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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Friday, September 16, 2011

EU wants stricter control of censorship software

RNW, 15 September 2011, by Hans de Vreij 


Internet applications such as facebook and Twitter played a large role in the Arab spring uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. The hardware and software used by the regimes to monitor communications between protestors played an equally important role.

Internet applications such as facebook and Twitter played an important role in the recent Arab spring uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Equally important was the use of hardware and software to monitor and block those same Internet applications. The European Parliament has called for the export of eavesdropping and censorship software to be strictly controlled.

China, Iran, Syria; just three of the many countries that censor internet use. In the United States, legal proceedings are taking place against Cisco systems for complicity in Internet censorship and the oppression of dissidents and members of the Fallon Gong by the Chinese government. Earlier, the activities of other companies, including Google and Yahoo, were deemed controversial.

But there are numerous other companies that facilitate censorship through the export of the necessary hard-and software.

EU parliamentarian (MEP) Judith Sargentini: “Nokia Siemens has supplied Iran with various items of hardware and software. A British company supplied Egypt's Mubarak regime with the equipment necessary to monitor facebook and Twitter, and the Dutch Fox-it company tried to market a number of products in Tehran and other Arab countries."

Stricter control

The European Parliament is currently tightening up regulations governing the export of hardware and software that can be used for censorship or repression. Christian Democrat MEP Lambert van Nistelrooij is in favour of tougher export regulations:

“What we need to do is create a list with certain products. Companies proposing to do business with countries that have questionable records when it comes to freedom of speech and freedom of expression, can consult the list and know exactly where they stand.”

Double-edged sword

MEP Sargentini says the experiences of Fox-it show that certain technologies can be used for good as well as evil:

“It’s two sides of the same coin; here in the Netherlands, Fox-it protects Dutch consumers and has recently helped the government to get out of trouble with the security certificates issue. However, the same company also makes eavesdropping devices.”

RNW contacted Fox-it and the company confirmed (in writing) that police and security services can tap and analyse internet traffic using its FoxReplay software. The company refused to comment on any of its clients but says it conforms to all current export laws and regulations.

In an interview with a Dutch weekly magazine earlier this year Ronald Prins said,

“It has certainly happened that the authorities in a country where there has suddenly been a great deal of commotion have contacted us and attempted to purchase our products. And then I have been very clear and said that that is something that we do not do”.

It's not clear how the proposed EU export regulations on censorship technology will be applied. It is possible that companies will have to apply for export licences. This could be regulated by putting controversial technology on an existing dual-use the list that controls the export of items that can be used for civilian as well as militarily ends.

The Dutch government is in favour of requiring export licences; however, other EU member states and some MEPs are in favour of regulating exports after the fact.

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