netwit 2.01

#INTERNET #encryption #PgP #P2P ~ Who owns the Internet and does it matter?



Well, I don’t that’s for certain. Just the PC, some copper cables and a router. I’ve got a computer ID and a URL for any site I maintain. I’ve no idea what happens to those little packets of digital data that stream in and out of the router. They tell me Skype is encrypted, but how would I know?

Plenty of people can learn lots about me. Social media give a lot away to anyone caring to look. Governments will almost certainly have automatic systems to check who is saying what to whom on the Internet. If they don’t they will be buying the software to do so right now.



Internet black holes

The logical direction is a full-encrypted P2P world. The downside of a PgP P2P (as opposed to client-server, where only servers supply) world is no one else can know what’s being said between these two people. (Entrance, stage left, cipherpunk Julian Assange, encryption software in hand) Sometimes even Internet People might be happy for their governments to have ways of finding things out. The trend is more towards individuals giving up their privacy in return for what the Internet and Web provides in exchange. Both governments and non-governmental organisations are taking full advantage of this while it lasts.

The give-up-your-privacy-social-media seem to be in a cross over graph with Govt 1.0 which is in the process of changing to Govt 2.0, most wholeheartedly in local govt. At the moment social media are just underneath the cross-over. WikiLeaks and others are pushing the whole thing up to the cross-over a lot quicker. The biggest thing from WikiLeaks will be a unrelenting exposure of kleptocratic government. Even non-kleptocrats will be worrying about this: so many democratic govts. have cosy relationships with kleptocrasies. France recently had one with Tunisia. Was that because they were selling them french made armaments? Some of the U.S.A’s best friends are keptocrats. Easier to do big arms deals with them, too. Who does Indonesia buy its military harware from? Israel, which is not a kleptocracy except in that the U.S. govt.hands an awful lot of American tax payer’s money over to it without asking. So in a sense it’s an inverse Kleptocracy, in which a state not individuals receives the handout. So the U.S. govt. is doing the stealing from its own people to keep another sate going.

Who owns the Internet is an important question. If governments feel they are getting locked out of individuals lives, they may want to more impose rules on Internet usage that P2P-type people don’t want or like.

Tim Bermers-Lee is the most prominent advocate of a neutral Net. Most people haven’t the faintest idea what this would mean or require in practice. It’s not going to happen if every no-democratic state keeps control of the copper wires, optical fibe and satellites they put into space.

The reason I found Wikileaks interesting and thought it would be a good idea to set up a WikiLeaks dedicated blog, was partly because it was an ideal opportunity to re-examine the wider implications of the Internet and Web. Anyone with half an ear for the digital zietgeist can’t fail to read up on the implications of WikLeaks and other areas of change in the digital arena.

One of these things is the Govt 2.0 The problem arises when a yawning Govt. 2.0 gap builds up, say between authoritarian states and democracies. This is not exactly a firm basis for net neutrality (or open data) if the U.S. becomes compeletely open and China remains closed. In fact, the ways things go, it is inevitable that the U.S. will drag China kicking and screaming intop the open world

Both types of states have an interest in reading the minds of their citizens. Interestinglt social media such as faceBook and twitter are the simplest and easiest way for them to do so. Every new digital technology has a downside.

P2P proper only arrives when there is Pretty Good privacy for all. And yet no govt. wasnt this because they have got used to checking on peopoe with the technology uptodate.

Coinciding with a recent WikiLeaks leak a lot of publicity for Govt 2.0 and visualisation techniques through the work on the WikLeaks data but others.


