Internet cencorship – Sentry Parental Controls http://sentryparentalcontrols.com/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 07:32:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-9-150x150.png Internet cencorship – Sentry Parental Controls http://sentryparentalcontrols.com/ 32 32 France and Germany propose measures to EU to counter alleged propaganda in Russia – Reports https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/france-and-germany-propose-measures-to-eu-to-counter-alleged-propaganda-in-russia-reports/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 05:00:13 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/france-and-germany-propose-measures-to-eu-to-counter-alleged-propaganda-in-russia-reports/ MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – August 30, 2022) France and Germany, in an unofficial document written ahead of a meeting of EU foreign ministers on the visa issue, propose measures within from the European Union to combat alleged “propaganda” in Russia, which include courses broadcast on social media and tools to circumvent censorship, Bloomberg […]]]>

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – August 30, 2022) France and Germany, in an unofficial document written ahead of a meeting of EU foreign ministers on the visa issue, propose measures within from the European Union to combat alleged “propaganda” in Russia, which include courses broadcast on social media and tools to circumvent censorship, Bloomberg reported.

The joint paper, written by EU technical experts, says the EU should continue to explore “creative ways” to enable the dissemination of what it calls “independent” information to and within Russia.

Paris and Berlin are also calling for opening communication channels with Moscow despite the widening of sanctions against Russian officials and continued military and financial support for kyiv.

The proposed plan envisages funding Russian-language media literacy courses, which could be broadcast by video bloggers on YouTube, Telegram and Vkontakte. The plan also suggests using “technical measures against Russian censorship, i.e. via an internet censorship circumvention centre”, and providing Russian-language content to Russians abroad.

Senior EU diplomats are expected to discuss visa restrictions for Russians at an informal meeting in Prague on August 30-31.

After the start of Russia’s special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine, the West intensified sanctions pressure against Russia, which led to higher energy and food prices in Europe and the United States.

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How Countries Could Kill Bitcoin Adoption – Bitcoin Magazine https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/how-countries-could-kill-bitcoin-adoption-bitcoin-magazine/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/how-countries-could-kill-bitcoin-adoption-bitcoin-magazine/ This is an opinion editorial by Interstellar Bitcoin, a bitcoin plebs. In a hypothetical world, imagine we are trying to stop Bitcoin. Why could we do it? How would we do? What actions should we take? Where would that take us? To answer these questions, we first need to talk about bitcoin in a bit […]]]>

This is an opinion editorial by Interstellar Bitcoin, a bitcoin plebs.

In a hypothetical world, imagine we are trying to stop Bitcoin. Why could we do it? How would we do? What actions should we take? Where would that take us? To answer these questions, we first need to talk about bitcoin in a bit more depth.

“If you know yourself and your enemy, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.” —Sun Tzu

Bitcoin is an idea. It is technology that provides property rights, the rule of law, economic freedom, free markets and ultimately sound money to the individual.

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UK imported no fuel from Russia in June, while goods imports also fell to £33m amid war in Ukraine | Economic news https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/uk-imported-no-fuel-from-russia-in-june-while-goods-imports-also-fell-to-33m-amid-war-in-ukraine-economic-news/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 10:53:47 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/uk-imported-no-fuel-from-russia-in-june-while-goods-imports-also-fell-to-33m-amid-war-in-ukraine-economic-news/ Britain imported no fuel from Russia in June for the first time since sanctions were imposed following the invasion of Ukraine, official data shows. The figure released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) comes after the UK decided to break dependence on Moscow for its electricity needs in the face of Kremlin aggression by […]]]>

Britain imported no fuel from Russia in June for the first time since sanctions were imposed following the invasion of Ukraine, official data shows.

The figure released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) comes after the UK decided to break dependence on Moscow for its electricity needs in the face of Kremlin aggression by phasing out the use of its oil and of its gas.

Russia was later accused of weaponizing energy by limiting gas supplies through the Nord Stream pipeline to Europe in retaliation for sanctions, fueling soaring prices and deepening cost of living crisis before winter.

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Imports of Russian goods also fell to £33million in June, the lowest level since records began in January 1997, according to the ONS.

This represents a drop of 96.6% compared to the monthly average of imports during the 12 months preceding the Ukraine invasion in February of this year.

Although UK exports to Russia rose slightly month-on-month in June, their levels fell by £168m, or around two-thirds, from the monthly average in the year to date. ‘in February.

Exports of most commodities had fallen significantly in June, with machinery and transport equipment falling by £118m or 91%.

