Erosion of free speech? David Cameron pledges to ban Snapchat and WhatsApp


Our freedom's are being taken slowly

Our freedom’s are being taken slowly

By @ShaunyNews Via: http://rt.com/uk/221879-surveillance-whatsapp-facebook-snowden/#.VLQ1ibzN3WU.twitter

PM David Cameron may block encrypted messaging platforms Snapchat and WhatsApp if the Conservatives win May’s general election, as part of the party’s agenda to bolster surveillance powers following last week’s terror attacks in Paris. During a meeting with Britain’s security chiefs, the Prime Minister pledged to halt the use of communications platforms that can withstand snooping from security services who are in possession of a warrant.

Such software applications focus on popular messaging and social networking apps that deploy encryption techniques to protect users data. WhatsApp, Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime, which encrypt information in this manner, could all be targeted by the Conservatives’ proposed policy. Cameron also pledged to revive the Tories’ much-criticized “snoopers charter” to aid security officials in monitoring online activity.

Why?

Why?

In April 2014, the European Court of Justice ruled against the introduction of the Snooper’s Charter, warning it would culminate in privacy rights violations. The Court outlined a more moderate data retention program that would aid criminal investigations. But in early July it emerged the government was seeking to push through emergency legislation, which would flout the Court’s judgment and re-legislate for the blanket retention of data.

The snooper’s charter subsequently caused a rift in government, however, after it was blocked by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on the grounds it posed a risk to civil liberties. Home Secretary Theresa May accused the Liberal Democrats of “outrageous irresponsibility” for blocking the legislation at the time. Speaking on Monday, Cameron asked whether a platform of communication that is inaccessible by state authorities is wise.

In a climate of heightened mass surveillance, firms such as WhatsApp have remained determined to continue offering encrypted services. Public awareness about the importance of encryption mushroomed in the aftermath of former NSA computer analyst and whistleblower Edward Snowden’s disclosures on NSA and GCHQ mass snooping. Civil liberties groups warn attempts to limit the use of privacy tools under the auspices of protecting national security are a violation of citizens’ privacy rights. Privacy rights advocates say encrypted platforms are important tools for campaigners and activists.

NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden.

NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden.

In October 2014, Parker Higgern, an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, emphasized the importance of maintaining such privacy tools in an era of mass surveillance. “It’s essential that the use of encryption, anonymization techniques, and other privacy practices is not deemed a suspicious activity,” he said. “Rather, it must be recognized as an essential element for practicing freedom of speech in a digital environment.” Campaigners say encryption can also help victims of criminal activity and those in oppressive regimes to remain safe and secure.

Ron Paul was of course correct

Ron Paul was of course correct

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Proof the US Media decide the President – Ron Paul should be now, Hilary WILL be 2016 POTUS


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By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews

I really don’t have to say much here. Fox News took Ron out of their polls, then CNN and others followed. Ron was WAY ahead in ALL straw polls leading up to the American 2012 elections. He was in the TV Debates. What American Government controlled media never showed you was THIS IMAGE or some footage of this. Where the rest were speaking to a few hundred, Ron was speaking to packed out halls all over the USA.

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GOP caucus 2012: Ron Paul moves into the lead

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/dec/28/gop-iowa-ron-paul-live

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THEN AND NOW, AMERICA WANTED RON. US Media didn't allow it. Same as a free Scotland.

THEN AND NOW, AMERICA WANTED RON. US Media didn’t allow it. Same as a free Scotland.

100% True

100% True

US Media REFUSED to show you this. You were BRAINWASHED TO VOTE OBAMA WHO YOU NOW ALL HATE!

US Media REFUSED to show you this. You were BRAINWASHED TO VOTE OBAMA WHO YOU NOW ALL HATE!

EVERYWHERE I RESEARCH I SEE THIS. TRY IT AMERICA

EVERYWHERE I RESEARCH I SEE THIS. TRY IT AMERICA

I COULD POST 1,000 OF THESE............BUT

I COULD POST 1,000 OF THESE…………BUT

 

MEET THE 2016 PRESIDENT OF THE USA! 

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SAVE THIS – IT HAS BEEN DECIDED. #FACT

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AMERICAN KIDS WANT HILLARY AS PRESIDENT BUT CAN’T EXPLAIN WHY #CRINGEWORTHY

America. This is a HUGE PROBLEM! Young Hillary Clinton Supporters Struggle to Name Her Accomplishments

America, THIS IS YOUR FUTURE!! I would start to worry. This is embarrassing America, Video below….

