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Originally posted by GAOTU789
That letter on the website home page is brilliant. Agree or disagree with Anon, one thing is for sure, they have a flair for the dramatic.
So why can't you sell this information to the FBI? Because we are going to give it to them for free!
That right there is gold!
Originally posted by 0R10N
That was my favorite part! With how good these guys are, they are most definitely idols of mine! Hahaha! That letter was written with so much wit and fineness, it kind of makes me want to join them. They are like a collective robin hood of the cyber Nottingham so to speak..
Originally posted by munkey66
I am hardly an expert on how the internet works, but I will give it a shot.
ISP's are privately owned and currently in most countries are free to let their customers do basically whatever they like.
a law could be passed that ISP's now have to keep a log of every site you visit and say they are trying to stop internet piracy,
The House Republicans' first major technology initiative is about to be unveiled: a push to force Internet companies to keep track of what their users are doing. A House panel chaired by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin is scheduled to hold a hearing tomorrow morning to discuss forcing Internet providers, and perhaps Web companies as well, to store records of their users' activities for later review by police. Read more: news.cnet.com...
now you may be clever enough to get around that, but you still have to connect to the network to pay bills, check emails, facebook, movies.
now lets say that someone discovers that a site is allowing people download movies or music.
ThePirateBay down.It’s officially Closed! ?
Regular torrent user must be aware of the ongoing case trial going on with ThePirateBay.org website which is one of the widely used public torrent website around the web. The final court trial has decided to imprison the Swedish founders (Four Pirate bay founders) for 1 year as they have caused a huge loss for business industries by encouraging piracy and providing free download links for movies, videos, music and software. Along with this the Pirate bay operators are demanded to pay whopping 12 million dollars! source
and then we have people like Rupert Murdoch who hates losing money and is wanting to bring in a pay per view subscription fee to the internet., I do bellieve that there are already subscription sites.
if I recall correctly, 7000 blog sites where closed by the US goverment? (no riot or revolt)
so slowly an ISP can be pressured to prevent you from going to sites and recording your movements.
here is a tasty little titbit
Australian Senator Stephen Conroy is the minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
this particular senator is trying to pass a bill to put a mandatory filter on our broadband to prevent Australians from looking at certain sites, of course all to protect the children.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nation’s specialised agency for communications, made the appointment in Geneva as it announced the establishment of a top level Broadband Commission for Digital Development. Senator Conroy said the new Commission would define strategies for accelerating broadband rollout worldwide. The Commission has the support of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who will receive the Commission’s findings at the UN MDG Summit in New York in September.
Originally posted by cerberus00
Hello ATS'ers! I did not see a post about this so I thought I'd make one. Apparently HGBary has been hacked by Anonymous in retaliation for arranging a meeting with the FBI in order to sell knowledge about the group. Thought it was worth a share.
The loose hacker collective Anonymous says it has taken revenge on a US security company whose principal claimed to have penetrated the group and identified some of its key people. They hacked the Twitter account of Aaron Barr, the chief executive of HBGary, and sent out a series of angry tweets while many Americans were watching the Super Bowl match on Sunday night, allegedly including Barr's social security number and address, and his mobile phone number. The tweets link to torrents of the company's emails.
Source: Guardian news article
Originally posted by munkey66
reply to post by byteshertz
I will add to here the favorite line for anyone trying to limit peoples frredoms.
"if you arn't doing anything wrong you have nothing to worry about"
how can anyone fight that logic on an over-entertained population?