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OPEN DATA Initiatives and visualisation techniques



January 20, 2011 Posted by | anonymity online, Canberra cyber security centre, China, connective knowledge, connectivism, cyber attacks, cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber warfare, cyber-utopianism, cyberspace, cypherpunk, digital forensics, digital journalism, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), encryption, FaceBook, FGI, free government information [FGI], Government 2.0, Govt 3.0, hacker culture, info-war, information silos, Internet, internet activism, Internet filtering, Julian Assange, Mark Zuckerberg, net neutrality, network anomalies, Network security, network theory, on-line rights, Open data, open source, P2P, P2P Foundation, Peer-to-Peer, Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), privacy, Semantic Web, silo effect, social media, social networks, Tim Burners-Lee, trust models, Twitter, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

#SOCIALMEDIA #cyber-utopianism #internet-centrism #BBCNewsnight [http://bit.ly/fNrj7i] @evgenymorozov ~ The Power of the Internet, Not?



Eugeny Morozov{ EM about}, author of The Net Delusion, will be on Newsnight 17 Jan 2011.



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#TUNISIA #WIKILEAKS #socialmedia #twitrev ~ Was What Happened in Tunisia a Twitter Revolution? II



[1] The febrile debate in the social media about Tunisia is comical because the bien pensers know little about Tunisia, are rushing to conclusions with the basics, cobbling together their social network theories from what they think/guess to be a good example of a digitial revolution, and hoping for the best. Though the Internet, Web and social media, must have played a part, it’s primarily a political debate which I doubt many of the social media types are qualified to engage in – more a bit of a shouting match in a pub.

A few are getting really excited because they have written books on similar themes and think they might be writing a few more on the back of this crisis, and be invited into the TV studious as experts on the Twitter revolution. Have any, one wonders, even had a holiday Djerba?

Tunisia has been under the thumb from way back in the days of Bourguiba.

[2] The riots are a middle class phenomenon. Use your eyes! The No comment Euronews video yesterday showed middle-aged laywers still in their black robes, mingling with and shouting encouragement to the youth in centre of Tunis! And in those masses were students shouting that they were educated and had no jobs.

[3] The 1789 French Revolution was undoubtedly a revolution of the small, mobile printing press – the press facilitated the spread of ideas that led to the coup. But the French Revolution was a revolt of the middle-classes against arbitrary Monarchic rule, as was the American Revolution. Here, we need to Google our Gore Vidal YouTubes to see his barbed comments about the United States of America never having been a democracy.

[4] WikiLeaks showed two things about Tunisia:

[a] The U.S. supported Tunisia because Tunisia supported the U.S. over the war on terror. We have to ask if Tunisia might have been involved in extraordinary rendition like Morocco and Egypt were. Maybe not, but the likihood is great – Tunisia has been under authoritarian rule since 1957.

[b] The diplomatic cables showed the U.S. was aware that something was brewing in Tunisia.



January 15, 2011 Posted by | actor-network theory, Citizen 2.0, citizen journalism, connective knowledge, connectivism, cyber security, cyber-utopianism, cyberpunk, cyberspace, cypherpunk, data journalism, digital journalism, diplomatic cables, Government 2.0, info-war, Internet, P2P, Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA), social media, social networks, techno-libertarianism, U.S. diplomatic cables, U.S.Embassy cables, Web 2.0, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

#TUNISIA #WIKILEAKS #socialmedia #twitrev ~ Twitter revolution and the new Arab Media Space?



Tunisia and the New Arab Media Space
Marc Lynch, Foreign Policy, 15 Jan 2011


Tunisia: Can We Please Stop Talking About ‘Twitter Revolutions’
Luke Allnutt, Tanglered Web blog, 15 Jan 2011




The WDIK column
Twitter is proving to be important. It wouldn’t be so important if there were no mobile feeds into the system.

The Tunisian authorities, it is reported, had the Internet as tight as a gnats bottom – as China has. Though the news is that just before he flew the coop to Malta/France/Saudi Arabia (probably right now sitting down by the poolside with an ice-cool Carlesberg, evoking for me the iconic Heinekin scene at the end of Ice Cold in Alex…oh, perhaps not, it’s a dry country),



Internet Ali removed some of the filters. Or – as we’ll learn sooner than later – the current regime did, in order to reduce the pressure.



