ISP’s do Reino Unido questionados pela UE sobre spyware

A Comissária para a sociedade de informação e media da UE, Viviane Reding, famosa por já ter dado puxão de orelhas às empresas de comunicações devido às taxas de roaming, volta ao ataque.

Desta vez a Comissária deu um prazo até Setembro para o governo do Reino Unido explicar ou obter informações sobre a utilização por parte de diversos ISP’s, de spyware disfarçado de sistema de publicidade (Phorm), o qual é usado para espiar o uso da rede internet por parte dos seus utilizadores.

Os ISP’s têm usado este software sem o conhecimento dos utilizadores e segundo o artigo EU questions UK on ISP spyware, do TheInquirer, será essa a razão das questões da comissária.
Ou seja podem espiar desde que primeiro informem os utilizadores, hummmmmmmmmm!!!!

O theregister tem mesmo uma página dedicada ao tema, The Phorm files.

The Phorm files | The Register

Here’s the fruits of our labour, lovingly collected for your perusal. There are tales of the secret trials conducted on tens of thousands of BT customers without their consent, the time when Phorm branded El Reg unethical, and the story of how the Information Commissioner woke up… then went back to sleep.

We’re updating it as we go, so this is the place to come to make sure you’re up to speed.

EU questions UK on ISP spyware – The INQUIRER

The tech crusader who famously forced greedy mobile telcos to cut extortionate data roaming charges, has given the UK Government until next month to fess up about the use of Phorm, a sneaky bit of spyware which tracks internet usage under the guise of an advertising targeting system.

Lawrence Lessig indica que existe um i-Patriot equivalente ao Patriot Act

O professor Lawrence Lessig, da Universidade de Stanford, um dos fundadores da licença Creative Commons, membro da direcção da EFF e da Software Freedom Law Center e «um dos maiores defensores da Internet livre, do direito à distribuição de bens culturais, à produção de trabalhos derivados (criminalizadas pelas leis actuais), e do fair use.» [1], veio a terreiro afirmar que após uma conversa com o antigo czar do terrorismo, Richard Clarke, este lhe terá dito que iria haver um acontecimento parecido com os atentados de 11 de Setembro de 2001, mas desta vez a nível informático, e que após este, entraria em vigor o i-Patriot Act, a versão electrónica do Patriot Act.


USA PATRIOT Act – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The USA PATRIOT Act, commonly known as the Patriot Act, is a controversial Act of Congress that U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law on October 26, 2001. The acronym stands for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001” (Public Law Pub.L. 107-56).

The act expands the authority of U.S. law enforcement agencies for the stated purpose of fighting terrorism in the United States and abroad. Among its provisions, the Act increases the ability of law enforcement agencies to search telephone, e-mail communications, medical, financial and other records; eases restrictions on foreign intelligence gathering within the United States;

O mais estranho é ele ter afirmado que esta nova lei já se encontra preparada, estando só à espera que ocorra um atentado deste tipo.

Como é que já têm um projecto lei preparado para ser aprovado após algo que ainda não aconteceu?
As administrações norte-americanas agora adivinham quando se vão dar atentados? O tipo de atentado?

Na minha modesta opinião mais uma vez estes senhores preparam-se para repetir os atentados de 9/11, ou melhor, preparam-se para nova operação False Flag de forma a mais uma vez aprovarem leis que atentam contra as liberdades e garantias do povo norte-americano e que infelizmente têm a péssima tendência de se propagar pelo resto do planeta, especialmente para a UE.

Law Professor: Counter Terrorism Czar Told Me There Is Going To Be An i-9/11 And An i-Patriot Act : Information Clearing House – ICH

During a group panel segment titled “2018: Life on the Net”, Lessig stated:

There’s going to be an i-9/11 event. Which doesn’t necessarily mean an Al Qaeda attack, it means an event where the instability or the insecurity of the internet becomes manifest during a malicious event which then inspires the government into a response. You’ve got to remember that after 9/11 the government drew up the Patriot Act within 20 days and it was passed.

