TIP! Easy Way to Prevent Facebook TrackingFacebook surveils everyone's web browsing regardless of whether they have an account or not, as described in this paper: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1717563
A simple way to prevent any packets being sent to or received from Facebook is to set up filtering using iptables. On most GNU and Linux distributions, you can run the following three commands as root:
iptables -A INPUT -d facebook.com -j DROP
iptables -A OUTPUT -d facebook.com -j DROP
iptables -A FORWARD -d facebook.com -j DROP
The URL can be changed for other sites as well if you wish. Eg - for Twitter's "tweet" buttons run the same commands but using platform.twitter.com as the domain to reject. I also recommend adding Facebook's content delivery network: fbcdn.net to the blacklist.
For more documentation on iptables, I recommend the Arch Wiki - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Iptables
ACTA Lives: EU & Canada using CETA as backdoorRe-post from Michael Geist's blog, who is a law professor :-More Like This
Last week, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to reject ACTA, striking a major blow to the hopes of supporters who envisioned a landmark agreement that would set a new standard for intellectual property rights enforcement. The European Commission, which negotiates trade deals such as ACTA on behalf of the European Union, has vowed to revive the badly damaged agreement. Its most high-profile move has been to ask the European Court of Justice to rule on ACTA's compatibility with fundamental European freedoms with the hope that a favourable ruling could allow the European Parliament to reconsider the issue.
While the court referral has attracted the lion share of attention, my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) reports that there is an alternate secret strategy in which Canada plays a key role. According to recently leaked documents, the EU plans to use the Canada - EU Trade A
ACTA opts for plastic surgery *Petitions updated*We beat it up and left it for dead, but it didn't learn. And now it's opting for a different tactic. It's sporting a full facelift, and hair dye to change its appearance. Yeah, we may have beaten it in the European Parliament, but now its supporters have worked a good part of ACTA into another document. The Canadian-EU Trade Agreement, or CETA, is the identity that ACTA wants to pass itself off as. Those in favor of ACTA are looking to use Canada as a back door to implement ACTA. Here's some info I found about the identity change.More Like This
"Never one to take the word "No" at face value, the European Commission (EC) has tried various tactics to ease ACTA through the European Parliament, including an attempt to delay the last week's vote until the European Court of Justice had ruled on it's compatibility with EU law.
According to Geist, "The European Commission strategy appears to be to use CETA as the new ACTA, burying its provisions in a broader Canadian trade agreement with the hope that th
Some news...http://www.theinternetvshollywood.com/ This. Sign it, spread it, spam it. We need as many signers as possible, ASAP. It's a petition that could finally make hollywood GTFO our interwebs. THIS IS CRUCIAL! Do not ignore this. Every signature, every voice matters. The more people who join the better.More Like This
http://www.change.org/petitions/ukhomeoffice-stop-the-extradition-of-richard-o-dwyer-to-the-usa-saverichard And here's another petition, not quite as urgent time-wise, but it's also to stop persecution of innocent internet users.
Let's unite and remind them that the internet is OURS!