#890 Why privacy matters (NSA Spying)

Today we take a look at how over-policing and the threat of constant surveillance chips away at freedom in direct and indirect ways and why you should be concerned (if it weren’t already obvious)

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: How Did The NSA Become Big Brother? - @TestTube - Air Date: 6-16-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: The Safety Dance (Video Version) - Rhythm of Youth

Ch. 4: Act 2: NSA releasing documents about broken laws on Christmas Eve - Le Show (@theharryshearer) - Air Date: 12-28-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Abuse of Power - As the Stars Fall

Ch. 6: Act 3: @CatherineNCrump: The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you - @TEDTalks - Air Date: 12-11-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Don’t Worry, We'll Be Watching You - Making Mirrors

Ch. 8: Act 4: FBI, CIA Terrified They Won't Be Able to Spy on Your New Phone - @RedactedTonight - Air Date: 11-13-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Let My Love Open the Door - Hit & Run (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Ch. 10: Act 5: The NSA Has an Advice Columnist - @onthemedia - Air Date: 9-26-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Hate Me - Foiled

Ch. 12: Act 6: @ggreenwald: Why privacy matters - @TEDTalks - Air Date: 10-10-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Burn It Down - Dancing In The Streets

Ch. 14: Act 7: If you're not worried about spying then your privilege is showing - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 10-15-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Rockin' the Suburbs - Rockin' the Suburbs

Ch. 16: Act 8: Prohibit Mass Surveillance via @EFF - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard

Ch. 18: Act 9: From Drones to Chokeholds, We're Over-Policed! - @GRITlaura Flanders of @grittv - Air Date: 12-15-14


Ch. 20: Watch what the local police are saying - Chrisanne from New Jersey

Ch. 21: There should be a movement to divest from the prison industrial complex - Ian from Chattanooga, TN

Ch. 22: Capitalism and people of color - Vloral from Atlanta, GA

Ch. 23: Thoughts on aparthied America - Fisher from Buffalo, NY

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 24: Final comments on the Surveillance Self-Defence info pack from the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Bonus Episode I mentioned: (2013/11/18) Another terrible pipeline (School-to-prison)

Activism: Prohibit Mass Surveillance via @EFF

Take Action:

SIGN the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) petition: "Tell Obama: Stop Mass Surveillance Under Executive Order 12333”

Additional Activism/Resources:

Leave a comment for the Federal Elections Commission via EFF: "No New Regulation for Online Political Speech”

SIGN the ACLU pledge: "Invasion of the Data Snatchers”

Sources/further reading:

"PEN America: "'The Harm Caused by Surveillance...is Unmistakable’” via EFF

"Global Chilling: The Impact of Mass Surveillance on International Writers” from PEN American Center

"The Fight in Congress to End the NSA’s Mass Spying: 2014 in Review” at EFF

"ACLU accuses NSA of using holiday lull to ‘minimise impact’ of documents” by Nicky Woolf at The Guardian

"US tries to strike deal with EU for immunity over online security breaches” by Phillip Inman at The Guardian

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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