The Rising Tide of Internet Censorship

Will recent successes in fighting internet controls be enough to stave off tyranny?

The focus is back on Internet censorship this week as a pair of articles from Time Magazine and The New York Times came out almost simultaneously advocating for licences to operate web sites. These articles were skillfully skewered by Paul Joseph Watson as lame attempts to shore up a disintegrating establishment media in the face of a blogosphere that is increasingly replacing them. Continue reading

MSM: House Passes Cybersecurity Bill

(NYTimes) – The House today overwhelmingly passed a bill aimed at building up the United States’ cybersecurity army and expertise, amid growing alarm over the country’s vulnerability online. Continue reading

Police want backdoor to Web users’ private data

(CNET) – Anyone with an e-mail account likely knows that police can peek inside it if they have a paper search warrant.
But cybercrime investigators are frustrated by the speed of traditional methods of faxing, mailing, or e-mailing companies these documents. They’re pushing for the creation of a national Web interface linking police computers with those of Internet and e-mail providers so requests can be sent and received electronically. Continue reading

UN agency calls for global cyberwarfare treaty, ‘driver’s license’ for Web users

(AFP) – The world needs a treaty to prevent cyber attacks becoming an all-out war, the head of the main UN communications and technology agency warned Saturday. Continue reading

Osama bin Laden a member of Spain’s parliament? Embarassed, FBI says no

(RawStory) – The US Federal Bureau of Intelligence is red-faced after being caught using a photo of a member of Spain’s parliament to create images of what the world’s most wanted terrorist might look like after years of seclusion. Continue reading

MSM: Brit state to spy on every phone call, email and web search

(Telegraph) – All telecoms companies and internet service providers will be required by law to keep a record of every customer’s personal communications, showing who they have contacted, when and where, as well as the websites they have visited. Continue reading

Video: Homeland Security Could Block Websites During Swine Flu Pandemic

The government is being encouraged to prepare to block websites and Internet traffic in the event of a worsening swine flu pandemic that results in network congestion, a move that represents a potential end run around the agenda to regulate the world wide web. Continue reading

Video: Obama Calls on Americans to Help With Cybersecurity

U.S. President Barack Obama has urged Americans to help guard against cyberattacks in a first-of-its-kind video published on the White House Web site. Continue reading

Peter Schiff Says Gold to $5,000/ounce and US Market Rally Will Fade

Peter Schiff, President of Euro Pacific Capital, stated in a web cast today on Yahoo! Finance that he sees gold reaching $5000/ounce and the US market faltering. Continue reading

History of CIA Torture: Unraveling the Web of Deceit, Part V

“This report tells the largely untold human story of what happened to detainees in our custody when the Commander-in-Chief and those under him authorized a systematic regime of torture. This story is not only written in words: It is scrawled for the rest of these individuals’ lives on their bodies and minds. Our national honor is stained by the indignity and inhumane treatment these men received from their captors… Continue reading

MSM: E-mails from public overload House Web site

(AP) – Amid a boisterous debate on health care reform, people flooded members of Congress on Thursday with so many e-mails that they overloaded the House’s primary Web site. Continue reading

MSM: U.S. Web-Tracking Plan Stirs Privacy Fears

(WPost) – The Obama administration is proposing to scale back a long-standing ban on tracking how people use government Internet sites with “cookies” and other technologies, raising alarms among privacy groups. Continue reading

Marines Ban Twitter, MySpace, Facebook

The U.S. Marine Corps has banned Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other social media sites from its networks, effective immediately. Continue reading

Racist Web Posts Traced to Homeland Security

After federal border agents detained several Mexican immigrants in western New York in June, an article about the incident in a local newspaper drew an onslaught of vitriolic postings on its Web site. Some were racist. Others attacked farmers in the region, an apple-growing area east of Rochester, accusing them of harboring illegal workers. Still others made personal attacks about the reporter who wrote the article. Continue reading

Researchers: Attacks on U.S., Korea sites came from U.K.

(CNET) – The denial-of-service attacks launched on Web sites in South Korea and the United States earlier this month appear to have come from a master server in the United Kingdom, according to security researchers in Vietnam. Continue reading

CNN Promulgates ‘Tax The Internet For CO2 Emissions’ Propaganda

CNN implies that using the Internet generates miniscule CO2 emissions and that businesses will need to buy “renewable energy certificates” to compensate for it. More suckling at the trough of the global warming scam by the con artists waiting to fleece you of whatever money you have left. Continue reading

MSM: Computers in U.S. Linked to Cyber Attack

(CBSNews) – Investigators say it’s Still Too Early to Confirm North Korea Responsible for Attacks Continue reading

MSM: Federal agency Web sites knocked out by massive, resilient cyber attack

(AP) – A widespread and unusually resilient computer attack that began July 4 knocked out the Web sites of several government agencies, including some that are responsible for fighting cyber crime, The Associated Press has learned. Continue reading

CBS Editorial Urges Internet Providers Remove “Hate Speech”

James von Brunn, the accused Holocaust museum shooter, has predictably become the poster child for attacking the First Amendment and conducting a purge of free speech on the internet. Continue reading

FEMA Web Page Shows Martial Law Exercise With Foreign Troops

http://www.fema.gov/media/fact_sheets/nle09.shtm

The above is a link to FEMA.GOV website page that details the upcoming nationwide training exercise in July 2009. This is directly cut and pasted the full text below from the site. Continue reading

Restoring National Sovereignty with A Truly National Banking System

This is the sixth and final article on Ellen Brown’s superb 2007 book titled “Web of Debt,” now updated in a December 2008 third edition. It tells “the shocking truth about our money system, (how it) trapped us in debt, and how we can break free.” This article focuses on establishing a people-oriented banking system. It’s high time we had one and reclaimed what’s rightfully ours. Continue reading

MSM: School police hit the web to stop crime

APS police have a wealth of tips to prevent things like student fights and illegal activity—and they’re getting the information from students’ personal web pages. Continue reading

America’s “Money Machine”

Reviewing Ellen Brown’s “Web of Debt:” Part II

This is the second of several articles on Ellen Brown’s remarkable book titled “Web of Debt….the shocking truth about our money system, (how it) trapped us in debt, and how we can break free.” It’s a multi-part snapshot. Reading the entire book is strongly recommended – easily obtainable through Amazon or Brown’s webofdebt.com site. Continue reading

“Web of Debt”: The Inner Workings of the Monetary System

This is the first of several articles on Ellen Brown’s superb 2007 book titled “Web of Debt,” now updated in a December 2008 third edition. It tells “the shocking truth about our money system, (how it) trapped us in debt, and how we can break free.” Given today’s global economic crisis, it’s an appropriate time to review it and urge readers to digest the entire work, easily gotten through Amazon or Brown’s webofdebt.com site. Her book is a remarkable achievement – in its scope, depth, and importance. Continue reading

Move to End “Internet Neutrality”: Blow to Bloggers. “Ten Pin Strike against Political Freedom”

If the cable and phone companies that transmit Internet data are allowed to charge higher rates to some producers for faster service the result will be “a ten pin strike against political freedom,” a prominent legal authority warns.

That’s because the change will enable the wealthy to “quickly take over the high speed transmissions (for their trash commercial content) just as they completely monopolize radio and TV, and just as their incredibly greedy profit-seeking has had a very deleterious effect on print journalism,” writes Lawrence Velvel, dean of the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover.

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