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one hundred and fifty volunteers wiki. teachers say it is working class attendance has improved the volunteers also act as security guards to be a child used to be innocent and care for me but it comes to an abrupt end with the burden of young children. with a mother behind bars. each other and decide whether to stick together. the family in the hope of a challenge across the us mexico border the other side of the. documentary at this time. i'm richelle carey and oh hala take a look at the top stories on al-jazeera the u.s. is calling on the united nations to act against iran over the firing of rockets from yemen into saudi arabia on saturday
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a ballistic missile was launched words from territory held by iranian backed with the rebels the u.n. has criticized saudi arabia as a blockade of yemen calling it catastrophic saudi arabia has blocked all your many air land and sea ports in response to the missile attacks from across the border international aid groups are calling on riyadh to provide access fuel prices in yemen have increased more than sixty percent and cooking gas prices have doubled. the situation is catastrophic in yemen it's the worst food crisis we're looking at in the world today seven million people on the brink of famine millions of people being kept alive by our human to turn over ration so this is lifeline that must be continued every single day if the supplies pipeline comes to a halt food insecurity will deepen and we will be confronted with an even greater humanitarian crisis food fuel and medicine imports must continue to enter the
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country the u.s. state department says it expects saudi arabia's anti-corruption drive to be carried out in a fair and transparent way dozens of prominent saudis including leading business men and princes were detained over the weekend as part of an investigation led by crown prince mohammed bin solomon we continue to encourage the saudi authorities to pursue the prosecution of people they believe to have been corrupt officials we expect them to do it in a fair and transparent manner we call on the government of saudi arabia to do that . u.s. president donald trump has been forced to abandon that attempted visit to the korean demilitarized zone truck tried to reach the area by helicopter but was forced to turn back because of bad weather a convoy waited for the fog to clear a bit a second attempt at the sunrise trip was eventually cancel the de-militarized zone is the boundary separating north and south korea earlier president trump struck
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a more conciliatory tone towards north korea during his visit to seoul he said u.s. led efforts to ramp up the pressure on pyongyang are making progress and in a departure from recent comments pushing for military action he said he prefers a diplomatic solution to the crisis about two hundred cataloged mayors have flown to brussels to show their support to the ousted leader karla's put him on cattle and his former president went into self imposed exile in belgium last month after being fired by spain's central government he's now facing charges of rebellion and sedition which some odd appears to be focusing less on gaining independence and more and regaining the region's strict autonomy from spain but schools of close in a key race for governor in the us swing state of virginia is being watched closely as an indicator of whether democrats can gain momentum ahead of next year's midterm elections the contest is viewed by many as a referendum on donald trump it's just one of the various states holding local elections across us the french prime minister has publicly backed the satirical
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magazine charlie hebdo bowing to punish those who have issued death threats against the magazine over its latest issue charlie hebdo was attacked in two thousand and fifteen after publishing cartoons of the prophet mohammed the latest edition features a sexually provocative depiction a muslim scholar tariq ramadan he's taken a leave of absence following allegations of sexual misconduct including rape. new information continues to emerge about the gunman who killed twenty six people in a church in the united states on sunday according to a local television station in texas to having kelly escaped a mental health facility five years ago he was sent there for beating his wife and stepson kelly also made death threats to military superiors and tried to smuggle guns on to an air base while serving in the air force. twitter as doubling the one hundred forty character limit that means longer tweets for all those cramming to
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fit their message the company announced the changes which are effective immediately boost to two hundred eighty characters will be available and most languages but those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after digital dissidents thanks for your time.
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at the moment we are in a state of universally deception i took an oath to support on the constitution and on taking notes fortified us a good start and did something that was important and it was early act to call these people super heroes it is not so good because it shuts them up. for some people they are super heroes for others simply traitors whistleblowers like daniel ellsberg thomas drake william binney and would snowden. hackers and activists like the wiki leaks founder julian assange and the former british secret service agent and emotional they want to support the complete surveillance of our society they oppose intelligence agencies governments and corporations and for this they are threatened hounded and imprisoned. quietly so committed what drives them.
