- 2:30 am - Sun, Dec 30, 2012
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China unveiled tighter Internet controls on Friday, legalizing the deletion of posts or pages which are deemed to contain “illegal” information and requiring service providers to hand over such information to the authorities for punishment.
The rules signal that the new leadership headed by Communist Party chief Xi Jinping will continue muzzling the often scathing, raucous online chatter in a country where the Internet offers a rare opportunity for debate.
The new regulations, announced by the official Xinhua news agency, also require Internet users to register with their real names when signing up with network providers, though, in reality, this already happens.
Chinese authorities and Internet companies such as Sina Corp have long since closely monitored and censored what people say online, but the government has now put measures such as deleting posts into law.”
Service providers are required to instantly stop the transmission of illegal information once it is spotted and take relevant measures, including removing the information and saving records, before reporting to supervisory authorities,” the rules state.
The restrictions follow a series of corruption scandals amongst lower-level officials exposed by Internet users, something the government has said it is trying to encourage.
READ ON: China tightens Internet controls, legalizes post deletion
Pat yourself on the back, Jinping. You’re a dick.
- 2:07 am - Sun, Jan 29, 2012
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Canada Is About To Pass Sopa’s Evil Little Brother. Politely.
“I’m a Canadian.
We’re a quiet bunch; prone to enjoying hockey, drinking stronger beer than our friends south of the border, and lovers of fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy.
We also, apparently, have an inferiority complex when it comes to being evil dirt bags, because we’ve decided to pass our very own version of SOPA up here.
Meet Bill-C11. Formerly Bill C-32. (I think they thought if they made the number lower people would care less about it?)
But, as innocuous as it sounds, C-11 does a whole lot that SOPA did with a few extra twists you might not find in the Wikipedia write-up.
Like your PVR? You can’t keep it under C-11.
Like ripping CDs to your iPod? Say bye-bye.
Hey, do you want to be able to unlock your $500 smartphoneand take it to a provider less dedicated to violating your wallet? That won’t be allowed either.
Did you get accused of internet piracy but no evidence has been presented and a trial date hasn’t even been set? Under C-11 your ISP will now be forced to terminate your internet access.
And people say that governments can’t be bought.
There are only 14 days left people. Get active.”
Send a letter to your Member of Parliament now. The letters are prewritten, you just need to click send.
Come on non-Canadian people, please signal boost this for your Canadian friends.
help us polite canucks please :)
I tagged the only Canadians I know, you guys should spread the word and let your politicians know that they are fucked up right now.
- 7:01 pm - Thu, Jan 19, 2012
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Bring in the nerds.
Utah’s Rep. Jason Chaffetz suggesting that congress employ “nerds” to help them understand the internet.
- 4:58 pm - Wed, Jan 18, 2012
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“I only support free markets in things I like!”
Oh please, spare me.. Preventing our government from seizing control over the content on the internet is completely different from allowing the government to regulate what goes into our food or the quality of products a company produces. Look at china for instance (a country that is exactly the opposite of us), they are 100% free trade and yet their toys are always full of lead and cheap as hell (oh yeah, and there’s no such thing as worker’s rights/human rights). Then you see their internet is ruled under bills similar to SOPA/PIPA and censorship is rampant and it is used to halt free speech. Are either of those things that you want? I doubt it.
- 4:08 pm - Mon, Jan 16, 2012
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The House has KILLED the SOPA bill! A solid victory for Democracy!
- 6:58 pm - Fri, Dec 30, 2011
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You know, if we had things like online petitions and millions of pissed of bloggers back in the 70’s-early 90’s, I don’t think we would have any of these exuberant fees and surcharges on EVERYTHING we do/own/partake in. Good job, internet.
- 11:14 pm - Wed, Nov 16, 2011
- 27 notes
PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.
I saw the video embedded above on several sites over the past week and didn’t really pay attention to exactly what these acts intend to do until The Daily What succinctly put the fear of God in me like only Johnny Internets can.
I highly suggest you go read the atrocious power this legislation will provide corporations on the web, sign this petition here as well as this petition here, and spread the word as far as you can to stop this bullshit in its tracks.
For my uninformed followers, this is why Protect IP is just wrong. I called Senator Kerry and Representative Olver this morning, have you spoken to your local government lately?
(Source: thehighdefinite.com, via kileyrae)
- 9:46 pm - Mon, Aug 1, 2011
I’m moments away from murder.
I’m going to find this shit bird that decided to update AKO and make it entirely unusable to all non-DoD computers. When I get a hold of him I’m going to commit terrible things.. Unholy things..
EDIT: I downloaded firefox and it worked on there… Crisis averted.