January 15, 2011 Posted by | actor-network theory, anonymity online, anonymous whistleblowing, China, Citizen 2.0, citizen journalism, connective knowledge, connectivism, cyber security, cyber-utopianism, cyberspace, data journalism, data leakage, data security, data-dump journalism, digital journalism, diplomatic cables, Government 2.0, Govt 3.0, Indentity Ecosystem Framework, info-war, insider security, insider threats, Internet, internet activism, internet-centrism, investigative journalism, Julian Assange, Manning, media, net neutrality, Network security, network theory, on-line rights, Open data, open source, P2P, P2P Foundation, Peer-to-Peer, privacy, Single Person Organisation [SPO], social media, social networks, techno-libertarianism, Tim Burners-Lee, trust, trust models, Twitter, U.S. diplomatic cables, U.S.Embassy cables, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, WikiLeaks, WikiLeaks vs. The Yes Men | Leave a comment

INTERNET #WEB Rethinking Conspiracy: The Political Philosophy of Julian #Assange [http://bit.ly/guyoRd]



Rethinking Conspiracy: The Polical Philosophy of Julian Assange



by


Peter Ludlow



January 12, 2011 Posted by | actor-network theory, Bradley Manning, Canberra cyber security centre, Citizen 2.0, connective knowledge, connectivism, conspiracy, cyber attacks, cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber warfare, cyber-utopianism, cyberspace, cypherpunk, data journalism, data leakage, Defence Signals Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, digital forensics, digital journalism, encryption, FGI, free government information [FGI], Government 2.0, Govt 3.0, hacker culture, info-war, insider security, insider threats, Internet, internet activism, Iraq war logs, Julian Assange, National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC), National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, Network security, network theory, P2P, P2P Foundation, techno-libertarianism, The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto, U.S. diplomatic cables, U.S.Embassy cables, Unique Personality Organisation [UPO], WikiLeaks, WikiLeaks vs. The Yes Men | Leave a comment

#INTERNET #privacy ~ Australia’s new cyber-warefare facility [http://bit.ly/fjOrlJ]



Australia’s new cyber-warefare facility



January 12, 2011 Posted by | ASIO, Canberra cyber security centre, Citizen 2.0, cognitive infilltration, connective knowledge, connectivism, conspiracy, cyber attacks, cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber warfare, cyber-utopianism, cyberspace, Cyberspace Policy Review, cypherpunk, data journalism, data leakage, Defence Signals Directorate, Defence Signals Directorate (DSD, Department of Homeland Security, digital forensics, digital journalism, DSD, encryption, free government information [FGI], Government 2.0, Govt 3.0, hacker culture, Indentity Ecosystem Framework, info-war, information silos, insider security, insider threats, Internet, internet activism, Julian Assange, Manning, National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC), National Security Agency [NSA], National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, net neutrality, network anomalies, Network security, on-line rights, Open data, open source, P2P, P2P Foundation, Peer-to-Peer, Phorm, privacy, Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA), Semantic Web, silo effect, Single Person Organisation [SPO], social media, social networks, social semantic web, techno-libertarianism, The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto, Tim Burners-Lee, U.S. diplomatic cables, U.S.Embassy cables, Unique Personality Organisation [UPO], Web 2.0, Web 3.0, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

INTERNET WEB National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace #NSTIC



National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

– Creating Options for Enhanced Online Security and Privacy

June 25, 2010

 

* Department of Home Security draft paper

*  Proposal for an Indentity Ecosystem Framework

* Appendix of terms



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INTERNET WEB WIKILEAKS The wider perspective










DebateGraph : WikiLeaks



December 23, 2010 Posted by | asset misuse, broadband, Bruno Latour, Citizen 2.0, compliance, connective knowledge, cyber attacks, cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber warfare, cyberspace, data journalism, data leakage, DebateGraph, Department of Homeland Security, digital journalism, Government 2.0, Guardian, insider threats, Internet, Iraq war logs, Julian Assange, Manning, MTI, National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC), net neutrality, network anomalies, Network security, network theory, Open data, PCNAA, Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA), public statistics, RIIA, rogue employee, Semantic Web, SIPRNET, Tim Burners-Lee, U.S.Embassy cables, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

NETWORK NEUTRALITY What is it? Is it a good thing?




