Control of the internet


#339

Definitely not. He’s working on the checkout in my local Tesco, next aisle to Elvis.


#340

Looks like the Tor project is in the process of imploding, in some combination of sexual predation and/or SJWs hysteria among the staff, depending on who you ask. Key people are dropping out because they don’t “feel safe” and now there’s a call for a complete 1-day shutdown of all exit nodes to protest the way someone was treated. Twitter-based internet hysteria a la Gamergate.

Edit: didn’t see that Col Max posted about it above already.

Edit 2: Link: news.softpedia.com/news/internal … 7513.shtml


#341

Thanks Mantissa for the Gamergate reference, there’s ten minutes of my life I’ll never get back!!


#342

I’m guessing a few Pinsters need to change their passwords

InfoWars account details hacked, leaked


#343

:smiley:
For a site dedicated to paranoid fantasists, they’re quite naive about the internet!


#344

This just PROVES that the government is watching them.


#345

On topic literally… tomorrow the US cedes legal oversight and control of ICANN, which controls the domain name system. It was overseen by the US Dept of Commerce for historical reasons.

ICANN are your typical international body - full of politics and possibly worse, but at least this is recognising that the internet no longer belongs to the US government.


#346

FBI seized and operated 23 child porn sites in the “dark web” (about half the Tor child porn sites) and used them to infect visitors with malware to reveal their IPs.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016 … from-them/

An interesting if controversial investigative technique. Also a reminder that Tor is a big LEO honeypot.


#347

Turns out they went for a variant of option three. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…


#348

The Vault7 release confirms this.

Irrespective of who the USA president is/was (Obama, Nixon, Bush, David Duke, Jane Fonda…) , ‘they’ simply weren’t go allow anyone to communicate with ‘they’ being able to eavesdrop on the conversation.

Unless you build the communications system yourself* (the physical layer and software/encryption etc…) then one cannot complain about being spied upon.

  • don’t feel too bad if one doesnt feel up to the task, those who are telecoms professionals couldn’t even build their own network themselves as part of their hobby.

#349

In fact, what the Vault7 leak actually implies (assuming it is accurate) is that even if you build your own communications system you will be spied upon. You would need to take extraordinary measures to avoid spying by a serious government actor.

On the other hand, you can probably assume that you’re far too boring for the CIA to be actively spying on you.


#350

Maybe so to the CIA, but not the NSA! 8DD


#351

You may be confusing actively and passively spying on you. They’re probably hoovering up whatever you post here along with everything else, but they’re probably not trying to identify your specific living room TV in order to listen to your pronouncements.


#352

A rather uninteresting item about fracking protestors in the Netherlands … especially if you don’t speak Dutch.

What’s more interesting is if you view it on youtube … there’s a banner under the vid I’ve never seen before:

i.imgur.com/4KcAMcz.png

When did they start doing that?


#353

5 years, 7 months and 13 days later (give or take) Eric Eoin Marques is finality extradited to the US.

Since his initial arrest, an entire US Admin has come and gone.

What took so long?

Sure 'tis Ireland or did it take for the arrival of the current US Admin reportedly the most serious in prosecuting such crimes to move things along. `


#354

The DOJ today revealed its proposal to modify the Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, part of which gives tech giants that own social platforms the ability to moderate content they deem "obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively…

Dedicated Forum Topic: Section 230