Schlagwort-Archive: EFF

Anatomie eines Politik-Hacks Teil 2 – Die Organisation des Hacks

Wie in einem vorangegangenen  Artikel erwähnt, war in erster Linie die Kampagne von saveyourinternet.eu für das Fluten der Postfächer von EU Abgeordneten mit vorgefertigten Mails, ihrer Twitter Accounts mit automatisierten Tweets und ihrer Telefone mit vermittelten Telefonaten inkl. Gesprächsleitfaden verantwortlich.

 

Wer steckt hinter safeyourinternet.eu?
Die Kampagne wurde von der Organisation Copyright für Creativity (C4C) und dessen Sekretariat N-Square organisiert. Das C4C hat 42 Mitglieder (EFF, Edri, BEUC etc.) und wird nach eigenen Angaben im Wesentlichen von der Open Society Foundation (der Stiftung von George Soros) und der Computer & Communications Industry Association finanziert. Mitglieder dieser amerikanischen Industrievereinigung sind u.a. Amazon, Cloudflare, Facebook, Mozilla, Google oder Uber.

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The anatomy of an assault on politics part 2 – organization of the hack

As mentioned in a previous article, saveyourinternet.eu’s campaign was primarily responsible for the flooding of MEPs‘ mailboxes with ready-made e-mails their Twitter accounts with automated tweets and their phones with switched phone calls including call guidelines.

 

Who is behind safeyourinternet.eu?
The campaign was organized by the organization Copyright for Creativity (C4C) and its secretariat N-Square. The C4C has 42 members (EFF, Edri, BEUC etc.) and, according to its own statements, is mainly financed by the Open Society Foundation (the foundation of George Soros) and the Computer & Communications Industry Association. Members of this American industry association include Amazon, Cloudflare, Facebook, Mozilla, Google and Uber. The anatomy of an assault on politics part 2 – organization of the hack weiterlesen

Anatomie eines Politik-Hacks

Das Neue Testament berichtet von zahlreichen Wundern, die Jesus Christus zugeschrieben werden. Eines davon ist die wundersame Brotvermehrung. Hier soll Jesus wenig Brot und Fisch derartig vermehrt haben, dass davon Tausende Menschen satt wurden.
Eine ähnlich wundersame Vermehrung hat es im Zuge der Debatte um die EU Copyright Directive Ende Juni 2018 ebenfalls gegeben. Allerdings wurden weder Brot noch Fisch vermehrt, sondern Protest – oder etwas, das aussehen sollte wie Protest.

Der Reihe nach
Im September 2016 veröffentlichte EU-Kommissar Oettinger einen Vorschlag für eine Richtlinie über das Urheberrecht im digitalen Binnenmarkt.
Die Zeit verging und Oettinger war schon nicht mehr für das Ressort zuständig, trotzdem ging alles seinen bürokratischen Gang bis hin zur Abstimmung über die Directive im Rechtsausschuss des EU-Parlaments.
Im Vorwege dieser Abstimmung galt auch hier das Strucksche Prinzip, dass kein Gesetz so aus dem Parlament kommt, wie es hineingegangen ist. Es gab also zahlreiche Änderungen und Ergänzungen die der Berichterstatter Axel Voss (CDU/EVP) verhandeln durfte.

Julia Reda und das Plakative
Schon sehr früh machte die einzige Abgeordnete der Piraten Partei, Julia Reda, Front gegen die Vorschläge. Anatomie eines Politik-Hacks weiterlesen

The anatomy of an assault on politics

The New Testament narrates numerous miracles attributed to Jesus Christ. One of them is the feeding of the multitude: Jesus is described as having multiplied a few loaves and fish so that five thousand people could eat and were satisfied.
The debate over the new EU Copyright Directive towards the end of June 2018 was characterized by a similarly remarkable form of multiplication. But what was being multiplied in this case was not bread or fish, but protest – or rather the appearance of protest.

To begin at the beginning …
In September 2016, EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger put forward proposals for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
Time passed, and Oettinger moved on to a new role within the Commission, but the wheels of bureaucracy continued to churn until the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) was due to vote on the proposed directive.
In the run-up to the vote, observers may have wryly recalled the dictum of German parliamentarian Peter Struck that no bill ever exits parliament in the form it enters it. The directive’s rapporteur Axel Voss (CDU/EPP) had the pleasure of steering a process in which numerous changes and additions to the text were negotiated before it was formally adopted by the JURI Committee and Voss was finally given a mandate to proceed to negotiations with the EU member states.

Julia Reda’s simple slogans
The only member of Germany’s Pirate Party with a seat in the European Parliament, Julia Reda, opposed the proposed legislation from a very early stage. The anatomy of an assault on politics weiterlesen

EFF – Silicon Valley corporate front group

Der Journalist Yasha Levine zeigt detailliert die Einseitigkeit der Internet-Lobbyorganisation EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) auf. Staatliche Überwachungs- und Kontrollmaßnahmen gegen Verbrechen, werden aufs Schärfste bekämpft. Die viel weitergehenden Datensammlungen und Analysen der Techfirmen hingegen werden nie problematisiert.

Nachfolgend einige Auszüge aus dem langen aber überaus lesenswerten Text:

„But the truth is that EFF is a corporate front. It is America’s oldest and most influential internet business lobby—an organization that has played a pivotal role in shaping the commercial internet as we know it and, increasingly, hate it. That shitty internet we all inhabit today? That system dominated by giant monopolies, powered by for-profit surveillance and influence, and lacking any democratic oversight? EFF is directly responsible for bringing it into being.”

“Corporations like Google didn’t spy; they “collected data”—they “personalized.”

“Following the event, EFF and its younger, hipper cousins like Fight for the Future were the toast of Silicon Valley. “They helped mobilize the community of technology companies and public interest groups and ensured our collective focus was on informing the legislative process,’’ Alex Fowler, then head of privacy and public policy for the Mozilla Foundation, told the Boston Globe.”

“As such, the SOPA battle was just one more successful application of EFF’s rhetorical public relations strategy: frame any attempt to regulate Silicon Valley power with totalitarianism, all while conflating the interests of regular internet dwellers with the plutocrats who own the internet.”

„It was like watching antiwar protesters marching hand in hand with Lockheed Martin executives to fight Pentagon missile defense.”

“And that brings me back to former EFF staffer April Glaser. In her appeal to EFF and digital advocacy groups to lead the way in regulating corporate surveillance, she admitted that private spying has never been a big issue for this group. “The longtime focus of privacy advocates on government surveillance, not corporate surveillance, is one explanation. That probably has to do with the founding principles behind a lot of internet advocacy, which has its origins in libertarian and anti-regulation philosophies,” she wrote. “As a result, a lot of complaints from privacy advocates over the years have focused on how government surveillance is harmful to our constitutional rights and less on how they might be harmful to our communities.“”

Yasha Levine,  „All EFF’d Up“ unter https://thebaffler.com/salvos/all-effd-up-levine

EFF will Gelder für Filesharingseite sichern

Weil PayPal nun endlich nicht mehr helfen will, eine der ältesten Tauschbörsen der Welt zu finanzieren, haben die Internetaktivisten der „Electronic Frontier Foundation“ (EFF) versucht zu intervenieren. PayPal hat sich aber nicht darauf eingelassen und die Überweisung von Spenden über PapyPal an die Seite nun endgültig abgeschaltet.
Offen ist, wie die EFF zur Finanzierung anderer illegale Geschäfte im Netz steht.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/following-copyright-law-should-be-enough-even-when-payment-processors-say-it-isnt