ACTA in a Nutshell –
What is ACTA? ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.
Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”
What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.
Essential ACTA Resources -
- Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
- Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
- Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
- Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
- Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
- Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video
Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.Via Tumblr
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*Link to Petition (ty to killzmeded) - https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/just-say-no-to-acta
*Wikipedia discussion: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Anti-Counterfeiting_Trade_Agreement
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.
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).
i was right - see 2 recent posts re: panthercdn (Panther Express) - (content delivery) http://acpizza.livejournal.com/ 188.8.131.52/25 ((you can get the NETCRAFT TOOLBAR via a url there)) in CDNET 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 ("l-stat.livejournal.com")- spammers, steal info
my blocking them might have been what stopped my massive non-LJ hits - (but now LJ doesn't work right for me - but i'm also blocking cdn 174.35.32.* - CDNETworks)
barito - they might have screwed up your browser
UPDATE: My slightly informed hunch is that CDNs are highly hackable. Individuals can ride their IP's in and try to hack your computer, especially while you are writing and then posting a post to LJ, Wordpress, and similar - via a "cross-programme" code - prolly sqlite script. (They might also need to have a personal computer IP resembling your own, if you do block a lot of others, otherwise they can't get past your FW). Having done this, they can implant worms which beacon and/or let in further hackers, or they can simply notify their bosses/spammers as to how they can hack you and/or implant worms. Then comes a rush of powerful IPs, usually from China.
* Read this, regarding a SERIOUS trojan/worm-HACKER problem, and then follow the links: "im here for the purpose of fighting an undetectable with all the whistles smart bot with a hacker attached... so far, it takes over your drive aka master boot record 1 of 2 in sector zero and copys itself mulitple hidden partitions in all your drives, when i scan deply, i get around 40 per drive. it also takes a section of your memory and cloaks itself and allows the hacker to do what it wants. sorry to say, but i see them go in and out of every site from a to z through the dns servers.. they seem to mess with HASH and IE cookies. i still cant stop it, and for me, the most sites that come up are comcast, mci, ripe, apnic, msft.net and lately more phone sites. ya, my phone is rerouting also. here is a recent list of what brought me here."
* My post on roving Korean IPs 18.104.22.168/48/59 and the CONFICKER WORM: http://madman101.livejournal.com/754248.html
* A full discussion of these IPs (mainly/48): http://www.ipillion.com/?ip=22.214.171.124
* A good follow-up on major trojan and hacker problem via static.theplanet.com: http://blogs.sun.com/JohnD/entry/what_is_static_theplanet_com
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