rockefeller: internet is ‘number one national hazard’
from kurt nimmo: According to the great-grandson of John D. Rockefeller, nephew of banker David Rockefeller, and former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller the internet represents a serious threat to national security. Rockefeller is not alone in this assessment. His belief that the internet is the “number one national hazard” to national security is shared by the former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell and Obama’s current director Admiral Dennis C. Blair. “It really almost makes you ask the question would it have been better if we had never invented the internet,” Rockefeller mused during the confirmation hearing of Gary Locke, Obama’s choice for Commerce Secretary…
leaked australian blacklist reveals banned sites
from sydney morning herald: The Australian communications regulator’s top-secret blacklist of banned websites has been leaked on to the web and paints a harrowing picture of Australia’s forthcoming internet censorship regime. Wikileaks, an anonymous document repository for whistleblowers, obtained the list, which has been seen by this website, and plans to publish it for public consumption on its website imminently. Wikileaks has previously published the blacklists for Thailand, Denmark and Norway.
update: german cops raid wikileaks server over acma list
from threat level: Eleven German police officers raided the homes of Wikileaks amicus Theodor Reppe Tuesday night in an emergency raid and seized an employer-issued laptop, following Wikileaks publication of the Australian government’s list of banned websites. Apparently, the Germans, like the Australians, want the list taken down. The police claimed they were on the hunt for child pornography writings (908kb PDF) and were seeking to shut down wikileaks.de, a domain name the 22-year-old hacker purchased to help out the whistleblowing website. The German domain name simply redirects surfers to a web proxy in Sweden that points to Wikileaks’ real servers, Reppe told Threat Level by phone. “They said they want all my hardware and to take Wikileaks down but that is impossible for me,” Reppe said. Police first raided his parents’ home, but he had moved from there into a shared flat nearby some three months ago.