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Above is a blog I did on ShaunyNews on May 18th this year. I just added it below to AceNews

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/america-this-is-a-huge-problem-young-hillary-clinton-supporters-struggle-to-name-her-accomplishments/

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Ron Paul: ‘US provoking war with Russia, could result in total destruction’


Former US Representative Ron Paul

Former US Representative Ron Paul

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews

Well here is another TOTAL waste of my time to tell America War with Russia is close..

America it is HIGH TIME you stopped being political and blaming each other for ‘Whatever’ all out War with Russia is VERY CLOSE if we are not careful here. Ron Paul is a guy I just like. He want’s the USA to spend more on the USA. Anyone against that principle has a warped political mind. Ron is saying exactly what I have been. I will leave the links below, but America, this is real, others and I have been SCREAMING it to you for a LONG time. Don’t think or say “Well there is nothing I can do” BULLCRAP!!! You can, you are to damn scared America! And so people can’t say “But RT is rubbish news” I will leave other links at the bottom. America, I have warned you for 2 years and been proven correct on MANY occasions. wakey wakey…Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz I know…You are asleep. America has passed a resolution because Putin and Russia are entering other countries…THIS IS COMING FROM AMERICA..You do understand Irony America? If you can’t stop political bashing your downfall and death will be quick and swift and you are already alone with Israel on the World stage America! America you think you are the centre of Earth and you can’t be beaten or taken down. Well I have news, the Roman and Ottoman Empire and many others had this same attitude, and I bet most Americans have not even heard of either. I am at a loss with America at Government level. I am a loss with the people who blindly believe the Media…Being awake and aware will soon free my Country Scotland so we can go and hide away from the World stage and be a nobody. We just want to exist and be left alone. USA NEEDS war to prop up it’s financial reserves. A VERY DANGEROUS GAME!

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/us-declares-war-on-russia-step-one/

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/are-you-ready-for-nuclear-war-i-have-pieced-a-few-things-together/

Former congressman Ron Paul has lashed out at the resolution the House passed against Russia, branding it “one of the worst pieces of legislation ever.” It could even pave the way for a potential war with Russia, as it was with Iraq, he warns. Resolution 758 strongly condemns the actions of Russia under Vladimir Putin, for what it describes as a policy of “aggression against neighboring countries,” in a motion that describes Moscow’s political and economic domination in the region. However, Ron Paul says the bill was nothing but “16 pages of war propaganda that should have made even neocons blush.”

Speaking to RT, Paul added that the resolution was “part of the war propaganda machine.” “It’s this kind of stuff that stirs up trouble. I’d rather dissipate the problems and have our government tone the rhetoric down a little bit. This was terrible; this was just a very provocative resolution,” he said.

Via RT America on You Tube 

Most worryingly for the once-presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party is the statement that“military intervention” by Russia in Ukraine “poses a threat to international peace and security.” In his Facebook blog, Paul says it is not an accident that such wording was used as it will allow more aggressive resolutions to follow and this is merely sowing the seeds for this. “If we accept that Russia is posing a ‘threat’ to international peace, how can such a thing be ignored? These are the slippery slopes that lead to war,” Paul says.

READ MORE: House of Representatives passes resolution against Russia

Paragraph 45 of the resolution gives the green light to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to restart Kiev’s military campaign against anti-government militias in the southeast of the country, which would be contradicting the Minsk Agreement signed in Belarus on September 5 to end hostilities in Ukraine, Paul said.

USA: House of Representatives passes resolution 758 against Russia
Via RuptlyTV on You Tube

He believes this will potentially lead to the deaths of thousands more civilians, while the bill also calls on President Barack Obama to “provide the government of Ukraine with lethal and non-lethal defense articles, services, and training required to effectively defend its territory and sovereignty.” The 79-year-old politician questions the sanity of putting US weapons in the hands of US-trained troops, who would be “engaged in a hot war on Russia’s border.”

Notice how these things are passed and the media never tell you?

Notice how these things are passed and the media never tell you?

On September 18, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made a speech to the US Congress, saying that Kiev needed lethal aid to help them overcome anti-government forces in the east. “Blankets and night-vision goggles are important, but one cannot win the war with blankets. You cannot keep the peace with a blanket,” the Ukrainian president told lawmakers, adding that Ukraine urgently needs “more military equipment, both lethal and non-lethal,” which drew a round of applause from those assembled.

