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British PM Suggests “Purple Rain” for Rioters and Shutting Down Social Media

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 in Social Networking

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

Source: Infowars

The British government is frantically throwing out proposals in the wake of three days of rioting in the country following the murder of a man by police.

photoPolitical demonstrators are sprayed with dye in Uganda.

In addition to shutting down Twitter and BlackBerry messaging during civil disturbances, the government is suggesting rioters be sprayed with dye.

The tactic was used in apartheid South Africa against protesters. In 1989, the government deployed a water cannon to indiscriminately spray dye on anti-apartheid demonstrators who would then be later identified and arrested for the crime of marching on parliament. The incident became known as the “Purple Rain Protest.”

Other governments have used brightly colored dye to mark and arrest people. The tactic has been used in the Indian-administered part of Kashmir, Hungary, Bangladesh, Uganda, South Korea and Indonesia.

“The police should look at all available technologies and keep abreast of all potential developments here and in other countries to make sure they arrest as many people as possible,” said British PM David Cameron when questioned about the tactic....

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S.C. Police on Alert After Political Activist “Liked” Article on Facebook – Hayden’s Note Attached

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 in Featured Articles, Police, Military, & War, Social Networking

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

Source: Brandon Turbeville

With the increase in propaganda being pushed by the mainstream media government police state agencies regarding “right wing extremists” and “domestic terrorists,” many are no longer surprised when law enforcement or government agents single out individuals or groups that may express controversial or unpopular points of view, or even points of view that are simply critical of government or its agents.

Most people are content to accept the fact that these types of free speech violations happen but that they happen somewhere else like New York or Los Angeles where any number of things can happen on any given day.

However, some South Carolina residents are receiving a wake-up call today, as police in Kershaw County have been placed on alert for “people out there that might want to hurt them.” The reason for the alert? An article that was posted to a Facebook page and an individual that “liked” it.

The article, entitled “When Should You Shoot A Cop?” was published by CopBlock.org, an organization that promotes transparency and accountability of law enforcement....

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Random Social Showcase – Sea Pinks, an Etsy Artist

Posted on Jul 20, 2011 in Social Networking

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

I’ve decided to do something a bit different with my Social Networking category.  I had done away with it for the most part, but decided to revive it in a new form.  Instead of exclusively focusing on news and politics as it relates to social networking sites, I’ve decided to use it as the name implies – networking.  When social networking really debuted, it was intended to connect people with similar networks – or circles.  It was designed to help people move up in the world or put others in touch with someone that could help.  It connected photographers with models, technicians to people with problems and managers to employees.

I am going to pick random people, projects and events to showcase and hopefully help their cause or product.  As cliche as it sounds, I got into police work due to my passion for helping others.  Maybe this will help some people out in this tough economy!

Today’s Showcased ‘Person, Place or Thing’

Etsy.com Featured Seller – Sea Pinks

Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi, I’m Jenny Hall and I’ve lived most of my life in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia....

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Global Elites, the CIA Handlers and the Rise of Controlled Social Media

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 in Featured Articles, Social Networking

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

Source: The Daily Bell

The Economist magazine is out with an article entitled “The end of mass media: Coming full circle.” It actually provides us with a kind of sub-dominant social theme – that “social media” take us back to the pamphleteering days of Samuel Johnson, Ben Franklin, Thomas Paine and others.

This has been, in a sense, a message of ours for many years. And here at DB, we’ve regularly compared the output of the Gutenberg Press and its revolutionary influence to the Internet. The Economist is about 10 years late in joining the party.

Even so, I think The Economist is making the wrong comparison and doing it on purpose. Blogs and websites are a far more appropriate comparison to the Gutenberg Press than “social media.”

There is likely a reason that The Economist, a power elite mouthpiece, wants to talk up social media. Here’s the beginning of an article from Global Research written way back in March 2009, when Facebook only had 20 million users but was well on its way to success:

Facebook – the CIA conspiracy … Facebook has 20 million users worldwide, is worth billions of dollars and, if internet sources are to be believed, was started by the CIA....

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Senate Bill 978 Seeks to Make “Infringing” YouTube Videos a Felony, Silencing the Alternative Media

Posted on Jun 03, 2011 in Social Networking

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

Source: Tech Dirt

Okay, this is just getting ridiculous. A few weeks back, we noted that Senators Amy Klobuchar, John Cornyn and Christopher Coons had proposed a new bill that was designed to make “streaming” infringing material a felony. At the time, the actual text of the bill wasn’t available, but we assumed, naturally, that it would just extend “public performance” rights to section 506a of the Copyright Act.

Supporters of this bill claim that all it’s really doing is harmonizing US copyright law’s civil and criminal sections. After all, the rights afforded under copyright law in civil cases cover a list of rights: reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works or perform the work. The rules for criminal infringement only cover reproducing and distributing — but not performing. So, supporters claim, all this does is “harmonize” copyright law and bring the criminal side into line with the civil side by adding “performance rights” to the list of things.

If only it were that simple. But, of course, it’s not. First of all, despite claims to the contrary, there’s a damn good reason why Congress did not include performance rights as a criminal/felony issue: because who would have thought that it would be a criminal act to perform a work without permission?...

