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Cybercommand chief opposes U.N. net control

22 Oct

Cybercommand chief opposes U.N. net control:

‘Government survivability’ issue

October 21, 2011
Source: Washington Times 

BALTIMORE — The commander of the U.S. Cyber Command said Thursday that he does not favor giving the United Nations the power to regulate the Internet.

Some regulations are needed to protect critical networks that control electrical power, banking, transportation and other key elements of society, Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who is also director of the National Security Agency, said after a speech to a security conference.

But asked whether the U.N. should have a regulation role, Gen. Alexander said: “No. I’m not for regulating, per se. I’m concerned about it, and this is a tough question. I would say, generally speaking, I’m not into that portion of regulating as you would espouse.”

Last month, Russia, China, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan submitted a resolution to the U.N. General Assembly calling for giving individual states the right to control the Internet. The resolution, submitted Sept. 14, calls for “an international code of conduct for information security.”

It requests “international deliberations within the United Nations framework on such an international code, with the aim of achieving the earliest possible consensus on international norms and rules guiding the behavior of states in the information space.”

China tightly controls the Internet through a cybersecurity police force estimated to be more than 10,000 people who monitor Internet users and websites.

Russia’s authoritarian government has taken steps in recent years to curb Internet freedoms. Uzbekistan and Tajikistan also are authoritarian regimes that seek to control Internet use.

Gen. Alexander said that, rather than seeking U.N. regulation, individual countries “first need to step up and say, ‘Look, how do we do this without regulating it?’ “

The four-star general suggested bolstering Internet security by using “cloud” technology, which uses remote computer servers for applications and data storage. Other new technologies that permit greater visibility of cyberthreats on networks also can be used to improve security, he said.

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Information Wars

25 Feb

“Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security.” Benjamin Franklin


“After there is great trouble among mankind, a greater one is prepared. The great mover of the universe will renew time, rain, blood, thirst, famine, steel weapons and disease. In the heavens, a fire seen.” Nostradamus


Friday, February 25, 201
Journalism 2.0 – The Information wars
(Al Jazeera English)

“Information is power and in the age of the information revolution, cyber and satellite communication is transforming our lives, reinventing the relationship between people and power. New media, from WikiLeaks to Facebook, Twitter to YouTube, is persistently challenging the traditional flow of information, and cyber disobedience is exposing powerful governments.

Websites are now being treated like hostile territories; whistleblowers and leakers as terrorists, and hackers as insurgents. Governments are scrambling to salvage their influence and take advantage of the new cyber and satellite media.

From China to the Sudan, Egypt to Iran, despots and armies are tracking web activity and setting up Facebook accounts to spy on their citizens. So is this the century of free information and expression as the cyber utopians predicted, or new methods of electronic oppression as the cyber sceptics warned?”

Link to Youtube

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Heart-Mind Communication

24 Feb

(I will edit this tomorrow, posted as draft)

Active participants on forums, networks, blogs and discussiongroups have all encountered trolls at times. A troll is a person targeting other participants with agenda to destroy a constructive communication. see ad hominem tactics

Some of them are paid, others are just finding some sort of sadistic kick when abusing, harming and dividing groups of people. Those paid are Agent Provocateurs.” French for “inciting agent(s)”) is a person employed by the police or other entity to act undercover to entice or provoke another person to commit an illegal act (Entrapment) More generally, the term may refer to a person or group that seeks to discredit or harm another by provoking them to commit a wrong or rash action.”


It can be anything from a corporation to a political group who uses online provocations to manipulate the opinion. It is now clear there are militarys and governments using these techniques, much to the surprise of the ‘ordinary’ citizen.

The questions of ethics and democracy are at risk here since the tactics used are shady, cloaked and left outside the public debate. Do we want our taxmoney to be used for such activities?

The number one responce, if any by those involved, would be denial. Second, responce to an exposure of their abuse through covert operations: a cold and simple “it was our right due to security / it goes with the dirty job“.  These agents blame the victim if they show a normal reaction to an abnormal situation.

The ethiqual questions are many, like for example, is it in the interest of the people to have a powerelite working in secret with infiltration of the public, on the expence of the publics trust in its own government?

