Legalisering af cannabis på vej i Canada

I løbet af 2017 planlægger den Canadiske regering at gennemføre en legalisering af cannabis, til såvel rekreativt som medicinsk brug.

I den anledning har en kommission på 9 personer udarbejdet en rapport om hvordan dette konkret kan lade sig gøre. Rapporten anbefaler en række tiltag der skal minimere skadevirkningerne og sikre en stram statslig kontrol med cannabismarkedet.

How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text – The Intercept

Hvis du ikke er helt tilfreds med at udenlandske efterretningstjenester læser alle dine SMS’er og lytter med på alle dine telefonsamtaler (for det gør de, som det fremgår af nedenstående artikel) så er der måske hjælp at hente, i det mindste for ’smart-phone’ brugere. Der findes nu app’s til både iPhone og Android som krypterer både samtaler og tekstbeskeder, så aflytning bliver meget besværligt hvis ikke helt umuligt. Kik en tur omkring Open Whisper Systems og bliv klogere på hvordan du kan beskytte dit privatliv.

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Most people realize that emails and other digital communications they once considered private can now become part of their permanent record. But even as they increasingly use apps that understand what they say, most people don’t realize that the words they speak are not so private anymore, either. Top-secret documents from the archive of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency can now automatically recognize the content within phone calls by creating rough transcripts and phonetic representations that can be easily searched and stored.

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Peter Holmes interview

Kort interview med Peter Holmes, statsadvokat for byen Seattle i Washington, USA. Optaget ved en høring om legalisering af cannabis, i København, 2013. Peter Holmes var initiativtager til en lov der legalisere brugen af cannabis som rusmiddel for voksne i staten Washington, USA.

Attack of the drones

Og så kan mange amerikanere stadig ikke forstå, hvorfor store dele af verdens befolkning ikke er fans af alt hvad der kommer fra USA. Måske den amerikanske statsadministration bare skulle holde lidt igen med myrderierne rundt omkring i resten af verdenen, hvis de ønsker at genvinde noget af den tabte popularitet.

Men om et lille øjeblik er denne teknologi ikke længere forbeholdt USA’s militær. Ligesom computerteknologien har gennemløbet en ‘demokratisering’, hvor adgangen til teknologien er blevet udbredt til den brede befolkning, så kan en lignende udvikling af de flyvende droner forudses.

Union adress blockade

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CALL TO IMMEDIATE ACTION

Citizens of the Internet, last year we faced our greatest threat from lawmakers. We faced down SOPA, PIPA, CISPA and ACTA. 

And we won! 

But that victory did not come easily. Nor did it come without a price. 

Aaron Swartz was one of the leading voices in the fight against these idiotic and destructive efforts to control the last free space on Earth. 

Aaron Swartz was persecuted. Now Aaron Swartz is dead. 

Tonight, the President of the United States will appear before a joint session of Congress to deliver the State of the Union Address and tomorrow he plans to sign an executive order for cybersecurity as the House Intelligence committee reintroduces the defeated CISPA act which turns private companies into government informants. 

He will not be covering the NDAA, an act of outright tyrannical legislation allowing for indefinite detention of citizens completely outside due process and the rule of law. In fact, lawyers for the government have point-blank refused to state whether or not journalists who cover stories or groups the Government disfavours would be subject to this detention. 

He will not be covering the extra-judicial and unregulated justifications for targeted killings of citizens by military drones within the borders of America, or the fact that Orwellian newspeak had to be used to make words like “imminent” mean their opposite. 

He will not be covering Bradley Manning, 1000 days in detention with no trial for revealing military murders, told that his motive for leaking cannot be taken into consideration, that the Government does not have room for conscience. 

He will not be covering the secret interpretations of law that allow for warrentless wiretapping and surveillance of any US citizen without probably cause of criminal acts, or the use of Catch-22 logic where no-one can complain about being snooped on because the state won’t tell you who they’re snooping on, and if you don’t know you’re being snooped on, you don’t have a right to complain.

We reject the State of the Union. We reject the authority of the President to sign arbitrary orders and bring irresponsible and damaging controls to the Internet.

The President of the United States of America, and the Joint Session of Congress will face an Army tonight. 

We will form a virtual blockade between Capitol Hill and the Internet. Armed with nothing more than Lulz, Nyancat and PEW-PEW-PEW! Lazers, we will face down the largest superpower on Earth.

And we will win. 

There will be no State of the Union Address on the web tonight. 

For freedom, for Aaron Swartz, for the Internet, and of course, for the lulz.

We Are Anonymous, 
We Are Legion, 
We Do Not forgive,
We Do Not forget,
Expect Us.