The Internet Is Being Slaughtered in the Back Room
by Paul Rosenberg
by Paul Rosenberg: The
Internet Is Being Slaughtered in the Back Room
Spy Agencies Will Get Your Financial Data
Tribune is now confirming what we've been warning for some time:
That every US spy agency will have access to your financial data.
story doesn't specify whether the IRS investigative division
is included in that list, but if you still don't think your rulers
would stoop to that level, well... you're simply evading.
There is one
crucial thing to understand about this: The rulers have no choice.
The fiat currency
games of the ruling elite are getting difficult these days. I'll
leave the details to the financial specialists, but debt is astronomical,
interest rates can never rise again (without utterly killing national
budgets), and inflation is just about to boil over. They need more
money – lots of it – but the presses are already running at full
speed and the consequences are mounting.
them only one acceptable choice: Loot the producers.
This has happened
before, you understand. The closest example to ours is the end of
the Roman empire. The state had expanded beyond sustainability,
yet the rulers wouldn't even consider scaling back.
Here are a
couple of charts to make the point economically:
As the Romans
ran out of economic room, they squeezed their citizens dry. People
ran away in droves to escape. Here's a quote from a man named Salvian
the Presbyter, writing in about 440 AD:
and wide, they migrate either to the Goths or to the Bagaudae, or
to other barbarians everywhere in power; yet they do not repent
of having migrated. They prefer to live as freemen under an outward
form of captivity, than as captives under the appearance of liberty.
Therefore, the name of Roman citizens, at one time not only greatly
valued, but dearly bought, is now repudiated and fled from, and
it is almost considered not only base, but even deserving of abhorrence.
the same man's explanation of how things felt as Rome reached its
thought of the State's expenses, nobody thought of the State's losses,
because the cost was not felt. The State itself sought how it might
squander what it was already scarcely able to acquire. The heaping
up of wealth which had already exceeded its limit was overflowing
even into trifling matters... We are already poverty-stricken, yet
we do not cease to be spendthrift.
The point of
this is that the Internet is now a tool of the state, and its purpose
is to aid in looting you.
and free services won; libertarian programmers lost; game over,
though it was a good run.
Get clear in
your mind: The Internet is now a Surveillance Web. Treat
There are ways
to protect yourself, or course, but they will cost you, either in
time or in money. If you're still looking for easy and free, grow
up – that's a game for suckers. You get what you pay for.
yourself, you can either pay for a quality service, or you can work
for your protection. That means that you'll have to obtain, install,
and properly use these things:
- Tor or
- OTR chat.
- A firewall
made by people who acknowledge the importance of privacy.
- A reverse
- A MAC changer.
with NoScript and Better Privacy extensions.
- An email
client like Thunderbird, NOT webmail.
- No more
Google, Facebook or Twitter.
- Get into
a security forum and pay attention.
of looting has begun. Be wise or be foolish.
Rosenberg [send him
mail] is the CEO of Cryptohippie
USA, a leading provider of Internet privacy technologies.
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