CISA Systemic Domestic Spying

Technology in cyber space is designed to be the instrument of a totality surveillance society. Secretive methods, back doors, observation and collection of data have been in place for decades. CISA is the latest legislation authorization agreement that provides liability exemption for law enforcement and spooks to conduct their systematic assimilation with the codes and functions of technological development for the intended purpose of efficient monitoring of electronic communication. Coercion for compliance from any resisting tech giant will provide the government with the brute force to muscle their way past any remnants of Fourth Amendment Bill of Right protections. The fact that there is so much enthusiasm in Congress to further gut civil liberties comes as no surprise but is frightening that the push back is so weak. Senate overwhelmingly passes historic cybersecurity bill is reported by CNN accordingly, “It took several tries, but on Tuesday the U.S. Senate […] Read More

2015: Internet Is Less Safe, Less Free And Less Private

(The Real Agenda) The world wide web is becoming a police state in itself where users, who have paid for its construction and dissemination, are less safe and less free to navigate. Internet freedom has declined for the fifth consecutive year, and, not surprisingly governments are the parties the bear the bulk of the responsibility for such a decrease as they are the ones imposing restrictions on the rights of Internet users and illegally monitoring their activity. These are some conclusions of the report published by Freedom House, an organisation that analyzed the current state Internet freedom in 65 countries. The study indicates that more and more governments try to censor information that is of general interest and puts pressure on the private sector to remove content they do not approve. Although some of the grossest infringements on Internet freedom are though to be committed in places like China […] Read More

2013: Internet freedom on decline worldwide as governments tighten grip – report

Authors highlighted greater internet activism as a bright spot among worrying developments. A protest against cybercrime law near the presidential palace in Manila October 13, 2012. (Reuters / Cheryl Ravelo) Improved surveillance, takedown of opposition websites for “illegal content” and paid pro-government commentators are among the increasingly sophisticated tools used by authorities to restrict internet freedom, a new report claims. The 2013 Freedom on the Net report, compiled by non-profit Freedom House, says that 34 out of the 60 countries it surveyed suffered a falloff in internet freedom over the past year. Iran, Cuba, China and Syria were ranked as countries with the greatest restrictions. China, which blocks millions of websites and employs thousands-strong armies of censors, “led the way in expanding an elaborate technological apparatus for system internet censorship, while further increasing offline coercion and arrests to deter freedom of expression online.” Iceland, Estonia and Germany took the […] Read More