J. Edgar Hoover, a semi-closeted gay man, with a penchant for dressing in drag, used recordings he surreptitiously made of Martin Luther King arranging for and engaging in extra-marital sex with the explicit goal of discrediting him. It’s what authoritarian surveillance regimes always do. That’s why all the cackle about Constitutional safeguards is nothin! g but blather. The power of compromising an enemy through his weaknesses is just too overpowering to resist, when bureaucrats have no oversight and unlimited power. That’s why the NSA needs to be cut back severely and subjected to strict public oversight. Only the cleansing unguent of embarrassment keeps peeping toms in line.
The NSA’s Porn-Surveillance Program: Not Safe for Democracy
CONOR FRIEDERSDORF – Reader Supported News/The Atlantic
Here is a very ingenious project that represents the possibility of very good news.
Wastewater Cleaning From Pilus Energy ‘Bactobots,” Followed By Electricity Production!
HEATHER CARR – Clean Technica