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18 6 / 2012
June 2012: A terrifying war is being fought in the digital second world of modern life. Technology designed to soak up individual’s private communications is in constant development. In the age of cyber surveillance where does the boundary between private and public fall — if it still exists at all?On the front line of this digital conflict are the Cypherpunks, the focus of a two part special of The World Tomorrow beginning with part one this week. Andy Muller Maguhn, Jeremie Zimmerman, and Jacob Appelbaum are all prominent web activists advocating the free circulation of data and knowledge on the web. They are all key figures in the Cypherpunks movement — a movement dedicated to keeping your private data private. In this eye-opening encounter, Julian Assange discusses with them the technical challenge posed by government snooping on personal data, the democratisation of essential encryption technology, and the importance of web activism. As Jacob Applebaum points out, “Now we take our personal lives and we put it all on Facebook. We communicate using the Internet or mobile phones, which are now meshed to the Internet. And military or intelligence agencies have control of that data and are studying it. So this is some kind of militarization of civilian life.”
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Via Alternet.org: “Congress is seriously considering a bill called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Intended to allow information-sharing both between corporations and between corporations and the government, it presents serious dangers to individual privacy. The most important parts of the proposed act permit corporations to share information about their customers with each other and with the government if they assert that this information-sharing is necessary for national security…”.* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down. Read more from Scott Lemieux:
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April 07, 2012
“The Internet has a new enemy. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA), also known as H.R. 3523, is a “cybersecurity” bill in the House of Representatives. CISPA is quickly gaining traction as “the new SOPA,” the infamous anti-piracy bill that was forced to crawl back into its hole after thousands of websites and millions of Web users protested with a massive, high-profile “blackout.” While CISPA does not focus primarily on intellectual property (though that’s in there, too), critics say the problems with the bill run just as deep. But what is CISPA, really, and will its presence on Congress’ agenda cause the same type of online revolt that SOPA and PIPA did?” - Digital Trends
The Center for Democracy and Technology sums up the problems with CISPA this way:
• The bill has a very broad, almost unlimited definition of the information that can be shared with government agencies notwithstanding privacy and other laws;
• The bill is likely to lead to expansion of the government’s role in the monitoring of private communications as a result of this sharing;
• It is likely to shift control of government cybersecurity efforts from civilian agencies to the military;
• Once the information is shared with the government, it wouldn’t have to be used for cybesecurity, but could instead be used for any purpose that is not specifically prohibited.
Read the article here.
24 2 / 2012
The Obama Administration will propose a ‘bill of rights’ for consumer privacy. “…The “bill of rights” will include seven principles to protect consumers’ digital privacy, such as the right to opt out of having their personal data collected and the right to having easily understandable policies on company’s privacy practices…”.* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.* http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/23/web-privacy-bill-of-rights_n_1294230…Subscribe to The Young Turks: http://bit.ly/eWuu5iSOPA, PIPA, ACTA, & H.R. 1981 Vs Internet Freedom:Find out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here:http://www.current.com/gettyt The Largest Online New Show in the World.Google+: http://www.gplus.to/TheYoungTurksFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/tytnationTwitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks
28 1 / 2012
January 28, 2012
ACTA is one more offensive against the sharing of culture on the Internet. ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) is an agreement secretly negotiated by a small “club” of like-minded countries (39 countries, including the 27 of the European Union, the United States, Japan, etc). Negotiated instead of being democratically debated, ACTA bypasses parliaments and international organizations to dictate a repressive logic dictated by the entertainment industries. ACTA, a blueprint for laws such as SOPA and PIPA, would impose new criminal sanctions forcing Internet actors to monitor and censor online communications. It is thus a major threat to freedom of expression online and creates legal uncertainty for Internet companies. In the name of trademarks and patents, it would also hamper access to generic medicines in poor countries. The European Parliament now has an ultimate opportunity to reject ACTA. Read more here.
27 1 / 2012
January 27, 2012
WASHINGTON — The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for a tool to mine social media for intelligence tips.
The US domestic law enforcement agency is asking information technology contractors about the feasibility of building a tool that would “enhance its techniques for collecting and sharing ‘open source’ actionable intelligence.”
Read more on Raw Story.
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January 27, 2012
MegaUpload owner Kim Dotcom, who was arrested in New Zealand, was denied bail until an extradition hearing in late February. Rhetoric in this case and that against Napster 12 years ago is strikingly similar — except the RIAA sued Napster and the site stayed open for two years of court wrangling. Compare that to the DOJ’s pre-emptive shutdown of MegaUpload.com. “Industry going over to the prosecution’s side and shutting these sites down is outrageous,” Cenk says