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Falkvinge, Rick 隼 has been shared in 41 public circles

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The 7 Pillars Book16,216Some of the best to circle here on Google+.Thank you everyone for the awesome content and engagement that you provide. #HighlyCircleable  #2.Thank you for sharing to get included next week.Have been making some additions and improvements to The 7 Pillars Book. Including the chapter on Google+. Still just $14.95 to get the book and all updates for the rest of your life. Read the introductuion here for free  just go to http;//michaelqtodd.com/the7pillarsbook/introductionThank youMichael2014-07-16 21:30:28484369185CC G+
Nick Warner399Check out these awesome Friends of Mine!2014-07-08 15:35:535007010CC G+
The 7 Pillars Book15,244Highly circleable people you will benefit from being connected with on Google+.Just click "Add People" in the middle of this circle to make the connection. In some cases you will not be able to add all of them at once. Just come back again tomorrow and click again. Google sometimes makes a daily limit of how many people you can add.Thank you for supporting and promoting this circle let`s make it a popular one.Michael http://michaelqtodd.com2014-07-04 22:28:2148437128134CC G+
The 7 Pillars Book13,923New Pie has been released on Empire Avenue.Thank you everyone who has used it to max out at http://empireavenue.com/7PillarsBookHope you are having a great week and thank your for supporting and sharing the #EmpireBall  2014-06-11 11:10:21462167591CC G+
The 7 Pillars Book12,903Very sorry but I shared this with a private setting last week so here it is again!The #EmpireBall  4 hope that you all connect and give this some promotion and then head on over to Empire Avenue 2014-05-20 03:55:49462215869CC G+
Dylan Cuffy10,308#WhatLiesAground Well...you've been waiting for days, so I'll give it to you now.Welcome to the final edition of what I now dub the Fab 500! Time to say hello (and happy Easter) to this bunch of fine folks. Eleven here, not the usual ten, because someone's account went bye-bye without a word:• +Louie Baur, +Empire Avenue stalwart; ask for him whenever you want aerial views of your car dealership• +Alexander Moschella, a furry who also thrives on +Fiverr• +Juan Reyes (poet hailing from Texas; not that +Juan Reyes, our last milestone man. Thanks, +A Long!)• +Karen Woodward (yet another lit geek; thanks, +Sarah Brown!)• +Philippe TREBAUL (circled through an Empire mission)• +Domenico Mallimo (who had another milestone of his own—15,000 followers—the other day)• +Chris Voss (who recently gave FB users a compelling reason to switch to G+ or elsewhere)• +Kenneth Burchett (follower #10,000 of mine; also, a spot in my Marigot Magic dedication)• +Ray Hamlet (Dominica's second-best on G+)• +Angie Person (another Caribbean user, this time from Aruba; thanks, 2014-04-20 21:55:195001012CC G+
Dylan Cuffy9,742#WhatLiesAground  (originally posted March 29)Ten more followers till this Fab circle is done. Say hello to +Brandon Leibowitz and the others I don't have time to remember (since I added them many weeks ago). If Jingles says "mentioned in post", then you're already there. Enjoy your night, fellows!NEXT UPDATE: 500 followers, ETA sometime in early April.2014-03-30 00:00:09490308CC G+
Becky Collins5,313Memes circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-03-19 04:06:184979314CC G+
Dylan Cuffy7,660#WhatLiesAground Duplicating the Fab 400+ here, just for +CircleCount tracking purposes. (Beats me why they skip community posts, as I've recently discovered.)(For +Jens Graikowski, +Michael Q Todd, +Justin Matthew, and +Daniel Stock.)2014-01-08 23:53:05450001CC G+
Benjamin Gustafsson6,174This is my BIG circle with interesting G+ users. I focus on interesting content and high engagement.To be included in future releases of this shared circle:1. Interact with at least 10 of my posts. This can be done using +1:s, comments and/or sharing my posts. Simply explained: Read my posts and press like on the posts that you like. I need to know which of my posts are interesting (to improve my posts in the future).2. Post interesting stuff in your own stream. (I want to promote users that produce high quality posts in any subject. Your content is important to me!)3. Like and share this circle. Then comment on this post to tell me that you want to be included in the circle. (Also recommend other users with interesting high quality posts, I want to find them all!)Hope you all find something interesting in my circle. I have spent many hours to filter out these G+ users from the ocean of users that only posts boring memes. And I am very proud of the result! My feed is a happy and interesting experience every day. :)2013-11-11 16:18:5036512618CC G+
