Archive for Big Brother
Well, it’s happened. Again. “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life” – (Oscar Wilde, who held in his 1889 essay The Decay of Lying) – there is now a MOVIE about the world’s number one MOVIE PIRATING website, ThePirateBay.se
Yes, (of course) this film will be distributed free of charge to the entire world. Read the rest of this entry »
Words of “Remember Remember” refer to Guy Fawkes with origins in 17th century English history. On the 5th November 1605 Guy Fawkes was caught in the cellars of the Houses of Parliament with several dozen barrels of gunpowder. Read the rest of this entry »
As has been reported, it looks like ICE, which is the principal investigative arm of DHS, has begun seizing domains under the pretext of IP infringement. But it's actually not ICE who is executing the mechanics of the seizures. It's a private company, immixGroup IT Solutions. Here is what is going down.
In May of this year, immixGroup IT Solutions…
2012 is the year of the storm.
The Pirate Bay will reach an age of 9 years. Experiencing raids, espionage and death threats, we’re still here. We’ve been through hell and back and it has made us tougher than ever. Read the rest of this entry »
“Hillary told staff that she could not fathom how an army private, Bradley Manning, with psychological problems and a drag-queen boyfriend could single-handedly cause the United States unprecedented embarrassment just by labeling massive downloads as Lady Gaga songs.”
On July 6, 2010, Private Bradley Manning, a 22 year old intelligence analyst with the United States Army in Baghdad, was charged with disclosing this video (after allegedly speaking to an unfaithful journalist). The whistle-blower behind the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has called Mr. Manning a ‘hero’. He is currently imprisoned in Kuwait. The Apache crew and those behind the cover up depicted in the video have yet to be charged.
Under the rubric of fighting terrorism, Danish police have proposed abolishing all anonymous Internet access. ISPs and companies would be required to gather strong proof of identity – official ID cards etc.
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If getting through a job interview with no major gaffs is a noble beginning for a newbie career hunter, why set such low expectations?
When I had my first job interview for an entry-level job straight out of university in (sorry the number pad has been disabled) there was no Career Advice web site to warn me against divulging my passionate political feelings to the interviewer. Today, the world is more open, the Internet is a free-for-all, but the corporate world is still conservative, prim and proper (even if it’s just an illusion).
You already know more than we did at your age, or should if you’ve been properly taking advantage of the Internet, which simply didn’t exist when I used to walk 22 miles to school in a blizzard Read the rest of this entry »
Surely you’ve seen the commercials for Magic Jack, a device you can plug into your personal computer for really cheap phone service. It sounds too good to be true, so… is there a catch or is Magic Jack a scam?” Read the rest of this entry »
Should the Internet be controlled by the government? Or can former backers of The Pirate Bay circumvent law enforcement efforts to sheriff the Net and instead come up with an open and secure P2P DNS alternative system?