Global Government

UN October Summit Reopens Grab for Global Internet Control

New American According to a recent report by the French news organization Agence France-Presse, “US officials are pledging to fight a fresh effort to give a UN agency authority to regulate the Internet, two years after a huge diplomatic battle over the issue.” The AFP story refers to the upcoming…
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Internet Freedom

The ‘Internet of Things’ 2025: Your life controlled by the smart grid

The Daily Sheeple by Melissa Melton Just ahead of this year’s Bilderberg confab, where some of the world’s most powerful people met in secret to discuss life-altering topics such as whether or not privacy still exists, the Pew Research Center released a report that detailed how the world would be…
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Internet Freedom

Obama’s Internet ID Plot Being Tested in Two States

The New American by Alex Newman A plot by the Obama administration to impose Internet IDs on Americans is now officially being rolled out, with pilot programs for the controversial online “driver’s license” scheme already beginning in both Michigan and Pennsylvania. According to the White House, the virtual “Identity Ecosystem”…
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Censorship

Five US Internet Providers Are Slowing Down Access Until They Get More Cash

 If you’re the customer of a major American internet provider, you might have been noticing it’s not very reliable lately. If so, there’s a pretty good chance that a graph like this is the reason: These graphs comes from Level 3, one of the world’s largest providers of “transit,” or…
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Cyberwar

The White House Wants to Issue You an Online ID

Motherboard A few years back, the White House had a brilliant idea: Why not create a single, secure online ID that Americans could use to verify their identity across multiple websites, starting with local government services. The New York Times described it at the time as a "driver's license for the internet."…
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Corporate

Say Goodbye To “Net Neutrality” – New FCC Proposal Will Permit Discrimination Of Web Content

By Mike Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg blog The concept of “net neutrality” is not an easy one to wrap your head around. Particularly if you aren’t an expert in how the internet works and if you don’t work for an ISP (internet service provider). In fact, I think that lobbyists and…
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INTERNATIONAL

Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Begin For Global Internet Censorship Plan

Old Thinker News President Obama has begun a week long campaign in Asia to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP, sold as a “free trade agreement” has been criticized as allowing another wave of outsourcing similar to the 1994 NAFTA agreement. The TPP will also create an international “internet police” that will have the power to…
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INTERNATIONAL

U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet to ‘global governance’

Washington Post  officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders and others who rely on the smooth functioning of the Web. Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of authority…
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Biggest Internet Attack Yet As Cybersecurity Bill Introduced in House

Infowars Kurt Nimmo A huge denial of service attack occurred earlier today. It exploited a key vulnerability in the infrastructure of the internet, according to online experts, and presages things to come. Government now announces it partakes in DDoS attacks against hacktivists. Hackers took advantage of a weakness in the…
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Davos 2014: Elite Are Launching Global Internet Governance

Occupy Corporatism At the World Economic Forum (WEF) the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) was announced as a “two-year initiative that will present a comprehensive stand on the future of multi-stakeholder Internet governance.” The GCIG was created by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Royal Institute…
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Turkish police fire water cannon at protesters rallying against ‘Internet censorship’ law (PHOTOS)

RT Riot police use a water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest against internet censorship in Istanbul January 18, 2014. (Reuters) Police used water cannon and fired teargas to disperse hundreds of protesters that gathered in Istanbul's central Taksim Square on Saturday for a rally calling against a bill…
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Censorship

US Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality

National Journal A federal court on Tuesday overturned the Federal Communications Commission's network-neutrality regulations, dealing a blow to the Obama administration's effort to ensure the openness of the Internet. The rules were a campaign promise from Obama in 2008 and were the signature achievement of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who…
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Major US telecom patents system to detect, neutralize file-sharers

RT Internet service provider AT&T recently added a new anti-piracy patent which features technology that can detect file-sharers on its own network, assigning risk assessment to users and potentially limiting alleged pirates’ access to file-sharing sites. A new patent awarded to the telecom giant’s Intellectual Property division depicts a system…
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The Future of the Internet after the Snowden Affair

Strategic Culture by Boris KAZANTSEV Edward Snowden's recent revelations about American intelligence agencies' wiretapping of European leaders, as well as their collection of the personal data of European citizens, will apparently have far-reaching implications which go far beyond a simple diplomatic ; This was demonstrated by the EU summit which…
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FCC Prepares Fairness Doctrine for the Internet

