יום שבת, 28 בינואר 2012

Changes to Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Dear Google user,

We're getting rid of over 60 different
privacy policies across Google and replacing them with one that's a
lot shorter and easier to read. Our new policy covers multiple
products and features, reflecting our desire to create one beautifully
simple and intuitive experience across Google.

We believe this stuff matters, so please
take a few minutes to read our updated Privacy Policy and Terms of
at http://www.google.com/policies. These
changes will take effect on March 1, 2012.

One policy, one Google experience

Easy to work across Google
Our new policy reflects a single product
experience that does what you need, when you want it to. Whether you're reading an email that reminds you to schedule a family get-together or
finding a favorite video that you want to share, we want to ensure you
can move across Gmail, Calendar, Search, YouTube, or whatever your
life calls for with ease.

Tailored for you
If you're signed into Google, we can do
things like suggest search queries – or tailor your search results –
based on the interests you've expressed in Google+, Gmail, and
YouTube. We'll better understand which version of Pink or Jaguar
you're searching for and get you those results faster.

Easy to share and collaborate
When you post or create a document
online, you often want others to see and contribute. By remembering
the contact information of the people you want to share with, we make
it easy for you to share in any Google product or service with minimal
clicks and errors.

Protecting your privacy hasn't changed

Our goal is to provide you with as much
transparency and choice as possible, through products like Google Dashboard and Ads Preferences Manager, alongside other tools. Our
privacy principles remain unchanged. And we'll never sell your
personal information or share it without your permission (other than
rare circumstances like valid legal requests).

Got questions?

We've got answers.

Visit our FAQ
at http://www.google.com/policies/faq
to read more about the changes. (We figured our users might have a
question or twenty-two.)

Notice of Change
March 1, 2012 is when the new Privacy
Policy and Terms will come into effect. If you choose to keep using
Google once the change occurs, you will be doing so under the new
Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
Please do not reply to
this email. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered. Also, never
enter your Google Account password after following a link in an email
or chat to an untrusted site. Instead, go directly to the site, such
as mail.google.com or www.google.com/accounts. Google will never email
you to ask for your password or other sensitive

יום חמישי, 26 בינואר 2012

duckduckgo.com !!

When you search Google, and click on a link, your search term is sent to that site, along with your browser & computer info, which can often uniquely identify you. That's creepy, but who cares about some random site? Those sites usually have third-party ads, and those third-parties build profiles about you, and that's why those ads follow you everywhere. That's creepy too, but who cares about some herpes ads? Your profile can also be sold, and potentially show up in unwanted places, like insurance, credit & background checks. But there's more. Remember your searches? Google also saves them. Your saved searches can be legally requested,
and then come back to bite you (happens). Or a bad Google employee could go snooping (happens). Or Google could get hacked (happens). That's why we don't send your searches to other sites. Or store any personal information at all. That's our privacy policy in a nutshell. So don't get tracked when searching. Use DuckDuckGo instead.  Add to Firefox
Add to Firefox [X]

1. Click this link to open the Firefox add-ons site (in a new tab).

2. Click the Add to Firefox green button on the page that comes up.

3. To add to the address bar, type about:config into the address bar.

4. Then search for "keyword.url" and change it to https://duckduckgo.com/?q=
Privacy is just one of many reasons why it's awesome. Recently WSJ did a series on these issues. Here are some highlights: For maximum protection, use these apps too:
Abine Privacy suite. Firefox | Chrome
Adblock Plus Blocks ads. Firefox | Chrome
AdBlock Blocks ads. Safari | Chrome
AdSweep Blocks ads. Opera | Chrome
Beef Taco No ad network tracking. Firefox
Disconnect No tracking from major sites. Chrome | Firefox | Safari
Ghostery No third-party tracking. IE | Safari | Chrome | Firefox
BetterPrivacy No tracking from Flash. Firefox | Others
NoScript Blocks JavaScript. Firefox
NotScripts Blocks JavaScript. Chrome | Opera
HTTPS Everywhere No tracking between you and sites. Firefox
Tor No tracking by being anonymous. Bundle (includes Firefox)
And here's some more info about us: Home | About | Privacy | FAQ | Feedback | Add to Firefox Click here to try now.

