Category Archives: Politics

Vigilantism Via Publishing Child Porn Website Alleged User Lists Is A Horrible Idea

Recently the vigilante hacker group Anonymous decided to target child porn websites for attack. Besides crashing their web servers, they also hacked into sites to collect information on their users and then proceeded to published lists of the purported users … Continue reading

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Exercising Your Free Speech Rights Despite Government Harassment

The Internet may finally provide citizens a way to fight the abuse of power, corruption, and criminal activities of the American judiciary. Yet to do this effectively, citizens must be aware that the courts are powerful and will exert influence to crush their political opponents if they can discover who they are. Tools exist to help citizens report the facts without being easily targeted for political retribution. This article discusses why this is important as well as a few basic but powerful tools to enable anonymous free speech. Continue reading

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Government Use of Social Networks for Investigations

If you’re wondering how law enforcement agencies may use social networks and the Internet to track down people and information on them, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has obtained information from the US Internal Revenue Service and US Department of Justice that may help you understand their policies and methods. Continue reading

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China Aims to Censor International Web Sites via Internet Attacks

News Limited, a Rupert Murdoch company in Australia, has reported a pattern of politically motivated attacks on its web sites originating from China. These are distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks designed to overwhelm the company’s web servers or otherwise impair their ability to serve content to Internet users. The attacks are being accompanied by threatening emails demanding that articles critical of the Chinese government should be taken down. Continue reading

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