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Neelie Kroes launched No Disconnect Strategy with Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg
December 13, 2011, 12:46 am
Filed under: Big Brother, freedombox, globalchange, socialweb, society | Tags: , , ,

via techliberation mailing list ( information in german and heise.de )

 

This is no joke or commedy !!

 

Today EU-Commissioner Neelie Kroes launched an initiative to help net dissidents abroad together with the CSIS.org lobbyist Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg, a former German defense minister,

Digital Agenda: Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg invited by Kroes to promote internet freedom globally source

Video of the press conference

Media coverage in Germany was pretty strong as the controversial former minister zu Guttenberg still polarises the public in the aftermath of his phd forgery scandal, and his inappropriate late resignation. CSIS.org funding sources are undisclosed. For this project zu Guttenberg just receives travel refunds according to the EU spokesperson. Officially, according to Kroes spokesperson Ryan Heath CSIS is not behind the project, was however listed as his affiliation at the European Commission press conference. We had recently a discussion on accepting funds from defense industries, I would add that alleged ties may endanger dissidents who use these tools.

“The “No Disconnect strategy” will assist people in four ways: Developing and providing technological tools to enhance privacy and security of people living in non-democratic regimes when using ICT. Educating and raising awareness of activists about the opportunities and risks of ICT. In particular assisting activists to make best use of tools such as social networks and blogs while raising awareness of surveillance risks when communicating via ICT.Gathering high quality intelligence about what is happening “on the ground” in order to monitor the level of surveillance and censorship at a given time, in a given place. Cooperation. Developing a practical way to ensure that all stakeholders can share information on their activity and promote multilateral action and building cross-regional cooperation to protect human rights.”

 

 

UPDATE

An Invitation to Mr. Guttenberg from telecomix

UPDATE 2

Digitale Konditoren torten Ex-Verteidigungsminister Guttenberg

#opcreamstorm

 

http://www.hedonist-international.org/?q=de/node/1161

 



Denial of Service on Camfrog
March 21, 2011, 8:58 am
Filed under: Camfrog, Decentralization, fraud, phishing, socialweb | Tags: , , , , , , ,

As some of you might mentioned ,since camfrog is aquired from paltalk ,
everything is going downhill.Camfrog is under permanent DDOS attack since a week.Read the article over here.

In this video you see how easy it is to compromise the camfrog registration server.
As you can see the IP adress is hardcoded into the camfrog.exe . !

 

I found this post here on camfrog-community, whitch explains the current situation and why things happen like they do in the past.:

You’re right on and YES the IP address or Domain that Camfrog hard-coded into their application is one of the main reasons why everytime Camfrog Dev Team try and re-code=(patch up) the old application it will just continue to break further and this leads to vulnerability and knowingly leaving the door open for outsiders to DDOS attack their Server. This can be preety nasty and ugly all depending on there layout and network structure that camfrog has in place. The ones to blame for the mess sadly but true would be Camfrogs Dev Team.

What will happen is this (issues will continue to arise for years to come since the actual code has never been changed re-done) except Camfrog has just made the application look nicier for the consumer but unfortunately I’m afraid to say this but they don’t seem to want to remove completly the old buggy code and replace the old buggy code with a newer updated code. Camfrog Dev Team seem to always be working backwards from day 1 and there only re-patching the old buggy file app and there basically stuck today playing a game of snakes and ladders. The most annoying types of behaviour is when Camfrog goes up and down up and down. Now some end users do not think there is any problem with Camfrog but think it has to do with there own internet. Hmmm unfortunately, all of you have had to live with this Camfrog behaviour since the very early days. You all got used to Camfrog going up and down like a monkey. As a Professional, it is NOT worth the money to sell to a customer a buggy App!

I have seen way too many Applications fail in no-time in my career because of the lack of true professional development experiance. Camfrog Dev Team lack this type of PRO DEV experiance in so many ways and to me personally as a Professional Dev, Camfrog should of hired real Professional Developers years ago when the Application was first built up. These are just basic facts that anyone can ask a True Professional Dev who holds a real degree in computer Science/Technology.