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Mideast Taps Western Spy Tools to Curb Skype-Planned Rebellions

Posted on Jun 02, 2011 in Social Networking

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

Source: FOX News

When young [Soros-backed] dissidents in Egypt were organizing an election-monitoring project last fall, they discussed their plans over Skype, the popular Internet phone service, believing it to be secure.

But someone else was listening in – Egypt’s security service.

An internal memo from the “Electronic Penetration Department” even boasted it had intercepted one conversation in which an activist stressed the importance of using Skype “because it cannot be penetrated online by any security device.”
Skype, which Microsoft Corp. is acquiring for $8.5 billion, is best known as a cheap way to make international phone calls. But the Luxembourg-based service also is the communications tool of choice for dissidents around the world because its powerful encryption technology evades traditional wiretaps.
Throughout the recent Middle East uprisings, protesters have used Skype for confidential video conferences, phone calls, instant messages and file exchanges. In Iran, opposition leaders and dissidents used Skype to plot strategy and organize a February protest. Skype also is a favorite among activists in Saudi Arabia and Vietnam, according to State Department cables released by WikiLeaks....

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NFL Star Rashard Mendenhall Tweets About bin Laden and 9/11 Conspiracy

Posted on May 03, 2011 in Social Networking

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

Source: Mashable

NFL star Rashard Mendenhall has found himself in hot water over comments posted to his Twitter account on Monday in the wake of Osama Bin Laden’s death.

The Pittsburgh Steelers running back tweeted, among other things: “What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…” In another tweet in response to University of Illinois basketball player Dominique Keller, Mendenhall implied a 9/11 conspiracy, writing: “I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”

The Steelers have moved quickly to distance themselves from Mendenhall’s comments by posting a statement to their website. (Hayden’s Note: Really back your players, eh? Lame.)  President Art Rooney II writes, “I have not spoken with Rashard so it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments. The entire Steelers’ organization is very proud of the job our military personnel have done and we can only hope this leads to our troops coming home soon.”

Hayden’s Note:

Umm, it’s quite clear to comprehend what he meant. 

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Major Cable Network Seeking Dumpster Divers for New Reality Show About Free Food

Posted on Apr 11, 2011 in Social Networking

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

As you might have noticed, my “Social Networking” category has taken on a life of it’s own!  I changed it to reflect the original definition of social networking and it seems as though some of my readers are noticing!  Today, I received an email from a known casting agency seeking dumpster divers, food scavengers and bartering fans for a new cable docu-reality series.  It seems that with the rising popularity of shows like American Pickers and the various auction/pawn shop shows, this is a natural progression.

This is what social networking is about.  They have a need and I have readers who fit that need.   Other examples of the new Networking category include the ‘Social Showcase’ – displaying local artisans, musicians, DIY’ers, models and more!  If you would like to be considered for the Showcase and have a product, idea or service that could benefit from being read by over 100,000 people each month, send me an email on the ‘About | Contact’ page!

All-new Docu-Reality Series Seeking People who eat for free!

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Suggest a Person or Item for the Social Showcase

Posted on Feb 22, 2011 in Social Networking

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

I’ve decided to do something a bit different with my Social Networking category.  I had done away with it for the most part, but decided to revive it in a new form.  Instead of focusing on news and politics as it relates to social networking sites, I’ve decided to use it as the name implies – networking.  When social networking really debuted, it was intended to connect people with similar networks – or circles.  It was designed to help people move up in the world or put others in touch with someone that could help.  It connected photographers with models, technicians to people with problems and managers to employees.

I am going to pick random people, projects and events to showcase and hopefully help their cause or product.  As cliche as it sounds, I got into police work due to my passion for helping others.  Maybe this will help some people out in this tough economy!?

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Suggest a person that deserves attention, needs some networking or might benefit from 10,000 people seeing his or her product, service or talents....

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Random Social Showcase – Irish Linen Pillow with Hand-Printed Phoenix

Posted on Feb 16, 2011 in Social Networking

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

I’ve decided to do something a bit different with my Social Networking category.  I had done away with it for the most part, but decided to revive it in a new form.  Instead of focusing on news and politics as it relates to social networking sites, I’ve decided to use it as the name implies – networking.  When social networking really debuted, it was intended to connect people with similar networks – or circles.  It was designed to help people move up in the world or put others in touch with someone that could help.  It connected photographers with models, technicians to people with problems and managers to employees.

I am going to pick random people, projects and events to showcase and hopefully help their cause or product.  As cliche as it sounds, I got into police work due to my passion for helping others.  Maybe this will help some people out in this tough economy!

Today’s Showcased ‘Person, Place or Thing’

Irish Linen Pillow with Hand-printed Phoenix

Today’s item comes from www.Etsy.com seller Bamilla....

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US State Dept Tweets to Iran, Tries to Stir Up Protests

Posted on Feb 14, 2011 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Social Networking

Source: Activist Post

The US State Department has begun sending Twitter messages to Iranians, alluding to the “historic role” social media have played in mass protests against Iran’s 2009 disputed presidential polls.

