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Are the Porn Bots Watching You.

December 5, 2008

Here again today I am writing on another topic that I knew was going on but is only now being brought to light.

In an article on an Australian News site News.com, tells how Australian police have for the last five years hired an intelligence firm to spy on anti-war activist. The company would track the websites they visit, read their emails, read instant messages, and spy on them while they are in chat rooms. The firm was not named because of the fear that retaliatory actions might be taken against the firm.

The Victorian Police and the Australian Federal Police and the federal Attorney-General’s department, used this information against the activist, even though they caused no reason to be considered a threat.

The Australians, like in the US have been dealing with right to privacy issues for over last 8 years. The Aussies will have to deal with an internet filter, if the Government gets their way.
Source

THE Australian Greens won’t be supporting plans to introduce compulsory internet filters.
The Federal Government wants to introduce filters to stop people accessing X-rated material, child pornography and inappropriate material.
The plan is being opposed by the internet industry which says it opens the door to censorship of other material, including political views.
“We’re very, very concerned that there’s going to be a unnecessary clamp down on the internet and it has to be watched,” Greens leader Bob Brown told the ABC today.
His colleague Scott Ludlam has been lobbying against the changes.
“He’s working very hard with community groups in Australia to oppose the current proposals by the Government,” Senator Brown said.
The Government needs the support of all seven crossbench senators – including the five Greens – to have draft laws pass parliament against coalition opposition.

The problem with any government filtering the internet should be of great concern to all. When you look at the grip China has on its citizens when it comes to the internet, the dangers become obvious.

A few years back Yahoo turned in a Chinese reporter who sent an article to the states that did not show the Chinese Government in a good light. That person was arrested and jailed.

R.S.F.

The text of the verdict in the case of journalist Shi Tao – sentenced in April to 10 years in prison for “divulging state secrets abroad” – shows that Yahoo! Holdings (Hong Kong) Ltd. provided China’s state security authorities with details that helped to identify and convict him, Reporters Without Borders said today.

“We already knew that Yahoo! collaborates enthusiastically with the Chinese regime in questions of censorship, and now we know it is a Chinese police informant as well,” the press freedom organization said.

Yahoo! obviously complied with requests from the Chinese authorities to furnish information regarding an IP address that linked Shi Tao to materials posted online, and the company will yet again simply state that they just conform to the laws of the countries in which they operate,” the organization said. “But does the fact that this corporation operates under Chinese law free it from all ethical considerations? How far will it go to please Beijing?”

The United States government requires that search-engines like, Google and Yahoo keep records of their users IP addresses, and what those searches were. In addition, when you are in chat rooms your IP address is recorded. Not all of those porn bots in the chat rooms want you to watch them get nude. Just about anywhere you go on the World Wide Web you are being watched. In the 90s it was “For the children”, now it’s “To stop the terrorist.” The sad thing about the monitoring, is that there is no public out cry. It seems as if the people are so wrapped up in themselves that the outside world is not even there. There is one thing that people say that proves they have no clue what they are talking about. “If you don’t have anything to hide, you have nothing to worry about.” This statement only proves they have spent too much time in front of the television.

ABA

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 30, 2008 3:55 am

    Great post here ABA! Good to see you are keeping up and helping to inform those out in the cyber world.

    I am proud to call you a friend!

    JO

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  2. December 8, 2008 1:07 am

    Dude eventually the world is going to end and it will be three weeks before anyone notices.
    They’ll have to come up with a Government program to inform everyone.
    It’s over Johnny…

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