Chemicals are the only product exported to Russia that has increased over this period, thanks to a £39.1 million (61.8%) increase in exports of drugs and medicines, which are exempt from duty. penalties.

While economic sanctions imposed by the UK are likely to have led to the fall in imports and exports, the ONS points out that the so-called “self-sanction”, where traders voluntarily seek alternatives to Russian products , was also likely a factor.

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The figures were released as Ukraine celebrated 31 years since declaring independence from the Soviet Union, while also marking six months since the start of the Russian invasion.

Prior to Ukraine’s invasion, Russia was the UK’s largest supplier of refined oil in 2021, accounting for 24.1% of all imports of this product, and also accounted for 5.9% of oil imports UK crude and 4.9% of UK gas. imports.

As a result of UK government action, there were no imports of refined oil, crude oil, gas or coal, coke and briquettes from Russia in June.

This has prompted importers to look for alternatives and imports of refined oil from Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Kuwait have increased in recent months.

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To repress citizens, more and more African leaders are manipulating the Internet https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/to-repress-citizens-more-and-more-african-leaders-are-manipulating-the-internet/ Sun, 14 Aug 2022 15:54:55 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/to-repress-citizens-more-and-more-african-leaders-are-manipulating-the-internet/ Recent developments in Sierra Leone and Somaliland suggest that more African leaders may have found internet censorship a powerful tool to fight protests. On Wednesday August 10, internet connectivity in Sierra Leone dropped to five percent moments after residents took to the streets to demonstration the country’s high cost of living. Sulaiman Turay, a 19-year-old […]]]>

Recent developments in Sierra Leone and Somaliland suggest that more African leaders may have found internet censorship a powerful tool to fight protests. On Wednesday August 10, internet connectivity in Sierra Leone dropped to five percent moments after residents took to the streets to demonstration the country’s high cost of living.

Sulaiman Turay, a 19-year-old living in the eastern part of the West African country’s capital, walked briefly before police began firing tear gas. He told Reuters he then saw protesters being shot at from his porch.

“I think people are shocked. This is not the country we know. Sierra Leone is a peaceful place,” he said.

No less than 113 civilians and four police were killed in the violent exchange. As protesters claimed they were demanding change, Julius Maada Bio, the country’s president, told BBC Focus Radio that the protests were “terrorism at its highest”.

READ ALSO: Bandits Use Walkie-Talkies To Bypass Katsina Telecom Shutdown

According netblocksan internet monitoring organisation, the country’s internet was cut for around two hours at noon and then again at midnight, before the government introduced a nationwide curfew.

On Thursday, the internet was restored, but the country’s Ministry of Information and the National Cybersecurity Coordination Center (NCCC) issued a warning to its citizens.

Internet shutdown and restore graphic. Source: Netblocks
Sierra Leone Cybersecurity Center press release

Their three-point press release warned citizens against sharing “inflammatory information on social media platforms to destabilize the state.” The warning came with a threat of 10 to 20 years in prison.

SOMALILAND TAKES UP TOPIC AND STOPS INTERNET AFTER POLICE SHOOT PROTESTERS

On Thursday, a day after hundreds of people were killed in Sierra Leone, a headline from The Washington Post read, “Police Kill 3 in Somaliland Opposition Protests Against Vote.”

It was the second protest to turn violent in an African country in less than 24 hours.

READ ALSO: EXCLUSIVE: Presidency Meets Chinese Cyber ​​Regulator to Build Nigerian Internet Firewall

Police say protesters were armed with knives and did not follow orders, forcing security officials to open fire, killing three and injuring 27.

What the protesters, believed to be supporters of the opposition parties, wanted was for Muse Bihi Abdi, the current president, not to delay the presidential election scheduled for November 13.

Netblocks discovered that the Internet was disturbed before the protests.

Somaliland network connectivity

AFRICA: MOST CENSORED REGION IN 2020, 2021 — REPORT

Surfshark, a privacy firm, revealed that Africa had recorded 88 internet restriction cases since 2015. Thirty-eight occurred due to protests and two countries permanently banned popular social media or voice over IP (VoIP) applications.

Africa was the most censored region in the world in 2020 and 2021, but this year Asia takes the lead, as it is responsible for 89% of internet restriction cases globally. In the first half of 2022 alone, Surfshark recorded 72 incidents affecting approximately 1.89 billion people worldwide.

READ ALSO: EXPLAINED: What it would mean if Nigeria had an internet firewall

According to the Surfshark study, in 2022’H1 there were 66 internet outages in six countries and territories: Burkina Faso, Jammu and Kashmir regions of India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Sudan.