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to. san francisco california. the cradle of our modern day. puter industry home to creative technicians and visionaries hackers and whistleblowers. in a suburb of san francisco lives the godfather of all whistleblowers. daniel ellsberg . and probably the only whistleblower that i know of who can make a living as a lecture because i'm the one who was put on trial for a hundred fifteen years i'm the one who isn't involved in the president being resigning because of his crimes against me so he made me notorious enough. that i can make
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a living here who looked and. studied economics science at harvard in the one nine hundred fifty s. after graduating he enrolled like many fellow whistleblowers in the military. and of. you she courage here all right and you have a conventional sure high courage you've been trained for you've been disciplined for but you sheer it happens you have the training works and people are risking their bodies and their life. every minute. at the end of the one nine hundred sixty s. ellsberg worked at the u.s. embassy in vietnam. he became known by publishing the secret pentagon papers which proved that the us president had lied to the american public about the vietnam war for years.
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ellsberg decided to make the documents public after meeting peace activists who had refused the draft. i would not have thought of doing it if i didn't have the example of many many people . who are going to prison for nonviolent resistance to the craft. in one nine hundred sixty nine else greg began smuggling parts of the pentagon papers out of the government agency he worked for and copy them over the following months. a total of seven thousand pages of secret documents. in march one nine hundred seventy one he passed the documents to the new york times who eventually printed them. ellsberg surrendered himself and was charged with theft and unauthorized possession of pentagon material.
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the trial collapsed when it came to light that nixon and illegally wiretapped ellsberg. and agents had broken into his psychiatry ists office. ellsberg there after remained a free man. if they arrest me or indict me then i will say it was only me. patricia saying next to me didn't cooperate. so happens and she i couldn't figure out why she wasn't indicted by the way because she had done the right to copy. her free card her fragrance folded paper or here i thought it was because she didn't want such a beautiful woman sitting next to me at the defense table in front of the jury.
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i would advise people now not to do what i did to reveal themselves if they can avoid it. i reveal myself for the same reason you know dear. essentially we knew that other people would be suspected and maybe even charged with cancer consentual evidence against. people who might look more more guilty than you did. in a way i would rather take the risks of democracy and the risks or should. mr daniel ellsberg.
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we have a third analyst who will be joining us from russia one of the one of my real heroes and i think many people in this room many people in the hacker community many people in america. edward snowden welcome. thank you. more than forty years after daniel ellsberg n.s.a. employee edward snowden emerges as a whistleblower in the usa now has a new public enemy number one. thanks to manning and now do you i'm getting more favorable publicity. in forty years is already happening. because suddenly people who were all for putting me in prison for life before now realize that i was really a very good guy i was the. i was the good whistleblower and so i'm i'm totally of course i rejected this from the beginning that i didn't want to be
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a foil for. showing a badly to people that i totally admired there was a moment of hope x. hobart's conference in july in new york city. ellsberg was having a live conversation with snowden we have a front as americans and as members of the global community and know the broad outlines of the our policies that have a significant impact on lives and i think that's something that tom grant showed me how to do the right way. there was a moment where he said. very clearly very distinctly that i showed him the right way. i had always hope that it's now become a law. thomas drake served during the cold war in europe in the one nine hundred eighty s. with the u.s. air force which included work as
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a signals analyst on spy planes hoovering the soviet union so my day job is a reconnaissance orbiter country. and they're right in my life was computers. this was it was a vast a world that you're now you gave you both in particular you're a very quickly you know these old morris dial you know chaos you know. gallagher's all that were. in the one nine hundred ninety s. drake worked as a software developer for the cia in september two thousand and one he was hired as a senior analyst by the n.s.a. . my first ever job as nine eleven we were working you know sixteen eighteen hour days i mean it was bad that those four months after nine eleven are a blur because as it was just. your network we recognized that this was a significant event in history.
