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CISPA Another Fascist Takeover of the Internet. PRISM - Where do we go from here? In light of the shocking revelations regarding the United States surveillance machine (the National Security Agency) and their PRISM initiative - one has to ask how do we move forward?

PRISM - Where do we go from here?

As you can see from my previous blog post, I have personally written to President Barroso of the European Commission asking that the Commission immediately revoke the Safe Harbour status of the United States, ban all US companies from EU markets until such time as the US Government acknowledge and uphold the fundamental and constitutional rights of European citizens and begin a formal investigation into the allegations that the UK Government's signals analysis agency GCHQ used PRISM to circumvent the legal processes in place governing the acquisition and interception of citizens' communications.

Android permet à votre smartphone de vous filmer à votre insu. Cette semaine, la sécurité d'iOS a fait couler beaucoup d'encre suite au contournement du verrouillage iCloud.

Android permet à votre smartphone de vous filmer à votre insu

Pas de jaloux, Android a aussi sa grosse faille : un chercheur en sécurité a découvert qu'il était possible pour une application de capturer des photos ou des vidéos sans demander l'autorisation de l'utilisateur et sans que rien n'apparaisse à l'écran. Pire, l'application peut ne pas figurer dans la liste des applications installées actives.

DoulCi, le hack qui déverrouille les iPhone et iPad volés. Qui oublie le mot de passe de 6 iPhones ?

doulCi, le hack qui déverrouille les iPhone et iPad volés

Avec iOS 7 Apple introduit une fonction très appréciée : le verrouillage d’activation via iCloud. Grâce à ce mode, tout iPhone ou iPad volé et bloqué à distance ne peut être réactivé sans le mot de passe iCloud de son possesseur. PRISM (surveillance program) PRISM logo used in the slides PRISM is a clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining program launched in 2007 by the National Security Agency (NSA), with participation from an unknown date by the British equivalent agency, GCHQ.[1][2][3] PRISM is a government code name for a data-collection effort known officially by the SIGAD US-984XN.[4][5] The Prism program collects stored Internet communications based on demands made to Internet companies such as Google Inc. and Apple Inc. under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 to turn over any data that match court-approved search terms.[6] The NSA can use these Prism requests to target communications that were encrypted when they traveled across the Internet backbone, to focus on stored data that telecommunication filtering systems discarded earlier,[7][8] and to get data that is easier to handle, among other things.[9] Slide showing that much of the world's communications flow through the U.S.

PRISM (surveillance program)

Tasking, Points to Remember. Opt out of PRISM, the NSA’s global data surveillance program - PRISM BREAK. How traffic surveillance is invading your privacy. Is it cutting-edge, or just downright creepy?

How traffic surveillance is invading your privacy

Surveillance technology is increasingly being implemented in municipalities across the country. But while such gadgets aim to curtail crime and decrease traffic accidents, some people are wondering about the costs to both town budgets and privacy. "Overall, we wonder if the costs will outweigh the benefits," said Jay Stanley, a Washington, D.C. -based senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union's Speech, Policy and Technology Project. Centre d’espionnage gigantesque aux Etats-Unis. » CISPA Amendment Allows DHS to Intercept Tax Returns Alex Jones. Perennial big government advocate Sheila Jackson Lee strikes again Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

» CISPA Amendment Allows DHS to Intercept Tax Returns Alex Jones

Domains Made Simple. CISPAcat: using memes to fight America's terrible, net-breaking "cybersecurity" bill. Zakkai from Fight for the Future (the folks who brought you the war on SOPA) sez, "Want to fight for Internet privacy with cute cat photos?

CISPAcat: using memes to fight America's terrible, net-breaking "cybersecurity" bill

DOJ Claims It Can Read Your E-mail without a Warrant. Comment se rendre invisible du réseau PRISM? La révélation par Edward Snowden des programmes américains de surveillance de l’internet et des communications a semé l’inquiétude chez certains internautes, y compris ceux qui n’ont pas de projets d’attentats ou de complots contre les Etats.

