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Archive for the ‘Internet’
Incredible but true! The Philippines government wants to set up a tattle-tale system whereby anyone can rat on his/her neighbor’s tweets, posts, or comments–with a stiff fine and prison term as punishment. The government is given carte blanche to spy on all social media and even snoop into Filipinos’ Skype calls!
Read all about it at RT.com: Philippines gags internet with ‘draconian’ cyber crime law — RT.
Cairo, Egypt (CNN) — Hours ahead of what are expected to be massive displays of anti-government ferment across the world’s most populous Arab nation, the internet went dark in parts of Egypt early Friday, and text messaging appeared to be blocked.
(WSJ) — Tomorrow morning the Federal Communications Commission FCC will mark the winter solstice by taking an unprecedented step to expand governments reach into the Internet by attempting to regulate its inner workings. In doing so, the agency will circumvent Congress and disregard a recent court ruling.
How did the FCC get here?
EDITORIAL: Wave goodbye to Internet freedom Comments Off
(Washington Times) — The Federal Communications Commission FCC is poised to add the Internet to its portfolio of regulated industries. The agencys chairman, Julius Genachowski, announced Wednesday that he circulated draft rules he says will “preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet.” No statement could better reflect the gulf between the rhetoric and the reality of Obama administration policies.
F.B.I. Seeks Wider Wiretap Law for Web | NYTimes.com Comments Off
WASHINGTON (NY TIMES) — Robert S. Mueller III, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, traveled to Silicon Valley on Tuesday to meet with top executives of several technology firms about a proposal to make it easier to wiretap Internet users.
This one is important. Be sure to read the entire article at Zero Hedge. MadHedgeFundTrader is dead on in his analysis of the tracking systems currently used by corporations and even small businesses–and particularly by the ‘social networking’ sites. If you’re on the ‘net’, then your life is an open book. The ‘total information’ age is upon us. — PID
By MadHedgeFundTrader (ZERO HEDGE) — Hey! You there, staring at this monitor. This is your PC talking to you. No, not you over there standing in the background. I’m talking to the guy sitting in front of me poking at my keys. Ouch! That one hurt!
So you thought no one was watching, did you? Let me straighten you out. About a month ago you clicked on a certain website, and I installed myself as a cookie on your computer, which is an innocuous little text file that you can’t see. Since then, I have been tracking your every move, recording websites you clicked on, the pages you visited, and the stuff you ordered. I then used this handy little algorithm to build a profile of exactly who you are. I now know you better than your own mother. In fact, I know you better than you know yourself.