The Twitter feeds began Sunday as US officials accused Iran of hypocrisy by supporting the anti-government revolt in Egypt but seeking to prevent anti-government demonstrations in Iran.

Hayden’s Note:

Gee, imagine that.  The State Department is trying to stir up problems and create drama in Iran.  Pretty bold of them to do it so openly on Twitter.  But, that’s a sign of the times we’re in.  The intelligence and defense community can openly taunt other countries, on social media and get away with it.  This is a blatant attempt to create another “color-coded revolution.”

On the Twitter account, USAdarFarsi, the State Department said it “recognizes historic role of social media among Iranians We want to join in your conversations.”

In another Tweet, the State Department said: “Iran has shown that the activities it praised Egyptians for it sees as illegal, illegitimate for its own people.”

In a third Tweet, it said “US calls on Iran to allow people to enjoy same universal rights to peacefully assemble, demonstrate as in Cairo.”

In Tehran, riot police on Monday fired tear gas and shot paintballs at protesters who turned what they said was a Tehran rally in support of Arab revolts into an anti-government demonstration, witnesses said....

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Algeria Shuts Down Internet, FaceBook Amidst Protests and Riots

Posted on Feb 13, 2011 in Global & National News, Social Networking

Source:Telegraph

Internet providers were shut down and Facebook accounts deleted across Algeria on Saturday as thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators were arrested in violent street demonstrations.

Plastic bullets and tear gas were used to try and disperse large crowds in major cities and towns, with 30,000 riot police taking to the streets in Algiers alone.

There were also reports of journalists being targeted by state-sponsored thugs to stop reports of the disturbances being broadcast to the outside world.

But it was the government attack on the internet which was of particular significance to those calling for an end to President Abdelaziz Boutifleka’s repressive regime.

Protesters mobilising through the internet were largely credited with bringing about revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia.

“The government doesn’t want us forming crowds through the internet,” said Rachid Salem, of Co-ordination for Democratic Change in Algeria.

On Saturday at least 500 had been arrested by early evening in Algiers alone, with hundreds more in Annaba, Constantine and Oran taking part in the so-called February 12 Revolution.

“The police station cells are overflowing,” said Sofiane Hamidouche, a demonstrator in Annaba.

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American Internet Kill Switch Being Revisited Amidst Egyptian Turmoil

Posted on Jan 31, 2011 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Political Issues, Social Networking

Source: Silicon Republic

In what has to be the ultimate irony or simply bad timing, the United States is in the midst of revisiting the creation of an internet kill switch to defend against cyber warfare just as Egypt on Friday moved to block internet access to stem free speech.

The legislation, which is being led by US Republican Senator Susan Collins is ostensibly designed to create presidential powers to shut off the internet to protect against significant cybercrime threats to national security.

It is designed to create a mechanism where the US government can work with the private sector in the event of a ‘true cyber emergency.’

While Collins says the legislation is not designed to give any US president the same power that oppressive Middle East regimes such as that of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, the timing of the bill could not be worse.

On Friday Egypt instigated a crackdown on the internet and mobile phones to prevent images and reports emerging, particularly via email, Facebook and Twitter, and to prevent rallies taking place.

Free speech and the internet

The role of the internet and social media in shedding light on the harsh realities of regimes such as those in Tunisia, Iran and most recently Egypt cannot be underestimated.

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Egypt Blocks ALL Internet Access – Unprecedented

Posted on Jan 28, 2011 in Global & National News, Social Networking

Source: Telegraph – via Cryptogon.com

The Egyptian government’s action is unprecedented in the history of the internet. Countries such as China, Iran, Thailand and Tunisia have cut off access to news websites and social networking services during periods of unrest, as Egypt did when it cut off Facebook and Twitter earlier this week.

The ongoing attempt by the Egyptian government to shut down all online communication is, however, a new phenomenon. It not only prevents ordinary Egyptian internet users from accessing any websites, it cripples Tor, an anti-censorship tool that technical experts and activists were using to circumvent the Facebook and Twitter blocks.

The action puts Egypt, temporarily at least, in the company of North Korea, which has never allowed its citizens access to the internet.

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Hayden’s Note:

In other news, Obama’s Internet ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Will Return Later This Year....

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An Entire Country’s Worth of Facebook Passwords Stolen During Tunisia’s Political Upheaval

Posted on Jan 24, 2011 in Global & National News, Social Networking

Source: The Atlantic

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Summary:

Facebook’s security team opens up, shedding light on a revolution that could become a parable for Internet activism. Quoting: ‘After more than ten days of intensive investigation and study, Facebook’s security team realized something very, very bad was going on. The country’s Internet service providers were running a malicious piece of code that was recording users’ login information when they went to sites like Facebook. By January 5, it was clear that an entire country’s worth of passwords were in the process of being stolen right in the midst of the greatest political upheaval in two decades. Sullivan and his team decided they needed a country-level solution — and fast. Though Sullivan said Facebook has encountered a wide variety of security problems and been involved in various political situations, they’d never seen anything like what was happening in Tunisia.’

More of the story:

It was on Christmas Day that Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan first noticed strange things going on in Tunisia. Reports started to trickle in that political-protest pages were being hacked....

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