I quit CNN cold turkey in 2013. Snowden coverage. Once you quit, you'll be glad you did. It's deliciously addictive, I know. But you really an quit. Just don't come back after the break. Ever. Just be done with it. They really don't have anything to tell you after the break. I promise.
DRM is the solution. Outlaw all printed paper (except for the convenience of special persons). All reading is on digital device screens. All content is DRM protected.
Now you can't read anything illegal. Just as Newspeak will make thoughtcrime impossible. A glorious new world.
The sender of an email can ensure you can no longer read it.
The emails or texts between a government criminal conspirator and their lobbyist could become unreadable.
It's all "secure" in their mind.
But then Comey's head would explode because some nerd forgot to implement a government back door. Why can't things just magically be secure for the right people, and insecure for the right other people?
I haven't done, but am planning, to do the following instead.
Get a Tablo. It's a DVR for an Antenna. But it does NOT plug in to your TV. Instead it plugs in to your Ethernet (or WiFi). You also have to provide your own USB pocket hard drive for the recordings. If you want program listings, there is a small charge (don't remember how much, but less than a single TiVo).
To watch, you have to use your own device. An app for Android or iOS. Or an App on a Roku device. And they have a variety of client viewers. The beauty of this is that a Roku at ever TV not only gets you internet streaming, but recordings from your Tablo over your house local area net.
Again, I haven't tried this yet, but it's in my near future plans.
Two years after the night that began his ordeal, Talley sued the Denver Police Department, the FBI (which participated in the joint Safe Streets Task Force that arrested him), and the city of Denver on September 14, 2016. “It’s been very stressful. I’ve been somewhat relieved that it’s been finally filed. However, all the media and with the addition of the anniversary date of event has brought me recent ‘flashbacks’ of the incident,” Talley wrote me a few weeks ago. He is seeking $10 million in damages.
In response to a series of questions about the lawsuit’s allegations of police brutality, Hart’s investigation, and departmental corruption, the Denver Police Department declined to comment, stating that “it would be inappropriate to comment on a pending lawsuit out of respect for the legal process. Upon conclusion of the legal proceedings, the department will gladly address any public concerns regarding this matter.”
At the same time as Detective Jeffrey Hart was working to rebuild the case against Talley, Talley was attempting to rebuild his life. He hadn’t paid rent during his two months in jail, so he was living in homeless shelters. The money he had saved was gone.
Potential employers in the financial industry would express interest in Talley’s application only to rescind offers after conducting a background check.
The police have to be tough and brutal. It's their job. All suspects are guilty, otherwise they wouldn't be suspects.
But seriously, I wonder if the police brutality will be addressed at all. Looking at TFA where you can see Talley's face, and the robber's face; Talley is a good looking young man and probably was healthy and had a life.
"It is dangerous for a video examiner to tell the court that the person on video is the defendant. If it were that easy, there would be little need for trials in a surveillance society and that’s a frightening thought."
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Ladd Erickson, don't limit yourself, think outside the box
Dear Ladd Erickson,
I understand you are looking for evidence in unedited and unpublished videos in order to charge Amy Goodman for her brazen and willful acts of journalism.
Why are you limiting yourself to unedited videos? Why not edited videos as well?
What about videos with special effects added? Digitally enhanced?
Thank you for your ongoing efforts to protect us all from news and information that we should not be aware of. Government censorship and abuse of power to intimidate journalists is a time honored practice in history. The first amendment should never stand in the way of your passion and zeal.