatars around in online games, backdooring our public encryption, discrediting our Internet viewing habits, encouraging illicit activity and even engaging in their own illicit activity - we have to ask ourselves: who are the real criminals here?

Others have similarly wondered if GCHQ is going to  have to face charges over this, given that these actions appear to be entirely outside of its mandate and mission, and seem more compelled by just general dislike of some kids messing around.



FULL VIDEO – Edward Snowden on German TV – NATO zone Media Blackout
This interview with Edward Snowden was blocked from US & German television networks. No major news outlets are covering this story. The video is immediately taken down every time it’s posted on Youtube.
 http://nextnewsnetwork.com/news/full-video-edward-snowden-on-german-tv-us-media-blackout/

 FULL TRANSCRIPT:
 Interviewer: Mr. Snowden, did you sleep well the last couple of nights? Because, I was reading that you asked for a kind of police protection. Are there any threats?

 Snowden: There are significant threats but I sleep very well. There was an article that came out in an online outlet called BuzzFeed where they interviewed officials from the Pentagon, from the National Security Agency and they gave them anonymity to be able to say what they wanted, and what they told the reporter was that they wanted to murder me. These individuals, and these are acting government officials, they said they would be happy, they would love to put a bullet in my head, to poison me as I was returning from the grocery store, and have me die in the shower.

Source Marlborough Research Group


 
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