Internet Control

Reset the Net: Day of Action on June 5

Reset the Net: Day of Action on June 5

More than 30 civil liberties groups and tech companies have formed a coalition against internet surveillance and NSA spying, with a ‘Reset the Net’ day of action planned for June 5 to mark a year since Edward Snowden’s leaks.

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How the NSA Shot Itself In the Foot By Denying Prior Knowledge Of Heartbleed Vulnerability

Posted by on April 13, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
How the NSA Shot Itself In the Foot By Denying Prior Knowledge Of Heartbleed Vulnerability

In admitting it didn’t know about a massive security flaw in one of the Web’s most used encryption libraries, the NSA inadvertently revealed a massive institutional failure

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Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed to Siphon Passwords for Two Years; NSA Denies Allegations

Posted by on April 11, 2014 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed to Siphon Passwords for Two Years; NSA Denies Allegations

The NSA knew about and exploited the Heartbleed vulnerability for two years before it was publicly exposed this week, and used it to steal account passwords and other data, according to a news report. The NSA has denied the allegations.

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How the Government Manipulates Your Thoughts Online – Abby Martin

Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 2 Comments
How the Government Manipulates Your Thoughts Online – Abby Martin

Abby Martin talks about journalist Glenn Greenwald’s report regarding the intelligence community’s use of subversive and manipulative online tactics to destroy the reputations of businesses and individuals.

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What the World Looks Like Without Net Neutrality…

Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
What the World Looks Like Without Net Neutrality…

Thanks to a ruling on net neutrality by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals – the internet could start looking a lot more like your cable TV package

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Net Neutrality Is Dead—Here’s How to Get It Back

Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
Net Neutrality Is Dead—Here’s How to Get It Back

We need strong protections and sensible policies to ensure the Internet continues to thrive and prosper. But to make that happen the millions of people who have fought for Net Neutrality—and the millions more who have rallied against Web-censorship bills like SOPA/PIPA and outrages like the NSA’s unchecked spying and surveillance—rise up like never before. Together we can fight back against these greedy Internet service providers. We can save the Internet we love. But we have to act now.

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The Grim Future of a World Without Net Neutrality

Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
The Grim Future of a World Without Net Neutrality

A federal court dealt a deadly blow to net neutrality on Tuesday by striking down the FCC’s open Internet rules and practically inviting broadband providers to offer preferential treatment to companies willing to pay for it. If you haven’t been following the debate, you might be wondering: What’s the big freaking deal with net neutrality anyway? Put simply, net neutrality refers to the basic principle that all data should be treated equally. That means no preferential treatment to specific kinds of content, certain users, individual companies, or modes of communication.

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National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 Authorizes Cyber Warfare Against American Citizens

National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 Authorizes Cyber Warfare Against American Citizens

The NDAA contains a number of highly questionable sections that run contrary to the principles articulated in the United States Constitution. Specifically, language contained in the bill appears to authorize cyber warfare operations against the American people.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Maintaining Extensive Database on NSA Spying

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Maintaining Extensive Database on NSA Spying

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org), a public interest technology watchdog group, is maintaining an extensive database on NSA surveillance that it is making available for public research. The site includes NSA primary sources, information on key officials and agencies involved in the creation and perpetuation of NSA surveillance, legality authorizations, a surveillance timeline, and much, much more.

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Feeding the Flame of Revolt

Feeding the Flame of Revolt

Journalist Chris Hedges was present in the federal courtroom for the sentencing of hacktivist Jeremy Hammond. His crime: revealing to the people of the United States the truth about their government’s collaboration with the corporate elite toward the goal of replacing democracy with elite capitalist tyranny.

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The Revolutionaries in Our Midst

The Revolutionaries in Our Midst

28-year-old political hacktivist Jeremy Hammond spends his days and nights in jail. His hack of private security firm Strategic Forecasting Inc. (Stratfor) revealed the company’s “infiltration, monitoring and surveillance of protesters and dissidents, especially in the Occupy movement, on behalf of corporations and the national security state.” Although he does not at present have his liberty, Hammond still maintains his courage and resolve.

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American Whistleblower Tour: Livestreaming TODAY from Florida International University

American Whistleblower Tour: Livestreaming TODAY from Florida International University

Today (24 October 2013) the American Whistleblower Tour – a project of the Government Accountability Project (GAP) – will present a livestreamed event from 2:30-4:00pm ET, live from Florida International University. Included in the program will be national security whistleblowers Thomas Drake and Jesselyn Radack. Don’t miss it!

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Epic Battle For Internet Control Has Begun

Posted by on October 13, 2013 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
Epic Battle For Internet Control Has Begun

Bruce Schneier gives us a glimpse of the future of the internet, and shares some of the context we should keep in mind, and the insights we need to understand, as we prepare for it.

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The Data Hackers: Mining Your Information for Big Brother

The Data Hackers: Mining Your Information for Big Brother

We willingly hand over information to the big data companies and in return they facilitate our communications and provide us with diversions. Take Google, which offers free email, data storage, and phone calls to many of us, or Verizon, which charges for smartphones and home phones. We can withdraw from them anytime, just as we believe that we can delete our day-to-day social activities from Facebook or Twitter.

But there is a second kind of data company of which most people are unaware: high-tech outfits that simply help themselves to our information in order to allow U.S. government agencies to dig into our past and present. Some of this is legal, since most of us have signed away the rights to our own information on digital forms that few ever bother to read, but much of it is, to put the matter politely, questionable.

This second category is made up of professional surveillance companies. They generally work for or sell their products to the government — in other words, they are paid with our tax dollars — but we have no control over them.

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