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whatever you got in a fight whatever you got the labs we need it whatever tools you can use to prosecute those behind. nine eleven do it. i was selected as the designated senior executive and say the lead up that effort to find anything we had to fight and so i did and that's where i brought to the attention of others tools techniques programs things are in the lab things are pilots things that are being dissed testbed the mantra that went out from n.s.a. by general hayden he kept going around saying we just need to make americans feel safe again feel safe even at banners. and i discovered during those first couple three weeks after nine eleven all this information that we as you imagine was pouring in after nine eleven literally being use to monitor and survey well
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and intercept u.s. domestic communications on an extraordinarily broad scale. i was finding this out within days of nine eleven and others were coming to me saying what are we doing top. among the snowden documents were figures for the u.s. secret service budget. since september eleventh they supposedly doubled by twenty five billion to fifty two billion u.s. dollars in two thousand and thirteen. the surveillance programs continued to metastasize they continue expand it in ways that still have not been fully revealed. and this became sort of the collect all mindset mentality what does that lead to well yes. you have these other interesting arrangements with certain internet providers and
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telecommunication concerns it's a temptation is are enormous and it's like a you know give us access or back in or open it up and that's what happened i mean and now you're seeing a lot of this unfold. the national security agency n.s.a. for short the largest foreign intelligence agency in the usa has been responsible for the worldwide monitoring of electronic communications since one thousand nine hundred fifty two. some of the thirty five thousand employees weren't comfortable with the massive expansion of surveillance and september eleventh. all of the colleagues that i knew which was just a handful bill binnie ed loomis kirk we chose to retire from the n.s.a. . a in late october two thousand and one they realize what was happening they could not stand by and see the subversion of the constitution and all the work that they had done being used for mass surveillance they left the agency i begged them to
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stay i chose to remain and fight from within as long as i could i got mad at them you know so i my my objective was that counterattack i don't believe in defense you know just sitting back and being defensive i mean you have to get out there and attack so that's what i started doing that was my point it's time to attack so basically was a declaration of war. against my government. william binney mathematician and programmer initially worked for the n.s.a. as an analyst then later as the technical director of the secret service. as the boss of a six thousand strong team he developed a wiretap program that anonymously filtered and processed large volumes of data.
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i tried to do the the right thing right after nine eleven trying to make a contribution that would make a difference they refused to accept it so it was basically blocked that there was nothing i could do they would accept nothing from me the n.s.a. directors decided against the program from vinny's team and i opted for another they collected much more data. the problem is i helped in designing the system that's in use. because i knew what was possible once they started using those programs and opening it up to massive data input on everybody in the planet so it was pretty clear that it was obvious to me how they were using it and what they're doing with it so i mean because i understood the design of the systems. and so after that when they started spying on us citizens violating the constitution i had to leave i couldn't be a part of all the criminal activity that was going on and that's fundamentally i
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call that treason against the country so i got out at the end of october following day two thousand and one. one year later binney submitted a complaint to the u.s. defense department for wasting state funds the complaint was examined but had no effect the patriot bill binney became a combative whistleblower a role model for many today. this illness is here friend came here intelligence resources integrity you know for two thousand and fifty two really. believe represents the path you think side of that you retain to let me clear this race like tom drake and say can you tell me this integrity is for c. and his passport thank you. as is yours as ours
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is very intelligent so worse of you. so think you know. i knew every major leader in say general hayden personally and i have to say that i met. with through the tape pretty character since i left. opted out of the system his colleague thomas drake fight against the violation of civil rights from within the n.s.a. . my new for the moment i stood up to my own supervisor and i went to her and said what are we doing violating the prime directive to cannot spy on americans our war you don't understand. i confronted my boss i go to the oed the officer general counsel i confront him and then he says don't ask any more questions. now you're faced with
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a dilemma i didn't give the order i'm not the one that was implementing the survey of the master valence program the digital dragnet what do you do i chose to blow the whistle. but how do you do that knowing there's a master valence program and knowing the n.s.a. was targeting targeting journalists. i made arrangements in encrypted form to communicate. by anonymous lee with this reporter. then i made a decision that i would meet the reporter. that was in february of two thousand and seven. the journalist subsequently published
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a number of articles about the waste and mismanagement of the n.s.a. the repercussions were enormous but the n.s.a. let the attacks come to nothing as drake did not prove the central part of his criticism with documents. this tactic suddenly stopped working in two thousand and thirteen. edward snowden's material that stuff he took made it absolutely impossible for them to deny what they were doing because it simply laid out in their terms on their slides what they were doing and it was impossible for them to deny it. i don't think mr snowden was a patriot. the way in which these disclosures happen have been. have been damaging to be united states and damaging to our intelligence capabilities people ask as i see it is the patriot or traitor you know that's the headline in all these things edward snowden patriot or that drives me nuts the very
