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[liberationtech] DISREGARD - Re: Stanford course: Surveillance Law
lindener.peter at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 14:44:06 PST 2016
*DISREGARD* - Re: Stanford course: Surveillance Law
To explain more fully:
During the past year we have been re-programmed to pretend
that Surveillance Law in no longer of any real concern...
..Now that so many are drawing pay checks in some way related to our
emerging surveillance industry.. the study of Surveillance Law...is in
essence mostly for appearance, if necessary at all... i.e, lets just
repeat history..after all with the Stasi
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KGB>, and Our very own J. Edgar Hoover
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Edgar_Hoover> there is a great deal of
knowledge from our past as to how these kind of things can be done.
... *These are not the droids you are looking for!*
On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 1:13 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu>
> From: Richard Forno <rforno at infowarrior.org>
> Ooops, my error. This was for LAST year. I saw "January" and thought it
> was for 2016. Please pardon the confusion!
> It's better to burn out than fade away.
> > On Jan 2, 2016, at 12:58 PM, Richard Forno <rforno at infowarrior.org>
> > FYI, my Stanford CIS colleague (a securitylegalgeek rockstar) is
> offering a 6-week online course on surveillance law. Well worth checking
> out, if you're able and/or interested! -- rick
> > Surveillance Law
> > Learn how police and intelligence agencies can access your data, and how
> the law (might) protect you! Hackers, attorneys, and concerned citizens are
> all welcome.
> > 6 weeks of study
> > 1-3 hours/week
> > English
> > Jonathan Mayer / Stanford University
> > It’s easy to be cynical about government surveillance. In recent years,
> a parade of Orwellian disclosures have been making headlines. The FBI, for
> example, is hacking into computers that run anonymizing software. The NSA
> is vacuuming up domestic phone records. Even local police departments are
> getting in on the act, tracking cellphone location history and intercepting
> signals in realtime.
> > Perhaps 2014 is not quite 1984, though. This course explores how
> American law facilitates electronic surveillance—but also substantially
> constrains it. You will learn the legal procedures that police and
> intelligence agencies have at their disposal, as well as the security and
> privacy safeguards built into those procedures. The material also provides
> brief, not-too-geeky technical explanations of some common surveillance
> > Course Syllabus
> > I. Introduction
> > We will begin with a brief overview of how surveillance fits into the
> American legal system. We will also discuss how surveillance issues can be
> > II. The Basics of Surveillance Law
> > Next, we will review established police surveillance procedures. Using
> telephone technology as a simple starting point, we will work through
> various sorts of data that investigators might seek to access—and the
> constitutional and statutory safeguards on that data.
> > III. Applying Surveillance Law to Information Technology
> > Having learned the basics, we will turn to more modern technologies. We
> will discuss snooping on email, web browsing, and mobile phone location, as
> well as hacking into devices.
> > IV. Compelled Assistance to Law Enforcement
> > What happens when data is technically protected? In this section, we
> will talk about the government’s (limited) ability to mandate backdoors and
> to require decryption.
> > V. The Structure of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Law
> > The law that applies to foreign intelligence activities runs parallel to
> the law that applies to police activities. We will compare the two systems
> of law and review key distinctions. The section places particular emphasis
> on Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, Section 702 of the FISA Amendments
> Act, and Executive Order 12333.
> > VI. Controversial NSA Programs
> > In the final section, we will review the conduct and legality of
> controversial National Security Agency programs. We will discuss in detail
> the domestic phone metadata program, PRISM, and “upstream” Internet
> > < - >
> > https://www.coursera.org/course/surveillance
> > --
> > It's better to burn out than fade away.
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