Posts Tagged ‘Web Censorship’

Protests in Manchester Devoted to Web Censorship Rules

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Great number of demonstrations have been performed in Manchester against the mistrusted Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

Dozens of activists from Anonymous, Occupy Manchester and some other groups turned up at Piccadily Gardens, the others from their legions made active protests which took place in front of the Dianetics Centre. There were many anti – ACTA events, others made active demonstrations all over the world. For example in London one may see 200 protestors.

ACTA is being regarded by the opponnents as some kind of measure that is designed to allow film studios company consortia trying to gain control of the internet that is being taken as a
form really find impossible to be capitalized on.

Supporters of this type of web censorship declarations do claim there is too much copyright infringement that is going on. Countless goverments are pressured by the American for signing the agreement – though Germany, Poland, Slovenia, many others realize legislation’s that are
wider implications of web censorship and freedom of speech.


Users and Hackers Ponder Over the Notions of Censoring and Surveying the Internet

Friday, January 13th, 2012
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Among corporations who expand international membership Telecomix is leading Once upon a time in summer protests in Arabian countries and government crackdowns led to the loss of thousand people, strange events happened in Syria web space too. Instead of main searching machines such as Google and facebook Arabic users have found strange Arabic script.

Then the webpage screened switched to a white colour gave some instructions on using free encryption, anonymity software like Tor, true crypt which evade censorship. The text placed above was round there also were some mysterious symbols hovering around pyramid decorated by lightning bolts. There were placed symbols like Telecomix and the moto: “We come in peace”.

Telecomix is a team of international hackers who scan the Syrian webspace in a massive sweep together with 700 000 target connections, they have its members in Germany, France, U.S. what they do is compromising cisco systems network switches finding other devices passwords.

Hackers also post their findings in a document. American member of the group uses handle Punkbo that is built by the Sunnyvale. The Syrian machine’s logs showed web activity of thousands users. On the whole he had discovered American technology that uses a brutal dictatorship spy on its citizens.

In order to understand the exact actions of Syria one should track source that providing the technology. The company did not respond to Forbes requests for being interviewed. The industry faces new questions about tech issues for how their products are deployed.

Telecomix observes that blue coat discovery as a point in the group mission. Fighting for free speech including any Western tech firm aiding the wrong side. The only solution is to hack a few boxes, it is the motivation driving hackers deeper in the networks.

Hackers of Telecomix break into great number of Syrian home routers and set them to show users warning web page about wrong actions of surveillance.

Telecomix break Syrian law. Some traditional appreciate their work. Active hacking networks is some kind of a game for Telecomix. Unlike hacker’s group it began with opposing the European Union, industry influenced laws would cut web access for copyright files.

With juvenile pranks, Telecomix was born political. This group is created at a conference in 2009.

The hackers published the phone numbers of members of EU parliament convincing the copyright Swedish site that posted a link on homepage. At the time the site got high level of attendance.

There exist some kind of a humour, the group is serious about its work, uprisings of the Arab spring have brought its goals into the sharper focus. Few days of protests in Egypt Hosni Mubarak led to the shutting down the web access in this countries.

A fateful fluke of stumbling onto the Blue Coat led to the Telecomix scanning of the Syrian web space.

There were disputes devoted to ethical and unethical use of products is simply to distinguish.

Documents published by WikiLeaks show 160 firms advertising surveillance gear. British firm Gamma International brags can spy users of Gmail, iTunes, Skype.


Internet Piracy Cannot Be Reconsidered With Web Censorship, States Cato’s Julian Sanchez

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Web censorship is not the respond to web piracy, answered Cato Institute research fellow Julian Sanchez. According to Sanchez, web censorship won’t address the problem of piracy, but it will stifle innovation of American society.

It is not just a business, according to Sanchez who states that if USA abandon the principle of a free and open web access, “the only difference between the USA and China is what on the blacklist”

“The industry instinct is to destroy any innovation disrupting the business patterns or dangers the way the are used in doing these things” – said Sanchez.


Playing Judge

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
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I have asked several publications in order to get the idea proposed by web censorship in India, my views are not at all comprehensively represented anywhere, here is the conclusion one should be opened for the criticism.

Why not deal with defamatory in nature or something that is concerned with it. Mechanism in place where the content can be removed while the content is flagged, it violates the conditions and terms. The key problem who will play the judge. Perhaps Kapil Sibal is right person for playing judge. Is it Facebook or Twitter or Google? Do take IT rules analyzed in April, the government in India gives a judgment for the social networking sites that are in position for making a judgment or forcing to comply written requests for changing.

The method of looking at it is that I need to save my face that is why I will block it. If the networking site is not blocked then the government can pass to the ISP and then get the block access for the network site. So finally who must play judge? If there’s an issue, then take it to court, the society mandated the responsibility , Google or Sibal. Have a committee with the judges and then be transparent about the reasons.

What is happening for the present moment is the search for creating something for example a set of guidelines, the legal process is cumbersome, too long, it is impossible and unviable for someone to do it. Can you expect these people judging what kind of content people put online before it rises up? It will kill messaging system and reorganize meaningful conversations and discussions.

The IT rules usually provide safety, but they are flawed, one of my fears is that something may actually be used to make the IT rules look true too life. People will be furious about suggestions but in comparison accept arbitrary and opast post-censorship which is what the IT rules allow. The IT rules need to be amended.

How can we allow the government to settle the question about can be posted on the web and what not. I expect humans to go through what is personal message between us, it is really ridiculous. What can we tell about the privacy?

The construct of social communities can be considered into account. On Twitter every information can be visible to everyone. Using Facebook profile users can choose an image or message to friends or group. Google : one can showcase the content to different circles of audience. This space is evolving. It is private – this line gives the difference between the platforms and intentions. It should be poorly thought out how to protect the privacy.

Just target twitter, Facebook , Google? The entire web possess malicious content. What are you going to do about the entire expanse of the web? How will you stop it? It is like saying that there is a crime happened somewhere or something else, one can check the intent of every individual before he steps out.

What do they think about? Some abuse actions in the streets in India all the time, it is not the same in the net. The official representatives are using as a ruse for bringing to the web, it is taking the worst scenario and using justifying all forms of censorship. It is some kind of slippery slope that can be either made either as guidelines allowing arbitrary censorship, not transparent at all, they are not transparent at all – using national security as normal excuse.

I am not much of a lawyer but it seems to me there are laws for every single one of the concerns the government must have. Defamation is defamation and abuse is abuse. The viral nature of the web is some kind of issue, it can be an excuse for opening the web. We have a choice: according to it the adults can be responsible for the conduct and must choose the words they pronounce and also be responsible for their children.

I have some other concern and we must agree with it- we seem to have become very sensible. A certain sense of irreverence that has been lost in society and we are so touchy about it. The internet is the place where someone can start a hatshtag what is rather critique of the person.

Sibal is trying to address the wrong part of trouble – instead of the government that controls – they are trying to curtail some expression that can lead to violence, it is usually because of religious or political opportunism.

My vision of this is the Internet and its final frontier for freedom of expression, governments are now worried about organizing the opinion and activity that it allows, it is threatening the outdated ways of governing.