Dylan Cuffy2,404#WhatLiesAground Speaking of +Jens Graikowski, the circle showcase continues.You are now looking at The Chosen 44, a special group of people I rounded up on G+ back in February. To reiterate from the post that first introduced them, this is a circle of more-or-less active people and profiles whom I've followed for ages.I had only one purpose to use this circle in the first place: to show them some screencaps from "Mouse Warming", a 1952 Looney Tunes short so obscure that it was hard to get until much recently (when Warner Bros. included it in their Mouse Chronicles collection on DVD). This, for a rodent romance directed by none other than the talented Chuck Jones himself!Sad to say, that project's stalled out practically ever since I posted the credits. Maybe by tomorrow I'll resume it at long last--if we can get an alternative audio jack on the CPU working. But we shall prosper eventually!That's not all, folks! Tomorrow, you'll get to meet my Top 10 most relevant accounts on G+, and also some of the circle networks I rounded up at the start of the year.(To those in this circle: If you see "shared directly" with this message in your notifications, that means you're already included right here.)2013-05-31 16:38:4244102CC G+
Dylan Cuffy2,364#WhatLiesAground And to start things off with the circle showcase, this is "Following", my main group. If you see "shared directly" with this message in your notifications, you're already included there--newcomer +Jens Graikowski included!If you want to add some variety to your stream, please add this and give it a try. Every kinda people makes our world go round!2013-05-30 00:24:32165202CC G+
AyJay Schibig16,440ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-04-13 06:43:023024213CC G+
Euro Maestro45,996Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !#sharedcircles       #top500       #ff       #euromaestrocircles#euromaestro       #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  The top gplussers in the world this week  http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/Did you know ...Did you know you can filter any of these lists to see the top women or the top men only ?Many thanks to +Circlecount for making this possible.See who has page rank 5https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/GJEGrShRT5BCheck out the updated page rank 6 circle.https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/LBgBVHD3aCZDo you enjoy hangouts and especially hangouts on Air ?Then you should probably join +the hangout community created by +eric Lawhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111908884964008706149 Using Google Plus for Business ? Then you need to visit the Google+ Business Network started by +Thomas Powerhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112018269313331128287I’ve been at tech conferences pretty much all week ! Do you have an idea for a startup ?Perhaps you are getting ready to launch a new product or service.And you want to know how to gain visibility for your seed funding ? Well, you should have been at #devoxxfr to see +Louis Gray gave his talkbut the next best thing is that Louis has put the deck onlinehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/100535338638690515335/posts/9Jn3bDUJfcEAre you looking for a tool to help you with circle management ?Check out this Chrome extension, Circlescope Premium by  +Ehsan Ahmadi GharachehDo you want the best information about Android ?Then you should be following +Derek RossAnd of course reading www.androidauthority.com Check out Derek’s great post about Google’s unified chat service.https://plus.google.com/u/0/107538503004482952974/posts/X7PfhirsA8GDo you like tech talk ? Especially Linux Talk ?You should be following +Liz Quilty who won’t hold anything back.https://plus.google.com/u/0/114228869493885222559/posts/XjLbHGfPn2f Daria Musk is getting Glass, how cool is that ?https://plus.google.com/u/0/100974258168375166691/posts/JKWxsxgpo9pCharity News+Ca2013-03-29 18:48:0335518190169CC G+