I don’t think any of Camfrogs Developers qualify as real DEV programmers in which is very sad to see and this leads to very poor programming skills as we can all see up to date. There is a huge differance in the programming world and I will compare it the same way so that most of you will have a much better picture, it’s like holding a drivers licence, If you can actually drive and know the updated regulations then there is no excuses and this is almost the same way in computer programming. Again, non-degree developers get paid less which takes more time and you will notice more constant failures down the road and this what Camfrog has been going threw since its early stages with the Camfrog application. A second benefit of having a professional DEV is so that it shows that you’re able to commit to a long-term project and succeed with ultimate results even after so many years. Still, I believe that Camfrog will fail within very little time because the CEO has decided he doesn’t care about the Development of his Application and just wants a free ride from his paying consumers which to me is unacceptable.

If I had the money to purchase Camfrog, I would first fire all the current so-called DEV Team and their sorry asses. First of all you never hard code IP’s into any code duh,duh,duh. What do Camfrog un-educated Devs think let’s all work backwards? Seriously your idiots and that stupid I mean honestly I would fire all of you and hire my own PROF DEV Team to fix your buggy crap.

Camfrogers are going to be waiting a very very long time before Camfrog becomes less buggy, like I said it matters in the real world to be a Real Dev Programmer because technology never remains the same its constantly upgrading and it seems though that Camfrogs Dev TEAM are working with 2 decades ago technology and this will greatly increase the odds of surviving in today’s world when you lack the Real Prof Dev degree!

Camfrog is not going re-write the code are you kidding me there going to keep the same shitty buggy code, because the cost of it now to repair the damage thats already done would be way to expensive amd time consuming for any Pro DEV to re-code from the ground upwards. The CEO of Camfrog is enjoying all of this downtime and he’s banking on his consumers money.

Until the customer reports add up and Camfrog System no longer works, You and I really don’t know what to expect as this has been going on for so many years with Camfrog and people have a right to keep talking about this, for the amount of money you all pay Camfrog for their service I would expect alot more uptime and backing from them. But their feedback system on their blog and thier forum is childish and very unprofessional from the Admin and not to mention he is very one sided. I will always support the protection of CamfrogCommunity.com members and if Camfrog doesn’t do the same the consumers will begin to leave.

Furthermore you guys should UNBAN a few countrys and read something about DATALOVE

Peace



Eben Moglen on the future of networking

Collateral Murder
April 5, 2010, 8:14 pm
Filed under: society | Tags: , , , ,




5th April 2010 10:44 EST WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad — including two Reuters news staff.

Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.

http://www.collateralmurder.com/



2009 EMAs U2 & Jay-Z ‘Sunday, Bloody Sunday’
March 14, 2010, 10:04 am
Filed under: music | Tags: , , , , ,

http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtvema.com:452197

At 2:53 Jay-Z steps in and the applause doubles as he blasts through his political lyrics:

Turn on your radio, out in Berlin walls are falling, revolution is calling, out in Iran, an election a fix, out in Rwanda a genocide is sick. Turn on you’re radio, lets all harmonise to the people in power, hear an army cries. Buck Buck Buck be the sound of their tune, dont make have to make some mother-f*cking schools. Teach the youth of what lies ahead, teach the truth … cmon… get up stand up … stand up for you’re rights



Ted Turner’s Right! Let’s Decentralize the Entertainment Industry

http://www.youtube.com/p/1DCC5FBA29DE35D7&hl=de&fs=1

Ted Turner has railed for decades about the negative impact centralization

and giant mergers have had on the media, especially the news media. He
spoke eloquently about this in the July/August 2004 issue of Washington
Monthly in his article “My Beef with Big Media” He, and many producers like
myself, believe that overly strident, profit-seeking corporations, with
their blindly zealous attention to their bottom lines, are the primary force
that is homogenizing American media and public knowledge into a frightening,
potentially dangerous, unenlightened glob. For the average citizen, getting
the news or being entertained by mainstream broadcasting is now primarily a
function of being spoon-fed by major corporations, rather than exercising a
choice from a truly diverse set of content sources. Often I feel we are
being told what is news and what is entertainment by global conglomerates
whose primary focus is not deciphering the differences between the two, but
in implementing mass thought patterns, like FEAR, that serve specific
political and/or marketing plans. These greedy corporations, often
protected by government policies put in place through their highly paid
lobbyists, have not only created a severe lack of programming diversity, but
are a serious detriment to American innovation and entrepreneurship.

