Technology & Security Update – Deprogram Ep. 16

#Snowden #NSA #ATT | More Snowden documents have thrown a spotlight back onto the NSA’s spying programs using telecommunication giants AT&T and Verizon. According to the newly released documents, the NSA and AT&T worked together from 2003 to 2013 to sweep up communications that flowed through AT&T as well as other telecoms as part of the surveillance network Stellar Wind.

#Windows10 | Windows 10 snoops and reports to Microsoft even if privacy settings enabled. Windows 10 continues to send private information to Microsoft servers despite privacy settings. Windows claims the data is to enhance user experience. The data sent includes a user identification number. Windows also uses a live tile system that it updates constantly, but even if those tiles are disabled, windows sends information to the computer via un-encrypted links. Windows also continues to update it’s Onedrive with information from your computer even if you’ve disabled Onedrive. many privacy advocates are worried as Windows access to your computers information despite the privacy settings you’ve set. 

#Surveillance #Stingray | New documents unveiled by Ali Winston and the Center for Investigative Reporting reveal that Chicago and Los Angeles are using military surveillance technology to sweep up citizens data. Dirtboxes were purchased in Chicago through asset forfeiture cases and in Los Angeles, a $260,000 Homeland Security grant was used.

“Deprogram”, a live show hosted by Zo and Niko that attempts to examine the roots of the struggles that preside throughout different communities.

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