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  • Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case

    08/21/2015 2:09:19 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/21/2015 | DAVID MERCER
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Comcast Cable Communications has given a northern Illinois politician the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests children.
  • Cybersecurity bill could 'sweep away' internet users' privacy, agency warns

    08/05/2015 7:13:13 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/3/2015 | Sam Thielman
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday said a controversial new surveillance bill could sweep away “important privacy protections”, a move that bodes ill for the measure’s return to the floor of the Senate this week. The latest in a series of failed attempts to reform cybersecurity, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (Cisa) grants broad latitude to tech companies, data brokers and anyone with a web-based data collection to mine user information and then share it with “appropriate Federal entities”, which themselves then have permission to share it throughout the government. Minnesota senator Al Franken queried the DHS in...
  • Obama’s Move to Surrender Control of the Internet Endangers Freedom Here and Abroad

    03/26/2014 4:04:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | March 26, 2014 | Bob Barr
    +++++In his freedom-charting essay Common Sense, one of the most famous works of the revolutionary era, Thomas Paine describes government as a necessary evil in society. "For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform and irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver," wrote Paine; who concluded, "but that not being the case, he finds it necessary to surrender up a part of his property to furnish means for the protection of the rest." In other words, we all sacrifice a small amount of individual liberty in order to establish a governing body designed to protect liberty overall. As we...
  • Obama Acolyte, Facebook Founder, Shocked By Spying

    03/15/2014 5:57:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | March 15, 2014 | John Ransom
    Now you're gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola company, Mr. Obama. OK, maybe not Coke, but, you’ll have to answer to today’s bubbly equivalent, which can also rot you from the inside out: Facebook. Yeah. So be warned “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called President Barack Obama Wednesday night to complain about U.S. government actions that are undermining trust in the Internet,” reports Politico, “after a report that described how the National Security Agency posed as a Facebook server to inject malicious software into targets’ computers.” I wonder if Zuck’s voice broke when he talked to Obama. I wonder if...
  • Contractor (and Close Russian Ally) Belarus Built Malware RIGHT INTO Obamacare Code

    02/04/2014 3:28:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Remember when John McAfee warned us in November that anybody who signed up to the Obamacare site might have their bank account cleaned-out by hackers? The eccentric genius and former fugitive called the government website 'a hacker's wet dream', adding that there were 'NO safeguards' that would stop someone from starting a fake Obamacare website 'for a couple hundred dollars' that could 'empty your bank account' in hours.  McAfee added unambiguously that 'It's going to happen, and it's going to happen soon... nothing in the Obamacare system safeguards against this.'  And I thought he was just trying to sell...
  • Group Thinks Anonymity Should Be Baked Into the Internet Itself

    11/27/2013 9:12:38 AM PST · by Bobalu · 36 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | November 26, 2013 | David Talbot
    The Internet’s main engineers have asked the architects of Tor—networking software designed to make Web browsing private—to consider turning the technology into an Internet standard. If widely adopted, such a standard would make it easy to include the technology in consumer and business products ranging from routers to apps. This would, in turn, allow far more people to browse the Web without being identified by anyone who might be spying on Internet traffic. If the discussions bear fruit, it could lead to the second major initiative of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in response to the mass surveillance by...
  • Lavabit Case Unsealed: FBI Demands Companies Secretly Turn Over Crypto Keys

    10/04/2013 1:10:31 PM PDT · by zeugma · 27 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 10/2/13 | Kevin Poulsen
    "Lavabit won a victory in court and were able to get the secret court order [which led to the site's closure] unsealed. The ACLU's Chris Soghoian called it the nuclear option: The court order revealed the FBI demanded Lavabit turn over their root SSL certificate, something that would allow them to monitor the traffic of every user of the service. Lavabit offered an alternative method to tap into the single user in question but the FBI wasn't interested. Lavabit could either comply or shut down. As such, no U.S. company that relies on SSL encryption can be trusted with sensitive...
  • German Islamists Target Youth on the Internet