יום רביעי, 25 בינואר 2012

Google announces privacy changes; users can’t opt out

Google announces privacy changes across products; users can’t opt outBy , Published: January 24

Google has already been collecting some of this information. But for the first time, it is combining data across its Web sites to stitch together a fuller portrait of users.
Consumers won’t be able to opt out of the changes, which take effect March 1. And experts say the policy shift will invite greater scrutiny from federal regulators of the company’s privacy and competitive practices.
The move will help Google better tailor its ads to people’s tastes. If someone watches an NBA clip online and lives in Washington, the firm could advertise Washington Wizards tickets in that person’s Gmail account.
Consumers could also benefit, the company said. When someone is searching for the word “jaguar,” Google would have a better idea of whether the person was interested in the animal or the car. Or the firm might suggest e-mailing contacts in New York when it learns you are planning a trip there.
But consumer advocates say the new policy might upset people who never expected their information would be shared across so many different Web sites.
A user signing up for Gmail, for instance, might never have imagined that the content of his or her messages could affect the experience on seemingly unrelated Web sites such as YouTube.
“Google’s new privacy announcement is frustrating and a little frightening,” said Common Sense Media chief executive James Steyer. “Even if the company believes that tracking users across all platforms improves their services, consumers should still have the option to opt out — especially the kids and teens who are avid users of YouTube, Gmail and Google Search.”
Google can collect information about users when they activate an Android mobile phone, sign into their accounts online or enter search terms. It can also store cookies on people’s computers to see which Web sites they visit or use its popular maps program to estimate their location.
The change to its privacy policies come as Google is facing stiff competition for the fickle attention of Web surfers. It recently disappointed investors for the first time in several quarters, failing last week to meet earnings predictions. Apple, in contrast, reported record earnings Tuesday that blew past even the most optimistic expectations.
Some analysts said Google’s move is aimed squarely at Apple and Facebook — which have been successful in building unified ecosystems of products that capture people’s attention. Google, in contrast, has adopted a more scattered approach, but an executive said in an interview that the company wants to create a much more seamless environment across its various offerings.
“If you’re signed in, we may combine information you’ve provided from one service with information from other services,” Alma Whitten, Google’s director of privacy for product and engineering, wrote in a blog post.
“In short, we’ll treat you as a single user across all our products, which will mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience,” she said.
Google said it would notify its hundreds of millions of users of the change through an e-mail and a message on its Web sites. It will apply to all of its services except for Google Wallet, the Chrome browser and Google Books.
The company said the change would simplify the company’s privacy policy — a move that regulators encouraged.
Still, some consumer advocates and lawmakers remained skeptical.
“There is no way anyone expected this,” said Jeffrey Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, a privacy advocacy group. “There is no way a user can comprehend the implication of Google collecting across platforms for information about your health, political opinions and financial concerns.”
Added Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), co-chair of the Congressional Privacy Caucus: “It is imperative that users will be able to decide whether they want their information shared across the spectrum of Google’s offerings.”
Google has increasingly been a focus of Washington regulators.
The company recently settled a privacy complaint by the Federal Trade Commission after it allowed users of its now-defunct social-networking tool Google Buzz to see contacts lists from its e-mail program.
And a previous decision to use its social network data in search results has been included in a broad FTC investigation, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is private.
Federal officials are also looking at whether Google is running afoul of antitrust rules by using its dominance in online searches to favor its other business lines.
Claudia Farrell, a spokeswoman for the FTC, declined to comment on any interaction between Google and regulators on its new privacy changes.


