Control of the internet


Whew, glad someone got it!


The clash…

This is a public service announcement
With guitar
Know your rights all three of them

You have the right not to be killed
Murder is a CRIME!
Unless it was done by a
Policeman or aristocrat
Know your rights

You have the right to food money
Providing of course you
Don’t mind a little
Investigation, humiliation
And if you cross your fingers

Know your rights
These are your rights

Know these rights

You have the right to free
Speech as long as you’re not
Dumb enough to actually try it.

Know your rights
These are your rights
All three of 'em
It has been suggested
In some quarters that this is not enough!

Get off the streets
Get off the streets
You don’t have a home to go to

Finally then I will read you your rights

You have the right to remain silent
You are warned that anything you say
Can and will be taken down
And used as evidence against you

Listen to this

#120 … rnet-mesh/


Invention is the mother of necessity.


Over the last week, first Google (not just the search engine, but their entire platform) and then Amazon have temporally gone off line.

Blue Horseshoe


The google outage wasn’t in the least nefarious. More along the lines of “are you sure there’s a power backup? Ok here goes”


Groklaw shutdown in protest, pity it was really insightful … 8120421175


Whats worse than NSA/military/intel superheros who want to control everything? Probably Silicon Valley philosopher creeps who want to facilitate them to “make the world a better place”. … uggernaut/


Reminiscent to our own garda who spied on her ex …


U.S. government having difficulty uncovering Edward Snowden’s digital trail: officials -> … -1.1436093


NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies - -> … anies-paid

In the US alone this is class action territory against the companies involved.


TOR users double in week, no-one knows why … -a-sudden/

Seems likely it’s either people downloading the Pirate Browser or (my guess) a botnet that’s using Tor to communicate.

Also possible that there’s govt involvement, but it’s not clear to what end that might be – although it could conceivably a government botnet preparing to DDoS some hidden TOR sites…


REPORT: ‘Brilliant’ Snowden Digitally Impersonated NSA Officials - -> … als-2013-8

Snowden leaks CIA and NSA black budget - -> … ack-budget


Microsoft and Google to sue over US surveillance requests - Rory Carroll -> … ue-us-fisa


Americans Try to Disappear from Internet as Security Anxiety Grows - -> … 28239.html


Further revelations about the extent to which NSA/GCHQ have broken and sabotaged existing encryption technologies and set industry wide security standards. … s-security


PGP seems the most likely?


Nah, PGP is kind of a sideshow. TLS (ie https) is what they really want.

I suspect that’s also what they mean when they talk about agreements with technology providers – I suspect the implication is that they get copies of root certs from Verisign etc. If so, lots of Very Bad Things are happening.


Can you elaborate ?


The certificate authorities have always been a weak link.