The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Internet censorship Brussels style

Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 6 April 2010 - 2:36pm, by Perro de Jong

Internet activists are worried that the EU is following in China's footsteps by adopting a 'Eurofilter' designed to block child pornography. They fear the door to censorship is also being left ajar by a treaty to combat illegal downloading. Their concerns are far from unfounded.

What do Tony the Tiger from the Frosties breakfast cereal ad, the late Thai princess Galyani Vadhana and a Finnish hearing-aid manufacturer have in common? All three have fallen foul of internet censorship. Not in China or North Korea, but right here in Europe.

A condolence page for the princess and an advert for hearing aids ended up on a Finnish list of 1000 supposed child pornography websites. And a British man found himself in court last year for downloading a saucy clip of Tony the Tiger sent to him as a joke.

Blacklist criteria?

Finland and the UK have been imposing a limited form of internet censorship for some time, as have other countries such as Belgium and Poland. And if EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström (pictured above) has anything to do with it, filtering will soon be compulsory in the rest of the EU as well.

Her proposal for a European directive makes little mention of monitoring or the criteria that an internet blacklist would have to meet. As things stand, some countries have set up an independent commission to keeps tabs on who is on the list, while other countries leave this task to the police. And that's the way it will stay.

Organisations such as the Dutch-based Bits of Freedom are therefore concerned that Brussels simply plans to adopt the existing lists without further scrutiny, complete with errors. And without giving any victims of mistaken identity the right to defend themselves, since most of the lists are shrouded in secrecy.

Long arm of the law

Internet activists argue that this is not the only danger. In almost all countries that have used a filter to date, censorship was not limited to child pornography alone. Yet, without exception, combating such pornography was given as the reason for imposing the filter.

"Once the infrastructure is in place, you can filter anything you want," warns security officer Alex de Joode of Leaseweb, which manages over two million websites in the Netherlands and abroad. "The long arm of the law can become very long indeed."

For example, Sweden used the child porn filter to block access to download website The Pirate Bay. German politicians are toying with the idea of using the filter to combat extreme-right propaganda, and a number of countries - including the Netherlands - are looking at the possibility of blocking foreign casino websites.

Leaseweb has meanwhile developed its own filter. As security officer Alex de Joode explains, "Among two million sites there are bound to be things that have to be weeded out." Before he joined Leaseweb, Alex was one of the founders of a hotline to report cases of child pornography in the Netherlands.

Illegal downloads

The next battleground is already being determined by ACTA, the Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement that the European Union is negotiating with other countries, most notably the United States. The agreement is aimed at halting the replication and illegal downloading of films, music and other products.

But, as a journalist remarked at a meeting on ACTA in Brussels, so far the only estimates of the damage caused by such practices come from the entertainment industry itself. And the industry operates on the unlikely premise that if a 12-year-old boy downloads 1000 films, the income lost equals the price of 1000 DVDs that he would otherwise have purchased.

In this regard too, there is a risk that Brussels will be too hasty in giving the nod to a solution it is barely able to monitor. The fear that internet censorship is knocking at the door is understandable to say the least.

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