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UK Will Order More ISPs to Block The Pirate Bay

http://extratorrent.com

UK Will Order More ISPs to Block The Pirate Bay

The BPI (British Recorded Music Industry), the voice of the British recorded music bizz, is reported to make desperate efforts of extending its Internet-blocking policy about The Pirate Bay onto other largest broadband providers, including TalkTalk, Virgin Media, Sky, O2, and Orange.

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Entrepreneur starting ISP Dedicated to Anti-Surveillance

http://news.cnet.com

Nick Merrill, who challenged a demand from the FBI for user data, wants to create the world's first Internet provider designed to be surveillance-resistant.v"Calyx will use all legal and technical means available to protect the privacy and integrity of user data," he says.

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Beware the unholy alliance of state and internet - FT.com

http://www.ft.com

Surveillance means safety. This is the argument wherever and whenever governments seek new powers to monitor their citizens. Proposed legislation in the UK to enable police and intelligence services to access emails, Skype calls and Facebook messages is another such example. It is also another case of the unnecessary and dangerous expansion of state power, in collaboration with companies, into our online – and offline – lives.

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LulzSec Leader Betrays All of Anonymous

http://gizmodo.com

Unemployed 28-year-old New Yorker Hector Xavier Monsegur AKA "Sabu" was the de facto King of Anonymous and the head of LulzSec, easily the most notorious and influential hacker alive today. And he just turned in his people to the FBI.

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SOPA replacement uses child porn as excuse to spy on 99.7 percent

http://www.itworld.com

SOPA replacement uses child porn as excuse to spy on 99.7 percent of Americans SOPA author Lamar Smith pushing bill to make web sites track every user's every move

The SOPA and PIPA bills that went down in flames earlier this year for their unbearable intrusiveness, used content piracy as an excuse to give the government powerful tools with which to censor Internet content.

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ACTA poses same dangers as SOPA

http://www.thedailyaztec.com

New international version of SOPA seeks to create a transnational enforcement agency to make arrests and shut down sites that link to copyrighted material.

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Will Google be used to block "Conspiracy Theory" web sites?

http://www.slate.com

The government wants to use Google to block "Conspiracy Theory" web sites, and we can all be sure if this happens Free Talk Live will shortly be named a "Conspiracy Theory" web site.

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Soon the state of Hawaii may be watching every internet site you visit

http://news.cnet.com

Here is a good reason NOT to go to Hawaii. State legislators are considering a new proposal that would require Internet service providers to collect and retain for two years data on every website residents visit.

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If You Thought SOPA Was Bad, Just Wait Until You Meet ACTA

http://www.forbes.com

When sites like Wikipedia and Reddit banded together for a major blackout January 18th, the impact was felt all the way to Washington D.C. The blackout had lawmakers running from the controversial anti-piracy legislation, SOPA and PIPA, which critics said threatened freedom of speech online.

Unfortunately for free-speech advocates, these pieces of legislation are not the only laws which threaten an open internet.

Few people have heard of ACTA

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Judge rules defendant can be forced to decrypt laptop

http://www.wired.com

In a case going back to 2010, a Colorado judge has ruled that a woman named as a defendant in a criminal case can be forced to decrypt the contents of her laptop and files. Answering the question of 'what about her fifth amendment right to non-self-incrimination, the judge ruled the fifth amendment does not apply in this case, even though the contents of the protected files could be used to prosecute and convict her.

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The MPAA Says Blackout Protests Are an Abuse of Power

http://lifehacker.com

MPAA is unhappy with the planned blackout of major sites in protest of SOPA. Wait, isn't that what they are trying to do? So...they are upset because THEY are not doing the blacking out??

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Web Sites Will Shut Down to Protest Antipiracy Bills

http://www.nytimes.com

With a Web-wide protest on Wednesday that includes a 24-hour shutdown of the English-language Wikipedia, the legislative battle over two Internet piracy bills has reached an extraordinary moment — a political coming of age for a relatively young and disorganized industry that has largely steered clear of lobbying and other political games in Washington.

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Obama Administration begins work on an Internet ID program

http://www.libertyconfidential.com

The biggest worry is likely to be this: That this program sets out to accomplish the same aims as the National ID scheme. Difference is, rather than trying to get the states to do the heavy lifting, Washington is going to try and compel private companies to do it.
So a campaign has already started to convince Americans to trust the government on this. (insert canned laughter here)

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Ron Paul on SOPA: "They want to take over the Internet!"

http://www.youtube.com

"Can you imagine how much we're going to be curtailed in the spreading of our information if we lose the Internet?!"

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Only Ron Paul supporter at Conservative radio station fired

http://bit.ly

Full disclosure, it was me, and I was fired THROUGH Facebook

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In Belarus, it's now illegal to access any foreign website

http://thenextweb.com

According to the US Library of Congress, the Republic of Belarus has just recently published a law making it illegal for Belarusian citizens and residents access and/or use foreign websites (particularly for commercial purposes). Violations of the law are recognized as a misdemeanor and result in a charge of up to $125. The law requires companies and individuals that are registered as entrepreneurs to only use domestic domains for providing online services, conducting sales, or exchanging email messages.

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Google, Facebook to become trusted ID providers for gov services

http://searchenginewatch.com

Think Google and Facebook know a lot about you now? The IRS? Wait until they start exchanging tax returns, search engine history, medical, photos, etc.

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BT says almost all Google products and services infringe its patents

http://c4sif.org

Headline says it all! Expect more as copyright crackdown pits everyone against everyone else.

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SOPA Bill 2012: GoDaddy Reveals Support

http://www.ibtimes.com

Website hosting company GoDaddy has officially voiced its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Bill in 2012, which is designed to thwart movie and music piracy on the Internet by empowering copyright holders to effectively shut down websites or online services found with infringing material. If passed, the U.S. government could blacklist any website it deems in violation of copyright, which could range from a few posts in a Web forum to a few links sent in an e-mail.

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GoDaddy Faces boycott over SOPA support

http://arstechnica.com

Major Internet companies have formed a united front in their opposition to the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act. Well, almost. One exception has been the domain registrar GoDaddy. In a op-ed published in Politico shortly after SOPA was introduced in the House, GoDaddy applauded the bill and called opponents "myopic."Now furious Internet users at reddit (owned by Advance Publications, which also owns Condé Nast) have organized a boycott of the registrar.

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