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WAKING UP ORWELL:: S.1867, ATS decides if you are on TSA’s naughty list while Holiday travelling


Waking Up Orwell’s annual visit with Paper’s Please’s Edward Hasbrouk goes over Pan-American travel, border policy and what you can do about TSA’s “naughty” lists this Holiday Season.  This includes your travel documents, managing your expectation of a grope-worthy experience on US domestic flights and finding out where all your travel data is lodging this Christmas!  Buckle your seatbelts, put away the tray tables and get your sick bags ready – it’s going to be a turbulent ride.


Why Obama Wants to Veto S.1867

“Big Brothers, PRODIGAL sons, and Cybersecurity,” by  Julian Sanchez 

ADVISE (Analysis, Dissemination, Visualization, Insight, and Semantic Enhancement

TOP STORY : Officials unclear on US-Canadian information sharing at the borders. “Currently, no information is shared upon entry or exit.”

ACLU and Its International Allies Call for Protections in New U.S.-Canadian Border Deal 

Canadian Poll: Are you worried about information sharing at the U.S border?

“Civil liberties principles for border policy” by Edward Hasbrouk for


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MUSIC: All available for download at iTunes
“Here Comes the Sun” (Beatles 8bit Remix) –
“Get Up, ..Get Involved” – James Brown

::big smileIY Government::: 

Ask President Obama to veto the bill that allows indefinite detention of US citizens

DIY Democracy App

Ed Hasbrouck’s Guide to PNR and ATS data requests

Hate Facial Recognition Systems and federal Biometric identity demands (fingerprints, thumbprints, iris scans, digital face prints, gait recording)?   The FTC may want to hear your comments! ESPECIALLY if your a prospective gun owner or constituent in a pilot State for Next Gen Identification or NGI premiering in WA, MI, NC, & FL in January-Feburary, 2012. Send all biometric grievances to the FTC before Jan. 13, 2012.

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