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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 7:16 pm on July 20, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Amnesty, , , , , , , , , , , iOS, iPhones, , journalists, Kazakhstan, , , 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 2:57 pm on June 17, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    List Of Countries That Censor LGBTQ+ Through Apple’s App Store 

    Below is a list of countries that censor LGBTQ+ apps on Apple’s App Store (ranked from the highest censored to the less censored):

    Saudi Arabia, China (mainland), United Arab Emirates, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Algeria, Niger, South Korea, Gambia. Liberia, Senegal. Uganda, Zimbabwe, Angola, Benin, Chad, Malawi, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Congo – Brazzaville, Eswatini, Mauritania, Botswana, São Tomé & Príncipe, Tanzania, Yemen, Guinea-Bissau, Kuwait, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Tunisia, Bahrain, Jordan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Brunei, Cape Verde, Guyana, Laos, Lebanon, Mauritius, Russia, Seychelles, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bhutan, Cyprus, Dominica, Grenada, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Nepal, Suriname, India, Moldova, Palau, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Montserrat, Albania, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cambodia, El Salvador, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Lithuania, Macao SAR China, Malta, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Philippines, Solomon Islands, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Ukraine, Venezuela, Bermuda, Bolivia, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Latvia, North Macedonia, Panama, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Uruguay, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR China, Hungary, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Portugal, Taiwan, Vietnam, Czechia, Greece, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Chile, Argentina, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland

    Below is the list of apps that were censored (ranked from most censored to less censored):

    weBelong – Find Your Community, Hinge: Dating & Relationships, #open ENM + Polyamorous Dating, Qutie – LGBT Dating, Adam4Adam Gay Dating Chat A4A, Trans – Transgender Dating, NUiT Astrology Match/Dating, Talko: Lesbian Dating & Chat, Feeld: For Couples & Singles, Butterfly Transgender Dating, Fiorry: Transgender Dating, Vent – Express your feelings, HER:Lesbians LGBTQ Dating App, SURGE – Gay Dating & Chat App, Daddyhunt: Fun Gay Dating, Blued – Gay Chat & Gay Dating, Taimi: LGBTQ+ Dating, Chat, OkCupid: Online Dating App, Sowlmate: Self-Care & Diary, Transgender Dating & Chat App,LESARION – lesbian dating, Wapo Gay Dating & Chat For Men, Wapa : Lesbian Dating & Chat, Lesly: Lesbian Dating & Meetup, Sapio — Intelligent Dating, the L (formely Rela), EDGE Gay/Lesbian News, GagaOOLala – Find Your Story, EDGE Gay/Lesbian News, GayRoyal – Dating & Chat, DIGSSO – GAY SOCIAL NETWORK, Kindu For Couples, Loov: Bisexual & Casual Dating, Grindr – Gay chat, Jack’d – Gay chat & dating, Rumpur: Gay Dating, GROWLr: Gay Bears Near You, Hornet – Gay Social Network, Threesome, Adult Swingers App, Lesbian Dating App – Wonder, Ace Date- Live. Chat. Meet., Tser: TS, Transgender Dating, Gays dating app – CHAT & DATE, CYBERMEN, Thurst.

    Sources:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSCD9z4TMb4iT6SUUsxT6IE0eUCVg3hcAv3tuOF_pgYWftCAZrGl278_FvckW1oyuwtgx0I2NYXrWJi/pubhtml#

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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 11:57 am on July 8, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Cuba, , Eritrea, , , , Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, North Korea, , , , , Syria, , , , ,   

    The State Of Post-Snowden Surveillance And Censorship 

    One thing that Edward Snowden may not have foreseen during his leaks in 2013, is how little impact it would’ve had for the majority of the population in general. In fact, it was just like any other major news story that’s happened since. People watched the news, got a little agitated, and once the crisis had settled down, everyone was back to their normal lives.

    If a survey was conducted for every citizen in every country across the globe, on how the Snowden leaks had impacted their lives, I believe less than 1% of people would provide some positive feedback. And this can be observed practically all over the internet. How many people have sought an alternative to mainstream social media? How many people have taken steps to protect their privacy online? How many people have taken steps to circumvent government surveillance and censorship mechanisms? I believe it’s just a few hundred thousand people scattered across the world, in different continents and countries.

    I live in a geographical region with millions of people. And out of those millions, I can confidently say that I’m the only one who’s done extensive work to counter the government surveillance and censorship.

    It’s not that people don’t know what’s going on. A large percentage of the population has access to smart devices and use the internet everyday. They’ve read the news headlines. They’ve seen the articles about government surveillance, oppression and censorship. But have they done anything about it? No!