The Wikipedia entry for network neutrality is detailed and a good starting point for anyone thinking of puzzling out for the first time which side they might be on. There are 100 references and a good selection of external links.

The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berner- Lee is all for it. He writes in Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality ( Scientific American, 22 November 2010) of “..examining the world through a neutral communications medium”, the dangers of “walled gardens” within the web such as social networks like FaceBook, and the need to partition the design of the web from the Internet (“The two layers of technology work together but can advance independently.”)

Some of it is stirring stuff:

Looking back to the Magna Carta, we should perhaps now affirm: “No person or organization shall be deprived of the ability to connect to others without due process of law and the presumption of innocence.




December 21, 2010 Posted by | cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyberspace, data journalism, data leakage, digital journalism, Government 2.0, Internet packet, net neutrality, Network security, network theory, Open data, Phorm, Tim Burners-Lee, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

NETWORK FORENSICS SOFTWARE NetWitness NextGen










” In many ways we can be described as data we send or receive in today’s network connected environment ”


Chief Technology Officer, NetWitness













“Accessing captured content for network investigations….”

“…A revolutionary new way to Visualize network traffic, NetWitness Visualize brings the data to you in a dynamic and interactive interface that anyone can interpret.”


Network forensics gets a ‘Minority Report’-style UI
– A network security traffic analysis tool, sporting a wicked UI, heralds a new era of easy cyber forensics



NetWitness NextGen

Know Your Network Like Never Before. Move into the Next Generation of Network Security Monitoring. NetWitness NextGen™.

NetWitness NextGen is the most comprehensive network security monitoring solution ever developed. It is the industry’s first security monitoring software that records everything on the network, re-using it multiple times to solve some of the most challenging problems facing organizations today: insider threats, data leakage, malware activity, asset misuse, network anomalies, compliance, and network e-discovery.

The Threat Landscape
We all can read the headlines – organizations are being hit every day and we are in the middle of an ongoing cyber war.

The external threats are clear and present:

* State-sponsored intrusions and data exfiltrations
* Non-state actors and terrorist groups
* Well-funded and highly-sophisticated organized crime and espionage rings

There are serious problems inside our organizations too:

* Disgruntled employees
* Criminals
* Misconfiguration of systems and networks
* User errors and lack of security awareness
* Volumes of regulatory challenges

The Historical Response
Typical security investments to date have focused on creating islands or layers of protection by installing point solutions that detect a specific problem, issue or threat. Your adversaries don’t think about security as a set of “issues” for which there are multiple answers – they think about how to use the network to get to your data. An effective approach requires organizations to stop deploying point solutions that create protection gaps and overlaps, and start thinking about security as a single requirement.


NetWitness Informer [You can play a bit with the software]


NetWitness Investigator

How do you resolve alerts from your IDS or SIM that you do not understand?
Can you quickly understand the scope and impact of malicious activity on your network?
How can you investigate who is leaking information to your competitors or the press?

Introducing NetWitness Visualize

A revolutionary new way to Visualize network traffic, NetWitness Visualize brings the data to you in a dynamic and interactive interface that anyone can interpret. Included in Informer 2.0, this new feature leverages the award-winning NetWitness NextGen network capture and analysis infrastructure to automatically retrieve and display images, documents, audio and VoIP conversations of interest. Speed up investigations, monitor sensitive documents, and uncover a view of your IT infrastructure that you’ve never seen before.


December 18, 2010 Posted by | asset misuse, compliance, data journalism, data leakage, digital journalism, insider threats, network anomalies, network e-discovery, Network security, network theory, visualisation, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment