Urgent: Syria Off Line, Are We Looking At The Begining Of Increased Military Action?

Over the last four hours it seems Syria has gone dark, that is it has disappeared of the internet. While there have been no new military attacks on Syria since Sunday morning, something more peculiar happened in the past few hours, when according to Akamai and various other Internet traffic trackers, Syria has literally gone […]

How to Detect and Defeat Internet Misinfo and Disruption

By Washingtons blog The 15 Rules of Web Disruption David Martin’s Thirteen Rules for Truth Suppression,  H. Michael Sweeney’s 25 Rules of Disinformation (and now Brandon Smith’s Disinformation: How It Works) are classic lessons on how to spot disruption and disinformation tactics. We’ve seen a number of tactics come and go over the years.  Here […]

Cybersecurity Act would give president power to ‘shut down’ Internet

A recently proposed but little-noticed Senate bill would allow the federal government to shut down the Internet in times of declared emergency, and enables unprecedented federal oversight of private network administration. The bill’s draft states that “the president may order a cybersecurity emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic” and would give […]

Is the internet going down? Undersea sub-cables have just broken…

For the second time this year it seems that out of nowhere huge internet cables traversing the oceans can snap just like that. The internet cables in the Mediterranean sea are especially prone it appears. Interoute, the internet networks company, reports that three of the four internet sub-cables that run from Asia to North America […]

Australian web filter to block 10,000 internet sites

AUSTRALIA’S mandatory net filter is being primed to block 10,000 websites as part of a blacklist of unspecified “unwanted content”. Some 1300 websites have already been identified by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. Communications Minister Senator Conroy revealed details of the Rudd Government’s proposed web filter as he called for expressions of interest from […]

Internet Traffic Begins to Bypass the U.S.

“Suppose the Internet was entirely confined to the U.S., which it once was? That wasn’t helpful,” said Vint Cerf of Google. Invented by American computer scientists during the 1970s, the Internet has been embraced around the globe. During the network’s first three decades, most Internet traffic flowed through the United States. In many cases, data […]

Law Professor: Counter Terrorism Czar Told Me There Is Going To Be An i-9/11 And An i-Patriot Act

Amazing revelations have emerged concerning already existing government plans to overhaul the way the internet functions in order to apply much greater restrictions and control over the web. Lawrence Lessig, a respected Law Professor from Stanford University told an audience at this years Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Half Moon Bay, California, that “There’s going […]

Air Force Cyber Command: Building the Infrastructure for High-Tech War Crimes

Feeling safer already? What do you get when you combine U.S. militarism, fantasies of domination and an administration that views the internet as a hot-bed of “evil-doers” and “subversives”? Cyber Command, of course! Only this scheme has the potential of inflicting massive suffering on civilian populations across the planet. Currently situated at the secretive Barksdale Air […]

9/11, Deep State Violence and the Hope of Internet Politics

by Prof. Peter Dale Scott The Deep State and 9/11 The unthinkable – that elements inside the state would conspire with criminals to kill innocent civilians – has become not only thinkable but commonplace in the last century. A seminal example was in French Algeria, where dissident elements of the French armed forces, resisting General […]