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Anonymous #OpBigBrother 02/23/2013 #IDP13 International Day for Privacy

In Anonymous, Big Brother, News, NWO, OpBigBrother, Police State, Science & Technology, World Revolution on January 13, 2013 at 2:54 AM

 

01/08/2013

Citizens of the world, we are Anonymous

Since we invited you to show our fellow citizens that our privacy matters, you made several times #OpBigBrother’s voice surround in many countries and paperstormed efficiently to inform people about the threats of surveillance systems on our fundamental Rights.

We know all of you participating, found the good way to make information flow. Thanks to all for your hard work in the preparation of those days of action. You proved that most of the people didn’t know anything about the future surveillance society that is being drawn with projects like INDECT or Trapwire because media stay silent on those matters.

Most of the time, we know that information on all those projects are hidden, or, when they are publicly available, all is done to make the people unable to understand without deep investigation on documents related. All that shows only a will to prevent people from understanding the true consequences of such things on their lives.
We, as Anonymous hacktivists, engaged #OpBigBrother because we want every citizen on the planet to know that the surveillance state is unecessary to our security as citizens.

We would also like to make the people understand, that systematisation of technological surveillance and control on everything is dangerous for the safety of Human Rights.

We continue to believe that technology has to serve humanity and we do hope many of you worldwide will agree.

Privacy that #OpBigBrother defends, mainstream media, the developement of technology and entertainment made we forgot it since the last decay, maybe earlier.
That Right, if it falls, makes all other Rights of a structure called Freedom to crumble.
We invite every organization working for privacy and every citizen to continue to inform people on the threats that hang over privacy.

Governments pretend to design those systems for security reasons, but every people able to access and understand information on those matters will stand up against a society of global control on the citizens that is being drawn.

They plan to use technology to know everything about citizens including : who is who, who do what and with whom, as well in real life and the Internet.

Some government and private companies prepared to control people with the a new Internet regulation treaty. USA and Europe rejected the text but will it be the same on the next meeting ? Be ready to defend your privacy again in 2013 with #opWCIT. Be careful on how governments and private companies will try to share them the control of the Internet.

It’s time to act, it’s time to show the governments of the World, who we are, it’s time to show humanity stands as united, it is time to show what freedom means to us.
We call on you to prepare for the next Day of Action against surveillance planned.

Act now and spread the word in your mother tongue, enter your Countries and Cities, in the pad linked on the description of this video once you can organize things : https://pad.riseup.net/p/OpBigBrotherORGA

It’s our Freedom and our privacy.

Resist and build together, because we are the sons of the Resistance

Let us unite the whole humanity as one.
Let it be the largest protests of the world history.

United We Stand, Divided We Fall.

We are Anonymous,
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect us

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Material to make this video in your mothertongue : https://anonfiles.com/file/4cf0cec221f066f1eef527f99d9ffdc0

Related Links:

Anonymous: List of Leaked Databases and Defaced Websites for #OpBigBrother #IDP13

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UK Asked to Investigate Spyware Firm Selling Surveillance Tech to Repressive Regimes

In Big Brother, News, NWO, Other Leaks, Police State, Science & Technology, WikiLeaks, World Revolution on December 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

12/27/2012

RT:

Privacy rights activists are calling on HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to investigate spyware firm Gamma International and its exports of surveillance software to repressive regimes, such as Bahrain, calling the transactions “criminal” and “illegal”.

WikiLeaks Spy Files on GAMMA

 

­The campaign group Privacy International (PI) confirmed in a press release that Gamma International is selling surveillance technology to regimes with horrific human rights records without a proper license.

The software being sold is powerful enough to intercept text messages, phone and Skype calls, remotely turn on cameras and microphones, log keystrokes and copy files, The Guardian reported.

The activist group sent a 186-page report to HMRC, saying that that technology sold is being used to spy on activists, who are later targeted by repressive regimes and “amounts to criminal conduct”.

In April 2011, Egyptian protesters found documents from Gamma International inside Egypt’s secret police office. One of the documents contained an offer dated June 29, 2010, which said to provide ‘FinSpy’ software, hardware, installation and training for 287,000 euro.

Gamma International denied supplying software to Egypt, but did confirm that it has demonstrated such products to the government.

Bahraini pro-democracy activists also were subjected to Gamma International’s surveillance products.

In spring and summer of 2012 activists received emails containing malware. After the University of Toronto’s CitizenLab investigated the case, it found evidence connecting the malware to FinSpy, which is part of the commercial FinFisher intrusion kit.

Citizen Lab managed to extract ‘digital DNA’, from the infected emails that matched that of FinFisher and published the results.

Activist and writer in Bahrain Ala’a Shehabi, 30, was one of the victims targeted by FinSpy malware emails.

She claims to have received the total of four emails from what looked like authentic email accounts.

She later forwarded them to her colleague Bill Marczak, a computer science doctoral candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, who then connected the malware in the email to an internet address in Manama, Bahrain’s capital, which triggered the rest of the investigation.

Shebani told The Guardian that situation in Bahrain at the time was “very charged”.

“I was banned from traveling and forced to stop work,” she added. “I essentially worked on the assumption that everything I did or said was being watched.”

