Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Network Analysis - They Use It Because It Works



Lots of stories about the feds spying on people recently. Apparently they don't need to know the conversations to make good guess as to what is going on.



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http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/polisci/faculty/chwe/ps269/han.pdf

and

http://kieranhealy.org/blog/archives/2013/06/09/using-metadata-to-find-paul-revere/


10 comments:

  1. Silently grinning as the public chases the bait about what Homeland Security means on the NSA level. Meanwhile, local politicians are using the same tools to load the public payroll with loyal followers. In Taiwan, if you are not a member of the Communist Party, you can't get a public job as even a dog catcher, or with any of their loyal private enterprise cohorts. Where does it end?

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    1. Sure you have your countries correct? China maybe?

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    2. Oh, no. There are no innocents here. Local government is just as guilty as anybody. There's a new hen in the house for the foxes to play with. Be careful where you place your trust.

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  2. The spy programs run by the NSA remind me of a girl who is a little bit pregnant. You either are pregnant, or you are not, there really is not kind of pregnant.
    The Dc’ers admit they are violating the constitution, but only a little bit and in the best interest of the public. If they are violating the Constitution, even if it is for the benefit of the public, then they are making the claim the Constitution is just a set of suggestions rather than the rule of law. They are wrong.
    Whether it is emails or phone calls, I have nothing to worry about when it comes to being afraid that they might find terrorist activities on my part. They would be very bored analysis my communications. That said, I do find it offensive my information would be included. What they are doing, according to the Constitution is wrong and needs to be stopped, if indeed there is any value to be had adhering to the US Constitution is to be followed as law.
    Just my 2 cents.

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  3. Don't overlook the eavesdropping done by the local police force, especially when Zacharias, Keffler and Slagel were running the show. There is lots of phone, Internet and camera surveillance equipment in the the city's arsenal being used under the pretence of Homeland Security. Keep in mind the Chief works for the City Manager.

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  4. It'd be one thing if the erosion of our privacy meant we are better protected from terrorism, but the Boston Marathon bombing shows that not to be the case.

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  5. Not saying I agree with the data mining but just perhaps there would be a lot more events like Boston if it were not for the surveillance. Boston bombing does not indicate not better protected.

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    1. The more these tools become available, the more people will seek to use them for their own purposes. When secrets are tighly controlled, secrets are tightly controlled. You'd be a fool to think all that money spent on crime fighting gear didn't include all the latest Homeland Security toys. A person would also have to be just down right ignorant to think there are no bad cops or bad actors in Richardson. Live with it.

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  6. If you are renting a single family home or duplex in Richardson, the city requires landlords to share your name, phone number, number of family members(occupants) and occupancy date and you are mapped like sex offenders!
    http://discovery.cor.gov/rentalsmap/rentalsmap.html

    The city required all registered landlords to fill this out EVERY YEAR (at least until 2012, not sure if that has changed in 2013) even when a change in tenancy didn't occur.
    http://www.cor.net/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=5891

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    1. Neighborhood Nazis!

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