Tag: internet freedom
Good Riddance to Old News Outlets on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents James C. Wilson‘s “Good Riddance to Old News Outlets” read by Tony Dreher and edited by Nick Ford. Rather than having a handful of sources owned by the elite, we have infinite options to choose from. While it is true that much of internet content is rubbish, much of it is also greatly…
“Net Neutrality”: a Net Increase in Statism, or a Net Reduction?
In an article I wrote several years ago (“Free Market Reforms and the Reduction of Statism,” The Freeman, Sept. 1, 2008), I stated some principles that are relevant to the current debate on “net neutrality”: Some forms of state intervention are primary. They involve the privileges, subsidies, and other structural bases of economic exploitation through…
The C4SS Q1 Tor Node Fundraiser
Essentially, the tragedy of past revolutions has been that, sooner or later, their doors closed, “at ten in the evening.” The most critical function of modern technology must be to keep the doors of the revolution open forever! –Murray Bookchin Part of the dissolutionary strategy advocated by C4SS is called Open Source Insurgency or embracing institutional,…
The Coming Swarm
Molly Sauter. The Coming Swarm: DDOS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet (New York, London, New Delhi, Sydney: Bloomsbury, 2014). “The aim of this work,” Sauter writes, “is to place DDoS [distributed denial of service] actions… in a historical and theoretical context, covering the use of the tactic, its development over time, and…
The C4SS Q4 Tor Node Fundraiser
Essentially, the tragedy of past revolutions has been that, sooner or later, their doors closed, “at ten in the evening.” The most critical function of modern technology must be to keep the doors of the revolution open forever! –Murray Bookchin Part of the dissolutionary strategy advocated by C4SS is called Open Source Insurgency or embracing institutional,…
Attivismo Ciber-Libertario: la Gente si Difende
Il 28 luglio, Aragon Alexandre del giornale Folha de S. Paulo ha rivelato che undici computer appartenenti al governo federale brasiliano sono stati usati per modificare le pagine di Wikipedia tra il 2008 e il 2014. Dagli esami degli IP risulta che il Serpro (Servizio di Elaborazione Dati Federale) e l’ufficio della presidenza hanno modificato…
Cyber-Libertarian Activism: The People’s Defense
On July 28, Aragon Alexandre of Folha de S. Paulo reported that eleven of Brazil’s federal government computers were used to modify Wikipedia pages between 2008 and 2014. The IPs indicate that Serpro (the Federal Data Processing Service) and the Presidency edited articles on both allies and opposition to the current government, adding compliments, suppressing criticism and so on. More…
The C4SS Q3 Tor Node Fundraiser
The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently published the article “Tor Is For Everyone: Why You Should Use Tor“. We would like to also encourage you to use Tor. Fundraising with GoGetFunding C4SS has maintained a Tor relay node for three full years. This is our third quarter fundraiser for the project. Every contribution will help us maintain this node…
Neutralità della Rete e Bugie
Ho provato a cercare un solo caso di censura o discriminazione dei contenuti da parte dei fornitori di accesso internet in Brasile. Ho cercato casi in cui i fornitori di accesso bloccano l’accesso a specifici siti o offrono un piano più caro per accedere a più contenuti. Sembrerà incredibile ma non ho trovato nulla. Ho…
Net Neutrality and Its Lies
I tried to find a one simple case of censorship or content discrimination in Internet services in Brazil. I looked for cases in which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) blocked access to specific websites or offered more expensive plans that afforded access to more content. As incredible as it may sound, I found nothing. I thought…
Privacidad 2014: ¿Scroogled?
Los aficionados de la tecnología y defensores de la privacidad observaron atentamente el ataque que Microsoft lanzó a finales de 2013 contra el sistema operativo Chrome de Google. Por un lado, es inusual que una empresa gaste los dólares de su presupuesto publicitario atacando a sus competidores en lugar de promover sus propios productos. Por…
Privacy 2014: Scroogled?
Tech aficionados and privacy advocates took notice in late 2013 when Microsoft rolled out an attack on Google’s Chrome OS computers. For one thing, it’s unusual for any company to spend its advertising dollars attacking its competitors rather than promoting its own products. For another, Microsoft’s position atop the computer operating systems market is such that…
Building Creative Commons: The Five Pillars Of Open Source Finance
“Building Creative Commons: The Five Pillars of Open Source Finance” was written by Brett Scott and published on his blog The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money. We are honored to have Brett Scott‘s permission to feature his article on C4SS. Feel free to connect with Scott through twitter: @Suitpossum. AHOY, THERE BE A CLOSED…
Anti-Libertarian On Libertarians Involved In Anti-Spying Rally: “Ew, Icky!”
It’s impossible to make this stuff up, folks. Salon.com columnist Tom Watson, in an article on the upcoming “Stop Watching Us” rally in Washington, D.C., has excoriated all of his progressive friends for supporting something that libertarians — surprise! — also support. He writes, “Some of the biggest names in civil liberties and digital freedom…
Eisenhower Preterido
As indústrias de internet nos Estados Unidos podem ter acabado de inadvertidamente ter recebido bilhete azul pelo complexo industrial militar. Agora compete à Europa oferecer alternativa para o estado abelhudo. Quase todos os principais gigantes da indústria de internet estão sediados nos Estados Unidos. Os motivos são históricos e econômicos. A tradição de forte empreendedorismo…
Passing Over Eisenhower
The Internet industries of America may just have inadvertently had their hats handed to them by the military industrial complex. Now it’s up to Europe to provide an alternative to the surveillance state. Almost all of the major Internet industry giants are based in the United States. The reasons for this are historical and economical. The tradition of strong…
Tor and Online Anonymity: The C4SS Tor Node Fundraiser
We encourage everyone to consider operating as a Tor relay node yourself. If this, for whatever reason, is not an option, you can still support the Tor project and online anonymity with a $5 donation to the C4SS Tor relay node. C4SS maintains a Tor relay node with a freedom friendly data center in the Netherlands. The relay is part of a global network dedicated to the idea…
Tor: The Onion Router
What is Tor? How does it work? And why should you use it? With the ever expanding surveillance systems being employed in the United States and around the world, the ability to use the internet anonymously is becoming increasingly important, especially for activists, or anyone who is not okay with your Search Engine provider, ISP…
Governo dos Estados Unidos versus DEFCAD: É Impossível Consertar a Estupidez
The following article is translated into Portuguese from the English original, written by Kevin Carson. Não há nada tão engraçado como a visão dos funcionários autoritários de uma ordem fenecente tentando reprimir uma revolução que não entendem — e fracassando miseravelmente. A tentativa do Departamento de Estado de censurar arquivos imprimíveis de armas de fogo em 3-D…
U.S. Government vs. DEFCAD: You Can’t Fix Stupid
There’s nothing quite so funny as the sight of the authoritarian functionaries of a dying order trying to suppress a revolution they don’t understand — and failing miserably. The State Department’s attempt to censor 3-D printable gun files from DEFCAD is the latest — and one of the most gut-bustingly hilarious — attempts by the…
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