But rather than whining with many of my fellow professionals about what Big
Brother is doing, and shrugging my shoulders at how impossible it is to deal
with the studios, networks and cable television gatekeepers owned by these
global conglomerates, myself and others have decided to do something about
it. Many of us, instead, are dropping out of this mess and turning on-to
acquiring, producing, and distributing entertainment digitally, globally, on
the Internet. This is the true future of decentralization of media and
entertainment.

Oh, sure, I know what may of you are thinking-the many promises of the
Internet have long since popped with the big economic bubble bust of a few
years ago. And, yes, most of those greedy, V.C. driven promises were
solutions in search of problems, delusions based on a belief in the big “I”
of Internet, without regard for what was actually technologically possible
and truly culturally or personally desired.
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But that was then and now is now, folks. And if I have to convince you that
full motion, quality video is not only possible but now readily available on
the Internet, for professional producers of quality programming, then you
are either buying the self serving delusions that the studios, networks and
cable entities are serving up to you, or you are ignoring or ignorant of the
pornography video market’s dominance of “adult” entertainment on the
Internet, or you simply haven’t explored or considered the digital
distribution possibilities that are currently available on the Internet and
the wide acceptance of broadband, not only in America, but around the world.

What this all means is that professional producers of non-porn, compelling,
broadcast quality entertainment have an alternative to butting their heads
against the gatekeepers of network and cable television, Hollywood, and DVD
distributors. One can acquire, produce, and distribute libraries of
broadcast quality entertainment from a bank of servers, using present and
emerging Internet distribution methods that entirely bypass these
gatekeepers and deliver quality news or entertainment into your living room
over your television today.

And that’s what myself and others are doing right now. We’re ready to
launch the next American and global entertainment production and
distribution paradigm, just like Ted Turner did when he created CNN. And if
Ted Turner is still the renegade I believe him to be, I’m looking for him to
assist me in making this happen. Yes, we need his capital.

Yes, we need his clout. But mostly, we need his spirit, his brain trust to
pitch in on our vision of going bravely into this new world.

We will be rolling out our new paradigm for entertainment distribution on
the Internet in the immediate months ahead. We are not creating something
that is on its way and we’re getting there first, with the best content and
distribution to your new television set, portable video device, laptop, and
desktop computer. Are we the only ones coming to decentralize
entertainment and news, liberate diversity, and create free choice for the
minds and emotions of the average citizen? Certainly not. But we are the
vanguard.

If you think for a moment that I’m kidding about the freedom of choice you
are about to have in what you watch, when you watch it, and where, and the
vital place the Internet plays in this development, ask yourself this: What
has happened in the music industry?

First primarily illegally, and now legally via Ipods and other MP3 devices,
music acquisition, production, and distribution has changed in a
revolutionary way and the music industry has had no choice but to scramble
to catch up and try and make some sense (money) out of the revolution. The
music industry was decentralized, and the major gatekeepers and advertisers
and conglomerate owners of audio had to abandon old practices and paradigms
and accept that it’s a brave new world, change or die.

The very same thing, this decentralization, of acquisition, production and
distribution, is happening to the visual industry, to the video industry.
Hollywood is burying its head in the sand, saying it’s never going to
happen, saying it takes too long to download a full length feature film,
saying no one wants to watch entertainment on a tiny screen on their
telephone, laptop or desktop sitting at their desk, they’re saying people
only truly want to watch a big screen in a movie theatre or big plasma
screen from their living room couches. They’re saying streaming video will
never allow the same quality as their DVD’s and HDTV presentations of movies
shot on 35mm film. They’re saying the video files are too big, they’re
saying nobody can entertain like Hollywood, they’re saying only their
blockbuster event pictures aimed at the global markets can truly be
satisfying for the average American citizen looking for entertainment.

The truth of the matter is that they’re saying all this because they are at
present a legacy industry, reliant upon trillions of dollars of production
and exhibition/distribution technologies, and trillions of dollars of
advertising and business paradigms that would have to radically change if
they ever admitted that this brave new world is upon them. So, of course,
they find every reason under the sun to try to convince us it’s all hype, it
‘s all far into the distant future, it’s just a dream in an Internet geek’s
eye, and laugh together as only the fat cats can.