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thought you know that people could regard it was a traitor we will likely. face is the cost in human lives on tomorrow's battlefield or in in some in some some place where where we will put our military forces you know when we ask them to go into harm's way and i think that's that's the greatest cost that we face with the disclosures that have that have been presented so far. you know who was the one person in the n.s.a. who did what he absolutely should have done how many people should have done what you did. thanks what snowden is revealing is a global trait to tension for democracy any. being a patriot doesn't rule you know obedience to authority. hiding
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aside your obligations to your people to your country for the benefit of your government is the opposite it isn't. until the revelations by edward snowden the warnings of intelligence agency critics were always shrugged off a speculation only after he had published all the original and it's a documents was there proof and concrete evidence provided for the first time. documents all the difference it is more risky to do that it also makes all the difference in terms of political effect snowden manning and i gave the documents less than one percent of the starting documents have been published and that's terrible terrible things those those documents do not belong to a journalist they do not belong to him but so so they do not belong to the national
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security agency they belong to history they're part of something that humanity has gone through every single one of us have been has been a victim of national security agency spying all human beings is the internet. the victims of it and the victims deserve to know what has happened to them. i think the opportunity is in producing a very broad global outrage about what has happened in every country and informing all the victims of that surveillance about what is actually happening to them and releasing enough documents so that all the technical industries. hackers
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and computer programmers can think of and other governments can work out how to protect us. julian assange hacker and journalist was interested in computer programming from an early age as a teenager he had already hacked into foreign data systems and military networks later he studied physics and mathematics in melbourne in two thousand and six he founded the whistle blowing web site wiki leaks which publishes secret documents of governments intelligence agencies and corporations kind of ellsberg was an inside inside was an insider. would say that i was never inside. i was. inside. you know tray and intelligence and big companies. as a computer hacker and later as an alibi analyst analyzing them material. so i had exotic came sense for what they were about that i never had to fear that one should
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work for these organizations. the people who were in the u.s. national security system it was like there are drug. drug out that made them powerful because there were groups that had a lot of power and that system has a way of talking about how the world works and how the united states empire is a good thing i can take a long time towards that drug out of the system i don't know it's because nearly entirely works that out of his system but the more recent was a blow is they still have perhaps some way to go the only difference i have from a charge is i think the only view is i think that he probably believes more in the value of total truth or near total transparency tonight too.
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for twenty three years mohsin has collected objects he finds along the coast. enough to pull his museum enough to break a guinness world record armed with a story for every object he's become an environmental activist and inspired artist and a voice for the plight of countless migrants. much music such as this time on al-jazeera . and hundred forty world on. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for dry riverbed like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly
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been able to escape the war. tracing the fall from prosperity to financial ruin this is beside need a movement where we humanized that nothing was first wealthy in the wake of the devastating impact to save the bank means also for save the deposit simple ordinary citizen and the failure to prevent disaster banks and political leaders of the people who needed to learn the less i gora from democracy to the markets at this time on al-jazeera. i'm richelle carey and these are the top stories on al-jazeera and the u.s. is calling on the united nations to act against iran over the firing of rockets from yemen into saudi arabia on saturday
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a ballistic missiles launched towards riyadh from territory held by iranian backed with the rebels state department says it expects saudi arabia's anti-corruption drive to be carried out in a fair and transparent way dozens of prominent saudis including leading businessmen and princes were detained over the weekend as part of an investigation led by crown prince mohammed bin solomon we continue to encourage the saudi authorities to pursue the prosecution of people they believe to have been corrupt officials we expect them to do it in a fair and transparent manner we call in the government of saudi arabia to do that as president on a pass been forced to abandon an attempted visit to the korean demilitarized zone try to try to reach the area by helicopter but was forced to turn back due to bad weather the convoy waited for the fog to clear but a second attempt at the sunrise trip was eventually cancelled they did militarized zone as the boundary separating north and south korea and earlier president struck
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a more conciliatory tone towards north korea during his visit to seoul he said u.s. led efforts to ramp up the pressure on pyongyang are making progress he said he prefers a diplomatic solution to the crisis but the u.s. state of virginia has elected a democratic governor in what's being seen as a rejection of donald trump's policies the race was being watched closely as an indicator of whether democrats can gain momentum and ahead of next year's midterms was also a win for the democrats in new jersey will fill murphy will succeed republican chris christie. the information continues to emerge about the gunman who killed twenty six people in a church in united states on sunday according to a local t.v. station in texas kelly escaped to the mental health facility five years ago he was sent there for beating his wife and stepson kelly also made death threats to military superiors while serving in the air force twitter as doubling the one hundred forty character limit that means longer tweets if you've been trying to
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cram in all those characters in a small message the company announced the changes which are effective immediately the post to two hundred eighty characters will be available in most languages those are the headlines news continues in al-jazeera after digital dissidents keep it or . it will.