Internet has been locally restricted in three countries and territories: India’s Jammu and Kashmir region and Pakistan. The other three countries – Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan and Sudan – chose to cut internet connections nationwide, even though it crippled the economy.

The Nigerian government announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter last June. The ban came after a tweet and video posted by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was taken down by Twitter for threatening to harm part of the country.

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World Economic Forum wants to use AI to automatically censor internet speech https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/world-economic-forum-wants-to-use-ai-to-automatically-censor-internet-speech/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 01:52:00 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/world-economic-forum-wants-to-use-ai-to-automatically-censor-internet-speech/ The World Economic Forum (WEF) has proposed a new way to censor online content that requires a small group of experts to train artificial intelligence in identifying “misinformation” and abusive content. The WEF published an article on Wednesday outlining a plan to overcome frequent instances of “child abuse, extremism, misinformation, hate speech and fraud” online, […]]]>

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has proposed a new way to censor online content that requires a small group of experts to train artificial intelligence in identifying “misinformation” and abusive content.

The WEF published an article on Wednesday outlining a plan to overcome frequent instances of “child abuse, extremism, misinformation, hate speech and fraud” online, which the organization says cannot be managed by human “trust and safety teams”, according to ActiveFence Trusty & Inbal Goldberger, vice president of security, author of the article. Instead, the WEF has proposed an AI-based online content moderation method, where subject matter experts provide AI training packages so that it can learn to recognize and report or restrict content that human moderators deem harmful.

“Supplementing this smarter automated detection with human expertise to review edge cases and identify false positives and negatives, and then feeding those results back into training sets will allow us to build AI with human intelligence built in,” Goldberger said. .

In other words, trust and safety teams can help AI in anomalous cases, allowing it to detect nuances in content that a purely automated system might otherwise miss or misinterpret, according to Goldberger.

“A human moderator who is an expert on European white supremacy will not necessarily be able to recognize harmful content in India or misinformation stories in Kenya,” she explained. As time passes and the AI ​​practices with more training sets, it begins to identify the types of content moderation teams that would be offensive, reaching “near-perfect detection” at large. ladder,

Goldberger said the system would protect against “increasingly advanced players who abuse the platforms in unique ways.”

Trust and safety teams at online media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, bring a “nuanced understanding of misinformation campaigns” that they apply to content moderation, Goldberger said.

This includes working with government organizations to filter content that communicates a narrative about COVID-19, for example. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised Big Tech companies on what types of content qualify as misinformation on their sites.

Social media companies have also targeted conservative content, including posts that negatively portray abortion and transgender activism, or contradict the mainstream understanding of climate change, either by labeling it “misinformation” or blocking it. completely.

The WEF document did not specify how AI training team members would be chosen, how they would be held accountable, or whether countries could exercise controls over AI.

The elite corporate leaders who attend WEF gatherings have a track record of proposals that extend corporate control over people’s lives. At the last annual WEF summit in March, the head of Chinese multinational tech company Alibaba Group boasted of a system for monitoring individual carbon footprints derived from diet, travel and similar behaviors.

“The future is being built by us, by a powerful community like you here in this room,” WEF Founder and Chairman Klaus Schwab told an audience of more than 2,500 global business and political elites.

The WEF did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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The 10 Best VPNs for Small Businesses https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/the-10-best-vpns-for-small-businesses/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 20:46:43 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/the-10-best-vpns-for-small-businesses/ Virtual private networks, or VPNs, are a great solution for protecting your personal information and identity. But what if you manage more than your own information? Solution Review editors recommend these ten VPNs as the best VPN for small businesses. The names on this list may already be familiar to you. You may already be […]]]>

Virtual private networks, or VPNs, are a great solution for protecting your personal information and identity. But what if you manage more than your own information? Solution Review editors recommend these ten VPNs as the best VPN for small businesses.

The names on this list may already be familiar to you. You may already be using one in your own life for your personal computer. However, when it comes to your small business, you’ll need to consider upgrading your personal plan to a business plan or choosing a VPN designed from the ground up with business in mind. You are not only protecting your own information, but also that of your employees. It’s not just your computer you have to worry about being compromised, but also the computer and work phone of every employee and contractor that walks through your doors (literally or virtually from their homes).

For your consideration, these are the ten best VPNs for small businesses.

