Internet Censorship Bill – Hillary Clinton to attend conference on internet freedom in The Hague, Netherlands on December 9, 2011

As many of you may know, there is currently a bill moving through the House that at the very least would drastically change the way that the alternative media, as well as the entire internet, operates.

Madison Ruppert, writing for his blog End the Lie, as well as The Intel Hub, explained exactly what SOPA would do.. Read entire article HERE

On 9 December 2011, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will take part in a conference entitled ‘Freedom Online: Joint Action for Free Expression on the Internet’. The conference will be hosted by Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Uri Rosenthal. Also taking part will be ministers from Canada, Estonia, Kenya, Sweden and Tunisia.

The conference is intended to forge an international coalition of countries that – together with businesses, international organisations and civil society – will make a stand for freedom of expression on the internet, especially on behalf of cyber dissidents and bloggers. The participating countries will also work with technology companies to develop ways of protecting internet freedom in countries where it is under pressure.

Businesses taking part in the conference will include Facebook, Google, Twitter and a number of telecoms companies. Also present will be Human Rights Watch and Free Press Unlimited.

You can follow the conference live via Facebook (ifreedom2011) and Twitter (@ ifreedom_2011), and you can join in the discussion online.

The website, Americancensorship.org has put together easy to use tools to mail Congress and get the word out about this disgusting bill.

The actual bill they want to pass:

www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s968/show

http://leahy.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/BillText-PROTECTIPAct.pdf

PROTECT IP ACT Breaks The Internet – VIDEO

We absolutely MUST take action and take action now!

Source and author: theintelhub * minbuza.nl * leahy.senate.gov * americancensorship.org                                                                                opencongress.org * vimeo.com/31100268

5 responses to “Internet Censorship Bill – Hillary Clinton to attend conference on internet freedom in The Hague, Netherlands on December 9, 2011

  1. This sounds ominous. They are grouping together so they are taking this seriously.

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  2. The 1% (corporate America) are the guys behind this, and they are steamrolling it through the legislative process. they have pushed this bill forward and it looks to be ratified unless people rally against it. this bill will signal the end of free speech and they know this, it is merely the first step to total governance of what you watch, read and talk about (yes even blogging sites like this one are in their sights). please people, i dont live in the US but i realize how serious this is, you have to really spread the word around otherwise you can expect to see alot less of the truth behind the scenes…

    in their sites:
    -Youtube
    -Facebook
    -Twitter
    -Blogging sites
    -Forums
    -Peer to Peer sharing sites
    -Wikipedia
    -any site that you can share information on
    -any site that you can share files on

    Freedom of speech is the right of all, but the few at the top want to limit what we say, the medias arm has outstretched itself and now has us in its claws, ask yourself if you want to really take what the likes of “Fox news” puts on as the REAL news of the world. I know i dont…

    Luke

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  3. OK, here’s an article from msn.com that i think most should find rather interesting concerning Facebook and our freedom and this soon to happen meeting of internet security. full article can be read at http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/17/8861877-facebook-user-or-not-youre-being-tracked?fb_ref=.TsZAVuh6x_A.like&fb_source=profile_multiline

    Facebook user or not, you’re being tracked …

    By Helen A.S. Popkin
    Heads up to all you Facebook haters out there regularly ripping on us self-absorbed “sheeple” trusting all our personal info to the Big Bro we call Facebook. If you’ve ever clicked on a Facebook profile or page — you know just to see what the big whoop is or whatever — Facebook follows you around the Internet too.

    Just exactly how and why Facebook does this was laid out in an exclusive report in USA Today. And while the info gathered through interviews with Facebook representatives may or may not surprise you, the story rattled Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W. Va., who now wants Facebook to explain these details directly to Congress.

    “Is this a violation to my privacy?” you may be asking yourself, and even if you’re not, Rockefeller, along with others in the U.S. government, continue to ask on your behalf. As Facebook nears a settlement after a two-year investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, Congress, along with the World Wide Web Consortium, are outlining privacy guidelines for all of cyberspace.

    Here’s a few of the high points USA Today laid out about Facebook:

    •The company compiles tracking data in different ways for members who have signed in and are using their accounts, for members who are logged-off and for non-members. The tracking process begins when you initially visit a Facebook.com page. If you choose to sign up for a new account, Facebook inserts two different types of tracking cookies in your browser, a “session cookie” and a “browser cookie.” If you choose not to become a member, and move on, you only get the browser cookie.
    •From this point on, each time you visit a third-party webpage that has a Facebook Like button, or other Facebook plug-in, the plug-in works in conjunction with the cookie to alert Facebook of the date, time and web address of the webpage you’ve clicked to. The unique characteristics of your PC and browser, such as your IP address, screen resolution, operating system and browser version, are also recorded.
    •Facebook thus compiles a running log of all your webpage visits for 90 days, continually deleting entries for the oldest day and adding the newest to this log. If you are logged-on to your Facebook account and surfing the Web, your session cookie conducts this logging. The session cookie additionally records your name, e-mail address, friends and all data associated with your profile to Facebook. If you are logged-off, or if you are a non-member, the browser cookie conducts the logging; it additionally reports a unique alphanumeric identifier, but no personal information.
    Of course, most major websites you probably visit daily use cookies to keep track of info to provide a smooth user experience (such as remembering your login, your billing info, what you looked at last, etc.), as well as to gather your habits and preferences, which they feed the fat cash cow that is targeted advertising. For example, ever look at a cute outfit on Zappos, only to have an ad for that cute outfit or something similar follow on every website you to to from there? That’s cookies for ya!

    As explained above, session cookies record your profile info when you’re logged on, and browser cookies used when you log off don’t use your name — just an alphanumeric identifier. Indeed, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to USA Today, the social network could still figure out who you are using your logged-off cookie info, but as the company line goes, it never ever would. Because that would be wrong.

    “We’ve said that we don’t do it, and we couldn’t do it without some form of consent and disclosure,” Facebook’s engineering director Arturo Bejar, told USA Today.

    Oh, and the few times that sort of thing has happened, that was an accident. You know, “software bugs.”

    “When we were made aware that certain cookies were sending more information to us than we had intended, we fixed our cookie management system,” Facebook spokesperson Andrew Noyes told USA Today.

    Feds don’t seem to be buying it, and neither are the privacy advocates who spoke to USA Today.

    “They have been confronted with the same issue now several times and every time they call it a bug,” Arnold Roosendaal, a doctoral candidate at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, told USA Today in an email. He’s one of a couple of researchers who found evidence that Web pages with Facebook plug-ins track users more than Facebook previously admitted. “That’s not really contributing to earning trust.”

    Still, with 800 million users and growing, any “trust” issues Facebook may have aren’t driving anyone away, either.

    Read the full report at USA Today

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  4. Interesting…..If they try and block the “WWW” will that not challenge someone to design an alternative..?? I realize the “server” problem, but what about P2P without servers..?? Maybe P2P wireless without any servers…??? Direct connect with another computer..??? BTW—- I think myspace, facebook, and twitter are a HUGE waste of time, never cared for any of it.

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