PRISM is driving the uptake of privacy services, but there’s no simple solution to beating the NSA By Nick Pearson

4 November 2013 —  WashingtonsBlog

This article was written by IVPN’s Nick Pearson. IVPN is an online privacy platform, and Electronic Frontier Foundation member, dedicated to protecting online freedoms and online privacy.

While Edward Snowden’s PRISM revelations failed to spark much widespread outrage among the general public, an apparent spike in the uptake of Virtual Private Networks suggests the online privacy market could be entering a golden period. But when commerce is driven by fear there is plenty of opportunity for exploitation and many privacy-concerned citizens may be lulled into a false sense of security over services that won’t protect their data.

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We Are All Aaron Swartz! Fighting Back Against the “Intellectual Property” Racket By Tony Cartalucci

14 January 2013 — Land Destroyer

Aaron Swartz’ passing becomes even more tragic if we do not recognize what he spent his life fighting for, and realize that no matter where we think we stand on the issue of Internet freedom, the interests driving the debate from Wall Street and Washington, do not have any of our best interests in mind.

In your standard dictatorship, activists are brought out back and shot.

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United Left National Convention: ‘This is the Spanish SYRIZA!’By Dick Nichols

8 January 2012The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 754

On the last day of the 10th federal convention of the Spain‘s United Left (Izquierda Unida, <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU), Juan Peña, young <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU organization secretary for the Castilian town of Valladolid, summed up his view of the impact of the <span class=”foreign-lang” style=”font-style: italic;”>indignado(15M) movement on the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU, one of the oldest broad <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>left formations in Europe: “15M brought <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU good news and bad news. The good news was that our programmatic proposals hit the mark, shared by the people who poured into the streets. The bad news was that the people thought that these proposals were new, their own.”

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United Left National Convention: ‘This is the Spanish SYRIZA!’By Dick Nichols

8 January 2012The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 754

On the last day of the 10th federal convention of the Spain‘s United Left (Izquierda Unida, <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU), Juan Peña, young <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU organization secretary for the Castilian town of Valladolid, summed up his view of the impact of the <span class=”foreign-lang” style=”font-style: italic;”>indignado(15M) movement on the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU, one of the oldest broad <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>left formations in Europe: “15M brought <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>IU good news and bad news. The good news was that our programmatic proposals hit the mark, shared by the people who poured into the streets. The bad news was that the people thought that these proposals were new, their own.”

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Global split over telecom treaty By Kevin Reed

28 December 2012WSWS

US walks out of World Conference on Information Technology

012 World Conference on Information Technology (WCIT-12) in Dubai collapsed on Friday, December 14 after the United States delegation walked out and refused to sign the new International Telecommunications Union (ITU) treaty. Western allies including the UK, France, Germany, Australia and Canada joined the US. Continue reading

ACTA in UK: 10 years in jail for ‘illegal downloads’

3 March, 2012RT

SOCA parked page on former RnBxclusive.com file-share service

SOCA parked page on former RnBxclusive.com file-share service

UK web surfers have caught a grim glimpse of the future with Internet users being threatened with 10 years in jail for “illegal downloading” after a prominent music file-sharing site was shut down shortly after Britain signed the notorious ACTA bill.

It is the first time such a move has been made against Internet users in the UK. The British government introduced regulations in 2009 enabling Internet providers to track users who downloaded illegal content from the web and disable their connection if warning letters had no effect. But signing the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has brought the conflict to a whole new level.

In Europe, people are taking to the streets in protest at the contradictory Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, with some countries refusing to sign it.

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