An acid post.
With zero hentai contents, so I won’t blame you if you don’t bother to read it
I was catching up on a week’s worth of newspapers I hadn’t had time to read, and it has suddenly struck me with much more violence than usual, something that I knew, but to which I had grown accustomed maybe a bit too much… Simply said : it’s been a while that, if you want to be free, you have to be free DESPITE “your” government’s frequent efforts
Of course if you live in China, North Korea, Iran, Russian and so on, that is rather obvious. But even in western good old democratic governments, sadly, shit is regularly hitting the fan
Have you ever heard about the ACTA treaty ? In the name of fighting piracy, your personal freedom will be under violent blows. You can read more here, there or there, for instance.
The magic with international treaties is the hierarchy of norms : by definition and by essence, an international treaty is stronger and overwhelms national constitutions and laws, a law or constitution contradicting it is wrong and must be changed otherwise it won’t be valid. Yep, a piece of paper signed by a dozen fattys under the supervization of a hundred lobbyists will be forever stronger than the local constitutions and bills of rights for which your ancestors died with a proud heart. What, consulting the people firsthand, democratic procedures ? Fuck it, not with international treaties ! The ACTA is protected by secret-of-state secrecy status, violating this secrecy and telling anything about its details would be a high-ranking penal crime !
My examples are about the internet interacting with our daily lives, but it’s just an example, precisely :-/
Here’s another link that could help, maybe. This is also a collateral result of all the efforts of governments to restrict your freedom, tools previously only known by pedos or terrorist-wannabes become very widely known and so easy to manipulate a child could use them.
If you want to surf anonymously, you may consider using a VPN. See it as a second ISP subscription, you send all your data to them in an encrypted form, then the data uses their tubes to connect to the rest of the world, and they send it back to you in an encrypted form. Your own ISP, soon required to spy on your ass, will only see garbage passing.
One of the best VPN to suggest would be Ipredator, they’re the only one to my knoweledge who aren’t keeping any logs at all, so they really can’t tell anything about you, even if they’re asked. Ipredator used to be in private beta, and it’s now gone public.
The downside : slower ping, a bit slower connexion (I fell to 90 kB/s in upload and 2 MB/s in download – bytes, not bits). The good sides : once again, freedom without the risk of being spied upon, that can be for your emails, for torrents, whatever, you connect or disconnect to the VPN in two clicks.The price is close to nothing, 5 € per month.
Oh well, let’s call it a day with that acid note, this is no big news to anyone, anyway
If YOU feel you can do something about it (e.g. ranting about ACTA with your representatives), why not give it a shot.