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July 27 2012

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"This is ironic, the Commission is conducting a public consultation on net neutrality, and they already censor a part of the internet to access their site", finds FFII President Benjamin Henrion.
European Commission net neutrality consultation excludes TOR users

June 22 2012

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In a frightening example of how the state is tightening its grip around the free Internet, it has emerged that You Tube is complying with thousands of requests from governments to censor and remove videos that show protests and other examples of citizens simply asserting their rights, while also deleting search terms by government mandate.

The latest example is You Tube’s compliance with a request from the British government to censor footage of the British Constitution Group Lawful Rebellion protest,  during which they attempted to civilly arrest Judge Michael Peake at Birkenhead county court.

Peake was ruling on a case involving Roger Hayes, former member of UKIP, who has refused to pay council tax, both as a protest against the government’s treasonous activities in sacrificing Britain to globalist interests and as a result of Hayes clearly proving that council tax is illegal.

Consciousness TV | Government Orders YouTube To Censor Protest Videos
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June 18 2012

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New HTTP Error Code Proposed to Signal Internet Censorship

Tim Bray, a leading Android developer at Google, has proposed the creation of a new HTTP status code in order to indicate that a webpage is unavailable due to legal restrictions. The suggested HTTP code: 451 is meant to give Internet service providers the ability to serve users with more transparency. The name of the error code 451 is an allusion to the novel Fahrenheit 451 by the late Ray Bradbury, in which all books are supposed to be banned and subsequently burned by state “firemen.”

This Week In Internet Censorship: Alarming Internet Decree in Vietnam, Arrests in Oman, and a Tribute to Ray Bradbury | EFF
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June 04 2012

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The Cyber Security Act would set up “cybersecurity exchanges” to receive and distribute cybersecurity threat indicators. There would be one Lead Federal Cybersecurity Exchange, appointed by the Department of Homeland Security, but other ones might also be created. Existing federal agencies can be designated as cybersecurity exchanges, including military and intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency. The Department of Homeland Security could appoint itself as the Lead Federal Cybersecurity Exchange.
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Senator Wyden, talking about a similar provision in CISPA, noted “They would allow law enforcement to look for evidence of future crimes, opening the door to a dystopian world where law enforcement evaluates your Internet activity for the potential that you might commit a crime.” The CSA suffers the same ‘future crime’ flaw.
FAQ About the Lieberman-Collins Cyber Security Act | EFF
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May 28 2012

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Canada’s C-30 surveillance bill is much like the FBI’s recently revealed effort to force Internet communications providers such as Skype and Facebook to provide “back doors” for eavesdropping. In some cases, the Canadian legislation would allow police to obtain user data without a warrant.
C-30 surveillance bill in Canada seeks live wiretap of Internet communications.
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March 07 2012

March 03 2012

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February 22 2012

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February 21 2012

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Jotform.com, the domain name of a business providing hosting for online forms, has been seized by the Secret Service, essentially gutting the company’s business.

The Wednesday seizure of JotForm.com, with the assistance of the domain name’s registrar, GoDaddy, disabled about 2 million JotForm.com forms, said Aytekin Tank, the site’s founder. The embeddable forms are hosted by the company and let sites quickly put up contact and sign-up forms online.

GoDaddy told Wired it took the site down at the request of law enforcement.

Tank has informed its “hundreds of thousands of users” in a blog post to alter their form URLs to jotform.net, which should revive a customer’s hosted forms.

“They have disabled the DNS without any prior notice or request,” Tank said of GoDaddy. “They have told us the domain name was suspended as part of an ongoing law enforcement investigation.”

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The agency did not immediately respond to Wired’s request for comment.
Secret Service Seizes JotForm.com, Nuking Millions of Online Forms (Updated) | Threat Level | Wired.com
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February 18 2012

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Google Inc. and other advertising companies have been bypassing the privacy settings of millions of people using Apple Inc.'s Web browser on their iPhones and computers—tracking the Web-browsing habits of people who intended for that kind of monitoring to be blocked.

The companies used special computer code that tricks Apple's Safari Web-browsing software into letting them monitor many users. Safari, the most widely used browser on mobile devices, is designed to block such tracking by default.

Google disabled its code after being contacted by The Wall Street Journal.

Google Tracked iPhones, Bypassing Apple Browser Privacy Settings - WSJ.com

February 16 2012

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Tomorrow, some users with many subscribers will be notified through their profile of the option to verify their identity, Facebook confirmed with me. There’s no way to volunteer to be verified, you have to be chosen. These users will be prompted to submit an image of a government-issued photo ID, which is deleted after verification. They’ll also be given the option to enter an “alternate name” that can be used to find them through search and that can be displayed next to their real name in parentheses or as a replacement.

Facebook Launches Verified Accounts and Pseudonyms | TechCrunch

February 15 2012

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February 13 2012

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Can we start a petition to evict Canada from North America? They're giving us a bad name. Mexico is welcome to stay.

So you have no problem with that form the DHS now requires all US citizens to fill out when they "leave" the US for any reason be it business trip or vacation? I don't know of any other country in North America that requires its citizens to report to the government when the "leave".

Canadian Govt To Introduce Massive Internet Surveillance Law - Slashdot

February 11 2012

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Yet Facebook’s inventory of data and its revenue from advertising are small potatoes compared to some others. Google took in more than 10 times as much, with an estimated $36.5 billion in advertising revenue in 2011, by analyzing what people sent over Gmail and what they searched on the Web, and then using that data to sell ads. Hundreds of other companies have also staked claims on people’s online data by depositing software called cookies or other tracking mechanisms on people’s computers and in their browsers.
Op-Ed at New York Times: Facebook Is Using You
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(...) an essay by Dave Winer, which builds on one yesterday by John Battelle, which itself was a response to one the previous day by Keith Woolcock. All are worth reading, and all concern the way Facebook's rise is changing -- and distorting -- the overall shape of the internet.

In brief they argue:

 - Google's business success depended on a worldwide internet structure as open, untrammeled, and transparent as possible. Therefore most of what Google did for its own corporate interest also advanced those aims -- or at least did not impede them.

- Facebook's business success depends on an internet structure that is increasingly "gated" and segregated into proprietary realms. Therefore most of what Facebook has done is to induce maximum sharing of personal information within its propriety sphere, while erecting barriers to the flow of information from one realm to another.

- The shift of business advantage from the "public" to the "private" model means more than a different subset of people becoming zillionaires.
Facebook, Google, and the Future of the Online 'Commons' - The Atlantic

February 03 2012

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Most of the blogosphere’s attention has been focused on Twitter’s new censorship policies released last week, but Google has quietly unveiled its new policies for its blogging interface, Blogger. The changes reflect a compromise similar to Twitter's, allowing them to target their response to content removal requests by certain states. Over the coming weeks, Google will redirect users to a country-code top-level domain, or “ccTLD”, which corresponds to the user’s current location based upon their IP address. Google also provides users a way to get around these blocks by entering a formatted No Country Redirect or “NCR” URL.
This Week in Censorship: Electronic Frontier Foundation
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February 01 2012

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