This Facebook news reminded me of an event that I moaned about months ago as I will now recall.
A large part of Facebook is obviously game play. Now lets say a popular person has 100 friends and starts up a new game where they discover the fact that on average 3 to 5 of their friends are already playing where they invite the 90+ others to gain 1 or 2 more.
So there you are with your 4 to 7 game neighbours where you soon discover the fact that after 2 days of game play you can't advance the game more because you need 8, 10, 15, 20 and even as high as 30 neighbours. No matter how much you harass your friends you can't do this not to mention the neighbours you have are not very good anyway.
You resolve this problem by finding out the game chat page and all those people in the same situation screaming out ADD ME and wanting hard working neighbours.
Those that go this route can be BANNED BY FACEBOOK. No shit when add the wrong game friend and Facebook won't even let you see your home page without agreeing to their terms that states very clearly "You can only add friends that you PERSONALLY know"
Wait! What? Not even my mother can dictate who my friends are but Facebook can? For a first offence Facebook bans you adding new friends for 2 days.
As I am sure Facebook is aware of the game situation then "personally known" I am sure would kill almost every Facebook game there. I have gone this far and can go no further.
Then today we may now see the real reason. The NSA would indeed want everyone to be in the personal know. They want US users who connect to Middle East users to be part of a terrorist cell. Here is this US user having Arabic rants posted to his wall but he speaks no Arabic! Clear terrorist cell wastes days of NSA work only to find out that the one sole true link is that they water each other's crops!
Game play adds in much random linkage. The NSA do not like this hence the "people you personally know" rule.
The main problem is two fold in that they don't consider metadata to be protected by the Fourth Amendment and second is that the FISA Court is one for rubbing stamping the inclusion of everyone.
This extra server would also not be there to limit their access to data. This would be not unlike how MegaUpload handled the media cartels of full access to delete whatever they wanted. No delete on Facebook (normally) but indeed full access to rip metadata and details of connections. Facebook can then get on to business while ignoring this Governmental "rape box"
All I read about this is damage control. Such claims of having the NSA root though all their data can be economically very damaging for the tech companies involved.
The US Administration likes to have a plan for every eventually so here they are running their mandated damage avoidance plan in a scheme that is extremely carefully worded to remain legally truthful without revealing anything about the real truth.
You may notice that nowhere in their denial do they demand that the FBI/NSA should explain themselves. So just imagine the worst option possible and remain extremely skeptical.
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Well had I been President the US Administration would soon get butchered under abuse the law and lose your job. Maybe even violate the US Constitution or Bill of Rights in a serious way and get exiled.
Like in this case I would be so "I don't care shit about your technicalities when you DON'T SPY ON ALL PEOPLE".
Still the FBI/CIA could just deal with me like they did with JFK.
Let me clarify then. So after Prenda have subpoenaed the ISPs for discovery of subscriber details they contact them with settlement demands saying "You infringed the copyright owned by Ingenuity 13 (a Prenda shell)"
The problem is on seeding the torrents themselves this is a lie when the download/upload was not infringing. So letters are a lie and a fraud upon both the Court and on the subscribers and what they should go to prison for.
This only applies to these stated more recent torrents but more could be included later. So yes people could demand a refund on any settlement because they were lied to when they don't charge for what they are giving away.
Should the IP address turn up as owned by John Steele then it seems without doubt that he has been running a honey pot trap with the aid of his friends.
I pondered his response and what will he say open WIFI or hacked? But how can he say this when how could sharkmp4 the cause of these infringements have known John Steele's own IP address? The odds are rare.
Even if possible how could Prenda be aware of these new torrents and begin infringement tracking within minutes of an announcement?
I am quite sure people get convicted on less evidence than this where Prenda are known liars.
I was always wondering about those uploads when all from the same user does smell like a honey pot trap. Beyond the IP though there was no other proof until now where if you do accuse someone of a crime then you do need solid proof.
Good job Delvan Neville for finding that solid proof when Ingenuity 13 were sure involved in these movie uploads. Then to have John Steele admit to this is the final nail in his coffin.
Authorized uploads means non-infringing downloads. To then accuse people of infringement then seals the honey pot where a clear case of fraud it is.
The only remaining mystery is why the Police have not yet arrested John Steele and friends and carted them off in handcuff when that is what should happen.
At least the RICO investigation will be over the Moon today when here is proof of organized crime.
The cartoon that Mark Bridger viewed is lawful under UK law because all animated porn is a victimless event no matter how extreme. So they are asking Google (our local web masochist) to censor something that is lawful.
Now had you believed they should censor such lawful porn then this case goes much further. Due to the rare risk of such porn popping up somewhere they insist that ALL lawful porn should be censored also. All porn, all sites, gone.
Well almost when they say if people want to watch such standard lawful porn they first have to register for it. So these people have no honourable intentions when it is only an attempt at mass porn censorship.
All services do take strong action against unlawful porn once informed when that is the law. Google though host no media when it is only links and why they always go beyond the law into masochistic censorship.
Well these figures are different from past figures I have seen from gross market income figures such as from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon sales and such, which then said RIAA labels got about 47% of sales while the independents got 53%. I am sure that difference is even wider by now.
These results are the same though in that the RIAA labels are smaller, indie musicians are booming, where in general the music market is very healthy.
The RIAA labels did hit the perfect storm in their earlier refusal to go digital, DRM etc, then huge indie competition who could record their own album starting from $200.
Keep in mind that the RIAA labels dropping from 880 to 190 bands was often a bloodbath of self interest. Labels closed, contracts terminated, copyrights sold on to other labels often under UMG. Now the music could be sold without having to pay the musicians anything when they now had no rights by copyright or by contract.
Life is not so bad for RIAA labels now where there is less risk in musicians who become indie famous first. They are often still the gateway keepers to TV and Radio.
I am also sure many musicians still dream to be the next Lady Gaga and to be handed a million dollar recording contract. Just a shame such fame comes built on much trickery and blood.