According to Paul, the US resolution is littered with hypocritical statements. It accuses Russia of violating Ukraine’s sovereignty, despite not being able to provide any proof despite Washington having numerous high powered satellites that can read number plates from space. The House also overlooks the role the US played in overthrowing a democratically elected government in February, Paul points out.

READ MORE: Obama: Putin ‘scares heck out of neighbors’ with ‘nationalist, backward-looking’ policy

“We have all heard the tapes of State Department officials plotting with the US Ambassador in Ukraine to overthrow the government. We heard US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland bragging that the US spent $5 billion on regime change in Ukraine. Why is that OK?”

Guess Ron isn't the only one who can see the Danger.

Guess Ron isn’t the only one who can see the Danger.

The United States has for decades championed the rights of self-determination for peoples around the globe, but Paul believes this is only when it suits Washington. He cites the example of the people in the east of Ukraine holding what the US stated where “illegal” and “fraudulent” elections. “Aren’t the people of eastern Ukraine allowed self-determination? Isn’t that a basic human right?” he said.

READ MORE: Russia won’t get involved in geopolitical intrigues and conflicts – Putin

Paragraph 16 condemns Russia for selling weapons to the Assad government, however Paul points out that at least these arms were used to fight Islamic State, rather than the US who armed the Syrian rebels, but then saw the weapons supplied end up in the hands of Islamic State. Equally, paragraph 17 which hits out at Russia for the US believes are economic sanctions imposed on Ukraine, completely ignoring the fact that the US has “repeatedly hit Russia with economic sanctions and is even considering more.”

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Many more are concerned. Are you?

To put the final nail into the coffin, Paul was astounded that so few members of the House of Representatives voted against the resolution. “This dangerous legislation passed today, December 4, with only 10 (!) votes against! Only 10 legislators are concerned over the use of blatant propaganda and falsehoods to push such reckless saber-rattling toward Russia,” Paul said.

http://rt.com/usa/211799-paul-congress-russia-war/

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/06/389002/us-provokes-total-war-with-russia-paul/

http://islamtimes.org/en/doc/news/423767/us-provoking-war-with-russia-that-could-result-in-total-destruction-ron-paul

http://yournewswire.com/video-ron-paul-us-provoking-war-with-russia-could-result-in-total-destruction/

http://human-wrongs-watch.net/2014/12/06/30601/

 

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Snowden in Oliver Stone’s biopic


Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ShaunyNews

Now this I look forward to. Like ‘The Fifth Estate’ about Jullian Assange and Wikileaks I hope this movie is as close to the truth as possible. When Ron Paul stated Snowden had done nothing wrong he got a hard time for it. To be fair, Ron’s logic was sound in what he said.

Anyone with a sound mind can't argue with Ron's logic here and thinking

Anyone with a sound mind can’t argue with Ron’s logic here and thinking

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is now confirmed to play the role of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden in an upcoming Oliver Stone-directed film, ending months of speculation surrounding who would be selected. The Guardian confirmed this week that Gordon-Levitt, 33, has landed a gig portraying the former NSA contractor in the Oscar-winning director’s forthcoming feature scheduled to start filming early next year in Munich. According to the UK paper, the backers of the still untitled film revealed on Monday that the Los Angeles-born actor will play Snowden, although details about the project remain otherwise largely unknown at this point.

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

It was reported previously that Stone’s team was eyeing Gordon-Levitt, according at least to a September article in Variety in which a film critic for the magazine said both the actor and the production team in charge were hoping to secure the TV and film star for what could be the first major motion picture on the NSA leaker. Stone, 68, has purchased the rights to both “The Snowden Files,” a 2014 book about the NSA leaks authored by Guardian journalist Luke Harding, and “Time of the Octopus,” a novel based loosely on the Snowden saga penned by the former contractor’s Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena.

“This is one of the greatest stories of our time,” Stone said previously.

Yet while that film is slated to begin filming in Munich come January, a separate project has also been planned by Sony Pictures, which last year announced it optioned the rights to “No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State” by Glenn Greenwald. Last month, Greenwald and Snowden both appeared prominently in “Citizen Four,” a Laura Poitras-produced documentary that begins with the ex-NSA analyst’s first face-to-face meeting with the press last spring inside a Honk Kong hotel rooms ahead of what soon became a stream of intelligence leaks concerning the surveillance practices of the United States government and its allies. Snowden soon after left as American authorities drafted an indictment, and has been confined to Russia since August 2013 when he was trapped in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport before being granted asylum by the Kremlin.

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone

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