Well, I’m not an Internet geek. I’ve been in film and television as a
producer/director for over thirty years and I have directed prime time
network dramatic television and produced movies-of-the-week and a
documentary series and am a member in good standing in the Directors Guild
of America. And to those in management in our industry that are saying all
those things about how the present centralized way of acquiring, producing
and distributing entertainment is not going to change soon I have but one
thing to say: “BUNK”

Oh, some of what they say is true; the part about streaming video on the
Internet not providing the same quality as their methods of distribution,
for instance, is certainly true. But what they are ignorant of and/or don’t
want you to know is that the future of distribution of video on the Internet
is not going to be streaming, anyway.

The point they miss is that hard drive storage space is getting larger and
larger in smaller and smaller cases, and that what is ahead is rapid
downloading of entertainment on hungry, wireless portable hard drives that
load up whenever it’s in a wireless environment (or when you’re asleep) and
the entertainment is then transferred to your big plasma screen,
surround-sound living room theatre through digital firewire and-BINGO you’
ve got the movie you want, from the comfort of your couch, at DVD quality.
And if you happen to get this movie from an Internet site that has producers
like myself that know what American broadcast standards are, who pride
themselves in producing quality entertainment with professional storytelling
talents, using experienced, professional crews, and you like the subject
matter and have a great time watching the compelling entertainment
presented-do you really care about from whence it originates? Do you really
care that it wasn’t produced by one of media conglomerates? I think not.

This is the decentralization that is coming. When certain pioneering
professionals in the film and video industries begin acquiring, producing
and distributing entertainment themselves, without having to contend with
the traditional broadcast television gatekeepers and advertising-driven
moguls. When certain Internet domains, in effect, become their own
networks, offering video-on-demand, per-view or subscription, disseminating
entertainment fare to the multitude of niches that mainstream television can
never justify to its giant corporate advertisers.

We are, presently, in the DVD recording bridge era between the present and
this brave new future. Just go to your local high tech department store. A
friendly sales person will show you DVR’s in the television department,
where more and more people every day are recording their favorite
entertainment and then playing it back later, at a more convenient time,
zapping out the commercials and not paying any attention to what network it
aired on originally. Imagine a few months down the road when these same
people look at the falling prices of large hard drives in small boxes and
say to themselves, “Why mess with these round pieces of brittle plastic when
I can download the same material onto my hard drive, store it, play it back
when I want to, still zapping the commercials, and perhaps decide then to
save it to a DVD, if I want a physical copy for my archive?”

Is this frightening to the film, video and television industries? You bet
it is. Will

Peer-to- peer sharing of digital entertainment media, “piracy” as the
centralized media owners call it, become rampant? It’s already started and,
yes, it will become rampant. Is this good for the industry I love? No, not
in the short term. It is inevitable? Yes, unless the movie and television
industry decides to be proactive and do something about it. Will they?
They probably will not. They will probably have to be dragged, kicking and
screaming, into the brave new world. Does this make my colleagues and me
happy? No, I’m not happy about it at all. A lot of us will get hurt in the
short term.

But we’re not just going to sit around and wither with the centralized media
giants, either.

There is tremendous opportunity between where we are now and when the media
giants finally make their move onto the Internet, when they will do their
best, as the music industry has, to make it their next mode of distribution.
There are extremely creative and lucrative business models which some of us
will create that will embrace and take advantage of the decentralization of
media and entertainment, models that do not entail having to have the deep
pockets of Hollywood or the television networks. There are models that see
decentralization as the beginning of a new era of diversity, openness, and
global commerce heretofore unknown. These are in some ways very simple
models, but elegant in their simplicity, lucrative in their inventiveness.

And these are the things that we want to speak with you about, Mr. Turner.
We want to assist you in finishing the article you wrote last year that
ended in the sentence “big media may again be on the wrong side of
history–and up against a country unwilling to lose its independents.” We
want to speak with you about embracing the decentralization of the brave new
world beyond the traditional realms in which you have been such a heroic and
pioneering giant. We want your advice, your backbone, and your vision.
Together, we all can look at what Hollywood and mainstream broadcast
television sees as the apocalypse and instead, see a revolution of
independence, a birth of the new media. What just may emerge is the
beginning of niche-rich entertainment, uniquely produced for diverse viewers
by professionals with freedom.