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The Future Of The Internet’s Here. And It’s Creepy



The Future Of The Internet’s Here. And It’s Creepy


Neal Ungerleider, 21 Dec 2011



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December 31, 2011 Posted by | Internet censorship, internet monitoring | , | Leave a comment

How SOPA’s ‘circumvention’ ban could put a target on Tor



How SOPA’s ‘circumvention’ ban could put a target on Tor



December 27, 2011 Posted by | censorship-circumventing software, DNSSEC, online anonymity, online privacy, Stop Online Piracy Act, Tor, VPN | , , , | Leave a comment

An Open Letter From Internet Engineers to the U.S. Congress



An Open Letter From Internet Engineers to the U.S. Congress


15 December 2011


Today, a group of 83 prominent Internet inventors and engineers sent an open letter to members of the United States Congress, stating their opposition to the SOPA and PIPA Internet blacklist bills that are under consideration in the House and Senate respectively.

The US government has regularly claimed that it supports a free and open Internet, both domestically and abroad. We cannot have a free and open Internet unless its naming and routing systems sit above the political concerns and objectives of any one government or industry. To date, the leading role the US has played in this infrastructure has been fairly uncontroversial because America is seen as a trustworthy arbiter and a neutral bastion of free expression. If the US begins to use its central position in the network for censorship that advances its political and economic agenda, the consequences will be far-reaching and destructive.



See also:


The Revolt Against Congress’s New Internet Piracy Proposals


Larry Downes, Forbes, 28 November 2011



December 18, 2011 Posted by | COICA, E-PARASITE Act, Internet, Internet censorship, internet engineers, Internet filtering, PIPA, SOPA, Stop Online Piracy Act | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Facebook and Twitter Aren’t Pro-Revolution, Professor Says



Facebook and Twitter Aren’t Pro-Revolution, Professor Says


Jakob Schiller, Wired, 2 December 2011


Democracy, Capitalism and Technology


David Correira, Counterpunch, 4-6 February 2011 edition



December 16, 2011 Posted by | David Correira, FaceBook, NSA, surveillance technology, Twitter | , | Leave a comment

U.S.-Funded Internet Liberation Project Finds Perfect Test Site: Occupy D.C.



U.S.-Funded Internet Liberation Project Finds Perfect Test Site: Occupy D.C.


Ryan Singel, Wired, 15 December 2011



December 16, 2011 Posted by | community wireless networks, internet in a suitcase, Sascha Meinrath | , , | Leave a comment

Document Trove Exposes Surveillance Methods



Document Trove Exposes Surveillance Methods


Jennifer Valentino-Devries, Julian Angwin and Steve Stechlow : Wall Street Journal, 19 November 2011


Off-the-shelf surveillance technology

‘….a retail market for surveillance tools has sprung up from “nearly zero” in 2001 to about $5 billion a year..’




December 14, 2011 Posted by | hacking tools, massive intercept gear, surveillance technology | Leave a comment

Post-Revolt Tunisia Can Alter E-Mail With `Big Brother’ Software



Post-Revolt Tunisia Can Alter E-Mail With `Big Brother’ Software


Vernon Silver, Bloomberg, 12 December 2011


Link to Bloomberg News investigation ‘..across the region that reveals how governments use Western surveillance technology to track dissidents. ‘



December 14, 2011 Posted by | surveillance technology, Tunisia | | Leave a comment

An Australian Abroad – Australian Senator Scott Ludlams on Assange



An Australian Abroad


Scott Ludlams in his blog Field Notes, 10 December 2011

….If Mr Assange ends up jailed in Sweden, Australia has the ability to repatriate him under the International Transfer of Prisoners (ITP) scheme.




December 14, 2011 Posted by | Assange, European Arrest Warrants (EAWs), International Transfer of Prisoners (ITP) scheme | , | Leave a comment

The Surveillance Catalog – Where governments get their tools



The Surveillance Catalog – Where governments get their tools


Wall Street Journal



December 7, 2011 Posted by | anonymity, data analysis, hacking, intercept, sureveilance technology, web scraping | Leave a comment

Gaps in the world wide open web



Gaps in the world wide open web



December 7, 2011 Posted by | cyber espionage | Leave a comment