“Big Brother is WWWatching You (feat. George Orwell)”

2012-09-13

in Films and movies, Geek stuff, Internet matters, Law, Politics, Security

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. September 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm
. December 7, 2012 at 12:33 am

UN’s International Telecommunications Union sets out to standardize bulk surveillance of Internet users by oppressive governments

The International Telecommunications Union, a UN agency dominated by veterans of incumbent telcoms who mistrust the Internet, and representatives of repressive governments who want to control it, have quietly begun the standardization process for a kind of invasive network spying called “deep packet inspection” (DPI). Other standards bodies have shied away from standardizing surveillance technology, but the ITU just dived in with both feet, and proposed a standard that includes not only garden-variety spying, but also spying “in case of a local availability of the used encryption key(s)” — a situation that includes the kind of spying Iran’s government is suspected of engaging in, when an Iranian hacker stole signing keys from the Dutch certificate authority DigiNotar, allowing for silent interception of Facebook and Gmail traffic by Iranian dissidents.

. December 13, 2012 at 7:43 pm

North Korea: On the net in world’s most secretive nation

What is it like to surf the Internet in the most secretive country on Earth? The short answer is – strange, at least by the rest of the world’s standards. But as North Koreans begin to put their lives at risk just to connect to the outside world, it could mark a dramatic moment in the country’s history.

There’s a curious quirk on every official North Korean website. A piece of programming that must be included in each page’s code.

Its function is straightforward but important. Whenever leader Kim Jong-un is mentioned, his name is automatically displayed ever so slightly bigger than the text around it. Not by much, but just enough to make it stand out.

It’s just one facet of the “internet” in North Korea, a uniquely fascinating place.

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