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madman101 wrote in computer_castle
FBI might shutdown the Internet on March 8
RT - Millions of computer users across the world could be blocked off from the Internet as early as March 8 if the FBI follows through with plans to yank a series of servers originally installed to combat corruption. Who, exactly, will be affected? Security company IID (Internet Identity) believes that half of all Fortune 500 companies and more than two dozen major government entities in the US are still currently infected with the worm as of early 2012. Unless they take the proper steps to eradicate the Trojan from their systems, millions of users worldwide will be left hog-tied, helplessly attempting to navigate to nonexistent servers and, in effect, without the Web.
http://rt.com/usa/news/fbi-internet-server-servers-409/
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/247650/scitech/technology/fbi-to-blackout-trojan-infected-servers-on-march-8

Bill provokes privacy fears - Police will get much easier access to the web-surfing habits and personal information of all Canadians - http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Bill%2bprovokes%2bprivacy%2bfears/6142986/story.html

Big brother now spies on journalists, keeps records of online activity - (NaturalNews) What began as a simple program to address safety and security issues at the 2010 Winter Olympics has become a massive online spying operation targeted at journalists and writers. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s Media Monitoring Initiative (MMI) has been expanded to collect and track information from online forums, blogs, public websites, message boards, and social networking sites, as well as gather "personally identifiable information" (PII) on journalists and media writers. - http://www.naturalnews.com/034865_Big_Brother_spies_journalists.html

"Democrats to continue internet coup with new cyber bill" - http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/06/democrats-to-continue-internet-coup-with-new-cyber-bill/

Department of Homeland Security website hacked by Anonymous - RT - Only hours after two of its biggest releases ever, the online collective Anonymous is taking credit for crashing the website of the US Department of Homeland Security. Shortly before 4 p.m. EST Friday afternoon, the Homeland Security Department’s website, DHS.gov, was taken offline. It was announced on the Web by members of the loose-knit hacktivist collective Anonymous and some claiming allegiance to the group have have taken credit for the attack. - http://rt.com/usa/news/homeland-security-website-anonymous-473/

CIA website allegedly hacked by ‘Anonymous’ - http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/10/cia-website-reportedly-hacked-by-anonymous/

Google Caught Violating iPhone Privacy Which Apple Already Violated - http://news.yahoo.com/google-caught-violating-privacy-apple-already-violated-153339349.html

(Find various good links at occupy, tsa_nightmares, wiki_truth, fascist_watch, and/or economic_sanity).

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