The Patriot Act is huge and I remember someone asking a Justice Department official how did they write such a large statute so quickly, and of course the answer was that it has been sitting in the drawers of the Justice Department for the last 20 years waiting for the event where they would pull it out.

Of course, the Patriot Act is filled with all sorts of insanity about changing the way civil rights are protected, or not protected in this instance. So I was having dinner with Richard Clarke and I asked him if there is an equivalent, is there an i-Patriot Act just sitting waiting for some substantial event as an excuse to radically change the way the internet works. He said “of course there is”.

A Guarda Pretoriana da oligarquia dos EUA – BLACKWATER

Esta entrada é só um pequeno “teaser”, sobre a muito pouco recomendada, BLACKWATER, a empresa de mercenários que a actual administração dos EUA usa para o trabalho sujo, seja no Iraque, ou mesmo em casa, como ocorreu após o furacão Katrina.

A BLACKWATER é a Guarda Pretoriana da oligarquia dos EUA, consideram-se acima da lei, são apenas e só, mercenários que não respondem nem seguem um código militar, apenas obedecem às regras impostas pelos seus donos.

Empresa criada por um ex-SEAL, Erik Prince, filho de pais abastados, começou por entitulá-la de BLACKWATER USA, mas neste momento já se entitula de BLACKWATER WORLDWIDE.

Um site a ter em conta para mais info sobre estes mercenários.

Erik PrinceErik PrinceAKA Erik D. Prince

Born: 6-Jun1969
Birthplace: Holland, MI

Gender: Male
Religion: Born-Again Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Military
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of Blackwater Worldwide

Military service: Navy SEAL Team Officer (1993-96, Bosnia, Haiti)

Erik Prince is a multi-millionaire fundamentalist Christian from a powerful Michigan Republican family. His wealth came from his father, Edgar Prince, who headed Prince Automotive, an auto parts and machinery manufacturer.

A major Republican campaign contributor, he interned in the White House of President George H.W. Bush and campaigned for Pat Buchanan in 1992, finding time to intern for conservative congressman Dana Rohrabacher as well. Prince founded the security and mercenary firm Blackwater Worldwide in 1997 with Gary Jackson, another former Navy SEAL.

Prince’s sister Betsy DeVos is a powerful conservative in her own right. Married to the son of Richard DeVos (Republican bankroller and co-founder of Amway), she served as chair of Michigan Republican Party in the 1990s.

Father: Edgar Prince (d. 1995, billionaire, started Family Research Council with Gary Bauer)
Mother: Elsa Prince Broekhuizen (Republican Party funder, remarried)
Sister: Betsy DeVos (former chair, Michigan Republican Party, m. Dick DeVos, Amway scion)
Sister: Emilie Prince
Sister: Eileen Prince
Wife: Joan (four children, d. 2003, cancer)
Daughter: Sophia

High School: Holland Christian High School, Holland, MI
University: Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI

continua….

Conversas no Skype podem ser interceptadas

Segundo o artigo “Austrian official fuels Skype backdoor rumours” do The Register, fontes oficiais não divulgadas do governo da Austria, afirmaram que interceptar conversas do skype não constituia qualquer problema.

Essa opinião no entanto contrasta com a de Joerg Ziercke, presidente do departamento da polícia federal o qual afirmou que a inabilidade de ultrapassar a encriptação usada no skype, estaria a dificultar as investigações de contra-terrorismo.

No entanto as autoridades alemãs já estão a desenvolver software que permite ultrapassar essa encriptação bem como comunicações SSL, e assim poderem vigiar os cidadãos, tal como é referido nos documentos que foram publicados no site Wikileaks.

O Skype usa um protocolo fechado e proprietário ao contrário de Software Livre, como o Openwengo, Ekiga e outros, tal como o Zfone de Phil Zimmermann, o criador do PGP, que usam protocolos abertos, dando assim uma maior segurança e privacidade aos seus utilizadores.

O Zfone não se tratando de software de VoIP, é um software que usado conjuntamente com software de VoIP protege as comunicações, encriptando-as.
Com a enorme vantagem de ser Software Livre, não tendo as chamadas backdoors, que são usadas para decifrar as comunicações, supostamente seguras.

