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.)

Etiquette mavens say the book on manners must be rewritten, literally, to take into
account new technologies and social media (AFP Photo/Ed Jones)

A 2012 survey by Intel found that in several countries, a majority said they were put
off by "oversharing" of pictures and personal information on the
internet and smartphones (AFP Photo/Nicolas Asfouri)

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls

German anti-hate speech group counters Facebook trolls
Logo No Hate Speech Movement

Bundestag passes law to fine social media companies for not deleting hate speech

Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Iran blocks use of tool to get around online filter

Deutsche Welle, 15 March 2013

Iranian authorities have blocked the use of most virtual private networks (VPNs), a tool that is often used to get around a widespread Iranian internet filter.

Tehran often blocks foreign websites, including social networks, on the grounds that they are "immoral" or "counterrevolutionary."

It uses a filter to prevent people from accessing many sites on the official grounds that they are offensive or criminal.

The regime has been trying to build up a "Halal Internet" for some time now in order to stop activists and bloggers from using illegal means to access the Internet and disseminate information.

 Iran has been listed as an "enemy
 of the Internet" by Reporters Without
VPN software provides encrypted links directly to private networks based abroad and can allow a computer to behave as if it is based in another country.

Highly-sensitive information linked to trade and industry is often transmitted by VPNs.
But many bloggers and activists use VPNs to criticize the regime as they allow the user to remain anonymous.

Before, it was quite easy to get hold of the software in Iran, but now, users will have to register their information with Internet providers if they want to use VPNs.

Closed doors

"Imagine a castle whose doors were open for everybody until now. In future, only the 'legal' doors, those which are monitored by the state, will be open," explained Mahmoud Tadjallimehr, an Iranian technology expert who lives in Germany, to DW.

The regime in Tehran has confirmed this information. "Within the last few days, illegal VPN ports in the country have been blocked," said Ramezanali Sobhani-Fard, the head of the parliament's information and communications technology committee, the country's Mehr news agency reported. "Only legal and registered VPNs can be used from now on."

Deutsche Welle's Farsi department has registered fewer clicks since the announcement, but there has been an increase in interest in Psiphon, an anti-filter technology DW provides to users on its website.

 Young opponents of the regime often
resort to online protest actions
The Persian department at the BBC has witnessed a similar development.

'Only a matter of time'

Mahmoud Tadjallimehr says it is "only a matter of time" until hackers, bloggers and activists find a new way to get around the censorship.

Ehsan Norouzi, a technical expert who also works at DW, agrees that the "possibilities of the Internet are endless" and thinks users will find an alternative sooner or later. But he is pessimistic about the coming weeks and months.

"Users won't have a lot of legroom ahead of the impending presidential elections [June 2013]," he said.

After the contested elections of 2009, young people organized their protests via the Internet and social networks. The regime is trying to prevent a repetition of this at all costs.

The regime wants to prevent a repeat
 of the protests in 2009
Activists hope that a project that the US State Department is currently working on to help dissidents get around censorship - the "Internet in a suitcase" - will also help their cause.

In a report published this week, Reporters Without Borders includes Iran in its list of "enemies of the Internet," saying it is prone to abuses of surveillance. The media rights organization cites a growing body of evidence that has linked these countries to crackdowns on journalists and activists with the aid of sophisticated spy gear.

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