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and wiki leaks highly explosive documents can still be published anonymously that otherwise would be withheld through nondisclosure or censorship. according to wiki leaks all documents were checked for authenticity one major aim is to force corporations and intelligence agencies to abide to more transparency and social responsibility to shed light on their well kept secrets which cover up illegal and immoral behavior. when yesterday down here as in front of him the young
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into. a form of yvonne does dominant. make it fun for you if somebody's kind of dog in afghanistan in fact i'll cite afghanistan's and this just as a rhetorical counterattack just like something out of kick out there just to say no no no you do that. and. unfortunately the us press is sort of. so vile that it preprinted this nonsense so what he needs reveals very concretely very strong accurate documentation how the us is our own records shows that it was involved in one way or another in the deaths of more than one hundred twenty thousand people in iraq and afghanistan between two thousand and four and two thousand and ten. and the u.s. government's response is maybe hypothetically as a result of this release of this material some afghan family or u.s.
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soldier. could face risks that's the standard accusation or like what tom drake did threaten military lives well exposing corruption fraud waste and abuse doesn't threaten military lives continuing them threatens military lives the end result is that they are forced to admit last year on the earth that a single person had been harmed as a result of publications while. sons demand the protection of individual privacy on the one hand and on the other radical transparency of governments and corporations but what are the motives of whistleblowers why do intelligence insiders step forward into the light risking
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their careers their lives to expose the wrongdoings of those in power. is there a common name a collective mission of this broad alliance and while that makes it patriotic it secret service agents and archaic hackers cyberpunks and intellectual publicists the common theme with among all of us is that we support human rights and that we support the public's right to know information and especially when it threatens the public or threatens the democracy or freedom of individuals i mean that's the kind of common theme that goes through all of it i think but it's a lonely act that you come it as one person but i was convicted by the truth of what i knew so i made a conscious choice to yes violate a nondisclosure agreement and we also took the oath to protect and defend the
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constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic so that means even our government if it's violating the constitution so we have we have to be sponsibility to stand up against that it's the moral agency you're confronted by activity that demands a response. and you're in a pipe swear you have access to information you have access your eye witness series such an eyewitness or you or you were brought into awareness. five. and what you had to have a specific going past him. when he's been off the mind i'm just monday's contest is kind of divines initial event association with you but some of us have hospice then . my fondest bits in and out of tons are. done on site this does. have an advantage. so all of sudden bosses wouldn't need
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someone to fuck. off and mention the fed it is recently. this is going for from. the. high profile leaks we fun fun fun many friends know. it does fun but it's kind not when it's. this absolute no definition and i know steve music will have always just i mean. to call these people superheroes is not so good because. they get it i admire that but fear me i'm not a superhero who thinks of themselves as a superhero me not you know we're sixteen year old. dream you know. if you get your excuse for not doing it it doesn't take a superhero and these people know these people were going to turn the ship are heroes michael in the fog it was no wouldn't it is the name be on to
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a. few months to a month on clothes and most of whom this is. often. only signed in if it becomes act you know who would be content and because of us and we could put in who become ten of the on the inside team was going with this off. fifty push it's own somebody's khana in space on the do it's of interest because that's when all the hits because in the in the chilis it was no didn't go into any longer at least seem to be in. thirty eight a scene to even see one who seemed to. time this is i was kicked out of what i see it was it was no didn't it's not in this i'm a bit insane he months we've the snowden what does it seem under julian that especially to be interesting that you know many coming to tony's top of the top officer vowed not to let this be
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a nation for months and that simpson. is not tradition have to a consequence of events. then you still have no if someone dies if they think that's the trusteeship this with the best is about does a slow down a t.v. . when done with conflict kids design does testify to the picking of what so ever on this must a new pledge to ensure fat doesn't mean we have a new mindset to most this tour. each democracy punch. each country whether it's going to be democratic or not knowing everything about the private lives of all of their citizens religious