Por exemplo, os especialistas em segurança, Philippe Biondi e Fabrice Desclaux, na BlackHat, mostraram-se preocupados com a possibilidade do Skype possuir Chaves que desencriptem as sessões e que estas possam ser usadas para violar a privacidade das comunicações.

Outro software Livre que se pode usar para proteger-mos a nossa privacidade e segurança é o GnuPG, uma versão livre do PGP.

Uma imagem do Openwengo para abrir o apetite por Software Livre 🙂

WengoPhone 2.1 - Contact-List Screenshot
retirada daqui

The Zfone Project – Getting Started with Zfone

Zfone has been tested with these VoIP clients: X-Lite, Gizmo, XMeeting, Google Talk VoIP client (but only when Google Talk is using RTP), Yahoo Messenger’s VoIP client (for audio), and SJphone. Zfone will encrypt audio and video for Apple iChat calls on Mac OS X (Tiger and Leopard). Zfone has been tested with these VoIP service providers: Free World Dialup, iptel.org, and SIPphone. It does not work with Skype.

Austrian official fuels Skype backdoor rumours | The Register

Access to such keys would provide backdoor access to conversations but it’s worth remembering, as is the case with warrants for regular phone conversations, that law enforcement agencies are more often interested in knowing who an investigative target is talking to than what they are saying. Skype offers confidentiality, but it makes no claims of offering anonymity.

Após o Big Brother dos EUA, através da FISA chega-nos agora o da UE

O blog do Marcos Marado, menciona a directiva da UE que hoje foi transposta para Portugal, tornando-nos no segundo estado a fazer uso dela, contrariando quer as opiniões da indústria (ISP’s nomeadamente), e especialmente as opiniões extremamente críticas, como se compreenderá, por parte da sociedade civil.

A The Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII), indica na sua página que “O parlamento europeu aprovou hoje uma directiva que criará a maior base de dados de vigilância a nível mundial, monitorizando todas as comunicações dentro da UE “

DataRetPr051214En – FFII

The Data Retention Directive was passed by 378 votes to 197, following deals between the Council and the leaders of the two largest parties in Parliament, the EPP-ED (Conservatives) and the PSE (Socialists). The Rapporteur for the directive, Alexander Alvaro (Liberals) had his name removed from the report in protest.

Jonas Maebe of the FFII says: “Among other harsh measures, the directive mandates recording of the source and destination of all emails you send and every call you make, and your location and movement during mobile phone calls. Additionally, the directive says nothing about who has to pay for all this logging, which will significantly distort the internal telecommunications market.”

A directiva obriga que sejam guardados todos os dados relativos à origem e destino de todos os e-mails e chamadas telefónicas, bem como a localização e movimentação durante essas mesmas chamadas.

Diário da República, 1.ª série — N.º 137 — 17  de  Julho  de  2008
Lei n.º 32/2008 de 17 de Julho

Transpõe para a ordem jurídica interna a Directiva n.º 2006/24/CE, do Parlamento Europeu e do Conselho, de 15 de Março, relativa à conservação de dados gerados ou tratados no contexto da oferta de serviços de comunicações electrónicas publicamente disponíveis ou de redes públicas de comunicações.

Tal como já havia referido numa entrada à dias sobre o Big Brother dos EUA através da recentemente aprovada FISA, com a introdução desta directiva europeia, estamos a caminhar a passos largos para a tal Nova (Des)Ordem Mundial, o tal Governo Único Mundial, que muitos mencionam e que a cada dia se torna mais presente e mais sufocante.

