Just writing quickly to make sure you've heard the news and you're all ready for Thursday? That's just 4 days from now.
We’re going to Reset the Net and block mass surveillance on the Int...
We finally have a chance to directly intervene in mass surveillance and make the Internet safer for everyone. But to do that, we need everyone who gets this email to join in by rebooting their phones and computers with trusted security tools. That way no one can bulk collect data on you. Shut them out, we'll show you how. No more excuses.
It’s time to show our power to take our privacy back and stand up for our rights. Doing just that makes the web a safer place for everyone.
We've been working tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure large parts of the web get committed to taking steps to protect your privacy, and we are pumped. There are a bunch of things we have to keep secret for now to ensure we have the element of surprise, but let's just say there are going to be some incredibly exciting announcements on June 5th. Reset the Net isn’t a single protest or day of action, it’s the beginning of a movement that will change the future of the Internet forever. We'll be making history together, and showing the true power that Internet users have when we stand up for our rights.
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As we count down to the big day on June 5th, we’ll be making major announcements each day, and we’ll ask you to help out with one thing each day to spread the word. If we all pitch in, when we Reset the Net it will send a message to every government in the world that mass surveillance is illegitimate and won’t be tolerated on our Internet.
Stay tuned, we’ll be in touch with more soon.
Booya! sign me up!
wow is this for REAL!! ?
more info pls
Yup it's for real, although you have to sign up to get the details.
Absolutely 100% useless.
Most sites already use SSL. But it does not really offer any more protection for you or the site. Most people have so much garbage on their PCs and have no idea about the amount of spyware and lurking viruses that act like Trojan Horses on your PC.
IF you really want to take back your privacy, you ditch things like social media. Facebook, twitter, Google+ and the like. And since the NSA has deals with ISPs and tech companies and websites, this notion that you can take your privacy back is fucking laughable. I hate to break this to you all, but none of this will make a difference.
It is the sites and the information you share online that can make all this a really useless effort.
Read their own privacy statement.
They will share the info with government if government asks. They will also share your information with other like networks and campaigns.
Fight for the Future is committed to protecting your privacy. If you sign onto one of our various mailing lists, petitions, or use our contact tools, we retain the information you provided to primarily manage our mailing lists, and secondarily to transmit only the information that is required to service providers and public officials when required to submit your communications with them.
We do not sell our email list. We do not share or distribute your contact information unless specifically stated so.
For petitions, open letters, or similar public communications that you've signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to public officials as part of a petition or open letter.
We may have joint campaigns with cooperating organizations and in those cases will explicitly state that we are doing so. In those cases, if your information will be shared with another organization in order to facilitate email delivery, list management, and other stated purposes, we will explicitly make notice on any campaign or website that this organization owns before you submit any of your information. If you are submitting your information to one of these campaigns or websites, you are opting into the sharing of your information for the stated purposes and will be treated as so. We will only share information which you submit at the time of notice and will not share any person's information obtained from other past or future campaigns, knowingly or on purpose.
If there is a breach of this policy, it will only be done by error, accident, or involuntarily.
That last line is awesome. IF there is a breach. So if they cannot 100% guarantee that the confidential information is to remain confidential. They cannot prevent hacks and other cyber attacks.
Now Google is going to dominate space: Search giant to launch 180 satellites to provide internet access for the ENTIRE planet, sources claim
Get ready for GPS in everything and traced and tracked from satellites. Wifi all around and never a wire connection would be found.
The amount of control the government has on the net is crazy. With Google doing this, that puts them in complete control of everything even more so.
maybe we should go back to writing on paper and using snail mail again (while we still have trees that is) and bring back pony express. Heaps of inkberry growing round here to extract ink from too if the pheasants who love it dont beat me to the berries.
LOL well said RC! I love your sense of humor re such matters.
Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online
On Monday the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had lead a multinational action against the “Gameover Zeus” botnet and “cryptolocker” ransomware. These malware programs made up a global network of infected computers that were used by cyber criminals to steal millions of dollars from businesses and consumers.
The DOJ unsealed criminal charges in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Omaha, Nebraska against an administrator of the botnet, whilst in a separate action US and international law enforcement officials seized computer servers central to the malware known as Cryptolocker.
“This operation disrupted a global botnet that had stolen millions from businesses and consumers as well as a complex ransomware scheme that secretly encrypted hard drives and then demanded payments for giving users access to their own files and data,” said Deputy Attorney General Cole in astatement. “We succeeded in disabling Gameover Zeus and Cryptolocker only because we blended innovative legal and technical tactics with traditional law enforcement tools and developed strong working relationships with private industry experts and law enforcement counterparts in more than 10 countries around the world.”
The Gameover Zeus botnet relied on sophisticated attacks that could harvest confidential information once the legitimate owners’ computers were infected. This included asking for information that legitimate sites might not ask for – such as social security number and credit card information.
ZDnet repored that Gameover Zeus operates via a decentralized peer-to-peer network and it was able to take over Windows PCs running Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and even Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 RS and 2012. Infections occur via a phishing attack or through other emails – likely using traditional social media services to get a user to click a link to a site that installs the malware.
“These schemes were highly sophisticated and immensely lucrative, and the cyber criminals did not make them easy to reach or disrupt,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell, via a statement. “But under the leadership of the Justice Department, U.S. law enforcement, foreign partners in more than 10 different countries and numerous private sector partners joined together to disrupt both these schemes. Through these court-authorized operations, we have started to repair the damage the cyber criminals have caused over the past few years, we are helping victims regain control of their own computers, and we are protecting future potential victims from attack.”
Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) estimated that more than 15,500 computers in the UK could be infected with the botnet.
Security researchers have also estimated that as of April of this year Cryptolocker had infected more than 234,000 computers, with half of those being located in the United States. According to one estimate, more than $27 million in ransom payments were made in just the first two months since this malware appeared.
While those are ominous numbers, security researchers noted that the efforts to combat it have been impressive as well.
“The scale of this operation is unprecedented,” Steve Rawlinson from Tagadab, a web hosting company involved in the take-down effort, told the BBC on Monday. “This is the first time we’ve seen a co-ordinated, international approach of this magnitude, demonstrating how seriously the FBI takes this current threat.”
The DOJ unsealed a 14-count indictment against Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, 30, of Anapa, Russia; and he is believed to be the leader of what the DOJ called a “tightly knit gang of cyber criminals based in Russia and Urkraine.” The group is believed to be responsible for the development and operation of Gameover Zeus and Cryptolocker.
Gameover Zeus has reportedly been a common distribution mechanism for Cryptolocker.
In addition to efforts from American authorities law enforcement from the Australian Federal Police; the National Police of the Netherlands National High Tech Crime Unit; European Cybercrime Centre (EC3); Germany’s Bundeskriminalamt; France’s Police Judiciare; Italy’s Polizia Postale e delle Comunicazioni; Japan’s National Police Agency; Luxembourg’s Police Grand Ducale; New Zealand Police; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs – Division for Combating Cyber Crime; and the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency participated in the operation. The DOJ also confirmed that Defense Criminal Investigative Service of the US Department of Defense also participated in the investigation.