Decrying it as "investigatory overreach" and a "clear abuse of government authority," web hosting provider DreamHost is challenging a request it received from the Justice Department for information about visitors to a client's site used to organize protests against President Donald Trump on his Inauguration Day.
So the idea is to get the info from the web hosting provider and not from the actual web site in question. Though one expects that to happen as well. They want your financial records too, so then you can be tracked by computer according to where and how you spend your money. And your family and friends too.
Land of the Free! - “Well used to be anyway!”
They would have to hack into the web site database. This way they expect to get the info willingly.
I use Dreamhost as my web host provider. I liked that ALL their customer support is US based. Now just another reason to know that I signed up with the right host. I even sent them an email to thank them for their fight against this breach of privacy. Dreamhost and Credo. Two companies fighting for the right causes (NOT a paid endorsement! Though I am sure they appreciate it!)
Nazi Germany at his fingertips!
We the People are still free Wereflea.
This Nazi friendly administration’s days are numbered and We will never let this injustice prevail.
I don’t know how old you are Poboy, but this is not the freedom I remember from my youth.
Sorry, but I watched it erode , heh, " incrementally" for decades now. The Patriot Act finally convinced me it was irreversible.
To stay in America while the Empire self destructs, or move to the South Pacific?
Question for the EFF.
Could hackers commandeer our nuclear weapons and use them against US?
If you have the means and the energy to leave I would. My partner and I are just too old now to leave, but we would in a heart beat if our situation was different. The writing is clearly on the wall now. The descent into madness and corporate fascism will continue unabated in the USA.
Born in 1951 Earthling.
Yes, there has been erosion of our rights and freedom, however, this is our home and we as a people must recognize Evil in our government and unite around a shared goal of eliminating it.
Real change towards a peaceful world, a peaceful country will never come from supporting the Democrats or Republicans.
They both support Empire.
This nasty reaction on the part of the Trump government seems to me to be not much different from the nasty reaction of the Obama government to Occupy Wall Street. With no relief in sight.
I posted many years ago that since America’s foreign policy was overtly, fascist, it would just be a matter of time until the U.S. could not hide it anymore, domestically. And if one can say anything good about Trump, it is that fascism is now transparent in America and has been exposed.
We must resist this fascist, Trump, regime with all our strength! Before it is too late! One has to wonder how long before web sites that are an anathema to this fascist, regime are no longer called “fake news” but demonized as aiding and abetting terrorism!
None of this looks like it’s going to end well. No one is going to get rid of Trump any time soon - and in any case it wouldn’t matter - the problem is much much bigger than Trump - who is a sympton of an all pervading disease.
It seems appropriate to post some final words from Carlo Rovelli - on “ourselves”:
"I believe that our species will not last long. It does not seem to be made of the stuff that has allowed the turtle, for example, to continue to exist more or less unchanged for hundreds of millions of years, for hundreds of times longer, that is, than we have been in existence. We belong to a short-lived genus of species. All of our cousins are already extinct. What’s more, we do damage. The brutal climate and environmental changes that we have triggered are unlikely to spare us. For Earth they may turn out to be a small blip, but I do not think that we will outlast them unscathed - especially since public and political opinion prefers to ignore the dangers that we are running, hiding our heads in the sand. We are perhaps the only species on Earth to be conscious of the inevitability of our individual mortality. I fear that soon we shall also have to become the only species that will knowingly watch the coming of its own collective demise, or at least the demise of its civilization.
As we know more or less well how to deal with our individual mortality, so we will deal with the collapse of our civilization. It is not so different."
Page 77 & 78. “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics” Carlo Rovelli (2014).
Carlo Rovelli, an Italian theoretical physicist, is the head of the Quantum Gravity group at the Centre de Physique Theorique of Aix-Marseille University. He is one of the founders of the loop quantum gravity theory.
I agree. " Trump is a symptom of an all pervading disease." The antidote to this miasma will not be achieved until the all pervading disease is eradicated.
Jason Kessler… Organized Unite the Right in Cville, but also one for McCain and Hillary in Ukraine, a movement of NeoNazis with the same name.
I don’t think many countries will be spared. Difficult to move. Only thing is, as an expat, one may not feel such angst over situations that a person can’t vote on, cant understand culturally, can’t read about in English.
No, because the process isn’t entirely automated. Missile ignition must be done on site. There’s no other way to do it since the missile systems aren’t connected to “the internet”. It’s all internal.
And if the report on NPR last week was correct, once a “hacker” got physically into a missile silo, he would need to know how to use old style floppy discs. The tech is that antiquated, LOL!
I think there are more tangible things to worry about.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
I wasn’t there, but please sign me up to say that I was!