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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 7:16 pm on July 20, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Amnesty, , , , , censorship, , , , , , iOS, iPhones, , journalists, , , , NSO, , Pegasus, , , , , , ,   

    The Pegasus Shitstorm 

    It’s been a while since I checked on the latest Covid-19 news. So I thought, why not update myself and perhaps write an article if there’s anything major happening?

    Forget the pandemic. What do I see all over the news? Pegasus! Pegasus! Pegasus!
    SHUT THE FUCK UP!

    Pegasus sounds familiar. Where have I heard that name before? And wallah! I look at my database and I see a few files about Pegasus.
    So it’s nothing new.
    Pegasus has been around for a few years now. But the mainstream media is just catching up after discovering that dozens of journalists were targeted by the spyware.
    HA HA HA!

    I spent over 2 hours going through Pegasus files all over again. And I got a fucking headache from it. Did you come here to learn the intricate details of Pegasus? Nyet! Do your own fucking research!

    It’s not just journalists who are worried now. Just for the record, dozens of journalists have been victims of the Pegasus spyware. Less than a dozen people even remember the history of those innocent folks. So let’s not act like this is brand new information, okay? Journalists have been killed with the help of Pegasus spyware.
    And now, it’s the turn of politicians, royal family members, business executives, human rights activists and government officials who have been targeted through Pegasus over the last few years.
    What goes around, comes around. Let’s celebrate! Everybody gets a Pegasus! You get a Pegasus! You get a Pegasus! You get a Pegasus! Everybody gets a Pegasus! Hurray!

    So now they’re all worried. When was Pegasus information first leaked? 2016? Yet everybody sat on their big fat fucking asses all through 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020! How convenient!

    Edward Snowden warned people, waaaaay back in 2013, that the governments in multiple countries were conducting mass surveillance on innocent citizens. The headlines ran for a few weeks then everybody fucked off.
    It’s 2021. This Pegasus spyware does nothing special that was not already revealed in 2013. Yet all the journalists are busy typing away dozens of articles on Pegasus. They’re milking the Pegasus cow for views but most of them are too fucking stupid to include any solid information.

    As a private journalist, I want to extend a big fuck you to all the mainstream media journos. You imbeciles had a ton of data to work with, yet your articles are pure horseshit.

    I’m going to link the Forensic Report by Amnesty for the cake.
    And a shoutout to Washington Post for a fair attempt to write a decent article detailing the Pegasus spyware. The rest of the journos can fuck off. I skimmed through a dozen articles and was immensely disappointed.

    Indian journalists are shitting bricks right now. Apparently over 1000 phone numbers in India appeared in the leaks.
    Now the Indian government is vehemently denying any involvement in the Pegasus surveillance scheme. Hopefully, the Indian journalists still have a few working brain cells to understand that their government is lying.

    India has been steadily climbing up the surveillance and censorship ladder over the past decade. The intelligent few probably got a whiff of this as early as 2015. The rest of the nation can prepare to become the next China.

    Here are some of the victims of Pegasus:
    Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Yemen, Pakistan, France, Hungary.
    If you live in any of the above mentioned countries, you’re about to experience Xi Jinping’s regime without visiting China.

    One of the most disturbing information in the recent leaks is the emergence of zero-click attacks. Technology has advanced so far, that a user need not even touch their phones to be infected with Pegasus.

    iPhones are generally known to be secure in the privacy community. Unfortunately, the Pegasus leaks have confirmed that iPhones are just as vulnerable to spyware, as Android phones.
    Many spyware companies have found different ways to infect Linux machines with spyware as well.

    One of the reasons spyware like Pegasus has managed to thrive for so long is that most modern phones and operating systems have been designed and built for surveillance, not privacy. This corporate greed by phone manufacturers has led to the growth of spyware companies like the NSO.

    Perhaps it’s time to go back to Nokia 3310 and MS DOS.

    As for the Pegasus shitstorm on the news? Boo fucking hoo! Why don’t you journos release the leaked data to the public so we can go through it ourselves?
    The mainstream media is holding the leaked Pegasus data hostage, and feeding the public tiny crumbs of useless news articles everyday. They’ll probably keep this going in the news until some other shit comes up. Then bye bye Pegasus! And bye bye privacy! What? Were we supposed to start securing our devices? Not today!

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 5:14 pm on June 7, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , censorship, , , , , Muhammadu Buhari, ,   

    Nigeria Bans Twitter 

    Recently, Twitter decided to delete a tweet from the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

    The tweet said

    Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of e destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.

    Now, first of all, I would like to say, FUCK TWITTER.
    Fuck twitter, fuck facebook, fuck their founders and leadership and management. Fuck their employees! Basically, fuck everybody.

    Now, am I allowed to say that?
    Of course I’m allowed to say that! Fuck Twitter. And fuck Jack Dorsey!

    Twitter is a corporate entity that has become so massively empowered, that they’re censoring everybody left and right. Twitter isn’t a free speech platform. Twitter is a surveillance platform for mind-controlled idiots to discuss insignificant bullshit.

