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The War where you are and don’t know about, The CyberWar

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Today we are experiencing one of the first cybernetic wars that will be held in the next following days / years. The structures of power are changing, shifting to new distributed power structures held by the people, held by the ones that construct the world, held by us, the ones that speak out our lives every day, the ones that clean the baths, the ones that eat a donut, the ones that see those naked pictures on social networks, the ones that play online games, the ones that build houses, the ones that build computers, the ones that use money, the ones that eat vegetables. the ones, that create the world as it is, we are those ones, and we are those who are part of this new distributed power structure.

The governments around the world are censoring free speech and silencing everyone who tries to bring to the light the messy and dirty way of governing. They are trying to censure us, they are trying to censure you.

Today we  are in the middle of this new war that the governments are trying to held but will not manage to win, is not a war that kills people, is a war that kill economics, kill liberties, kill information, kill power structures, kill what matters in the world apart from living things, it kills our way of living, and the governments way of living; It all seams as if Governments and Individuals are two different entities from different worlds, as if they where aliens and we where the ones protecting our heart. Today the governments are the aliens, the ones that alienated the system.

Today we are combating those aliens with our best weapon, our knowledge.

The Governments attack:

Governments like China attacked Google and USA, USA attacked WikiLeaks, Amazon halted Wikileaks Hosting, Paypal canceled Wikileaks account, A Swiss Bank frizzed Assage’s assets (WikiLeaks Co-Founder), Visa and MasterCard banned Wikileaks from their transactions. (All this seams as governments attacks to the people isn’t it).

The People’s counterattack:

Several Independent Groups like Anonymous (and everyone who want’s to join) attacked Paypal and halted their operation, attacked the Swiss Bank and it halted operation, and they are attacking almost every political target that they see fit to defend Assage’s

The Governments counter-counterattack:

Now governments are targeting Anonymous and every website that they see fit.

The People’s again:

Sites like: PostFinance.ch and thepaypalblog.com have been taken down also.

Update:

Seams like Paypal have managed to defend from the cyberattacks after hours of being halted and un-operational.

Whats next:

We don’t know how this will end, but a lot of companies and individuals have lose a lot of money in the middle of this war. I hope it ends soon and whichever structure of power that wins help us construct a better tomorrow.

Written by gumoz

December 7, 2010 at 12:24 am

Punish the lambs & make the wolfs rich.

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It is bad to let free assassins because they are defended by expensive lawyers, but it is worse to punish someone that barely do anything wrong because he can not defend himself.

When you create regulations, it gets sometimes to complicated because that rule can censor or punish a citizen with genuine motivations instead of helping the governments officials get wrongly intended citizens, as an example the new bill that was approved in the US to sensor rogue websites that create scams or have criminal motivations. With that bill, websites that have genuine intentions but that are being investigated by entities that want to mislead a truthfully well intentioned investigation can or will be censored / banned, and overall kill them off the DNS system by those mentioned entities. This can be done by entities like music conglomerates and overall content companies that does not know how to create revenue from an old-fashioned patent and authoring protection system. With this kind of bills any companies that feel themselves attacked by innovation and free speech will try to harm, stop and censor goodly intended websites if they fear to lose something by technology innovation, or freedom.

In Ixaya we promote the achievement of true freedom through technology Innovation.

Written by gumoz

November 18, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Posted in Freedom, Public affairs

Technology Freedom

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The censorship of the Web is growing, more than 40 governments censor information today. In this globalized world, where we are in fact world citizens we must ensure our freedom, and the technology is a way of achieving that freedom.

The technology innovation broke the cultural, political, displacement and information barriers. The authoritarian governments around the world build complex schemes of censorship including firewalls, proxies, legal agreements with third party governments  and corporations. It is important for all of us to keep the information flowing with out the banning of any party in order to archive true freedom through technology innovation.

Companies like: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo; Human rights groups and others  launched the global network initiative, which defines codes of conduct for technology companies in repressive regimes, it has defined principles for protecting user privacy and freedom of expression.

The site Global Voices organize conferences where you can learn how to form networks inside and outside of your country so you can circumvent banning technology.

The Toronto Citizen Lab is providing users with tools to circumvent technologies that block users freedom and google launched a tool that show the users what request have been sent to google from governments asking the removal of content that they don’t want to be shown over the internet using google’s infrastructure.

We at Ixaya are also launching the Free Hosting Program where you can get free hosting if you need infrastructure to keep the information flowing in your university, academic project, or your community. No matter of which country you are (currently the instructions are in spanish).

It is you the one who must fight for their own freedom, it is all of us who will ensure that the technology will help us achieve the maximum freedom of all: “The Information & Knowledge Freedom, The Thinking and Expression Freedom”.

Written by gumoz

April 21, 2010 at 1:53 pm

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