    11/02/2012 2:38:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies - SPIEGEL Online ^ | November 1, 2012 | by Christoph Sydow
      "German Islamists Target Youth on the Internet" By Christoph Sydow 11/01/2012 "Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan." PHOTO CAPTION: "A growing community of German-speaking Islamists has developed on the Internet. Aiming to find new recruits, they glorify jihad and call for attacks on Germany. A new study warns that such online propaganda might foster a new generation of terrorists." SNIPPET: "International terrorist groups like al-Qaida recognized the importance of the Internet for recruiting new supporters early on." SNIPPET: "Intelligence services can also take advantage of the anonymity of Internet forums to deliberately plant false information or obtain insider...
  • Tilting at the UN Windmill

    07/13/2012 3:52:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 13, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    Those of us who believe the United States would be best served by pulling out of the United Nations and starting up a more morally and politically serious clubhouse for morally and politically serious nations are often accused of tilting at windmills. The phrase "tilting at windmills" was inspired by Cervantes' novel "Don Quixote," and it means to fight something that doesn't really deserve to be fought. Quixote mistook the windmills of the Spanish countryside for ravenous giants and set out to vanquish them. ("Tilting" is a jousting expression, in case you didn't know). Well, let's review some recent evidence....
  • Firefox backs 'Do Not Track' with online stealth

    12/19/2010 9:24:24 AM PST · by LucyT · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Physorg Internet Software ^ | December 19, 2010 | Glenn Chapman
    "Technology that supports something like a 'Do Not Track' button is needed and we will deliver in the first part of next year," Mozilla chief executive Gary Kovacs said while providing a glimpse at Firefox 4 at the Mozilla's headquarters in Mountain View, California. "The user needs to be in control," he added. There is a disturbing imbalance between what websites need to know about visitors to personalize advertisements or services and the amount of data collected, according to Kovacs.
  • Exclusive In-Depth Investigation, Part 3--What Is 'Government 2.0'?

    05/17/2010 10:03:50 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 1 replies · 172+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/17/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    In Part One of this investigation we discovered that the Obama Administration is preparing to expand the size and scope of government to unprecedented levels. In Part Two we uncovered a report, issued by the Rand Corporation and commissioned by the U.S. Army and the Administration in Washington, to put into place a new national police force that will have unprecedented powers to enforce the new initiatives of this oppressive regime--Obama's 4th Reich. Today we examine how these malevolent forces are presently using the Internet to violate every known principle of liberty as set forth in the Constitution and place...
  • Unconstitutional Government - Internet Privacy

    08/18/2009 9:52:20 AM PDT · by all the best · 3 replies · 332+ views
    youtube ^ | August 18, 2009 | Neil Cavuto Show
    Neil Cavuto interviews security expert Robert Siciliano and Judge Andrew Napolitano regarding government's latest assault on internet privacy.
  • Is Obama's AG Pick Good On Privacy? (Holder's Pro-Censorship Record)

    01/22/2009 7:55:57 AM PST · by steve-b · 9 replies · 476+ views
    CBS ^ | 12/2/08 | Declan McCullagh
    Eric Holder, President-elect Barack Obama's pick for attorney general, drew applause from liberal Democrats earlier this year when he denounced the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program. A review of Holder's public statements, speeches, and testimony when he was a top Justice Department official in the Clinton administration, however, reveals a more nuanced record on privacy. His remarks indicate support for laws mandating Internet traceability, limits on domestic use of encryption, and more restrictions on free speech online. He also called for new powers for federal prosecutors, some of which became law under President Bush as part of the USA Patriot...
  • So, its war, after all

    06/13/2002 3:03:25 PM PDT · by sleavelessinseattle · 6 replies · 112+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | june 12, 02 | Michael Kelly
    Michael Kelly So, it's a war, after all | "The FBI is now telling the American people, 'You no longer have to do anything unlawful to get that knock on the door. You can be doing a perfectly legal activity like worshiping or talking in a chat room and they can spy on you anyway.' " -- Laura Murphy, of the American Civil Liberties Union, as quoted in The Post May 30. Murphy was referring specifically to new rules promulgated by the FBI that will give federal investigators far greater latitude than in the past to monitor -- oh,...