Committee of 300 Quotes – Quotes About Committee of 300

Committee of 300 Quotes

“The sheer magnitude and complex web of deceit surrounding the individuals and organizations involved in this conspiracy is mind boggling, even for the most astute among us. Most people react with disbelief and skepticism towards the topic, unaware that they have been conditioned (brainwashed) to react with skepticism by institutional and media influences that were created by the mother of all mind control organizations: The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London. Author and
de-programmer Fritz Springmeier (The Top 13 Illuminati Bloodlines) says that most people have built in ‘slides’ that short-circuit the mind’s critical examination process when it comes to certain sensitive topics. ‘Slides’, Springmeier reports, is a CIA term for a conditioned type of response which dead-ends a person’s thinking and terminates debate or examination of the topic at hand’…”
– The New World Order (NWO): An Overview

Committee of 300 Quotes

“To bring about the end to all industrialization and the production of nuclear generated electric power in what they call ‘the post-industrial zero-growth society’. Excepted are the computer- and service industries. U.S. industries that remain will be exported to countries such as Mexico where abundant slave labor is available. As we saw in 1993, this has become a fact through the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA. Unemployables in the U.S., in the wake of industrial destruction, will either become opium-, heroin-, and/or cocaine addicts, or become statistics in the elimination of the ‘excess population’ process we know of today as Global 2000.”
– Targets of the Illuminati and Committee of 300

Reino Unido com mais uma lei castradora dos direitos, liberdades e garantias

Como já vem sendo habitual, quer o Reino Unido, quer os EUA, estão numa corrida a ver quem consegue criar leis mais idiotas e castradoras dos direitos humanos, sim porque a liberdade é um direito alienável do ser humano.

Hoje surge a notícia que o Reino Unido aprova lei que aumenta de 28 dias para 42 sem que a pessoa detida seja acusada de crime, supostamente será aplicada só em casos de “suspeita” de terrorismo.

BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | David Davis resigns from Commons

Mr Davis said he would fight the by-election campaigning against the
government’s plans to extend pre-charge detentions for terror suspects
to a maximum of 42 days.

BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | David Davis resigns from Commons

He has led the opposition to Labour’s plans to extend the maximum limit
terror suspects can be held beyond the current 28-day maximum.

É só mais uma lei que se vem somar a muitas outras, especialmente o Terrorism Act.

O problema está mesmo na palavra, SUSPEITA, é que aqui dá para colocar qualquer situação, afinal de contas foi no Reino Unido que um cidadão brasileiro foi morto com mais de um tiro, quando estava a correr no metro e apenas por SUSPEITA de ser terrorista porque levava uma mochila às costas e um casaco mais grosso.

Mesmo tendo sido provado que o cidadão brasileiro não era terrorista, nada aconteceu aos policias que o assassinaram.
O mais grave é que testemunhas no local indicam que o cidadão terá sido executado, uma vez que já o tinham detido quando o balearam na cabeça.

BBC NEWS | UK | ‘No charges’ for Menezes police

But the Guardian says no individual police officers involved will face
prosecution and the CPS has ruled out murder or manslaughter charges
after a review of the circumstances surrounding the shooting on 22
July.

Nos EUA, leis como o Patriot Act ou o fim do Habeas Corpus, estão a tornar o país num autêntico estado policial, havendo já a conversão de enormes espaços em campos de detenção, onde antes havia arame farpado que apontava para o exterior, agora existe arame farpado virado para o interior, ou seja para não deixar sair.


Enforcement on Steroids: Homeland Security’s Emerging Immigration Police State

Forced drugging. Abuse. Death. That’s what workplace-based mmigration enforcement without deeper reform looks like.Last week, hundreds of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, flanked by helicopters, a trail of SUVs and a convoy of buses, descended on the tiny town of Postville, Iowa. They set up a perimeter around the 60-acre kosher meat-processing plant operated by the global giant Agriprocessors, Inc. and conducted the largest workplace raid in
U.S. history. Around 400 people were arrested — most from Mexico,
Eastern Europe and Guatemala — representing 40 percent of the plant’s
workers and 17 percent of the town’s population. Warrants for another
300 were issued.