Euro Maestro45,295Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !#sharedcircles       #top500       #ff       #euromaestrocircles #euromaestro       #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  The top gplussers in the world this week  http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/Did you know ...Did you know you can filter any of these lists to see the top women or the top men only ?Many thanks to +CircleCount  for making this possible.Who improved the most this week ?http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswhoraise/What is page rank ? (continued)Who has the highest page rank on Google Plus ? See my page rank 6 circle.https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/AGqA4Lkb4fJWant to calculate the page rank yourself ? https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/RdZ25DRduYQRead more about page rank with +Joshua Berg's  4 part series.https://plus.google.com/u/0/110133760398936676625/posts/7zmCRMP7UroSee what +Timothy Coxon has to say about ithttps://plus.google.com/u/0/117813201840208779548/posts/ckiKkA1fNQt+Mark Traphagen discusses Author Rank with +Max Minzer in this hangoutAuthor Rank: Facts & Fiction with Mark Traphagen - Max Impact Ep. 025Using Google Plus for Business ? Then you need to visit the Google+ Business Network started by +Thomas Power https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112018269313331128287Do you want to create a Google Plus community or build one up ? Then y2013-03-22 22:52:58333194102191CC G+
Euro Maestro44,624Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !And the confessions of Euro Maestro. #sharedcircles   #top500   #ff    #euromaestrocircles   #euromaestro     #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  The top gplussers in the world this week  http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/Did you know ...Did you know you can filter any of these lists to see the top women or the top men only ?Many thanks to Circlecount for making this possible.What is page rank ?Well, there have been some posts this week talking about pagerank. There's a site where presumably you can check out the pagerank for any url.www.prchecker.net I have no idea if there is any accuracy to it but these are some sample results taken from that site. Name ScoreBarack Obama 7Danny Sullivan 6Euro Maestro 6Guy Kawasaki 6Jamie Oliver 6Jeff Jarvis 6Larry Page 6Robert Scoble 6+Sarah Hill 6Vic Gundotra 6Amanda Blain 5Arianna Huffington 5Brittney Spears 5Dalai Lama 5Gina Trapani 5Kim Kardashian 5Klaus Herrmann 5Linda Lawrey 5Mike Elgan 5Paris Hilton 5Trey Ratcliff 5William Shatner 5Alida Brandenburg 4Carter Gibson 4Fraser Cain 4George Stephanopoulos 4Michelle Marie 4Robbie Williams 4Ron Clifford 4Harbhajan Singh 3Amit Agarwal 1If you find someone with a score of 7 or higher, let me know.In other newsSamsung has released its new smartphone with some interesting features.The ability to take two photos or two videos at once (front and back cameras) and also eye tracking capabilities. Will this Samsung phone finally dethrone Apple's iPhone ?The top photographers this week+Rinus Bakker  +Mike Shaw  +Trey Ratcliff  Still working on an automated list for this. Stay tuned. The top gplussers in Europehttp://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Canadahttp://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Chinahttp://www.circlecount.com/cn/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Finlandhttp://www.circlecount.com/fi/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Francehttp://www.circlecount.com/fr/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Germany2013-03-15 19:33:0932530084162CC G+
Euro Maestro44,196Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !#sharedcircles      #top500      #ff      #euromaestrocircles     #euromaestro       #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  Find out where you are on CircleCount  http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/The top photographers this week+Rinus Bakker  +Mike Shaw  +Trey Ratcliff  With the Google redesign this week, we were not able to make the changes necessary to fully incorporate category list. Stay tuned.  