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leaders their journalists their judges and their ordinary people could be turned into its forms. with those people knowing almost nothing about the good of the government be ok with sugar too and the people being transparent you guys this is the most ridiculous i've ever seen you know you fire everybody in the country and everybody in war you're not an invalid. and so your secret. if you don't have prissy in your communications you can't guarantee they can hold a telephone conversation or rational mellow view stuff from the internet or read books and once that is known to the authorities and it can you begin to sell censor what you say and what you read. and. is a former agent of the british national intelligence agency m i five. he begins with draw a little bit feel normal life because you're told you can't mention your being
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a christian by five and that means that people tend to focus much more on their life within and i thought i'd say begin to socialise a lot more with other people there because you can talk about stuff. and also you end up mainly in the relationships with your fellow intelligence officers this is how i met my former partner and colleague david shayler. when schiller made the illegal practices of the intelligence service public and supported him in becoming a whistleblower. in one nine hundred ninety seven shortly before the publication of the secret documents the couple flew to france. they went underground for a year and subsequently lived in paris for to use in two thousand they returned to london or went to prison. was spared since then she fights for government accountability and campaigns for the rights of whistleblowers when david shayler and i ended up going on the run in the whistle on a series of crimes from m i five. we were very conscious of exactly how they could
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be termed here as an investigator yes so where every week. thought well the telephone might be compromised the computer might be completely honest there might be microphones in where we're living there might be video cameras recording what we did and also people might be turned to put against us so they're all these different techniques that they can use and this is way back in the ninety's and love year so even at that point when we were on the run from a life of cross europe we used the only sure fire way that we need to communicate to each other securely which was to put a piece of glass or ceramic on a surface and put one sheet of paper on it and then you cover it so that nothing can read what you write in the paper you don't say anything you just write what you want on the piece of paper and then you allow the other person to read that message so there's no idea they can be no video and they could be you know in print under that one piece of paper and of course you have to get rid of that piece of paper so
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you have to burn it out polarize the ashes and the cost it the wins or to actually doesn't do because we know that our computers our telephones all of that can be compromised the video can be switched on maybe the audit committee switched on mostly they can log what we write on the keyboards they can even and this comes from the snowden disclosures they can even use my queries apparently to beam into the screen and read what you're typing. we live in a digital world where little remains unseen. turning privacy into another luxury good.
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bleak science fiction visions of a powerful surveillance apparatus with seemingly endless technical possibilities. now only seems a question of time how does this change our behavior if every move we make every word we say is recorded and analyzed which roles will we have to play and who's writing the script. having lived with that sensing demick surveillance i can tell you it's a corrosive to human spirit so once you lose that sense privacy and you start to self censor you start to be an effective and fully integrated system of that country supremacy in my view is the last defense against a slide towards a police state or to tell a terran isn't if you let go of your rights from moment you've lost them for a lifetime and that's why this matters is because it happened and we didn't know you or told.
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us you say you have nothing to hide the thing to worry about i have nothing to fear no hero language ok fine church church if you're going to do it. yes well just give me your keys yeah a car rental car rather readily said yes you have your purpose do you use google eulogy you know what. you have facebook will give you know your passwords you have a medical records truck goes over to me to oh by the way all those bank accounts and all the records you just give me for safe keeping you have independent courts can you have an independent press. none of the n.s.a. now has the potential to know every source of every journalist and every story. by
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following the email following the forms following the people with their g.p.s. with their rifle. to say this is. the op this year here and in a mass and it of a hong. talking start and they are the masters or the general is not about to ground it's not about surveying me it's about sadam and os. it's about watching the company for everybody in the country and on a global scale. in harsh contrast to the recently emerged facts great public outcry has not yet been
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heard. now why don't people care in the u.k. it's a very easy answer partly it's cultural because he's still in love with james bond and our political leaders immediately came out in defense of the intelligence agencies saying we know what they do they follow the law everyone go back to sleep don't worry so that basically in frame you see it in the u.k. it wasn't i think in as i said usa brazil and germany but it's amazing how quickly people forget. this and this does my message out as. impertinent to mix my interest on the endorsement because well it's about persuasion and something kind of brand of global swati putting so close me into actually and then having talked to the nixon berger. in that.