Elaine Cassel: Bush’s Police State and Independence Day

Pre-emptive War; Pre-emptive Arrests Bush’s Police State and Independence DayBy ELAINE CASSELAs a criminal defense attorney, I am often in the unenviable position of telling a first-time offender that the rights they thought they had under the Constitution don’t mean what they think they do. Recently, a well-educated, professional woman engaged me to defend her in charges of obstruction of justice. Her crime? She had tried to talk to a police officer (big mistake, there) about the circumstances that led to her friend, about to be arrested, walking on highway (absolutely nothing wrong with that, but that is beside the point).

She was arrested for obstruction of justice, but not until backup officers and dogs had been called. Her companion, who had exited her car over an argument they were having, was “arrested” for jaywalking. He was not “jaywalking,” and, if he were, he would have been issued a “summons,” not arrested and cuffed and taken to jail.

Se é verdade que estas leis poderão não nos afectar directamente, a realidade é que quer a Alemanha, quer a Suécia e Rússia também andam a implementar leis completamente idiotas, tudo por causa da mentira criada a partir do 11 Setembro 2001, a famosa “guerra ao terror”, não tardará muito que a própria UE comece a legislar de forma absurda e atentatória dos direitos dos seus cidadãos.

Ainda por cima a tal autêntica mentira da “guerra ao terror”, foi criada a partir de um acontecimento que ainda hoje está muito mal explicado e onde quer Tony Blair quer a Administração Bush mentiu com quantos dentes tem, quer nos atentados quer depois nas razões pelas quais invadiram ilegalmente quer o Afeganistão quer o Iraque.

New light on the putative value of intelligence dossiers issued by Tony Blair’s office in Number 10 Downing Street was not long in coming. In September 2002, Blair published amid great fanfare his dossier purporting to demonstrate that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq currently possessed weapons of mass destruction. This was entitled “Iraq: Its Infrastructure of Concealment, Deception, and Intimidation,” and it was clearly crafted to provide a pretext for waging unprovoked and aggressive war against Iraq. This dossier was exposed as a fraud in two distinct waves of demystification. The first exposure took
place in February 2003, when it emerged that entire sections of this report, which had been billed as the most up-to-date evaluation that could be offered by the very formidable capabilities of MI-6 and the rest of the British intelligence machine, had simply been
lifted, plagiarized without attribution, from older documents in the public domain. The Iraq dossier had been concocted by Blair and his media guru Alistair Campbell, a figure
who combined the worst of image-mongers like Michael Deaver and Karl Rove, using materials provided by British intelligence. Parts of Blair’s dossier had been stolen from articles written by Sean Boyne of Jane’s Intelligence Review, who was horrified by the
nefarious use to which his work had been put. “I don’t like to think that anything I wrote has been used as an argument for war. I am concerned because I am against the war,” complained Boyne. Another source from which Blair had lifted material verbatim was a thesis entitled “Iraq’s Security and Intelligence Network,” published in September 2002 by a graduate student, Ibrahim al-Marashi, a California resident. Al-Marashi was equally
indignant, commenting that “this is wholesale deception. How can the British public trust the government if it is up to this sort of tricks? People will treat any other information they publish now with a lot of skepticism from now on.” And not just from now on; it is our contention here that this disbelief in regard to Tony Blair’s work product should also be applied retrospectively.
in 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, Fourth Edition by Webster Griffin Tarpley

Relativamente aos atentados, ainda hoje o FBI não reconhce que tenha sido Bin Laden e a Al-Qaeda a ter levado a cabo os atentados.

USAMA BIN LADEN IS WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE AUGUST 7, 1998, BOMBINGS OF THE UNITED STATES EMBASSIES IN DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, AND NAIROBI, KENYA. THESE ATTACKS KILLED OVER 200 PEOPLE.
IN ADDITION, BIN LADEN IS A SUSPECT IN OTHER TERRORIST ATTACKS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

Bem como no relatório apresentado por Tony Blair e o MI6, o que é afirmado relativamente aos ataques logo no início do relatório, faz-nos pensar, ainda para mais quando o relatório seguinte como mostro acima, é uma teia de mentiras.