Comment se rendre invisible du réseau PRISM?

On connaît une liste de 9 firmes qui ont confirmé avoir collaboré avec la NSA dans le cadre de PRISM: Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, YouTube, Facebook, Skype, PalTalk et AOL. Sur cette base, un designer nommé Peng Zhong propose sur un site internet une série d’outils qui devraient aider les internautes soucieux de protéger leur vie privée à ne pas être espionné par les autorités américaines. Ces outils ne peuvent pas avoir été développés par les 9 firmes qui collaborent avec la NSA. Selon Peng Zhong, si l’on veut échapper totalement à PRISM, il faut tout changer dans sa façon d’utiliser internet. Il faut uniquement travailler avec des outils open-source. En savoir plus sur BusinessInsider.com. CISPA Authors Confident Bill Will Pass Despite Rising Opposition.

CISPA – are tech giants backing off nervously? - Ireland’s CIO and strategy news and reports service. The CISPA internet surveillance bill in the US – which looked like it had the unanimous support of tech giants like Facebook and Microsoft – appears to be losing support or causing rifts in the industry.

CISPA – are tech giants backing off nervously? - Ireland’s CIO and strategy news and reports service

Mozilla has become the first tech company to speak out against the legislation. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was cleared last week in the US House of Representatives, 248 to 168. According to Forbes, Mozilla issued the following statement: “While we wholeheartedly support a more secure internet, CISPA has a broad and alarming reach that goes far beyond internet security. “The bill infringes on our privacy, includes vague definitions of cybersecurity, and grants immunities to companies and government that are too broad around information misuse. We hope the Senate takes the time to fully and openly consider these issues with stakeholder input before moving forward with this legislation,” Mozilla said.

Worse Than SOPA- CISPA Will Allow Monitoring Any Online Communication (#Censorship) Obama threatens to veto CISPA cybersecurity bill, citing privacy concerns. On Wednesday, two days before the expected House vote, the Obama administration expressed its concerns.

Obama threatens to veto CISPA cybersecurity bill, citing privacy concerns

The bill, it said in a statement, “fails to provide authorities to ensure that the nation’s core critical infrastructure is protected while repealing important provisions” of privacy law. The legislation would make it easier for the government to share classified data with the private sector and for the private sector, in turn, to share data voluntarily with the government. Proposed Amendments to #CISPA Don't Protect Privacy. CISPA: A guide to the 'Big Brother' cyber security bill.

» Obama Opposes CISPA, But Will Sign It Anyway Alex Jones. Get ready for another NDAA-style bait and switch Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com Wednesday, April 25, 2012 President Barack Obama simply “can’t wait” to bypass Congress and use executive privilege to advance his political agenda, but even though his administration has expressed its opposition to the draconian CISPA bill, don’t hold your breath for a veto. Facts on #CISPA. With the body of SOPA still warm in the grave, Congress is making another run at a cyber-bill -- and the battle over it is starting to look a little familiar.

This one's not about piracy. Known as CISPA (the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) the bill would, among other things, allow private companies -- internet service providers and others -- to turn over information about users to law enforcement and security agencies without a court order. It has bipartisan support (there are 82 Republican co-sponsors and 25 Democratic ones, unusual these days) and a lot of backing from big tech companies. But it has infuriated advocates who claim it lacks protections for individual privacy.

A vote in the House is expected next week, which has privacy advocates scrambling -- this week a coalition launched a Twitter campaign similar to the one that brought the SOPA bill to the public's attention. CISPA sponsors narrow bill. Co-sponsors of Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act have circulated a draft substitute amendment that would place some limitations on the government's ability to use shared cybersecurity data for other purposes and eliminate intellectual property theft from the definition of cyber threat information. The bill (H.R. 3523), sponsored by Reps. CISPA.