Archive for 2011/03/03
Interview with Icelandic member of parliament Birgitta Jonsdottir by Dominique Deckmyn in Ghent
It began with John Perry Barlow – one of the founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He was in Iceland in 2008, and he talked at the Digital Freedom Society conference about that idea of a “Switzerland of the bytes.” The following year, that idea also formed the nub of the speeches which Julian Assange and Daniel Domscheit-Berg delivered at the DFS conference. When I heard them say that Iceland could make a difference in this sphere, I immediately thought: Yes! I know that in times of crisis very bad laws are often made, but I thought: Let us seize upon this time of crisis in order to make something good. So I brought together a number of people – Assange, Daniel, Rop Gonggrijp, and a number of others. We brainstormed and researched intensively for a month, and then we wrote the proposal. WikiLeaks’s contribution was that it had practical experience as regards the question of which laws work and which laws do not work in order to keep information online, keep sources secret, and repel all judicial attacks.
Belgium: man convicted of child abuse no longer allowed to use Facebook, Twitter or other social network sites. Chatrooms are off-limits tooPosted: 2011/03/03 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Jurisprudence
Dutch language news article: http://www.nu.nl/internet/2459771/kinderverkrachter-krijgt-facebookverbod.html
Dutch ISP XS4ALL has expanded its internet services with a package for online television by March 2. The IPTV package includes 53 national and international television channels and costs 15 euros a month. It is also possible to request television programs that have been broadcasted earlier and to order movies (and perhaps TV shows) via a video on demand (VOD) service.
Baidu’s version is actual, realistic pixel-art version of the buildings
That’s not bad for a startup that’s been around what, a year?
“Operation Payback has now begun its ‘researching’ phase, due to some actions taken by some copyright organisations, including ‘BREIN’, who have censored popular sites on the internet over the past couple of weeks”Posted: 2011/03/03 in Education / Awareness
Anonymous resumes Operation Payback with attack on BREIN
Australia’s Senate has passed amendments to that country’s wiretap laws, allowing security agency ASIO to pass information across a wide range of government agencies, and apparently to conduct wiretaps on behalf of those agenciesPosted: 2011/03/03 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy
Lawyers representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lodged papers at the UK’s High Court this morning, in an effort to appeal against his extradition to SwedenPosted: 2011/03/03 in Education / Awareness, Litigation
Among file-sharers the term ‘honeypots’ is used to describe sites and services that are specifically set up to lure people into downloading copyrighted files. The label is often applied to suspicious looking sites, but proof of the existence of live honeypots is never provided.
Ethan Kaplan was VP of technology for Warner Bros. Music, one of Warner Music’s sub-labels. I’d followed Ethan’s writings for a while, but hearing him speak convinced me that he was definitely one of the folks inside a major record label who really understood where things were headedPosted: 2011/03/03 in Education / Awareness
The government brought 22 new charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier who allegedly provided a giant trove of classified cables to WikiLeaks