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when it became known in autumn two thousand and thirteen that the private cell phone of german chancellor angela merkel was tapped by the n.s.a. the public outcry in germany was initially large until then the german american friendship had been close and germany believed to be an equal partner the united states. the friends spine and friends of course they get everybody does next i mean we caught the israelis spying on us several times what did that do to our relationship but not really anything because we know everybody does that ok if you're a leader of a country in the world you're a target everybody wants to know what you're thinking so you are a target friends and foes right everybody's looking to see or trying to find out what you're thinking universally true i mean i guess that's why diplomacy was
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started right back and thousands of years ago so so i mean it's nothing new chancellor merkel when she found out as to her private phone was being tapped i mean she should have and understood that from the beginning i mean there and her security should have told her that from the beginning and given her some protection since all the leaders understood it the fact that it's exposed you have to object maybe publicly but in reality afterward you the relationship is too important to jeopardize just for a simple thing that you already knew was happening. as you have anything i know of this dimension. this into this year that in different states in fairness there would be key leaks it's the n.s.a. affair that. flows. t.v. or two on buzz it was in for you see. feel iced over school good. kind on the mukesh cuts on the getting votes again just in the first government to only give us
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a visit that's only but my. problem in relation to both of violence is exactly the same as the problem with global warming it's like i say it's not at all affect here right now individually why is global warming interested in your unwise and i say interesting you call it a warming affects everyone because in general changing things folks violence
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affects everyone because it leads to a general change in the nature of so i say sure quite a warming is invisible. impenetrable you only kind of glimpse maybe today was a bit harder i don't know what it's like when students. similarly massive surveillance is invisible it's conducted at these points that connect continents together or by the n.s.a. staking its fangs into google. and these are extremely physical and complex technologies that everyone except specialists does not understand specialists understand that and saying that everyone else my god can you see what's happening simulate relation to greenhouse gas as climate scientists understand it saying my god can you see what's happening in the case of. climate science well there's a counter lobby which is the fossil fuel companies and all those profiting from that in the case of boxer violence there's the silence industry and intelligence
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agencies and so on and all those who are sucking down that information and profit from it and form a lot when the other direction so very similar. the fear of terrorist attacks makes the mass surveillance a necessary evil for many the much quoted if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear often legitimizes the snooping of covert agencies yet many are unaware of the actual extent of the surveillance. basically a big program which provides the raw data and then be analyzed it so it can be subjected to rules written. for. it says everything do. is being analyzed it's being weighed it's being measured.
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but the intelligence services are not the only ones monitoring communications and processing massive data. also pride. corporations like google amazon facebook and apple collect millions of pieces of information about us to analyze and monetize. that's i think it's the south that's my own sacked that. since there was stuff this i don't know and it's just via chaff in a slick not a sit down stuff thank us and i just ask to be honest. we don't really know what exactly happens with our own digital trails our data is transferred invisibly to huge data centers. sublimating into a complex new identity creating our digital self.
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smartphones capture a communication behavior along when where and with whom we talk. the data we create assembling our digital self is also of interest as a juicy source of information for the intelligence community. i don't disclose stifled and it's not just i phones that's all it's life it is i mean most smartphones of all these days. they were tapping the fiber lines between the google servers yet. they didn't even know this is going on google they got. by had a lot of. surveillance and. also a trace had to as
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a light it came out it was spying on us and the national security agency it was a server there was a risk plane coming to the embassy to apply for asylum. you've got to remember that inside the intelligence community there trumpet these things they're holding these guys up and as examples to say look if you say what's going on. even if even if you do it for the right reasons even if you do it at the right way there will be record. everything you do is being analyzed it's being weighed and it's being measured and it was close by. and it's not just i phones that are lost by things i mean no small
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fans of the state at the moment we are in a state of the universe flint said redwood started something that was growing act i would rather take the risks of democracy to the risks of the dictatorship digital dissidents at this time on al-jazeera. hello there we've got a very active weather system that's now moving away from the east coast of north america and you can see it hit working its way away from the eastern parts of the u.s. but still just about clinging on to some parts of the eastern parts of canada is still trailing its feet further south though so for some of us it's still going to
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