    Earlier this year, both Twitter and Facebook suspended Donald Trump’s accounts. Now I’m no fan of Trump. But I opposed the suspension of his accounts because it was a clear indication of how powerful these corporate surveillance platforms were becoming. To think that a President of the world’s top nation would be suspended by some bullshit corporation! Can you imagine that?

    There is a clear control of narrative here, where Twitter as a corporate entity, decides what you can say and not say. Now a decade ago, those lines were drawn finely regarding the anti-hate speech, violent content, x-rated stuff, illegal content, etc.
    But now, Twitter’s like Xi Jinping’s offshore company, where they’re like, “Hey bwoy! You better watch yo goddamn mouth!”

    There’s a lot of porn on Twitter now, isn’t there? All the Onlyfans superstars are jiggling their titties and clapping their ass cheeks on it. That is accepted.

    Now, Muhhamadu Buhari’s tweet was a subtle threat. And a threat from the President isn’t a good thing.

    But, this is Twitter. And I hate Twitter so much, that I support Nigeria’s stance on this once.
    Can you imagine what I would’ve tweeted if I were in Buhari’s position? Just think about it.

    I’m just here to celebrate the fact that Twitter got it’s ass checked by the Nigerian government. It’s high time somebody put Twitter in it’s place and Nigeria stepped up!
    This is how it’s done folks! You wanna censor me? Get the fuck outta my country!

    Nigeria has one of the largest populations in Africa. So Twitter is losing ground here.
    Muhammadu – 1
    Twitter – 0

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 4:55 pm on May 6, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: censorship, LiveLeak,   

    Internet Fatalities: LiveLeak 

    The internet is evolving. And not in a good way.
    There has been a steep rise in adult websites, with a sharp decline in controversial websites.

    Controversial websites have to be preserved in honor of the freedom of speech that was so prevalent in the 80’s up to late 2000’s.

    Adult websites are no longer controversial in today’s era. In fact, they’re considered to be liberating.
    So, one one hand we see a massive rise in pornographic websites promoting incest and various kinks such as fattening/feeding fetish, eating shit(i kid you not), drinking piss and wearing diapers.

    But a website that documents real life events that include gore, racism, accidents, trauma and so on? Nope! Too controversial.

    I’m not promoting controversial websites.
    I’m not demanding the rise of gore websites etc. But, the ones that have existed for more than a decade need to keep going to preserve the legacy of the old internet.

    LiveLeak was a British video sharing website headquartered in London. The site was founded on 31 October 2006, in part by the team behind the Ogrish.com shock site which closed on the same day. LiveLeak aimed to freely host real footage of politics, war, and many other world events and to encourage and foster a culture of citizen journalism.

    Liveleak was one of the few websites on the internet which documented the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in real time.
    It wasn’t pretty to watch, but it was real. It was happening on the streets, and whilst many governments such as CHINA were censoring the mainstream media, LiveLeak showed it all.

    I downloaded over a hundred videos from LiveLeak at the start of the pandemic.
    This was a historical moment. It was needed to be preserved.
    Of course I got bored after a while and stopped browsing LiveLeak altogether.

    At this point in time, one year later, are there any videos on the internet of the start of the coronavirus epidemic in Wuhan?
    This is history. It needs to be preserved. But I’m pretty sure that by now, China has erased all content of the epidemic from the internet.
    A few years from now, China will have erased itself from the pandemic. India will be considered the epicenter of the pandemic. Or maybe another country. But not China. By the time I grow old enough to be a grandpa, if you go to China and ask the kids at school, “Remember the coronavirus epidemic from Wuhan?” they’ll say, “What epidemic? What pandemic? Those are all conspiracy theories!”

    Seeing is believing. All governments know that. All corporations know that. All the bogus political factions know that. So when you erase all evidence from the internet, those events essentially become nonexistent.

    LiveLeak has been replaced with ItemFix, which “is a site for creativity and fun.”
    In other words, ItemFix is yet another one of those crappy sites that nobody will visit, and will eventually be shut down because they’re useless.
    Splendid!

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 3:35 am on February 18, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: censorship, Disha Ravi, , , , , ,   

    Activism In Shithole Countries: Examining The Case Of Disha Ravi 

    A few days ago, an Indian activist named Disha Ravi was arrested by the cops and put behind bars for editing and circulating a document tweeted by climate activist Greta Thunberg relating to India’s ongoing farmer protests.

    Here’s what the cops had to say:

    Disha Ravi, arrested by CyPAD Delhi Police, is an Editor of the Toolkit Google Doc & key conspirator in document’s formulation & dissemination. She started WhatsApp Group & collaborated to make the Toolkit doc. She worked closely with them to draft the Doc. @PMOIndia @HMOIndia

    Delhi Police has taken cognizance of a ‘Toolkit Document’ found on a social media platform that predates and indicates a copycat execution of a conspiracy behind the 26Jan violence. The call was to wage economic, social, cultural and regional war against India.

