Kamis, 19 Januari 2012

SOPA and Pipa Are only skirmish

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, Wikipedia began a 24-hour Internet blackout to protest and raise awareness on the accounts SOPA and Pipa bill discussed in U. S. Congress and Senate, respectively.Although he led the attack, the Wikipedians are not alone. I visited many of my favorite sites every day to discover, also symbolic of self-censorship. Not that I needed to call her. I lived behind the firewall of China - I know how frustrating it is.

Win a constant struggle

I Agree to Pipa bills are bad news. But according to the most reliable source of my problems of copyright, is just the beginning, not the end. While many of us enjoy the Christmas break us, Cory Doctorow was the 28th annual Chaos Communication Conference in Berlin, the warning of things to come.

For those who do not know, Cory is an activist, socially conscious journalist and fiction writer. He spent several years in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, reports on copyright, digital rights and freedom of speech, and write great novels. And a little 'less than an hour, was convincing that the SOPA is only the first skirmish in a much larger war.

If you have an hour to spare, you can pretty much get any topic which is about half an analogy:

If I introduced myself and said, "Well, everyone knows that the wheels are good and right, but have you noticed that every robber has four wheels of the car when the attack away from a bank, we can do something?" The answer is obviously " not. "Because we do not know how to make a wheel that is still generally useful for the wheel of legacy applications, but useless for the bad ....

But if you were to occur in the body even say that I had absolute proof that the hands-free car phones have dangerously and said: "I want to pass a law that says it is illegal to put their speakerphone in a car," said the regulator can "Yes, I want to hear from you, we will." It is debatable whether or not it is a good idea, or even the signs to me to hear, but very few of us would say: "Well, once you pick up the phone handsfree car are car stops. "

The challenge continues to say, is to apply the same reasoning with computers and networks. One might think that the individual programs on a computer, or specific sites in the network is as hands-free phones. If you have a problem with something like Napster, IP blocking, BitTorrent (both the program and places), just get rid of it. But you can not fundamentally change your personal computer and the Internet, given that today operate in a totally different form.

Very radical solution

All computers are devices for general use. If someone can write code for something, the computer can perform. If lawmakers want to prevent it, not only for manufacturers to stop the parties associated with the sharing of files on your computer. There is no such place. Instead, you must install the software restrictions to prevent users from seeing what their computer is made, look at what they do, and to intervene when a user-initiated operation control is not appropriate.

Similarly, all the networks is to exchange data. There is no functional difference between the information in legal or illegal, immoral or appropriate. There is no way to remove the simple steps for sharing illegal. This requires the monitoring of our data and sending the army, when the content of "bad" or "illegal" is displayed.

In other words, cripple our computers with malicious software and movies from the nets of our privacy.

Information security: there is a new version

Discuss Cory-based technologies were an important part of our daily lives just two decades ago. However, the general problem of privacy in connection with security is not new. Social philosopher Jeremy Bentham imagined a prison in the theory of the 18 th century. The design was a large circular wall that surrounds a courtyard, with a much smaller circular building in the center. The prisoners will spend time in the courtyard, while the guards are watching through the construction of the center. The guards have a clear view of every part of the prison yard, but the prisoners can not see the guards and do not know where you're looking for. As a result, a small number of guards can maintain a greater number of prisoners under control, given that the detainees have no idea when monitored.

Called Bentham's Panopticon, which means something like "all-seeing". This was the first video surveillance, and certainly before the spyware firewall or government. But the principle is the same. If you want to keep everyone in line for everyone. An extensive system of public oversight of London should be many thousands of hours of video per day, no one could see. But the information is there, if anyone ever needed to verify this.

Whether or not go SOPA and Pipa, the conclusion is inevitable if the current thinking prevails. At some point, you should have all e-mail, all the sites you visit, every file accessed in a permanent record. Internet service provider, we provide information, or approved by the Government of malware that we do, but everything is for the books.

Maybe no one will ever need to look at these digital files, but if there is a question of whether a Spybot sends a signal that may be something we should all get out. Meanwhile, we know that there are always potentially monitored. The panopticon, version 3.0.

This aspect of privacy has received less attention than issues hindering the functionality of this discussion of the latest digital media, but certainly at least as sad prospect. There is no need to do something bad to have a problem with such invasion. I would venture to say that I am not the only PC that prefer to remain personal.
Source: http://www.care2.com

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