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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

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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.

ITU Passes New Internet Standards, Ignoring Huge Privacy Implications

In Big Brother, News, NWO, OpWCIT, Other Leaks, Police State, Science & Technology on December 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

12/06/2012

RT:

Members of the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have agreed to work towards implementing a standard for the Internet that would allow for eavesdropping on a worldwide scale.

At a conference in Dubai this week, the ITU members decided to adopt the Y.2770 standard for deep packet inspection, a top-secret proposal by way of China that will allow telecom companies across the world to more easily dig through data passed across the Web.

According to the UN, implementing deep-packet inspection, or DPI, on such a global scale will allow authorities to more easily detect the transferring and sharing of copyrighted materials and other protected files by finding a way for administrators to analyze the payload of online transmissions, not just the header data that is normally identified and interpreted.

“It is standard procedure to route packets based on their headers, after all it is the part of the packet that contains information on the packet’s intended destination,” writes The Inquirer’s Lawrence Lati, “but by inspecting the contents of each packet ISPs, governments and anyone else can look at sensitive data. While users can mitigate risks by encrypting data, given enough resources encryption can be foiled.”

Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist widely regarded as the ‘Father of the Internet,’ spoke out against proposed DPI implementation on such a grandiose scale during an address earlier this year at the World Wide Web Consortium.

“Somebody clamps a deep packet inspection thing on your cable which reads every packet and reassembles the web pages, cataloguing them against your name, address and telephone number either to be given to the government when they ask for it or to be sold to the highest bidder – that’s a really serious breach of privacy,” he said.

Blogger Arthur Herman writes this week for Fox News online that the goal of the delegates at the ITU “is to grab control of the World Wide Web away from the United States, and hand it to a UN body of bureaucrats.”

“It’ll be the biggest power grab in the UN’s history, as well as a perversion of its power,” he warns.

The ITU’s secretary general, Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, has dismissed critics who have called the proposed DPI model invasive, penning an op-ed this week where he insists his organization’s meeting in Dubai poses “no threat to free speech.”

“It is our chance to chart a globally-agreed roadmap to connect the unconnected, while ensuring there is investment to create the infrastructure needed for the exponential growth in voice, video and data traffic,” Dr. Toure claims of the conference, adding that it presents the UN with “a golden opportunity to provide affordable connectivity for all, including the billions of people worldwide who cannot yet go online.”

Despite his explanation, though, some nation-states and big-name businesses remain opposed to the proposal. The ITU’s conference this week has been held behind closed doors, and representatives with online service providers Google, Facebook and Twitter have been barred from attending.

In a report published this week by CNet, tech journalist Declan McCullagh cites a Korean document that describes the confidential Y.2770 standard as being able to identify “embedded digital watermarks in MP3 data,” discover “copyright protected audio content,” find “Jabber messages with Spanish text,” or “identify uploading BitTorrent users.”

On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives unanimously passed a Senate resolution that asks for the American government to oppose any efforts by the United Nations to control the Internet.

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A Real Privacy Threat To Global Internet Users From The U.N. International Telecommunications Union

Google Expected to Pay $22.5 Million Fine for Bypassing Safari Privacy Settings

In Big Brother, News, NWO, Other Leaks, Science & Technology on July 10, 2012 at 9:49 AM

 

07/10/2012

Google expected to pay $22.5 million to settle charges that it bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple’s Safari web browser, says The Wall Street Journal.

Facebook Pushes Privacy Limits with New Mobile Ads

In Big Brother, News, NWO, Other Leaks, Science & Technology on July 10, 2012 at 8:29 AM

 

07/09/2012

BusinessInsider:

Facebook will launch a second mobile ad product which will serve ads to users based on which other apps they’ve downloaded onto their phones—raising concerns over privacy, according to the Wall Street Journal:

… ads for apps directly in a users’ News Feed on their mobile devices, whether the consumer has noted an interest in that company or not,

Facebook engineers have built technology that lets the company track what apps people have on their phones and target ads based on that information, these people said.

Previously, Facebook largely served ads keyed by users’ own preferences, friends, and their Likes. Sponsored stories, for instance, Facebook’s first mobile ad product, serves ads triggered by users’ brand mentions in their status updates.

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