Most military hardliner would say yes. But is a countrys democractic systems run by the military? Now, even in the western societies of the ‘free’ world, it seems so:

Exclusive: Military’s ‘persona’ software cost millions, used for ‘classified social media activities’

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 — 5:49 pm

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“One use that’s confirmed, however, is the manipulation of social media through the use of fake online “personas” managed by the military. Raw Story recently reported that the US Air Force had solicited private sector vendors for something called “persona management software.” Such a technology would allow single individuals to command virtual armies of fake, digital “people” across numerous social media portals.

These “personas” were to have detailed, fictionalized backgrounds, to make them believable to outside observers, and a sophisticated identity protection service was to back them up, preventing suspicious readers from uncovering the real person behind the account. They even worked out ways to game geolocating services, so these “personas” could be virtually inserted anywhere in the world, providing ostensibly live commentary on real events, even while the operator was not really present.”

Another recent exposure in the news linked to the military manipulations of the public:

US Army ‘used psychological operations on US politicians’

24 February 2011
Last updated at 12:57 ET

Gen Caldwell is accused of using ‘psy-ops’ to influence US lawmakers

A US Army general in Afghanistan has been accused of using “psychological operations” to influence US lawmakers.

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“Psy-ops, or “information operations”, are specifically used to target and influence enemy behaviours. The army deliberately separates that from public affairs, which is the mechanism for promoting the Army’s agenda to Americans.

‘Get inside their heads’ // read more: BBC

Warnings about corrupt power when big business goes to bed with the military has been made in the famous farewell speech by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Warnings about “The Military Industrial Complex”.

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It is not just a question of corruption, but definitly a security risk for the very people these power entities are put place to govern over. If their mentality ARE ‘hardline’ it will manifest into their actions and therefore the humanistic and social value will be overrun. LIBERTY and LifeQuality will be deemed as secondary. Their agenda will be the primary interest and since they are focused on war(business), the risk is that their mentality are ‘all is fair’. In war, there are casualities.

THE POWER OF UNION

Ever since the Power of Woodstock worked as a wake up call for the analysts; it was deemed a security risk and very dangerous to have people ‘getting along’. All public meetings with more then a specific number of people now has to seek approval from a local government. It is also lots of “bakeries and theatre” distractions put in place to embedd the citizens in a comfortable haze; for us in the west.

Behind these on the surface ‘nicely packed’ entertainments slumbers a beast. The clever agenda makes people attack each others lack of conformity (what ever you do, dont dare be not trendy!, i.e. “go with the stream”). At the same time it is made sure its impossible to live up to the stereotypes created by the mainstream media. It is fascinating to know that mainstream media are bought up by the same corporations that run the war industry and who pay lobby groups to manipulate politics.

NATURAL LEADERS BECOMES T.I.

The impact a single or a small group of people can have on a society has been starting and ending religions (Jesus, Buddha for example), it has created or thrown down worldleaders and governments. These persons are definitly ‘movers and shakers’. They affect globally.

It is not strange that such charismatic personalities would be in the interest of any and all intelligence, big business, power institutes and governments. Anything and anyone with potential to build and affect BIG, will draw an interest for sure. It gives reason for tactics of what is known as Targeting Individuals. (T.I. = Targeted Individual)

(Image: A Builder of Big proportions, better known as Jesus)

Today with the internet, transformation on global scale can happen over a couple of hours. It will always be a priority to filter out and fish up such tendencies from ‘the net’ or ‘networks’. One of such tools to pick up trends on global scale are the secret program called ‘web bot‘.

Basically, what it all comes down to is control. Man has ever since the dawn of time lived with insecurity about tomorrow and a desire to sneak-peak and or find clues about what to expect. Knowledge is Power. This is therefore not just technique cross-“examining” conciousness, but on a deeper level a wish to become Godlike.

FORESEEING THE FUTURE

One example on public movements, security, fears of political implications on transformation of conciousness, that one can hold in mind right now, are the present Revolution now spreading across the globe.

Some claim this ‘web bot report’ predicted this present time of unrest and trials. If it predicted, then – what phenomena are really behind it? Is it the Power of manipulation, multimedia or something more mysterious and secret such as nature itself affecting the human conciousness to wake up and shake IT?

Stick around! Stay curious at what will happen tomorrow! Perhaps we will have risen in awareness, as navigators..

Kindly, Enigma Wonder’in Spirit (With Faith, Hope and Love)