Facebook and Twitter accounts started disappearing, forcing the opposition to go underground.

Gamma International, on the other hand, stated that it had no knowledge of this.

Bahrain’s human rights situation remains “critical in the wake of the brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters that erupted in February 2011,” reports Human Rights Watch.

Police regularly use violence to disperse crowds of protesters, while Bahrainis, led by the country’s Shiite Muslim majority, are continuing to protest, demanding greater rights and freedoms from the ruling Sunni minority. More than 80 people have died in the unrest since the pro-democracy protests begun.

Gamma International’s spy software was also discovered being used in Ethiopia and Turkmenistan, PI reported.

PI is calling for greater restrictions on export of UK’s surveillance software, arguing that it is not guarded by the same export laws as traditional weapons.

“For years, British companies like Gamma International have had carte blanche to sell incredibly powerful surveillance technologies to any government that can afford them, even when they are subsequently used to target human rights defenders,” head of research at Privacy International, Eric King, told The Guardian.

Gamma International is a British company that offers “world-class offensive techniques for information gathering,” such as FinFisher – a spyware product that can take control of target computers and capture even encrypted data and communications.

The company markets its products in several languages including Arabic, German, English, Portuguese, French and Russian.

Gamma International has stated that it complies with export controls and denied reports of selling to oppressive regimes.

Due to PI’s efforts, the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills advised Gamma International that the FinSpy products have been controlled by EU legislation since 2000 and “require a license” in order to export outside the EU. This means that the tech firm would have to disclose the names of suppliers is exports to.

In an email revealed by The Guardian, Gamma International executive Martin Muench stated that the company will not provide any details of export licenses for confidentiality and security reasons, repeating that it only exports to legitimate governments and is cooperating with UK, US and Germany’s export controls.

The company also submitted a control list classification inquiry asking which products required a license, but has not applied for any of them.

PI is calling for more government control of surveillance technology.

You, ITU, & Internet Censorship

In Big Brother, News, NWO, OpWCIT, Other Leaks, Police State, Science & Technology, Viral Videos, World Revolution on December 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

11/06/2012

 

Take action: http://www.whatistheitu.org/

What is the ITU?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Telecommunication_Union

U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture: U.S. Violated International Law over Manning

In Bradley Manning, Manning, News, NWO, Other Leaks, WikiLeaks on December 1, 2012 at 1:22 PM

11/27/2012

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, says that the United States seriously violated international law by unjustly putting American Pfc. Bradley Manning in solitary confinement at the beginning of his detention.

 

“My mandate is exclusively about his conditions of detention and not about whether [you know] he was properly prosecuted or not. I have no opinion on that and of course I have no opinion on his guilty plea. But obviously if in any given situation someone is forced to plead guilty, that would be tantamount to a confession and that of course is prohibited by international law,” Mendez told Press TV’s U.S. Desk in a phone interview on Tuesday.

He continued, “In this circumstance, I am persuaded that he was unjustly put in solitary confinement for eight months at the beginning of his detention, and that constitutes serious violations by the United States of its obligations under international law, including the convention against torture.”

Pfc. Bradley Manning was to be held for trial on charges that would include violating the Espionage Act and aiding the enemy. He is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks.

At Quantico, where Manning was held from July 2010 until April 2011, he was singled out for punishment before his case had been heard, his lawyers say.

During his first five months at Quantico, the lawyers say, he was held in “the functional equivalent of solitary confinement” : Confined to a six-by-eight-foot cell, with no window or natural light, for more than 23 and a half hours each day.

Manning’s detention drew concern from groups including Amnesty International, the British government and the U.N. special rapporteur on torture.

Trans-Pacific Partnership REVEALED

In Economy, Politics, TPP, Wall Street on July 3, 2012 at 5:36 AM

07/02/2012

PaulCraigRoberts.org:

Information has been leaked about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is being negotiated in secret by US Trade Representative Ron Kirk. Six hundred corporate “advisors” are in on the know, but not Congress or the media. Ron Wyden, chairman of the Senate trade subcommittee that has jurisdiction over the TPP, has not been permitted to see the text or to know the content.

The TPP has been called a “one-percenter” power tool. The agreement essentially abolishes the accountability of foreign corporations to governments of countries with which they trade. Indeed, the agreement makes governments accountable to corporations for costs imposed by regulations, including health, safety and environmental regulations. The agreement gives corporations the right to make governments pay them for the cost of complying with the regulations of government. One wonders how long environmental, labor, and financial regulation can survive when the costs of compliance are imposed on the taxpayers of countries and not on the economic activity that results in spillover effects such as pollution.

Many will interpret the TPP as another big step toward the establishment of global government in the New World Order. However, what the TPP actually does is to remove corporations or the spillover effects of their activities from the reach of government. As the TPP does not transfer to corporations the power to govern countries, it is difficult to see how it leads to global government. The real result is global privilege of the corporate class as a class immune to government regulation.

One of the provisions allows corporations to avoid the courts and laws of countries by creating a private tribunal that corporations can use to sue governments for the costs of complying with regulation. Essentially, the laws of countries that apply to corporations are supplanted by decisions of a private tribunal of corporate lawyers.

