In Internet, World News on April 4, 2009 at 4:53 pm
The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 could grant the President the power to shut down Internet networks. Have a quote from the article:
According to the bill’s language, the president would have broad authority to designate various private networks as a “critical infrastructure system or network” and, with no other review, “may declare a cyber-security emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from” the designated the private-sector system or network.
That’s it folks! The last medium granting almost absolute freedom of expression- compromised! Sorry, this has just made me temporarily incoherent. I can barely keep my spelling and grammar in check. I’m going to go find something else to write about before I smash my keyboard.
In Internet on March 30, 2009 at 1:36 am
It is now possible for Facebook users to upload torrents to their profile and share them with friends.
Because of this court case, The Pirate Bay will probably own the Internet in three weeks (the time at which the verdict of the case will be revealed).
In Internet, World News on March 30, 2009 at 1:31 am
In Internet on March 29, 2009 at 7:14 pm
To counter new copyright laws, The Pirate Bay will offer users a new IPREDator service which will grant users anonymity. The service will be available from 1st April, the same day as the new laws become active, and will only be available to 500 users at first, for a price of 5€ ($6.77).
Go, Pirate Bay.
In Internet, People on March 28, 2009 at 4:38 pm
Jim Keyzer, the guy trying to shut down The Pirate Bay, got hacked. Sort of. His girlfriend’s e-mail did, leading to the release of some passwords and info on a house he bought recently. Via torrent. Poetic justice, is the phrase to be used here.
I just really like this story. It made me giggle and I feel like this is the Internet version of gathering somewhere and shouting like football hooligans. I’d like to say “Serves him right,” but it’s just… No. Fuck it.
Serves him right.