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Las redes sociales son una herramienta de la CIA: “Facebook, Google y otras son utilizadas para espiar a la gente”
Un artículo publicado por CBS en 2011 bajo el título “Las redes sociales son una herramienta de la Agencia Central de Inteligencia (CIA, por sus siglas en inglés) ” revela la “verdad impronunciable” que la mayoría de los medios de comunicación, incluyendo la CBS, no han querido tocar. La CIA está “utilizando Facebook, Twitter, Google …


#política #internet #liberdade
  
Net Neutrality: In this together

No doubt you’ve heard the huge news coming out of the U.S.: that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to kill Net Neutrality, the rules that keep the Internet free and open.

Without Net Neutrality, Internet providers will be able to charge for websites like they’re cable TV channels. Bundling them, charging fees, prioritizing their own traffic and even blocking apps and services.

We already know the OpenMedia community cares deeply about digital rights, no matter where they are. And all over the world, people have been reaching out, asking: How can I help?

That’s why we are writing to you.

If you have friends in the U.S who feel as passionately as you do about the open Internet, can you forward five of them the message below at the bottom of this email, right now?

Almost 80 percent of Americans want to preserve the FCC’s current open Internet rules, including 73 percent of Republicans.1

The numbers are there. We just need to connect them to decision makers. And you can help make that happen by giving your friends and family a friendly little push from afar!

So please, do send the message to your friends and family in the U.S. - let’s work together to protect the open Internet!

Please forward the message below to your American friends and family.

Thanks for everything you do!

Dave, on behalf of the OpenMedia team

P.S.: Looking for other ways to make an impact? We'll be launching an international action this weekend so stay tuned. In the meantime you can also support our Net Neutrality billboard stunt to target key members of Congress here.

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Please send this message to five people in the U.S. today:

Hi friends,

I’m sure you’ve seen the news about the changes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to make to the way the Internet is run. It’s a decision that will be made in America, but it will impact the rest of the world too.

Without Net Neutrality, Internet providers will be able to charge extra for websites they don’t like or that haven’t paid to be in the ‘fast lane’. They could block sites completely unless you pay more.

It’s up to everyone in America to stop this decision.

Please send a message to your Congressperson here.
https://act.openmedia.org/TellCongress

American lawmakers listen to American voices. They’re not going to listen to mine, so please make sure they hear yours.

It’ll only take a minute or two to send a message.

Thanks for doing it,

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Footnotes:
1. New Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Existing Net Neutrality Rules, AffordableAccess, and Competition Among ISPs. Source: Freedman Consulting
OpenMedia
    

We are an award-winning network of people and organizations working to safeguard the possibilities of the open Internet. We work toward informed and participatory digital policy.

#politics #Internet #freedom #liberty #neutrality #NetNeutrality #US #USA
  
Como funciona o app ‘ultrasseguro’ de mensagens usado por Snowden

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Signal é citado por especialistas em criptografia como a opção mais protegida, mas está bem distante da popularidade do WhatsApp.


#Signal #Internet #privacidade #sigilo #Snowden #software
  
Quanto dinheiro o Facebook ganha com você (e como isso acontece)

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Em apenas três meses, rede social faturou mais de US$ 7 bilhões este ano; especialistas dizem que usuários deveriam ser remunerados.


#política #ética #Facebook #Internet #privacidade #manipulação
  
'Despreparada para a era digital, a democracia está sendo destruída', afirma guru do 'big data'

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Especialista alemão em informação digital diz que o volume de dados que produzimos nos deixa cada vez mais expostos e previsíveis, e prevê um futuro inquietante.


#política #internet #privacidade #democracia #liberdade #ditadura #manipulação

  
"Hi!

"Right now, the right to freely express our thoughts and political views online is under serious threat.

"The Trump administration has recently pushed forward deeply worrying new rules for people applying for U.S. visas. Now, some people are being asked to provide every social media handle they used over the past five years – enabling government bureaucrats to scour through everything they've posted on those accounts.1

"There’s no indication of what sorts of posts would lead to an applicant being denied a visa, and no effective checks on the decisions made. Essentially, government bureaucrats now have arbitrary power to determine who gets a visa, based on their subjective interpretation of an individual’s social media postings.

"Sound outrageous to you? You’re not the only one. Together, we’re flooding the office responsible for approving these measures with faxes (yes, you read that right!). Will you help?

"Vulnerable people are at risk from this. Over 65,000 people from countries all over the world are expected to have their social media activity reviewed, under this new rule.2

"And what’s more, it puts Internet users everywhere at risk of self-censorship. It sends a message that at any point, governments could change the rules to make anything you’ve ever tweeted or instagrammed a basis for making decisions about your ability to visit, work in, or move to another country.

"This ‘chill effect’ has huge implications for our freedom of expression. Should you tweet that criticism of Trump’s immigration policy? Or post about racial discrimination at the border? Should you make your accounts private instead of public? When we begin to fear political repercussions as a result of expressing ourselves, it means our free speech is under attack.

"The Office of Management and Budget approved these new measures at the end of May — but after educational groups spoke out to the State Department, and a consultation resulted in overwhelmingly negative feedback, they granted a 6 month emergency approval rather than the customary 3 years.

"They won’t be used to hearing from large numbers of outraged people. That’s why we’re jamming their fax machine with messages – to make sure they’re overwhelmed with instant feedback that they simply can’t ignore.

"You can send the fax message easily in one click from your computer (don’t worry, it won’t cost you anything!), or customize it if you like. And just to be sure, a copy of your messages will also be forwarded to Rex Tillerson and representatives of U.S. Consular Affairs.

"There’s just over four months until this emergency approval period is over. We have to raise our voices now and make sure it isn’t renewed. Together, as a global Internet community, we MUST stand together: to protect vulnerable Internet users, to defend our privacy, and to uphold free speech online. I hope sincerely that you can be a part of this with us.

Click to send an emergency fax from your computer

"Thanks for everything you do.

"Victoria with OpenMedia

"P.S. We’ve seen a long history of officials getting it wrong when it comes to social media — from the gay man from Canada blocked from visiting the U.S. after customs officials misunderstood messages on a dating app,3 to the British tourists arrested at the border over Twitter jokes.4 Say no to unaccountable and arbitrary social media checks for visas — and protect our freedom of expression. Visit https://act.openmedia.org/nosocialforvisas to take action

"Footnotes
[1] Trump administration approves tougher visa vetting, including social media checks: Reuters
[2] U.S. academic groups oppose Trump's visa-vetting plans: Reuters
[3] Canadian Blocked By U.S. Customs After Reading His Profile On Gay Hookup App: Huffington Post
[4] 'I'm going to destroy America and dig up Marilyn Monroe': British pair arrested in U.S. on terror charges over Twitter jokes: Daily Mail

"OpenMedia
    

"We are an award-winning network of people and organizations working to safeguard the possibilities of the open Internet. We work toward informed and participatory digital policy.
"You can follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook."

#politics #ethics #Internet #FreeSpeach #freedom #liberty #USA #US
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Why is the U.S. importing more people?

300 million is not enough?