The 10 Best VPNs for Small Businesses


CyberGhost

CyberGhost VPNCyberGhost is a Romania-based VPN provider that protects user data from online surveillance and censorship. Since 2011, the company has blocked shady organizations and actors who want to maliciously profit from personal information. With CyberGhost, users can hide their IP address by connecting to one of over 5,700 VPN servers located in 90 countries, keeping their web traffic anonymous and secure. CyberGhost champions privacy as a basic human right, being the first in the industry to release a transparency report while building new user-centric crypto technology for the future.


ExpressVPN

ExpressVPNExpressVPN is a UK-based company whose VPN solution allows users to securely and anonymously browse the web and access blocked global content from anywhere. The company currently hosts over 3,000 VPN servers, with 160 server locations in 94 countries around the world, and users have the ability to switch between servers whenever they want. Users can hide their IP addresses from potentially malicious actors and enjoy anonymous web browsing, unlocked regional content, and unlimited data speeds.


HideMyAss!

HideMyAss!HMA is a UK-based virtual private network provider that has operated as a subsidiary of Czech cybersecurity company Avast since 2016. Founded in 2005, the provider is one of the oldest VPN providers still in existence. HMA provides software and digital services to help users stay anonymous online and encrypt their online traffic. Its software is used to access websites that may be blocked in the user’s country, to anonymize information that could otherwise be used by hackers, and to do anything unscrupulous without being identified. HMA operates over 1,000 servers in 290 locations around the world and offers VPN apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, routers, Apple TV, Android TV, Chrome and Firefox.


IPVanish

IPVanishIPVanish is a US-based virtual private network provider founded in 2012 and recently acquired in 2019 by J2 Global. The provider offers VPN software and apps for desktop and mobile devices, including Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, ChromeOS, and Amazon devices. IPVanish also offers VPN software for routers. IPVanish currently operates over 1,300 servers in over 75 global locations, with most of its servers located in North America and Europe.


NorthLayer

NorthLayerNordVPN is a Panama-based virtual private network provider established in 2012 to combat internet censorship, content control, and intrusive government surveillance. Their VPN for business is NordLayer. As of 2020, the provider has helped over 12 million customers protect their online transactions and web traffic from internet surveillance and cyber threats. The provider operates over 5,500 VPN servers in 58 countries, offering military-grade encryption, DNS leak protection, and blazing-fast data speeds.


PureVPN

PureVPNPureVPN is a Hong Kong-based virtual private network provider founded in 2007 and owned by GZ Systems Ltd. The provider offers VPN apps for several popular operating systems, devices, and browsers, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Chrome, Firefox, routers, Android TV, Firestick TV, and Kodi. Additionally, PureVPN offers VPN services for specific use cases, including dedicated IPs, business, and gaming. The company currently operates over 2,000 servers in over 180 locations around the world, operating servers in over 140 countries.


Surfshark

SurfSharkSurfshark is a British Virgin Islands-based virtual private network provider founded in 2018. The provider offers VPN apps for multiple platforms and devices, including iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, Linux, Chrome, Firefox, FireTV, and Apple TV . Surfshark currently offers over 1,040 servers in over 61 countries. All of Surfshark’s servers come with private DNS, stealth mode, IPsec/IKEv2, P2P compatible capabilities, OpenVPN, and extension support.


TorGuardComment

TorGuardCommentTorGuard is a Caribbean-based virtual private network provider that was founded in 2012. The provider offers anonymous VPN apps for several popular operating systems, devices, and browsers, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Firefox, and Chromium. TorGuard currently operates over 3,000 servers in 50 countries around the world. In addition to allowing users to browse the Internet anonymously, the provider offers a 24/7 support system to help protect your business.


TunnelBear

TunnelBearTunnelBear is a Canada-based virtual private network provider founded in 2011 and acquired by McAfee in 2018. The provider offers VPN apps for multiple device types and operating systems, including Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices. . TunnelBear also offers a VPN for web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Opera; Furthermore, the company provides a specific service called Blocker for Chrome to attack online tracking. Le VPN currently operates VPN servers in 23 different countries around the world.


VyprVPN

VyprVPNVyprVPN is a Switzerland-based virtual private network solution offered by internet privacy and security solution provider Golden Frog. The solution currently operates over 700 servers in over 70 different locations and currently offers VPN apps for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. Additionally, VyprVPN also provides specific apps for routers and smart TVs. In addition to providing IP address protection and high-speed streaming, the provider offers a 24/7 support system to help protect your business.


