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Re: Big Brother/Internet
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2010, 05:20:36 PM »
Bill C-27 died on the order paper when Stephen the Petulant prorogued. Even if it hadn't, the Liberals ended up responding to pressure (yay, us!) and agreeing to withdraw the amendments in question. Michael Geist at the end of October: Anti-Spam Bill Passes Committee Without Copyright Lobby Spyware Provision. And Michael Geist in January: Anti-Spam, Lawful Access To Die With Parliament Prorogation. (Lawful Access refers to C-47. I don't think we mind losing that one.)

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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2010, 05:44:37 PM »
Phew! That was close though. Thanks pogge for updating me.
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Re: Big Brother/Internet
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2010, 02:07:56 AM »
Fark, this is either funny or NOT, cuz it could be where we are headed, little more Con legislation and we're on the brink.

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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2010, 07:19:50 PM »
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Re: Big Brother/Internet
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2011, 07:14:12 PM »
This is beyond absurd

Let's listen to it anyway M.Knopfler,Sting,E. Clapton & P. Collins
(the sanitized version)

Lets change the words - Money for Nothing and Debt for Free, to F's economic plan for Canada. 

And the debate rages on. I want Short People Banned Now! Thank gawd this is only a suggestion to radio stations, otherwise we'd have to tell these idiots that 'irony' in 1985 hasn't changed in the last 25 years. I wonder if these pickles-up-their-asses even know the story behind Knopfler's lyrics?

This is like the N word in Huck Finn replaced with slave, still synonymous really, except we can add any minimum wage worker.  ::)
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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2011, 07:52:27 PM »
That is very bizarre. I always thought of that song as pointing out the idiocy of casual homophobia, as the appliance movers were in one breath putting down the effete musicians as fa****s and saying they got "chicks for free".

The only possible discrimination in that song is a hint of classism, but Knopfler doesn't have a history of putting down the "common man".
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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2011, 10:38:22 PM »
Servers for the people?
 
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...Put free software into the little plug server in the wall, and you would have a Freedom Box that would decentralize information and power, Mr. Moglen said. This month, he created the Freedom Box Foundation to organize the software...

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/16/nyregion/16about.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=nyregion&nl=nyregion&emc=ura5
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Re: Big Brother/Internet
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2011, 06:27:01 AM »
Servers for the people?
 
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...Put free software into the little plug server in the wall, and you would have a Freedom Box that would decentralize information and power, Mr. Moglen said. This month, he created the Freedom Box Foundation to organize the software...

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/16/nyregion/16about.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=nyregion&nl=nyregion&emc=ura5

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Re: Big Brother/Internet
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2011, 02:15:16 AM »
Microsoft US Patent Application June 23, 2011
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Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to silently recording communications. In aspects, data associated with a request to establish a communication is modified to cause the communication to be established via a path that includes a recording agent. Modification may include, for example, adding, changing, and/or deleting data within the data. The data as modified is then passed to a protocol entity that uses the data to establish a communication session. Because of the way in which the data has been modified, the protocol entity selects a path that includes the recording agent. The recording agent is then able to silently record the communication.
 

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personal computers, server computers, hand-held or laptop devices, multiprocessor systems, microcontroller-based systems, set-top boxes, programmable consumer electronics, network PCs, minicomputers, mainframe computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), smartphones, gaming devices, printers, appliances including set-top, media center, or other appliances, automobile-embedded or attached computing devices, other mobile devices, distributed computing environments that include any of the above systems or devices, and the like.
 

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Re: Big Brother/Internet
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2011, 02:44:08 AM »
Having briefly looked it over and thought about it a bit, I think it's a little ridiculous.  You would already have to know the identity of the individual you're going to wiretap.  If you already knew that, this becomes a best a slightly more convenient (but probably easily defeated) way of keeping tabs, but it's hardly the only way.  Someone at MSR is going to get a raise for an increased patent count.

Much more worrying is the ability to automatically detect conversations of interest...
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Re: Big Brother/Internet
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2011, 11:10:18 AM »

Much more worrying is the ability to automatically detect conversations of interest...


Altho this article isn't about the Internet, it is certainly about Big Brother and Mandos's comment. It's here, the ability to detect your conversations and tell you what to do, in the form of streetlights that can also take your picture. This is way beyond Orwell. The fact it is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Energy just because it saves 'energy' is absolutely laughable. Check out the wee video to hear it make public announcements; also has the ability to RECORD conversations. How do you like them bananas.


http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/oakland_county/intelligent-lights-make-up-wireless-network-used-for-entertainment-and-safety


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“In each lighting fixture or each lighting pole, there is processor very much like an iPhone. And it takes inputs and outputs and talks back and forth. And the poles actually talk to each other,” said Ron Harwood.


That it steps on the 4th Amendment seems unimportant as well. Already rolled out in some cities across U.S.  I can't help but wonder if these BB lightpoles are going to be part of FEMA's 9/11 test where they will take over radio/television and cable on 11/9.



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