Episode 70 - Techocracy
Eric Renderking Fisk | November 25th, 2017
Walt Schnabel and Eric Renderking Fisk discuss the rise of a form of government that will be run by the technocrats and entrepreneurs who create new tools to make the population conform to their standards and supercomputers to make decisions. We discuss how the citizens in the western world freely submit their information to the government via social media and how our data is exploited via The Prism Program.
But first we talk to Jim Loretta and discuss some of the news from the past couple of weeks in the realm of the paranormal and unexplained.
Technocracy - Wikipedia
Technocracy is a system of governance where decision-makers are selected on the basis of technological knowledge. Scientists, engineers, technologists, or experts in any field, would compose the governing body, instead of elected representatives.
Internet kill switch - Wikipedia
An Internet kill switch is the cybercrime and countermeasures concept of activating a single shut off mechanism for all Internet traffic. The concept behind having a kill switch is based on creating a single point of control (i.e. a switch) for a single authority to control or shut down the Internet in order to protect it or its users. Groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the Nominet Trust have criticized proposals for implementing the idea so far.
PRISM is a code name for a program under which the United States National Security Agency (NSA) collects internet communications from at least nine major US internet companies. The program is also known by the SIGAD US-984XN.
Mother Jones: Where Does Facebook Stop and the NSA Begin? Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.–
American democracy just isn’t good enough anymore. A costly election has done more to divide American society than unite it, while trust in government--and democracy itself--is plummeting. But there are better systems out there, and America would be wise to learn from them. In this provocative manifesto, globalization scholar Parag Khanna tours cutting-edge nations from Switzerland to Singapore to reveal the inner workings that allow them that lead the way in managing the volatility of a fast-changing world while delivering superior welfare and prosperity for their citizens. The ideal form of government for the complex 21st century is what Khanna calls a "direct technocracy," one led by experts but perpetually consulting the people through a combination of democracy and data. From a seven-member presidency and a restructured cabinet to replacing the Senate with an Assembly of Governors, Technocracy in America is full of sensible proposals that have been proven to work in the world’s most successful societies. Americans have a choice for whom they elect president, but they should not wait any longer to redesign their political system following Khanna’s pragmatic vision.
CNN.com: NSA mines Facebook, including Americans' profiles
ZDNet: As Congress mulls surveillance reforms, here are the good, bad, and ugly options For the first time since the Edward Snowden surveillance revelations, lawmakers get to choose a new law. Zack Whittaker By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day | October 26, 2017 -- 18:00 GMT
We know that PRISM is a system the NSA uses to gain access to the private communications of users of nine popular Internet services. We know that access is governed by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which was enacted in 2008. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tacitly admitted PRISM's existence in a blog post last Thursday. A classified PowerPoint presentation leaked by Edward Snowden states that PRISM enables "collection directly from the servers" of Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook and other online companies.
The Washington Post" NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program Published: June 6, 2013, Updated July 10, 2013 The top-secret PRISM program allows the U.S. intelligence community to gain access from nine Internet companies to a wide range of digital information, including e-mails and stored data, on foreign targets operating outside the United States. The program is court-approved but does not require individual warrants. Instead, it operates under a broader authorization from federal judges who oversee the use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Some documents describing the program were first released by The Washington Post on June 6. The newly released documents below give additional details about how the program operates, including the levels of review and supervisory control at the NSA and FBI. The documents also show how the program interacts with the Internet companies. These slides, annotated by The Post, represent a selection from the overall document, and certain portions are redacted
The Guardian UK: NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others - The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian.
The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called Prism, which allows officials to collect material including search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats, the document says.
The Guardian has verified the authenticity of the document, a 41-slide PowerPoint presentation – classified as top secret with no distribution to foreign allies – which was apparently used to train intelligence operatives on the capabilities of the program. The document claims "collection directly from the servers" of major US service providers.
Paranormal News Of The Week!
Daily Mail UK: Do YOU live in an alien hotspot? Interactive UFO map of America reveal 60000 sightings
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