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Two years after Belarus’ rigged election, US can do more to expose Alexander Lukashenko’s abuses https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/two-years-after-belarus-rigged-election-us-can-do-more-to-expose-alexander-lukashenkos-abuses/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 18:14:04 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/two-years-after-belarus-rigged-election-us-can-do-more-to-expose-alexander-lukashenkos-abuses/ By Polina Sadovskaya The fraudulent election of Alexander Lukashenka as President of Belarus on August 9, 2020 came as no surprise to anyone. Everyone expected him to “win”, but very few wanted him to. Today, it is more important than ever that the United States continue to speak out against the serious human rights violations […]]]>

By Polina Sadovskaya

The fraudulent election of Alexander Lukashenka as President of Belarus on August 9, 2020 came as no surprise to anyone. Everyone expected him to “win”, but very few wanted him to. Today, it is more important than ever that the United States continue to speak out against the serious human rights violations committed by Lukashenko.

Belarusian organizations and activists demanded free and fair elections. Crowds in Minsk and other Belarusian cities celebrated pro-democracy candidates, including Svitlana Tikhanouskaya, who took over her husband’s campaign after his arrest, but the run-up to the election was characterized by mass protests, protests detentions and arrests, including that of well-known political writer Ihar Losik and opposition presidential candidate Viktar Babaryka.

After announcing that Lukashenka had been re-elected with an alleged 80% majority, the regime responded to protesters with a nationwide news blackout and then violence.

These events, now almost two years ago, have led to a mass exile of pro-democracy activists, mainly to Lithuania and Poland. A more intense crackdown against those still in Belarus continues. Democracy and human rights advocates around the world have tried tirelessly to support organizations and individuals whose safety in Belarus is at risk. A year ago, international human rights organizations launched a joint appeal to demand the release of political prisoners captured in raids against publications and activist groups. Concerted efforts have been made to organize panels and discussions on human rights in Belarus at the meetings of the United Nations Human Rights Council and the United Nations General Assembly in order to keep Belarus on the global agenda. PEN America held readings in solidarity with the people of Belarus.

Even more impressive are the efforts in Belarus to continue supporting journalists, activists and writers. Even after its liquidation, PEN Belarus continued to work in exile on cultural and human rights research. The Belarusian Society of Journalists (BAJ) was recently awarded the UNESCO Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize, and the human rights center Viasna has published constant updates and statistics on political imprisonment in Belarus .

Lukashenka and his regime’s collaboration with Putin over the use of the Belarusian border for the initial invasion of Ukraine severely undermined much of the global support for Belarus. More than ever, it is crucial to distinguish those residing in Belarus from the cruel actions of the Putin-backed Lukashenka regime; like Ukrainians waging a war against Russia, Belarusians have been engaged in an anti-Russian ideological battle since Lukashenko came to power. As Amy Mackinnon so aptly described in a recent Foreign Police report, the outcome of the war in Ukraine will also have an impact on the future of democracy and human rights in Belarus.

While that future remains uncertain, it is more important than ever that the United States continue to use its voice and leadership to speak out against Lukashenka’s abuses and show support for those fighting the dictatorship at home and abroad. outside Belarus. In the winter of 2021, six months after falsified election results sent Belarusian civil society into disarray, PEN America called on members of Congress to speak out in support of the protesters and declare their commitment to the freedom of speech, freedom of expression and other fundamental human rights. . Months later, a congressional resolution offered congratulations and hope to the people of Belarus as they demanded a democratic future.

Biden administration must act on resolution; what is needed now is a consolidated effort to counter Belarusian tactics that involve internet censorship, prolonged detention in terrible conditions and intensive torture. The US government must continue to condemn these tactics and publicly call for the release of the 1,262 political prisoners in Belarus, including 98 cultural figures (as of August 8); A total of 114 cultural personalities are unjustly detained.

As the Belarusian border is used for war and the world begins to ignore Belarusian civil society due to the government’s heinous involvement in the invasion of Ukraine, the United States can play an important role in strengthening the support for human rights and democracy in Europe, a strategically important region for the United States. Whether it’s pushing to hold the Lukashenko administration to account or promoting civil society organizations that offer aid to targeted and suppressed individuals in Belarusian society, now is the time to make that change.

About PEN America

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and around the world. We defend the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the freedoms that make it possible. Learn more at pen.org.

Contact: Suzanne Trimel, STrimel@PEN.org, 201-247-5057

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Rape on moving buses https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/rape-on-moving-buses/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 15:40:59 +0000 https://sentryparentalcontrols.com/rape-on-moving-buses/ Published: 08 August 2022 21:40:59 The shock and outrage the nation should have felt and expressed over the two incidents of rape on moving buses within four days in Tangail and Gazipur is seemingly absent. Is the nation becoming increasingly shock-resistant in the face of such crimes? No politics or political framework is involved here […]]]>