The top gplussers in Europehttp://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Canadahttp://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Chinahttp://www.circlecount.com/cn/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Finlandhttp://www.circlecount.com/fi/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Francehttp://www.circlecount.com/fr/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Germanyhttp://www.circlecount.com/de/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Indiahttp://www.circlecount.com/in/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in the UKhttp://www.circlecount.com/gb/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in the UShttp://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/Congrats to +Marques Brownlee and +Amanda Blain pretty consistently in a virtual tie for the number 1 spot. Congrats also to +Luke Mulvey who shot up in the rankings this week. Who are the top 50 in my country ?On the top of the page change "all countries" in the selection field to the country that you are interested in to see the top engagers for that country. Where am I or my friends on the list ?If you don't see yourself or your friends, just put your name or his name in the search box and you can find the scores and ranking.  Click on "open page with profile" to see  who is right above or below as well. How can I find the list durin2013-03-10 21:53:30260852485CC G+
AyJay Schibig15,217ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! Circles I am curating:21ST CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHERS (1&2), ALL KINDS, DISCOVERY, FULL CIRCLE,SOCIAL, ECLECTIC,ENGAGERS, AWESOME, NEW HORIZONS and BOOST#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-03-02 11:23:44245206CC G+
Euro Maestro43,443Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !#sharedcircles     #top500     #ff     #euromaestrocircles     #euromaestro     #weeklyreview  Find out where you are on CircleCount  http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/The top photographers this week+Rinus Bakker  +Mike Shaw  +Trey Ratcliff  Next week, I'll do a long list of photographers. If you want to be included, just tell me in the comments you want to be included in the photographers category.+Jason Joseph  is one of the great photographers that helps moderate Trey's photographer's community.  He has some amazing work and I understand that there will be some prints on sale next week. News from around the Google Plusverse !Google ends its #ifihadglass  campaignYou can read about it in TechCrunch but something tells me that +Derek Ross  and +Trey Ratcliff  were not too impressed by this posthttp://techcrunch.com/2013/02/28/youdidntgetglass-google-has-closed-registrations-for-their-ifihadglass-pre-order-ploy/The judge from the UK Samsung vs Apple case in the news, post by +Mike Elgan https://plus.google.com/+MikeElgan/posts/iYNgzVNKEWf+Randy Hilarski and +Anabell araúz  a husband and wife team are number 1 and number 2 in Panama in terms of having the most followers. 2013-03-01 19:57:422301593396CC G+
Euro Maestro42,940Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !#sharedcircles    #top500    #ff    #euromaestrocircles    #euromaestro    #weeklyreview  Find out where you are on CircleCount  http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/The top gplussers in Europehttp://www.circlecount.com/cont-eu/euromaestrowhoswho/+Ali Adelstein Euro Maestro +Rinus Bakker  Mike Shaw +Paco Barranco  The top gplussers in Canadahttp://www.circlecount.com/ca/euromaestrowhoswho/+Amanda Blain  +Denis Labelle  +Robert Armstrong  Darryl Van GaalRon CliffordThe top gplussers in Chinahttp://www.circlecount.com/cn/euromaestrowhoswho/+变态辣椒  +William Long  The top gplussers in Finlandhttp://www.circlecount.com/fi/euromaestrowhoswho/Mikko LagerstedtMikko Tyllinen+Jaana Nyström  The top gplussers in France+Euro Maestro  +Morgan Abbou  David Guetta The top gplussers in Germanyhttp://www.circlecount.com/de/euromaestrowhoswho/+Ali Adelstein  +Patrick Graber  Phillip SteuerCarston Knobloch+jan schellenberger  The top gplussers in Indiahttp://www.circlecount.com/in/euromaestrowhoswho/Kirthika MGayatri VantilluShailja Sharma+Rahul Roy  Sunidhi KapoorThe top gplussers in the UKhttp://www.circlecount.com/gb/euromaestrowhoswho/+Mike Shaw   Alison ThurstonEmma WatsonKate Savage+April Summers  The top rapper+Soulja Boy The top gplussers in the UShttp://www.circlecount.com/us/euromaestrowhoswho/+Marques Brownlee  +Rosa Golijan  +Carter Gibson  +Wil Wheaton  +Nixie Pixel  The top 25 in the World1  Marques Brownlee  55k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  199 coms  249 shares  1323 likes2  Amanda Blain  2517k follow  1000 Engage  77 Edge  156 coms  183 shares  861 