I was about to post the same thing.
Google is collaborating with the three letter agencies and their subsidiaries. Why bite the hand that feeds them?
It's much easier to target the smaller video sharing sites to establish a precedent for shutting down websites serving "unauthorized content".
"First they came for the filesharing websites, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a filesharing website..." etc.
I hope this, along with Microsoft's hack-friendly approach with the Kinect signals a change in culture at the company.
"The red scare wasn't terrorism, it was political opportunism"
How charmingly naive. If you think the red scare was political opportunism and current day terrorism isn't, then it simply illustrates just how good the government has become at doing what they do.
Propaganda is alive and well my friend, only now instead of posters featuring crudely stereotypical depictions of 'the enemy' with monstrously exaggerated features, you have the slick media machine of Hollywood churning it out.
The only reason you're scared of your neighbour is because that's what the media is telling you. How many people do you know that have been victims of homegrown terror attacks?
How many homegrown terror attacks have actually occured? Subtract those which were FBI showboating, I'm talking about real terror attacks.
"As soon as people figured it out, suddently there was no issue."
Let's hope the people figure this one out, too.
You're not the only Techdirter with a taste for Shpongle, and psybient in general. In fact I'm heading to a music festival in just over a month where they're headlining, and I'm glad that they're getting a slice of my ticket price.
The internet is the perfect distribution for niche genres like psybient. Music shops are predisposed to fill the shelf space with the Miley Cirii of the world, however the internet can be as long tail as it likes.
Glad to see Simon saw the light, hopefully this bodes well for Shpongle and Twisted's future.
While I don't doubt some in the US government will try to use this to their advantage, I still really doubt that this is the main reason for the current reaction. I'd chalk it up to pure incompetence first.
Really, Mike? Really? Plans were already drawn up, the government was looking for an excuse to implement them, Wikileaks comes along and you give them the benefit of the doubt?
Well, good on ya mate, I guess you're more trusting than I am.
Anyone stupid enough to use their own computer as a voluntary bot to connection request flood a site really shouldn't be surprised when they get nabbed.
Frankly, I think this is a good development. DDOSing corporate and government websites accomplishes nothing, and in fact could easily be a justification for increased internet regulation.
This new campaign has the potential to be much more effective.
This is from the same government that asked Wikileaks to 'return the documents'.
The governments of the world are made up of people whom the internet caught by surprise. The rules have changed to the degree that a small group of people have caused a superpower (are we still calling America that?) to trip over itself in confusion.
Unfortunately, events of the last few years have led me to believe that the halcyon anarchist days of the internet are numbered. For every Wikileaks, there's an ACTA, COICA or internet filter in the works.
Tell ya what, don't judge us for the Australian and we won't judge you for Fox News.
Oh.. and, er, sorry about Murdoch. You guys can keep him.
They sound like an exciting couple
The constitution? Didn't the Patriot Act replace that?
Never thought I'd say this, but good move Content ID.
Now, if only it'd ban the rights holder from uploading Bieber videos too.
It didn't? It caused the TSA to shut off their machine. Nobody got scanned.
I think that it worked brilliantly!
I hope he fired his lawyer.
By the way, feel free to come to Australia guys, where carriers are legally obligated to unlock your cellphone if asked, free of charge, 6 months after purchase.
If that's really how "top leaders" in the "industry" think, then it's no "surprise" that they're "up shit creek".
They'll have their chance. This article explains Assange's intention to releast documents relating to the corruption between the Kremlin and Russian business interests.
Also from the article: WikiLeaks would soon be targeting "despotic regimes in China, Russia, and Central Asia"