Internet Control

Clashes Over Internet Rules, Web Freedom, to Mark Dubai Meeting

Posted by on December 3, 2012 in Censorship, Internet Control with 0 Comments
Clashes Over Internet Rules, Web Freedom, to Mark Dubai Meeting

The International Trade Union Confederation, representing labor groups in more than 150 countries, claimed a bloc that includes China, Russia and several Middle East nations seeks to “pave the way for future restrictions on both Internet content or its users.”

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Seen That Privacy Chain Letter On Facebook? Ignore It

Posted by on December 2, 2012 in Internet Control with 1 Comment
Seen That Privacy Chain Letter On Facebook? Ignore It

If you’ve been on Facebook this week, you may have seen a status update now making the rounds that purports to explain how to safeguard your privacy on the service. Which sounds great, but for one thing: It’s pretty much bogus.

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Editorial: How Piracy Changed My Life

Posted by on December 2, 2012 in Agencies & Systems, Internet Control with 0 Comments
Editorial: How Piracy Changed My Life

There have been many discussions lately about piracy and how to combat it, including some pretty radical measures. But I believe most people glance over some of the positive effects that piracy has. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not encouraging it and I’m not saying it’s good, I’m just saying that it’s not all black and white. Piracy is only a symptom of something more: whether it’s bad business models, restrictive markets, or economic problems. And I think my own story proves this point.

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Assange to RT: Entire Nations Intercepted Online, Key Turned to Totalitarian Rule [video interview and transcript]

Posted by on December 1, 2012 in Internet Control, Whistleblower with 1 Comment
Assange to RT: Entire Nations Intercepted Online, Key Turned to Totalitarian Rule [video interview and transcript]

By RT WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says all the necessary physical infrastructure for absolute totalitarianism through the internet is ready. He told RT that the question now is whether the turnkey process that already started will go all the way. RT: So you’ve written this book ‘Cypherpunks. Freedom and the Future of the Internet’ based on […]

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Report: French Officials Accuse US of Hacking Sarkozy’s Computers

Posted by on November 24, 2012 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Report: French Officials Accuse US of Hacking Sarkozy’s Computers

“You can be on very good terms with a ‘friendly’ country and still want to guarantee their unwavering support — especially during a transition period,” an official told the magazine. The alleged spying attack took place a few days before the second round of the French presidential elections, which Sarkozy lost to Francois Hollande, a socialist.

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Google Reports Government Efforts to Censor Internet Surged 70 Percent During First Half of 2012

Posted by on November 23, 2012 in Censorship, Internet Control with 0 Comments
Google Reports Government Efforts to Censor Internet Surged 70 Percent During First Half of 2012

According to Google’s Transparency Report, requests from worldwide governments to remove Google search results and other services spiked more than 70% in the first half of 2012. The country with the second highest number of censorship requests was the very country touted as supporting freedom – the United States…

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WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivist Collective ‘Anonymous’

Posted by on November 21, 2012 in Internet Control with 0 Comments
WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivist Collective ‘Anonymous’

WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists, takes us inside the complex culture and history of Anonymous. The film explores early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, and then moves to Anonymous’ own raucous and unruly beginnings on the website 4Chan.

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Homeland Security Spends Millions for ‘Biosurveillance’ of Social Networks

Posted by on November 17, 2012 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Homeland Security Spends Millions for ‘Biosurveillance’ of Social Networks

The US Department of Homeland Security has signed a multi-million dollar contract with a global management consulting firm to boost the country’s attempt to master biosurveillance using social networks.

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Online Privacy Issue Is Also in Play in Petraeus Scandal

Online Privacy Issue Is Also in Play in Petraeus Scandal

he F.B.I. investigation that toppled the director of the C.I.A. and has now entangled the top American commander in Afghanistan underscores a danger that civil libertarians have long warned about: that in policing the Web for crime, espionage and sabotage, government investigators will unavoidably invade the private lives of Americans.

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New Google Mars Images Are Even Sharper Than Google’s View Of Our Own Planet

Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Earth & Space, Internet Control with 0 Comments
New Google Mars Images Are Even Sharper Than Google’s View Of Our Own Planet

The program received a major update this week, thanks to high-definition images beamed back from the Context Camera on board NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Now, Earth-bound folks can hone down to 20 feet per pixel on the planet’s surface.

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Google Confirms: ‘Government Surveillance Is On the Rise’

Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Google Confirms: ‘Government Surveillance Is On the Rise’

The email accounts of Generals David Petraeus and John Allen aren’t the only ones being targeted by the feds. Google has released its bi-annual transparency report and says that the government’s demands for personal data is at an all-time high.

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How Google Revolutionized Our Search for Knowledge and Answers

Written by on November 10, 2012 in Internet Control with 0 Comments
How Google Revolutionized Our Search for Knowledge and Answers

By Omar Cherif Two years ago I left my family and friends and the warm comfort zone they represented to relocate to Canada. I had already been living on my own for 10 years, but my knowledge about specific matters was pretty much non-existent. The main reason how I decently spent this decade is because […]

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Man Buys 1 Million Facebook Users’ Personal Information for $5, and Facebook Tries to Cover it Up

Posted by on October 28, 2012 in Internet Control with 2 Comments
Man Buys 1 Million Facebook Users’ Personal Information for $5, and Facebook Tries to Cover it Up

How much is your personal information worth? How about a data set consisting of over 1 million individual’s personal information complete with their full legal name, personal E-mail address, and URL to their Facebook account as confirmation?

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Pirate Bay Founder Held In Solitary Confinement – Write Him a Letter Today

Posted by on October 23, 2012 in Internet Control, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Pirate Bay Founder Held In Solitary Confinement – Write Him a Letter Today

By Enigmax | TorrentFreak In late August Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested in Cambodia. After being held by authorities there he was swiftly deported to Sweden. Once in his homeland he was hit with charges connected to an alleged hacking offense but since then the news trail has gone largely cold. Speaking with […]

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AT&T Starts Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Plan Next Month, Will Block Websites

Posted by on October 23, 2012 in Censorship, Internet Control with 0 Comments
AT&T Starts Six-Strikes Anti-Piracy Plan Next Month, Will Block Websites

By Ernesto | TorrentFreak A set of leaked internal AT&T training documents obtained by TorrentFreak reveal that the Internet provider will start sending out anti-piracy warning notices to its subscribers on November 28. Customers whose accounts are repeatedly flagged for alleged copyright infringements will have their access to frequently visited websites blocked, until they complete […]

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