With the US regime struggling, into the breach rushed Tony Blair, a glib and slippery apologist for war. On October 2, Blair’s office in Number 10 Downing Street released the first of his celebrated dossiers. It was entitled “Responsibility for the Terrorist Atrocities in the United States.” Unfortunately, Blair’s dossier was obliged to begin on an uncertain note: “This document does not purport to provide a prosecutable case against Osama Bin Laden in a court of law.” Why not, given what is at stake? Answer: “Intelligence often
cannot be used evidentially, due both to the strict rules of admissibility and to the need to protect the safety of sources. But on the basis of all the information available HMG [Her Majesty’s Government] is confident of its conclusions as expressed in this document.” Of course, this means that since the proof may be insufficient, we are expected to believe
Blair & Co. on the basis of their general integrity and credibility. This is a controversial point, to which we will soon return.

Some indication of the problems being encountered by the US bureaucracy in trying to pin 9/11 on Bin Laden were reflected in a Wall Street Journal article entitled “Faint Trail: It’s Surprisingly Tough To Pin Terror Attacks on the ‘Prime Suspect.’” Here the paucity
of evidence was the dominant note. Such evidence as did exist was largely circumstantial, the Journal noted, such as ties of suspected hijacker Mohammed Atta to Egyptian Islamic
Jihad, which allegedly was part of bin Laden’s Al Qaeda; the presence of one hijacker in Malaysia in January 2000, meeting with someone linked to the bombing of the USS Cole,
which was in turn allegedly linked to bin Laden; communications intercepts showing Al-Qaeda operatives had some advanced knowledge of the strikes; or that two of the suspected hijackers were perhaps linked to a suspected bin Laden operative in Boston.
The Journal conceded that the issue of proof was a key component of the U.S.’s ability to enlist support of Islamic countries such as Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, and
perhaps Syria. “The issue of proof is no small matter,” one Administration official was cited as observing. But the US case was plainly a lame one, with an unidentified intelligence official concluding weakly that “no information has come up that suggests that bin Laden wasn’t involved.” in
9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, Fourth Edition by Webster Griffin Tarpley

Com tanta mentida vinculada por pessoas que se encontram nos mais altos cargos das nações, como pode alguém esperar ou acreditar na bondade de semelhantes medidas?
Como pode alguém acreditar que estas medidas serão para nos proteger e não para nos destruir, nos retirar as liberdades e garantias que todo o ser humano tem pelo simples facto de ter nascido.

P.S. Também penso duas vezes agora quando uso o GOOGLE, é que o senhor “USA Schmidt, Eric Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO, Google”, também esteve na reunião do grupinho fascista, Bilderberg.

Alemanha quer aprovar lei “anti-terror” usando spyware

Estes últimos dias têm sido férteis por parte de países europeus e não só, no crescente atentado às liberdades e privacidade de todos nós.
Atentar contra estes direitos é estar cada vez mais a destituir o ser humano dos seus princípios mais básicos.

Desta vez foi na Alemanha, estes senhores e senhoras acham por bem, segundo eles, aprovar uma lei que lhes vai permitir espiar o que cada um faz nas suas casas, usando para tal spyware, que tentaram infiltrar nos computadores das vítimas, por forma a obter delas o que desejam.

Apesar de afirmarem que será só usada em casos específicos, todos sabemos que não vai ser assim, nunca o é.

Bem vindos à Nova (Des)Ordem Mundial.

German government approves plod-spyware law | The Register

The German government yesterday passed a controversial anti-terror law that would grant police the power to monitor private residences, telephones and computers.

Instead of tapping phones, they would be able to use video surveillance and even spy software to collect evidence. Physically tampering with suspects’ computers would still not be allowed, but police could send anonymous e-mails containing trojans and hope the suspects infect their own computers.

German government approves plod-spyware law | The Register

Privacy and civil liberties groups are strongly opposed. They point at a recent scandal at Deutsche Telecom, which illegally monitored phone call records to see if it could stop leaking information to journalists. Sebastian Edathy, chairman of the Bundestag’s domestic affairs committee, yesterday told Deutsche Welle that “we don’t want a spy state.” He believes the proposed measures are “uncharted territory in the law”.