Really hard are these days in Burma — Myanmar. Every news channel reported about reaction of military junta, that supressed with force demonstrations lead by monks.
Official informations from Burmese junta says, that there has been few dead and injured. Army took over many cities to avoid any further demonstrations. What is surprising in this issue? Many people informed, that provided informations are wrong and numbers of deads and injured are much higher. Censorship?
It’s been few weeks since Mrs. Merkel on her visit in China complained about spyware and hackers attacking German institutions. And more weeks ago Strafgesetzbuch — German penal code was updated. Mrs. Merkel’s government wanted probably distract all German hackers and crackers and script kiddies from attacking their institutions. From professional point of view, this is the bad implication of maybe good idea.
So called anti-hacking law is part of German penal code — §202. It talks about inviolability of letters. But newly added parts speak about possessing and using hacking tools, querying systems to get informations… Let’s look, what is inside.
Highly sensitive Ferrari and McLaren information, from the World Motor Sports Council hearings into the espionage affair in July and September, has been leaked by the FIA by “a mistake”.
The mistake that was made is extraordinarily brainless: the areas of the published documents that were blacked out in an attempt to censor parts of the papers, could easily be revealed by simply copying and pasting the text into a new document.
Such an error also happened in a much worrying and serious situation in 2005, when the Pentagon released a “censored” document about the infamous “Calipari case”, an Italian secret service agent which was shot dead by an American soldier at a checkpoint in Baghdad, while on a hostage rescue mission (the hostage and the driver were both injured as well).In that case, too, the blackened sentences in the Pentagon report could easily be recovered by just copying and pasting the text.
The city of Szklarska Poreba, in Poland, has become the first “FREE HotSpot Zone” in Europe. This have been achieved thanks to cooperation of present FREE active HotSpots united into one huge single network. The free access to Internet without per-hour rates is now offered in more than 50 hotels, restaurants, bar’s and other places in the center city and the periphery, free-hotspot.com informed.
The development of the “FREE HotSpot Zones” could be obtained thanks to the collaboration between the government of the city, center for the winter sports and free-hotspot.com, society specialized in creating free hot spot’s, or we should call it free Wifi Zone’s!
In the West, for the last 60 years or so, thanks to the continuous availability of cheap energy which allowed a massive inflow of raw materials and the mass production of any conceivable good, a “bigger /better /faster” lifestyle was purposely spread among the masses together with a generalized growth of wages, “rights”, and education, thus creating a huge middle class of happy consumers, on the whole improving everyone’s health and way of living.
Due to the conditions existing at the time, market driven liberal /social democracies created and distributed never-before-seen amounts of wealth among their citizens.
Since conditions have changed substantially from those times, we must look at reality in an unbiased way, realize that this historical period has reached its maximum and peaked, and that we are now living in the twilight of the Cheap Energy /Mass Hedonism Age: average health and wealth standards are recessing, signs that the Big Shiny Happiness Machine is chocking and breaking down are everywhere, and the already shrinking middle class is destined to disappear.There are at least three well-known reasons for this global downslide, which amplify each other, so that dismissing the evidence is becoming not only futile, but also quite dangerous.