surveillance state

NSA’s PRISM viewed through Philip K. Dick’s ‘A Scanner Darkly’

Like the addicts in "A Scanner Darkly," we are the conspirators, the gleeful participants in our own surveillance.
In Entertainment by DJ Pangburn / July 18, 2013

Samuel Beckett & Buster Keaton’s ‘Film’: What it tells us about internet surveillance

In 1964 in New York City, Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton collaborated on a movie called "Film." In it, a man is assailed by some sort of omniscience. Did Beckett have a surveillance state in mind?
In Entertainment by DJ Pangburn / April 2, 2013

Surveillance State: Hitachi’s new camera can scan 36 million faces in one second

Hitachi Kokusai Electric stockholders need to get paid, folks.
In News by DJ Pangburn / March 23, 2012

Attorney Argues Encrypted Laptop Password is Protected Under 5th Amendment

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a brief in a federal Colorado court that defendant Ramona Fricosu—accused of real estate fraud—has a 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination in providing authorities with an encrypted password.
In News by DJ Pangburn / July 13, 2011

‘ARTICLE 12′: Juan Manuel Biaiñ’s Documentary on the Surveillance State

A documentary that screened at London International Documentary Festival is making critical waves about our increasingly Orwellian world.
In Entertainment by DJ Pangburn / May 16, 2011