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Illegal File-Sharing Chips Away At North Korean Propaganda
In the high-stakes debate over control of the Internet, it is common to hear how the free flow of information is crucial to development of humanity. For North Korea, a country that has almost zero Internet access and is repressed beyond anything experienced in the West, the free flow of information is a distant concept. But according to a new report, the sharing of pirate TV shows and music among the citizens of the country is challenging the DPRK regimes’ depiction of the outside world.Read more »
Alexis Ohanian, the 29-year old founder of social news site Reddit, has partnered with the online advocacy group Fight for the Future to create what they’re calling the “Internet Defense League.” Ohanian describes the project, which they plan to officially launch next month, as a “Bat-Signal for the Internet.” Any website owner can sign up on the group’s website to add a bit of code to his or her site–or receive that code by email at the time of a certain campaign–that can be triggered in the case of a political crisis like SOPA, adding an activist call-to-action to all the sites involved, sucRead more »
The WikiLeaks Twitter feed announced on 20 May 2012 that the WL Friends/Friends of WikiLeaks (FoWL) network is ready to launch an 'encrypted Facebook'. This comes amidst growing concern for user privacy and safety at the Facebook website.Read more »
Anonymous’ hackers plan to stop CISPA with Operation Defense: Phase 2 [video]Read more »
Stop CISPA! We are protesting the CISPA act that will remove freedom from the internet users!Read more »
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.Read more »
Alex, Adrian, Loring, and Danielle talk about Marco Rubio’s speech where he recommends increasing the national debt to go for more foreign aid, we discuss the proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would strip all rights from corporations and the effect that will have on individual rights, we discuss CISPA and how it’s may be worse and farther reaching that SOPA and PIPA, Desk of Brian gives our our weekly dose of weird news, and we ask if America has time left before the total collapse to elect another Democrat or establishment Republican.Read more »
CISPA passes House in unexpected last-minute vote
The House of Representatives has approved Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act with a vote count of 248-168. The bill is now headed for the Senate. President Barack Obama will be able to sign or cancel it pending Senate approval.
Initially slated to vote on the bill Friday, the House of Representatives decided to pass Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Thursday after approving a number of amendments.Read more »
House approves CISPA despite last-minute push by opponents
A last-minute push by critics of a bill that would allow Internet companies to open their networks to the Feds didn't work. The House approved CISPA by a 248-168 vote.Read more »
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