Крупнейшие операторы платного телевидения в России (ЗАО "АКАДО-Столица", ОАО "ВымпелКом", ЗАО "Национальная спутниковая компания", ОАО "НТВ-Плюс", ОАО "Ростелеком", ЗАО "ЭР-Телеком Холдинг") в короткий промежуток времени - с 29 января по 4 февраля 2014 года - прекратили трансляцию телеканала "Дождь". Юристами "РосПила" было подготовлено и направлено в ФАС России заявление о нарушении указанными операторами антимонопольного законодательства, выразившимся в совершении ими согласованных действий. Текст заявления - https://docs.google.com/docume... По результатам проведенной проверки антимонопольной орган пришел к выводу об отсутствии признаков нарушения антимонопольного законодательства в действиях операторов, прекративших трансляцию телеканала "Дождь". В частности, в своем ответе на заявление ФАС указывает следующее: "По состоянию на февраль 2014 года в Российской Федерации выдано и действует 7870 лицензий на оказание услуг связи для целей вещания.
SOPA, PIPA Stalled: Meet the OPEN ActSOPA and PIPA may have been put on hold -- thanks to possibly the most contentious uproar seen on Capitol Hill and in the tech world ever -- but other legislation was introduced this week to combat online piracy. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) introduced H.R. 3782, the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, the same day as an Internet protest when a number of high-profile websites such as Wikipedia went dark. Issa says the new bill delivers stronger intellectual property rights for American artists and innovators while protecting the openness of the Internet.
One identity or more? » Article » OWNI.eu, Digital JournalismGiven the discussion about Facebook enabling other sites to use its comment infrastructure — and what that means for identity and anonymity in discussion — I thought I’d share some of what I’m saying about the question of multiple identities in my book. One tactic to cope with the fear of exposure and overexposure is anonymity. Anonymity has its place.
Awareness Shift: ACTA Explained by AnonymousUpdate: 13 April 2012 - GREAT NEWS! Following our 2.5 million strong campaign against the ACTA attack on our Internet freedom, the politician in charge of pushing the bill through Europe's Parliament has called for its rejection! Let's keep the pressure up -- sign and share now!Localeaks: A Drop-Box for Anonymous Tips to 1400 U.S. NewspapersAlthough the mission of WikiLeaks is to "open governments," it's done quite a lot to make us think about how to open journalism as well. We've seen a number of new whistleblower sites crop up - OpenLeaks and Rospil, for example - as well as major news organizations - Al Jazeera, and perhaps even The New York Times - investigate ways to facilitate more whistle-blowing and leaking. But why wait for local newspapers to roll out their own anonymous tips pipeline when a project from CUNY Graduate School's Entrepreneurial Journalism program has designed just that thing. Using Localeaks, you can send an anonymous tip, including a file, to over 1400 newspapers in the U.S. through one online form. Choose your state.
The American Economy is "Dead": The Illusion of Economic RecoveryLast Friday (January 27) the US Bureau of Economic Analysis announced its advance estimate that in the last quarter of 2011 the economy grew at an annual rate of 2.8% in real inflation-adjusted terms, an increase from the annual rate of growth in the third quarter. Good news, right? Wrong. If you want to know what is really happening, you must turn to John Williams at www.shadowstats.com.
Documentaries About Russia"It began with a weapon created by scientists that threatened to destroy the world. But then a group of men who were convinced they control the new danger began to gain influence in America. They would manipulate terror. To do so, they would use the methods of science." Pandora's Box was a six part 1992 BBC documentary television series written and produced by Adam Curtis, which examines the consequences of political and technocratic rationalism.The Great Internet Wars Have Begun!In the video, we note that the massive protest this week against SOPA and PIPA should not merely be about government and corporate curtailment of freedom of expression on the internet. It also crucial that it be about resistance against an all-out effort by the elite and their technocrats to turn the internet into an all-encompassing panopticon surveillance and control grid. Contrary to common belief, the internet was not built to be a networked computer system designed to withstand a nuclear war, but as a surveillance and control grid. It was not happenstance that the platform found its way into public use. In addition to a master networked surveillance tool, the internet is now a weaponized system that will be used to take out enemies of the state, as the Pentagon made abundantly clear following a concerted propaganda campaign hyping the dubious threat of cyber attacks on the power grid and national infrastructure. GPS is also now a standard "feature" in our cars.
War for Total ControlIt’s an old cliché to say that technology in itself is neither good nor bad, but that all depends on how you use it. In the case of Information and Communications Technologies, and their out-of-control problem child, the internet, that has so revolutionised the world, today we seem to be at a key crossroads where all seems to hang on which path mankind finally treads. Like a sharp two-edged sword, the internet and the very rapidly evolving technologies surrounding it, are poised to either usher in a new era of intellectual, cultural and spiritual enlightenment, material well-being and true cooperation amongst nations bent on resolving common global problems; or we may be about to fall into a black abyss of absolute totalitarian control; intellectual, physical and spiritual violence; and mass slavery on an unprecedented scale. How to resolve this dilemma? Today’s challenge, however, is far greater because Hostis – the common enemy – is no longer easy to identify. What road will you take?
Anonymous's release of Met and FBI call puts hacker group back centre stageAnonymous' release of a phone call between the Met police and the FBI has embarrassed the authorities. Photograph: Simon Webster/Rex Features The hacking collective Anonymous has struck deep into the heart of one of its sworn enemies – the police – with the release of the recording of a conference call between the Metropolitan police and the FBI. In it, they discuss ongoing investigations and court cases against alleged British hackers; and now, courtesy of Anonymous, the world can listen in too. For Anonymous, the posting on YouTube of the 18-minute audio from the call was a particular triumph, indicating that it can worm its way even into the most powerful organisations in the land.
» Feds Seize Over 300 More Websites On Piracy Charges Alex JonesSteve Watson Infowars.com February 3, 2011 Federal agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have seized hundreds more website domain names in what has been described as a piracy crackdown. The agency announced Thursday that it had taken control of the domain names of 307 websites as part of “Operation Fake Sweep”. Most of the websites in question were said to be illegally selling and distributing counterfeit sporting merchandise.
G.I. (military)G.I. is a noun used to describe the soldiers of the U.S. Army and airmen of the U.S. Army Air Forces — and occasionally for U.S. Marines and shorebound sailors — and also for general items of their equipment. The term G.I. has been used for a long time as an initialism of "Government Issue" or "General Issue", but it originally referred to "galvanized iron", as used by the logistics services of the Armed Forces of the United States.Polish premier stops ratification of internet anti-piracy treatyFeb 3, 2012, 15:24 GMT Warsaw - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk stopped the ratification of an internet anti-piracy treaty on Friday and said more analysis was needed of the treaty, which had sparked nationwide protests. Tusk said that internet activists had been underrepresented at government meetings on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and that the consultations had been dominated by copyright owners. 'Consultations on ACTA were incomplete. ... this all needs to be discussed on a higher level than up until now,' Tusk said.