InfoWars by Kurt Nimmo Government and Obama administration attempt to squelch political speech of their ideological enemies Democrats and their political allies are uniformly calling for terminating the constitutional rights of their enemies. The Federal Communications Commission will facilitate the government’s prospective sovietization of private sector media with its “Multi-Market…
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Cyberwar, the Internet and the Militarization of Civil Society

Global Research By Tom Burghardt This April 2010 path breaking article foresaw what is now unfolding in front of our very eyes: the repeal of civil liberties, privacy and personal freedoms, war without borders internationally… Unfailingly, defense industry boosters and corporate media acolytes promote the disturbing hypothesis annunciated by former…
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New Mozilla App Shows Users Who is Tracking Them Online

Occupy Corporatism by Susanne Posel Mozilla has released their new add-on called Lightbeam for Firefox users that will allow users to see who is tracking them across the World Wide Web. Alex Fowler, speaking for Mozilla, said: “While revelations about government surveillance continue to stun people around the world, there’s…
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The Ugly Face of Tyranny: Feinstein Comes For Your Right To Speak Freely Online

SHTFPlan by Mac Slavo Senator Diane Feinstein has taken up the fight for truth and liberty, just as she has done for health care and the widespread disarmament of American citizens. This month Congess has been debating a new media shield law, which according to its authors, aims to protect…
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Former NSA director: Fair to say US militarized the internet

RT Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency (NSA) (Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP) Gmail is the preferred online-email service of “terrorists” and the US “could be fairly charged with the militarization of the World Wide Web,” former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden said Sunday. Speaking at a forum…
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Study Shows Major Internet Companies Violate User Privacy

The New American by Raven Clabough Whistleblower Edward Snowden's recent revelations of the federal government’s massive and intrusive surveillance of Americans have shown that major Internet giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google have not only been compliant with the surveillance programs, but have themselves violated the privacy of their…
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Reddit Busted Censoring Alternative Media

Washington's Blog Redditors Furious It’s bad enough that the government censors and manipulates social media. But Reddit, Facebook, Digg, Youtube and other social media sites have long censored content as well. For example, Facebook pays low-wage foreign workers to delete certain content based upon a censorship list. For example, Facebook…
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LEAKED: German Government Warns Key Entities Not To Use Windows 8 – Links The NSA

TestosteronePit by Wolf Richter “A Special Surveillance Chip”   According to leaked internal documents from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) that Die Zeit obtained, IT experts figured out that Windows 8, the touch-screen enabled, super-duper, but sales-challenged Microsoft operating system is outright dangerous for data security. It…
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How The NSA Scours 75% Of The Nation’s Internet Traffic – In One Chart

ZeroHedge by Tyler Durden The NSA - which possesses only limited legal authority to spy on citizens - has, according to the Wall Street Journal, built a surveillance network that covers more Americans' Internet communications than officials have publicly disclosed, current and former officials say. The system has the capacity…
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Court Rules Accessing a Public Website Isn’t A Crime, But Hiding Your IP Address Could Be

BY HANNI FAKHOURY In the ongoing legal battle between craigslist and 3taps, a new court opinion makes clear that people are "authorized" under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to access a public website. But what the court gave with one hand it took with the other, as it also ruled that sending a…
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German Companies To Automatically Encrypt Emails

Two of Germany's biggest Internet service providers said Friday they will start encrypting customers' emails by default in response to user concerns about online snooping after reports that the National Security Agency monitors international electronic communications. The plan by Deutsche Telekom AG and United Internet AG is the digital equivalent…
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Syria Traffic Goes “Dark” As Country Disappears From Internet

ZeroHedge by Tyler Durden While there have been no new military attacks on Syria since Sunday morning, something more peculiar happened in the past few hours, when according to Akamai and various other Internet traffic trackers, Syria has literally gone "dark", or, as Umbrella Security Labs describes it, as if…
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Meet the Disastrous “Internet Sales Tax” Bill Congress is Trying to Sneak Through

Liberty Blitzkreig Congress sure is hard at work at the moment trying to pass one horrific bill after the other. With the disastrous CISPA, aka the “Patriot Act for the Internet,” rightfully getting most of the attention since it represents such a treasonous attack on civil liberties (it passed the…
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#CISPAblackout

| #CISPAblackout | Due to the unique function of our website, a blackout in opposition to CISPA was deemed counterproductive, however WTF News will be supporting the blackout on Twitter. If you are not sure what the problem is or don't know what CISPA is, read more below via PC…
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CISPA: House approves cybersecurity overhaul in bipartisan vote

