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Offline polonus

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Western countries want Internet Filter...
« on: December 27, 2009, 08:54:52 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

Western governments like to introduce Internet filters like the Chinese and Australian example Internet Filter.
One could read more about this issues in this OpenNet initiative book, that will come out next year: http://www.vanstockum.nl/product/13487999/Access-Controlled.html
EFF warns this could be a grim fact for the coming future: http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/12/fighting-internet-censorship-australia

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 09:07:42 PM »
Perhaps they could filter,malware,viruses and spam.That would be a good start.LOL. ;D

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2009, 03:45:54 PM »
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I agree with cod head ... all malware & spam should be filtered out first !    ;)


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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2009, 04:01:43 PM »
Maybe these western governments could use the Chinese spy- and block software Green Dam Youth Escort (downloadable here).

Then we all can simply use existing free software to remove, disable or circumvent this despicable software.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2009, 04:03:56 PM by fredvries »

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009, 04:35:34 PM »
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Thank you for posting the above information and links, fredvries.   :)


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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2009, 09:52:06 PM »
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Thank you for posting the above information and links, fredvries.   :)


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Ditto..one never knows these days, does one?  ;)

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2009, 10:18:30 PM »
Here some additional information to circumvent search localization:

You can edit your search localization easily by editing your default search engine. Chrome by default localizes your search (since that is what most people want). If you edit your default search engine (you can go there in options), add a new search engine, name it Google Custom or anything, and add the following in the url: http://google.com/search?q=%s , this will use google dot come search which is international (or us related),

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2009, 11:39:04 PM »
Heh. Thanks for the thank you's.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2009, 10:21:44 AM by fredvries »

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2009, 12:59:54 AM »
Hi fredvries,

It is a pity that some of the tools like FreeGate FirePhoenix UltraSurf etc. are being flagged as malware (risk)tools by many a anti-malware solution.
Re: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.comp.virus/browse_thread/thread/e6a360e49097ed7b
Users have to exclude them from being flagged to use these proxy tools. Certain basic browser tools can also circumvent the filtering, he IPs used by UltraSurf are being blocked by social sites. Another source states that ULTRASURF is CONFIRMED MALWARE. I would stay FAR FAR FAR away from it. It contains KNOWN malware, contains code to execute and attach to other processes, and it would not surprise me it the traffic is being monitored. Really on has to find/build/engineer one's own solutions, not even TOR is secure under all circumstances - monitored end-nodes etc....

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« Last Edit: December 29, 2009, 01:12:50 AM by polonus »
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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2009, 11:46:05 AM »
You can get website unblocker softwares here

http://www.unblocker.co.nr

I won't mind if Governments block pornographic sites and malware sites.

But it is a different thing if they misuse it to stifle democracy.

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2009, 12:06:18 PM »
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I won't mind if Governments block pornographic sites and malware sites.

But it is a different thing if they misuse it to stifle democracy.

That's as true as it can get.

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2009, 08:46:00 PM »
You can get website unblocker softwares here

http://www.unblocker.co.nr

I won't mind if Governments block pornographic sites and malware sites.

But it is a different thing if they misuse it to stifle democracy.

Exactly..

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2009, 09:29:28 PM »
Hi fredvries and Chris Thomas,

The sad thing is that the first and second unrelated issues are just as an excuse for the third.
And not only governments do this also Big Media to serve the same ends,
Privacy is now non-existing. see for Tor not being all that secure:
http://howtosplitanatom.com/news/tor-might-not-be-so-secure/  Then when one uses Smarthide http://www.smarthide.com/ , it is not free but will keep things anonymous...
From windows 95 hence on Windows has come with inbuilt "keys" that are US government licensed.
And all you publish via your Internet Service Provider is common knowledge and can be related back to the chair you sit in. So you live in a fully transparent world and you better realize that fact,

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« Last Edit: December 31, 2009, 09:31:56 PM by polonus »
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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2009, 10:38:08 PM »
This helps some:
http://de.smarthide.com/anonymizer.php

..and it's free.

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2010, 04:12:09 AM »
Hi Omega40,

See why privacy is so easily lost: http://ha.ckers.org/mr-t/  at least when you allow script to run in that browser to see what RSnake's M Reconaissance tool can do...

The United States government, for example, has the capability to monitor any broadband Internet traffic using devices mandated by the Communications Assistance For Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) and can therefore monitor both ends of a US-based Tor connection.

Use of it may attract the attention of persons and agencies, legitimate and illegitimate, and there is this firefox add-on: https://anonymous-proxy-servers.net/en/jondofox

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« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 04:20:47 AM by polonus »
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