IPFire: a Free Linux distribution which acts as a router and firewall

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Image by Stuart Miles / freedigitalphotos.net

IPFire is a free Linux distribution which acts as a router and firewall in the first instance. It can be maintained via a web interface. The distribution furthermore offers selected server-daemons and can easily be expanded to a SOHO-server.

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Mozilla accepts DRM: The last Holdout for the Open Web has fallen

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NO Fair Use / Wiki Commons

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a class of technologies that are used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, copyright holders, and individuals with the intent to control the use of digital content and devices after sale; there are, however, many competing definitions. With first-generation DRM software, the intent is to control copying; With second-generation DRM, the intent is to control executing, viewing, copying, printing and altering of works or devices.” (1)

Mozilla is giving in to pressure from Hollywood, Netflix, et al, and will be implementing its own third-party version of DRM(2)

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EFF: Dangerous Decision in Oracle v. Google on APIs

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Application Programming Interfaces (API) are, generally speaking, specifications that allow programs to communicate with each other. (…) the freedom to reimplement and extend existing APIs has been the key to competition and progress in both hardware and software development (…) by ensuring that competitors could challenge established players and advance the state of the art. (1)

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Ron Paul: The Internet Revolution is a Liberty Revolution

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For the first time in human history, supporters of liberty around the world can share information across borders quickly and cheaply. Without the filter of government censors, this information emboldens millions to question governments and promote liberty.” Ron Paul

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EFF: Dutch government proposes cyberattacks against everyone

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Dutch Government Proposes Cyberattacks Against… Everyone

EFF – October 22, 2012
By Eva Galperin and Katitza Rodriguez and Peter Eckersley

Last week, the Dutch Minister of Safety and Justice asked the Parliament of the Netherlands1 to pass a law allowing police to obtain warrants to do the following:

  • Install malware on targets’ private computers
  • Conduct remote searches on local and foreign computers to collect evidence
  • Delete data on remote computers in order to disable the accessibility of “illegal files.” Continue reading

Towards a Copyright free Europe?

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Copyright free Europe?
EU parliamentary committee calls for
‘sharing without intellectual property rights’

RTThe ability to make and share content without having intellectual property rights may become reality if the EU parliamentary Committee on International Trade (INTA) continues following the lead of a pirate in its ranks. Continue reading

TPP’s secret backdoor negotiations: Fast Track and Without Congressional Oversight

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The
biggest threat to free speech and intellectual property
that you’ve never heard of
.”

Sandra Fulton,  American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU)

***
No one in the public
has had access
to the official TPP text
***

“We are concerned
that an overly broad policy
to crackdown on copyright infringement would allow for the takedown
of non-infringing content as well.”

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RT accused of propaganda slams Mainstream Media Presstitutes

Media wars: Question more Creative Commons Attribution licence (reuse allowed)

“According to a recent study, RT leads all other channels in the level of people watching daily in Canada.”
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Dr Stallman on CISPA: We must protect ourselves from abusive government power

“Reaction now from Dr Richard Stallman, who’s President of the Free Software Foundation. He’s in Tunis.”  RT

“Soon, Americans may find every private email they write could be opened, copied and inspected by government snoopers. The latest cyber security bill – called CISPA – has passed the House of Representatives, coming a step closer to becoming law.” Dr Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman:
“CISPA nearly abolishes people’s right not to be unreasonably searched

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Impending cybersecurity power grab: Not just for the U.S.

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“…Canada is now tied to United States cybersecurity strategies through commitments in the joint perimeter security Initiative. If the CISPA vision is adopted in the United States, Canadians can expect similar strategies to appear soon after.”  Katitza Rodriguez

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RT: “US government has taken control of 750 domains”

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Official: US govt already seized hundreds of foreign domains

RT
March 10, 2012

US seizure of a Canadian gambling website caused online outcry as it was registered abroad and thought to be outside American jurisdiction. But this is far from isolated; it has emerged that the US has seized hundreds of foreign domain names.

US customs official Nicole Navas confirmed that the US government has taken control of 750 domains, “most with foreign-based registrars” over the past few years.

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Internet’s Alternative News: It is Game Over for Mainstream Media Cartel’s Monopoly

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“The establishment media primarily exists to defend the establishment and the growing readership of alternative news and opinion sites are making their job increasingly difficult.”

“Traditional campaigns and managed elections with predetermined outcomes are over as the media establishment can no longer control the debate, limit information flow and defend the political establishment.”

“We are currently in the middle of the long war of the Internet Reformation although the press will never mention this.”

“Today’s Media Establishment is an anachronism and relic of the Past   Ron Holland

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