    Privacy is hard work. It’s not going to be handed over on a silver platter. You have to do your research. You have to find out how to secure your privacy. You have to get technical – for the majority of people, that’s where the problem lies.

    How many people have you seen browsing the web without an adblock in 2020? I’ve come across so many people who still don’t know how to install an adblock extension on their browser so they can stop wasting time looking at ads throughout the day.

    If someone can’t figure out how to use an adblock, do you really think they’ll ditch Windows OS, install a Linux distro, root their phones and install a custom ROM, ditch Facebook and Twitter and sign up for a Fediverse account? Do you think they can ditch Whatsapp and switch to Signal? How many news articles have covered Telegram’s blunders? Yet how many people still use it?

    What we have is a population that can’t be bothered to do anything about the government surveillance, oppression and censorship. They’re just going to cry, whine and go back to using the very tools that the government uses to spy and control them.

    Another factor that’s contributed to this mess, is the ever-decreasing IQ of people these days. Has anyone seen some of the dumb things people do these days? And it begins with an idea. They think of something stupid, they write it down, and then they go ahead and do it. At no point in this period of time, do they stop and think, “Hey! Wait a minute! This is a really stupid idea!”

    A lot of countries now have data retention policies in place. That means the government has access to data that all ISP’s must retain for a specific period of time. It’s usually ranging anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.

    The United States now requires visa applicants to submit their social media details. From a security standpoint, this is a genius move; from a privacy standpoint, not so much.

    The Indian government blocked internet access in Kashmir for several months last year. A lot of people have praised and supported the Indian government’s ban on TikTok and several other Chinese apps. This is purely a political move based on the current border problems between India and China. Had China provided the Indian government access to all it’s user data before the current political turmoil, I’m pretty sure TikTok would still be running on several million Indian smartphones. And the Indian government would proudly siphon off all the data to identify all the bad citizens speaking out against the government.. That’s right. If you’re an Indian citizen, you might want to watch whom you criticize on Twitter because you could be arrested and roughed up in jail.

    And now everybody’s criticizing China for establishing totalitarian laws to control Hong Kong. Perhaps these people need to look at their own countries to see if their government has given them enough freedom and privacy.

    Recently the Pakistan government decided that all VPN users would have to register their VPNs with the ISPs who would provide all customer data to the government.

    In countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Thailand, Cuba, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Iran, Turkmenistan, Iraq, Syria, Russia, Kazakhstan, Eritrea, North Korea, and China, the majority of the population have been conquered to use self-censorship and silence toward the government. Many of these countries have already banned VPNs.

    As each year passes, while the citizens are too busy engaging in silly protests and looting, their governments secretly pass on new laws and ramp up the surveillance and oppression systems even further. I’m looking at you, Americans. How’s the Earn It Act coming along?

    I read posts by people complaining that various government agencies had ramped up surveillance to identify the BLM protestors. Is that even surprising? If they were going to start looting stores and burning cars, I think they should’ve expected some sort of response from the government. Do people not think ahead anymore?

    The Americans carry an attitude around themselves, acting like they DESERVE some things. And they’re spreading that attitude across continents to other countries. But how’s that working out? Not so well I believe. As much as you may deserve whatever you think it is that you deserve, if you aren’t making smart decisions, you’ll end up in the same place where you started. And all that noise on Facebook and Twitter won’t amount to anything at all.

    The people aren’t smart anymore. They’re becoming dumber and dumber with each passing year. They’re showing their arrogance by posting their selfies carrying firearms, and posting threats to harm other people on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    When Edward Snowden looked through the surveillance documents and decided that it was finally time for him to leak them to the press, he had a plan in mind. Even with the urgency of the situation and the short amount of time that he had left, the man planned his way through it. He had a course of action – a smart one. Edward Snowden didn’t go on a Twitter rant threatening the NSA and urging his followers to burn down the government buildings. And I think this defines the difference between civilized smart people and idiots.

    I believe things are only going to get worse. I believe the majority of the governments have already tapped into social media. And now they’re going to tap into or ban VPNs. And then, they’re going to censor all speech against the regimes. Finally, people will start getting picked up in unmarked black vans and disappear. All countries should take note of this. The quality of politicians has already dropped to a despicable low. Just look at the current world leaders – Unhinged Trump, that Covidiot Bolsonaro, Kim Jong the family killer Un, Xi Winning the Poo ping. It’s such a shame that a bunch of morons have managed to acquire the highest leadership positions in the world. And as the citizens continue to criticize and mock these fools, it’s only a matter of time before they snap and do the unthinkable.

     
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