יום שני, 23 בינואר 2012

Anonymous - YOU Can Be A Part Of #OpGlobalBlackout

Anonymous - YOU Can Be A Part Of #OpGlobalBlackout

Uploaded by on Jan 23, 2012

Hello. People of the world. We are anonymous. The time has come. An online War has begun between anonymous, the people, and the government of the united states. While SOPA and PIPA may be postponed from congress, this does not guarantee that our internet rights will be upheld. For those unaware, there is still ACTA or the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. You. The public. I have a proposal. Would you like to become part of the greatest internet protest and first official cyber war? Anonymous is in the hands of us all. It is time to take action. Operation global blackout is ongoing and everyone can be a part of it. In the description I have provided everything you will need. Our first target... Facebook... While it is true that facebook has at least 60,000 servers... It is still possible to bring it down... Anonymous needs the help of the people... The people who want to take a stand against the government... The people who want to make a difference... This is what we must do... But first... you must ask yourself, are you truly apart of the anonymous consciousness? Do you fully grasp our ideas and understand what we are. If you do... Then one thing is clear... Together... We the people... We anonymous... Can make a change... We've already crashed CBS... Warner Brothers... And FBI sites... Facebook is our next aim... This will be enough to show them indeed that we are not, playing. Now I will give some general instructions on what to do in order to help crash facebook... First... you will need to download the L-O-I-C or, Low Orbit Ion Cannon from the link provided in the description... Once downloaded... Open the program and type in the URL space http://www.facebook.com and hit lock on... It will tell you facebooks ip address. Because there are different servers, there will be more than one ip address that will pop up on different instances, but they will all be similar. Next you will go to the box that says attack options. Change the threads to 1000. Then you will hit the button that says IMMA CHARGIN MAH LAZER... tHIS WILL NOT WORK if everyone does it at random times... This is why... I would like to conduct this operation at exactly 12 A M on January 28th 2012. A five day preparation... That way... We will have a stronger army built up to fight for our rights... Do not fear... There is no way you can get caught... Hundreds of thousands of us citizens and those of the anonymous idea will all be participating... They cannot take down that large of a group... This is your chance... Our chance... The fate of the internet... Rests in your hands... In owr, hands... Government Of The United States... Leaders of the new world order... You have been warned... Operation Global Blackout Part 2, Facebook. Engaged... We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. They should of Expected us...

YOU CAN CHANGE THE THREADS TO 1000 or 10,000 or more!

Supreme Court rules Congress can re-copyright public domain works

Supreme Court rules Congress can re-copyright public domain works

Supreme Court rules Congress can re-copyright public domain works
Congress may take books, musical compositions and other works out of the public domain, where they can be freely used and adapted, and grant them copyright status again, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
In a 6-2 ruling, the court ruled that just because material enters the public domain, it is not “territory that works may never exit.” (PDF)
The top court was ruling on a petition by a group of orchestra conductors, educators, performers, publishers and film archivists who urged the justices to reverse an appellate court that ruled against the group, which has relied on artistic works in the public domain for their livelihoods.
They claimed that re-copyrighting public works would breach the speech rights of those who are now using those works without needing a license. There are millions of decades-old works at issue. Some of the well-known ones include H.G. Wells’ Things to Come; Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and the musical compositions of Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky.
The court, however, was sympathetic to the plaintiffs’ argument. Writing for the majority, Justice Ruth Ginsburg said “some restriction on expression is the inherent and intended effect of every grant of copyright.” But the top court, with Justice Elena Kagan recused, said Congress’ move to re-copyright the works to comport with an international treaty was more important.
For a variety of reasons, the works at issue, which are foreign and produced decades ago, became part of the public domain in the United States but were still copyrighted overseas. In 1994, Congress adopted legislation to move the works back into copyright, so U.S. policy would comport with an international copyright treaty known as the Berne Convention.
In dissent, Justices Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito said the legislation goes against the theory of copyright and “does not encourage anyone to produce a single new work.” Copyright, they noted, was part of the Constitution to promote the arts and sciences.
The legislation, Breyer wrote, “bestows monetary rewards only on owners of old works in the American public domain. At the same time, the statute inhibits the dissemination of those works, foreign works published abroad after 1923, of which there are many millions, including films, works of art, innumerable photographs, and, of course, books — books that (in the absence of the statute) would assume their rightful places in computer-accessible databases, spreading knowledge throughout the world.”
Anthony Falzone, executive director of the Fair Use Project at Stanford University and a plaintiff’s lawyer in the case, called the decision “unfortunate” and said it “suggests Congress is not required to pay particularly close attention to the interests of the public when it passes copyright laws.”
The majority, however, rebuffed charges that a decision in favor of Congress’ move would amount to affording lawmakers the right to legislate perpetual copyright terms.
“In aligning the United States with other nations bound by the Berne Convention, and thereby according equitable treatment to once disfavored foreign authors, Congress can hardly be charged with a design to move stealthily toward a regime of perpetual copyrights,” Ginsburg wrote.
It’s not the first time the Supreme Court has approved the extension of copyrights. The last time was in 2002, when it upheld Congress’ move to extend copyright from the life of an author plus 50 years after death to 70 years after death.
The lead plaintiff in the case, Lawrence Golan, told the high court that it will not longer be able to perform Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and Peter and the Wolf, or Shostakovich’s Symphony 14, Cello Concerto because of licensing fees.