The Hill The House on Thursday approved cybersecurity legislation that sets up a framework for companies and the federal government to share information about threats. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), 624, was approved in a 288-127 vote despite ongoing fears from some lawmakers and privacy advocates that…
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Privacy protections booted from CISPA data-sharing bill

CNET A controversial data-sharing bill won the approval of a key congressional committee today without privacy amendments, raising concerns that the National Security Agency and other spy agencies will gain broad access to Americans' personal information. The House Intelligence committee, by a vote of 18 to 2, adopted the so-called…
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Intelligence lawmakers to amend cybersecurity bill behind closed doors

The Hill Members of the media and the public will not be able to watch the House Intelligence Committee's markup next week of a controversial cybersecurity bill, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Lawmakers will be allowed to discuss what happened in the meeting afterward, and the committee…
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Google’s Eric Schmidt warns on China’s attempts to control the internet

Guardian Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, has described China as "the most egregious" example of a nation attempting to control the internet, as he hinted at expanding the company's multimillion-pound transition fund towards British publishers to boost revenues from digital. In an interview with the Guardian editor-in-chief Alan…
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EU Proposal Seeks to Regulate Internet, Ban ‘All Pornography in the Media’

CNBC A report that will be voted on in the European Union parliament March 12 could lay the groundwork for laws banning pornography across all media — including the Internet — and could potentially restrict civil liberties, free speech advocates claim. The broader aim of the sweeping proposal, which was…
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Is Copyright Infringement Now Seen As Terrorism?

Washington's Blog Government Uses Law As a Sword Against Dissent We reported last year: The government treats copyright infringers as terrorists, and swat teams have been deployed against them. See this, this, this and this. As the executive director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School notes: This…
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Ulterior motives behind the Copyright Alert System

End The Lie By Adam B. Levine The Copyright Alert System – announced last year – went into effect this week for all AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner, and Verizon subscribers. The particular implementation varies between carriers, but the basics of the program are: All P2P traffic on participating networks…
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Bradley Manning judge rules length of soldier’s detention ‘reasonable’

Guardian by Ed Pilkington Bradley Manning, who is accused of divulging secrets via WikiLeaks, is British by descent. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images The judge presiding over the prosecution of alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning has ruled that the US soldier was brought to trial in good time and did not…
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New “Copyright Alert System” to hit US internet users this week

Daily Dot Starting next week, most Internet users will be subject to a new copyright enforcement system that could slow the Internet to a crawl and force violators to take educational courses. A source with direct knowledge of the Copyright Alert System (CAS), who asked not to be named, has…
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Destroying Online Privacy: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Is Back

Global Research By Stephen Lendman It shouldn’t surprise. The 2011 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) never really went away. It ducked and covered for another day. It’s more about destroying personal freedom than online security. It gives government and corporate supporters unlimited power to access personal/privileged information online.…
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Report: Google sends personal information to app developers without user knowledge or consent

End The Lie By Madison Ruppert (Image credit: androidpolice) In a disturbing new report, it is revealed that every person who downloads an application through Google Play has had their personal information including name, email and address passed on to the developer without their knowledge or consent. While this might…
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Obama signs cybersecurity executive order ahead of State Of The Union

By Violet Blue President Obama signed an executive order aimed at bolstering cybersecurity prior to tonight's State of the Union address. The Order precedes a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on "new threats." It is the government's latest move in attempting to deal with cyber threats, and the order has…
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Justice.gov Tango Down by Anonymous after State of the Union speech #SOTU

Cyber Warzone As the information spread that the SOPA and CISPA bill are back on their rails again the Anonymous collection started their attack on As you can see in the tweet below the Twitter user @AnonymousOpsIRC said Tango Down   WOOPS! TANGO DOWN - #Anonymous #OpSOTU #SOTU #YAN | @youranonnews…
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Zombie law: CISPA cyber bill resurrected from the dead

The two US lawmakers responsible for last year’s failed cybersecurity bill known as CISPA are reintroducing the act, and renewed interest from Washington means it might have a fighting chance this time at being signed into law. Less than ten months after the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act stalled…
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