The TPP is open to all countries. Currently, it is being negotiated between the US, Australia, Brunei, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, Chile, and Peru. Australia, according to reports, has refused to submit to the private tribunal system.

What are we to make of the TPP? It is perhaps too early to have all the answers. However, I can offer some ways of thinking about it.

I doubt that the TPP is a New World Order takeover. If anything, the TPP reduces the scope of global government by exempting corporations from government control. Also, global government, unless it is government by the American Empire, is inconsistent with the neoconservatives insistence on US hegemony over the world. Powerful US ideological, private, and government interest groups have no intention of losing the power that they have acquired by being rolled into some New World Order unless the New World Order is a euphemism for American Empire.

In the criticisms of the TPP, much emphasis is placed on the costs that corporations of foreign members of the agreement can impose on the US. However, US corporations gain the same privileges over those countries, as the agreement gives every country’s corporations immunity to the other countries’ laws.

It could be the case that US corporations believe that their penetration of the other countries will greatly exceed the activities in the US of Brunei, New Zealand, Peru, et al. However, once Japan, Canada, China and others join TPP, the prospect of American firms getting more out of the agreement than foreign firms disappears, unless from the US perspective the definition of foreign firm includes US corporations that offshore the production of the goods and services that they market in the US. If this is the case, then US offshoring firms would be exempt not only from the laws and courts of foreign countries, but also exempt from the laws and courts of the US.

This point is possibly moot as the agreement requires all governments that are parties to the TPP to harmonize their laws so that the new corporate privileges are equally reflected in every country. To avoid discriminatory law against a country’s own corporations that do not engage in foreign trade, harmonization could mean that domestic corporations would be granted the same privileges as foreign investors. If not, domestic firms might acquire the privileges by setting up a foreign subsidiary consisting of an office.

As the TPP is clearly an agreement being pushed by US corporations, the implication is that US corporations see it as being to their relative advantage. However, it is unclear what this advantage is.

Alternatively, TPP is a strategy for securing exemption from regulation under the guise of being a trade agreement.

Another explanation, judging from the unusual collection of the initial parties to the agreement, is that the agreement is part of Washington’s strategy of encircling China with military bases, as the US has done to Russia. One would have thought that an agreement of such path-breaking nature would have begun with Japan, S. Korea, and Philippines. However, these countries are already part of China’s encirclement. Brunei, Singapore, New Zealand, and especially Vietnam would be valuable additions. Are the special privileges that Washington is offering these countries part of the bribe to become de facto outposts of American Empire?

Yet another explanation is that Ron Kirk is caught up in the deregulatory mindset that began with the repeal of Glass-Steagall and financial deregulation. If financial markets know best and are self-regulating, requiring no government interference, then so also are other markets and businesses.

Free market economists view regulations as “takings.” The argument is that regulations take corporate property–profits, for example, by making corporations comply with health, safety, and environmental regulation–just as government takes private property when it builds or widens a road. Therefore, corporations should be compensated for takings that result from regulation. As the argument goes, if government wants corporations to protect the environment, the government should pay the corporations for the cost of doing so. This argument gets rid of “external costs” or “social costs”–costs that corporations impose on others and future generations by the pollution and exhaustion of natural resources, for example. The argument turns social costs into compensation for takings.

The TPP is likely serving many agendas. As we learn more, the motives behind the TPP will become clearer. From my perspective as an economist and former member of government, the problem with Ron Kirk’s TPP is that the agreement is constructed to serve private, not public interests. Kirk is a public official charged with serving and protecting the public interest. Yet, he has conspired in secret with private interests to produce a document that exempts private corporations from public accountability.

There is a paradox here. While financial corporations and now all corporations are being made independent of government, US citizens have lost the protection of law and are now subject to being detained indefinitely or murdered without due process of law. Corporations gain an unimaginable freedom while citizens lose all freedom and the rights that define their freedom. Similarly, foreign countries, which as members of TPP can be exempt from US law, are subject to “pre-emptive” US violation of their air space and borders by drones and troops sent in to assassinate some suspected terrorist, but which also kill citizens of those countries who are merely going about their normal business.

Perhaps one way to understand TPP is that the US government is now extending its own right to be lawless to corporations. Just as the US government today is only answerable to itself, the TPP makes corporations answerable only to themselves.

Public Citizen’s analysis of TPP can be found here: http://www.citizen.org/documents/Leaked-TPP-Investment-Analysis.pdf and the leaked document here: http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/tppinvestment.pdf

Related Links:

WikiLeaks Releases Intellectual Property Rights Chapter of Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Draft

The NAFTA of The Pacific Will Soon Allow Millions More American Jobs to Be Shipped Overseas

Is Obama Negotiating a Treaty That Would Essentially Ban All “Buy American” Laws?

Proposed International Trade Rules Would Give Corporations the Power to Overrule Governments

Mexico and Canada Invited to Join the Secret TPP Negotiations

Using the TPP to Renegotiate and Expand NAFTA

Trans-Pacific Partnership Paves the Way for Global Corporate Rule

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