Posts tagged censorship
Posts tagged censorship
Here is how to access your favorite sites in the event of a DNS takedown.
How to do it yourself: Go to your computer’s Start menu and either go to “run” or just search for “cmd.” Open it up and type in “ping [website address],”
If SOPA is passed you can use Tor to bypass internet censorship and browse online anonymously. I will make an “onion site” (which can only be accessed through Tor) if internet censorship becomes legal. You can download Tor here.
If SOPA passes, the above post will become a felony because it links to Tor. Any use of Tor will also be a felony.
During a quick pro-forma session of the House this morning, Republicans rebuffed a Democratic attempt to force an up-or-down vote on the Senate-passed payroll tax holiday extension, which Republicans have thus far refused to allow. Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA), who was serving as the speaker pro-temp, ignored shouts of “Mr. Speaker!” from Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), quickly adjourning the House.
Hoyer continued talking undeterred, saying, “You’re walking away, just as so many Republicans have walked away from middle-class taxpayers [and] the unemployed.” “We regret, Mr. Speaker, that you have walked off the platform without addressing this issue of critical importance to this country,” Hoyer added.
Moments later, the mic appeared to cut out. A few seconds after that, the video feed switched away from the House floor to a still image of the Capitol Dome. It appears someone in House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) office cut the feed, as C-SPAN tweeted afterwards: “C-SPAN has no control over the U.S. House TV cameras – the Speaker of the House does.”
The Department of Homeland Security told the banks of Insex.com that BDSM pornography funneled money to terrorism, so the banks stopped processing their credit card transactions. All in the name of freedom.
The government is considering whether social media services should be shut off at times of disorder, the British prime minister, David Cameron, has told parliament.
Cameron’s comments were made in a speech to the House of Commons on Thursday. Parliament has been recalled from its summer recess to respond to the violent disorder that has affected London, Manchester, Birmingham and other UK cities.
“Mr Speaker, everyone watching these horrific actions will be stuck by how they were organised via social media,” Cameron said. “Free flow of information can be used for good. But it can also be used for ill.”
“When people are using social media for violence we need to stop them,” he added in a statement.
To that end, the government is working with the police, the intelligence services and industry to look at whether it would be right to cut people off from social media when they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality, he said.
This is how it starts. “Ideas are dangerous,” they’ll say. “This is for your own protection”.