VIA @RawStory: “If you download potentially copyrighted software, videos or music, your Internet service provider (ISP) has been watching, and they’re coming for you.
Specifically, they’re coming for you on Thursday, July 12.
That’s the date when the nation’s largest ISPs will all voluntarily implement a new anti-piracy plan that will engage network operators in the largest digital spying scheme in history, and see some users’ bandwidth completely cut off until they sign an agreement saying they will not download copyrighted materials.”
Raw Story references an @CNET story titled: RIAA chief: ISPs to start policing copyright by July 12.
According to CNET: Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and among a number of ISP’s expected to “adopt policies designed to discourage customers from illegally downloading music, movies and software.”
The RIAA and MPAA have frequently lobbied for bills such as SOPA and Protect IP, both of which were met with massive resistance by online communities, such as Wikipedia and Reddit.
Measures taken by ISPs may include “throttling down the customer’s connection speed and suspending Web access until the subscriber agrees to stop pirating.”
Anonymous is currently in the middle of a month long protest known as Black March encouraging average citizens to withdraw money from the MPAA and RIAA for insisting upon legislation that threatens online freedom of expression. Participants are asked to refrain from going to the movies, buying dvds or music online.
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists was preimered at South by Southwest (SXSW) an annual music, film and interactive conference in Austin, Texas. The director, @knappb appeared on a panel there with members of Anonymous.
Doug Gross, a CNN correspondant reports:
“The masks, patterned after the one worn by the shadowy anti-hero from the comic book and movie “V for Vendetta,” gave an almost surreal air to the panel at a conference where black-framed glasses are a more common fashion accessory.
As a crowd of about 200 watched, “Anonymous 9000” spoke on a big screen, his mask and white gloves lending theatrics even as he talked soberly about the inner workings of a movement that has alternately inspired, intimidated and baffled the Web.
“I was kind of mesmerized by what was going on,” said Brian Knappenberger, who directed “We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists.” “This is an attempt to define that culture.”
“Searching for Anonymous Hacker who targeted Toews could be ‘waste of time,’ House commitee hears.”
The article revealed that Conservative Member of Parliament, Laurie Hawn from Edmonton, Albany had a few less than cordial things to say about Anonymous: “Anonymous is a coward…” he followed that statement by claiming, “They’re like the Taliban. We’re never going to run out of them.”
Anonymous immediate released a dox of MP Laurie Hawn’s information.
The hearing took place after Public Safety Minister Vic Toews was the subject of an Anonymous YouTube video after he introduced Bill C-30 or the “Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act.” The bill’s title is reminiscent of US Bill HR1981:
“Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011” which also uses language intended to disguise the true purpose of the legislation and make it easier for elected officials to get behind.
A twitter account (@Vikileaks30) recently released numerous details about Minister Vic Toews’ extra-marital affair, love child and intercourse with a babysitter. The account has since been deleted. According to Vikileaks30.com, the IP Address connected to the account originated within the House of Commons.
“The Justice Department is defending the government’s refusal to discuss—or even acknowledge the existence of—any cooperative research and development agreement between Google and the National Security Agency.
The Washington based advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center sued in federal district court here to obtain documents about any such agreement between the Internet search giant and the security agency.”
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. saw $2.15 billion of its market value wiped out after an employee assailed the firm’s treatment of clients, sparking debate across Wall Street. The shares dropped 3.4 percent in New York trading yesterday, the third-biggest decline in the 81-company Standard & Poor’s 500 Financials Index, after London-based Greg Smith made the accusations in a New York Times op-ed piece.
According to an article published by The Independent, police in London are using clandestine tactics to surveil citizen protesters. I guess these officers really do embrace the concept of anonymity, even when they’re working for a corrupt government, owned by the 1%. When they find out that it’s the same villains who are stealing their pensions, perhaps they’ll join #Anonymous and serve the people. They would do more for ‘public safety’ if they spied on the corporate banks instead of the people. The real criminals are not on the streets. They’re sitting behind desks on the upper floors of downtown skyscrapers searching for new ways to capitalize on the suffering of the 99%.
We comes from God, I from the Devil.
Introduction to #INCOM
written by: Winston, D503, 6Echo
It is clear that the government of the United States no longer acts with the interest of its citizens in mind but rather out of obedience to corporate money and the corrupting greed of Wall Street. America has been hijacked by bankers and lobbyists and it now falls to the people to restore order and freedom. The sole function of #INCOM is the strategic execution of operations which support the American people and aid in the process of returning power to the citizens. We fight with ideas. Our weapon is the truth and our campaign is one of education and awareness. We are subversive. We seek to disrupt and undermine the propaganda spewed forth by the enemies of freedom.
If you agree that true freedom involves freedom for all, join us.
If you believe in justice and universal equality, join us.
If you want to actively participate in restoring democracy, join us.
We are #INCOM and We welcome you!