    Now I was really curious about this document, and wanted to see what’s in it.
    So I did a lil research and found this link.

    Now I scrolled through the document in question and found nothing terrible that could warrant the arrest of the document’s authors, publishers or readers.
    But maybe it’s just me, right?
    Maybe I’ve grown accustomed to living in a world of free speech and this issue is beyond my grasp.

    So I put myself in the shoes of a filthy curry-munching Indian pig and tried to decipher all the problems I would have with this document.
    And these guidelines listed in the document could be the answer:

    1. Tweet your support to the Indian Farmers. Use hashtag #FarmersProtest #StandWithFarmers
    2. Call/Email any of your govt representatives and ask them to take action, Sign online Petitions and take action to Divest from fossil fuel industries.
    3. Organise an on-ground action near the closest Indian Embassy, Media House or your local Govt. office on 13th/14th February, 2021. Share pictures on social media using the hashtag #FarmersProtest #StandWithFarmers

    1. Share solidarity Photo/Video Message on social media with hashtags #FarmersProtest #StandWithFarmers
    2. Digital Strike: #AskIndiaWhy Video/Photo Message
    3. Keep tweeting – Feel free to tag @PMOIndia, @nstomar (Minister of Agriculture & Farmer Welfare), your own heads of state & others who ought to take note, like the IMF, WTO, FAO, World Bank
    4. Read more about the issue – https://ruralindiaonline.org/en/stories/categories/farming-and-its-crisis/
    5. Physical Actions – Near Indian Embassies, Govt. offices, Media houses
    6. Watch out for (or Join) the Farmers’ March / Parade (a first of its kind) into Delhi and back to the borders.
    7. Call/Email any of your govt representatives and ask them to take action, Sign online Petitions and take action to Divest from fossil fuels.

    So what’s the problem?
    I gather that the Indian cops
    a) Don’t like people tweeting about issues affecting the country.
    b) Don’t want Indians calling their govt representatives about these issues.
    c) Don’t want any on-ground action in front of any government building.

    a) reminds me of China.
    b) reminds me of the typical lazy Indian politicians who want to make as much money as they can and do absolutely nothing to help the citizens.
    c) reminds me of the pressure the politicians must be putting on the cops to silence the dissenters.

    For anyone who hasn’t been to India, this is your introduction to the great religious nation – of con artists, scumbags, pedophiles, rapists, crooks, thieves and assholes.

    You can never get anything done in India. Why? Because it is a country where retarded nationalism is glorified above everything else.
    Everyone is required to praise this great nation of filth instead of cleaning the filth up.
    If you speak out against anything done wrong in that country, you’re a traitor.

    I scrolled through some Twitter threads that mentioned Disha Ravi and it’s amusing to see the number of people calling her a traitor and terrorist and comparing her to Osama Bin Laden.
    That’s India for you. Everyone will jump into the hate train without doing any research. India is full of blind nationalist sheep herded by wolves. The common man is too stupid to think for himself.

    A good citizen in India is one who sees no wrong, hears no wrong, and does absolutely no wrong.
    India is the next China.

    India’s a country where activists are arrested, jailed and killed, while rapists are set free.

    India’s a country where activists are seen as a bigger threat than rapists, wife-beaters and pedophiles.

    India’s a country where cops will cremate rape victims in the middle of the night, after locking their families up.

    This is why there will be no progress.
    India is the country where slogans are passed around like prasadam, but no action is ever taken.

    Now I’ve been to India before. And my experience was terrible.
    The news articles tell me that it’s not getting any better. So, when will the government start censoring the media? ‘Cause we all know that’s the next step to controlling a nation – censoring Twitter is just the beginning.

    Anyway, here’s my message for the activists in India: Get the fuck out. Get out whilst you can. Nationalism and activism don’t bode well together.

    For those who can’t get out, well, it’s 2021. What’s your excuse for being a clueless privacy idiot in this modern age?

    The world is changing. It’s changing fast.
    Human rights are being taken away. Freedom is no longer a fundamental right.
    Freedom of speech isn’t a right anymore; it’s a privilege. And Indians, Arabs, Chinese, Russians and many others no longer have access to it.

    I think privacy 101 should be an activist’s introduction to the censorship regimes that most of us now live in.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 2:39 pm on February 6, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: censorship, , , Li Wenliang, ,   

    Remembering China’s Censorship: Li Wenliang 

    Today marks the first anniversary of he death of Dr Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who blew the whistle on Coronavirus.

    I’m looking at the image of him on the news and he was wearing 2 masks!

    Xi Jinping’s government didn’t blink an eye when labelling his death cause as Coronavirus, even though the man appeared to be wearing two masks.

    Let the world remember this day in history as the day that China killed the man who told the truth.

    And let the world mourn the fact that Xi Jinping is still alive, after causing the deaths of so many innocent people.

    Let the world pray that Xi the fat chinese bastard burn in eternal hell, if there is any such thing.
    And I wait for the day someone brave enough pulls a Gaddafi on Xi Jinping.

     
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