We came, we saw, we destroyed, we forgot



We came, we saw, we destroyed, we forgot

The Anti-Empire Report

by William Blum

July 29, 2011

An updated summary of the charming record of US foreign policy. Since the end of the Second World War, the United States of America has …
  1. Attempted to overthrow more than 50 governments, most of which were democratically-elected.[1]
  2. Attempted to suppress a populist or nationalist movement in 20 countries.[2]
  3. Grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries.[3]
  4. Dropped bombs on the people of more than 30 countries.[4]
  5. Attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders.[5]
In total: Since 1945, the United States has carried out one or more of the above actions, on one or more occasions, in the following 69 countries (more than one-third of the countries of the world):
  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Australia
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia
  • Brazil
  • British Guiana (now Guyana)
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo (also as Zaire)
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Germany (plus East Germany)
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Soviet Union
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam (plus North Vietnam)
  • Yemen (plus South Yemen)
  • Yugoslavia

US Interventions Map


יום ראשון, 22 בינואר 2012

Internet, listen up. ACTA is scarier than both PIPA and SOPA, and it will be signed soon. Do your part

Internet, listen up. ACTA is scarier than both PIPA and SOPA, and it will be signed soon. Do your part 

The title says it all. Most people dont know about ACTA, but you must try to stop it. Google it and it says it all
EDIT: the reason I didnt explain it was because it is a complex bill and googling it would be easier. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, this post was mostly to spread awareness
EDIT: Wow, the front page, first time here XD oh well, I just wanted to spread this info. And here is a link to a video about it. This video is not mine, and this channel isn't either. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDsQtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DcitzRjwk-sQ&ei=iI4bT-TTGcbdtgeglvXACw&usg=AFQjCNHtTaIkbgMr0W9WfaHneFhZ8R6WOQ


The swedish paradise should be a global paradise

 The swedish paradise should be a global paradise
Today, a debate article was published in one of Swedens national newspapers by several antikopimists. The words were burning with hatred and hostility. They encourage persecution of information and an alarming primitivism filled with reactionary anti-internet propaganda.
They refer to Sweden as the “pirates paradise”. We think that Sweden being the pirate paradise is problematic. The paradise shouldn’t have borders. We encourage the swedish government and foreign department to draw up a plan to export the swedish pirate success through intergovernmental organizations and foreign aid, so that all the people of the world can live in copying, internet and love.
We bless everyone who’s building the paradise of pirate copying every day, through their personal computers and servers, through their mobile phones and their pads. Copy is holy, copy is right.
Copy and seed!
Sverige är fortfarande piraternas paradis“, translated