likes3  Rosa Golijan  857k follow  1000 Engage  83 Edge  143 coms  113 shares  675 likes4  Ali Adelstein  23k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  128 coms  152 shares  518 likes5  Euro Maestro  42k follow  1000 Engage  99 Edge  174 coms  96 shares  232 likes6  Neila Rey  34k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  223 coms  292 shares  1225 likes7  Rinus Bakker  53k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  284 coms  237 shares  1043 likes8  Malaika Ali  33k follow  1000 Engage  100 Edge  147 coms  231 shares  696 likes9  Mike Shaw  1862k follow  1000 Engage  78 Edge  146 coms  110 shares  1125 likes10  nicinhagil gil  51k follow  1000 Engage  99 Edge  150 coms  103 shares  210 2013-02-22 23:43:58130691760CC G+
AyJay Schibig13,588ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2013-01-10 07:15:50257003CC G+
AyJay Schibig12,717ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-21 06:26:433277010CC G+
AyJay Schibig12,080ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-12 04:23:1442210216CC G+
Zbynek Kysela1,918BEST SHARED CIRCLE - Share, share, share!===================================HOW TO BE PART OF IT: 1) Add this circle to your circles -> Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle". Done. You're welcome :) ZbynekMy entire social presence:*****************************http://xeeme.com/bouchac*****************************2012-12-07 20:33:1441920625CC G+
Kurt Smith14,400Thought Provokers Circle Share - Who's Made You Think Lately?Who's Made You Think Lately? Are they in this circle? For me, +Dede Craig King had me really going last Monday, +Lacerant Plainer always gets me thinking, and just a few days ago it was +Randy Hilarski.Here's latest round of the Thought Provokers Circle. This is an #awesomesauce  circle of great plussers who will make you think (we're all trying anyway). The cool thing about this circle is that you had to be recommended by someone else to get in.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. Current members please update your circle. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and tell why they make you think. #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharepubliccircle   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles  2012-12-04 15:53:26287703062CC G+
Brunner Nathan0Some people that comment and follow back.Don't forget to give a share and a plus one.#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle #circles2012-11-29 18:03:5327515317CC G+
Tim Vunse884Här är min egen cirkel, "Webbfolk". Jag följer tusentals personer och har ingen möjlighet att sortera alla på något perfekt vis. I denna grupp har helt enkelt alla svenskar med intresse för webben, integritet på nätet, eller teknik i allmänhet, hamnat.Har ni fler? Pinga mig!2012-11-07 19:52:12369213CC G+
Kurt Smith6,542Thought Provokers Circle Share -- Plussers Who 'Make You Go Hmm...'Next round of the Thought Provokers Circle. An amazing circle of great plussers who will make you think, well maybe. Here's some of the people and wisdom inside:"And a few of us that make you go "HUH???" from +Bearman Cartoons. " Ummmm.... I suddenly feel like I'm back in grade school again and the entire class is giving me the look... You're going to get your arse kicked at recess!!!! said +Frank Garufi Jr.. Check out and discover some new people - I've met +Dede Craig King, +Susanne Ramharter, +MommyLovesTech.Add & Reshare so others can discover these awesome people to follow. Current members please update your circle. If you'd like to join in, please suggest 3-5 people and why they make you think.#circles   #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  +Full Circle +Circles +CIRCLES on Google+ 2012-10-31 14:11:37275933482CC G+
Nils Tschampel1,066The Cream of the Crop of June 2012What's this?On +CircleCount  everyday some very interesting persons are choosen and recommended. These are persons without hunders of thousands of followers but with a lot of interesting content. You won't find silent people here leading the rankings, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:http://www.circlecount.com/daily/Past Cream of the Crop circles:May 2012: http://goo.gl/4Tq43April 2012: http://goo.gl/NvbKjMarch 2012: http://goo.gl/3auLoFebruary 2012: http://goo.gl/TWYpKJanuary 2012: http://goo.gl/HBdHbDecember 2011: http://goo.gl/RBCpgNovember 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn92012-07-08 22:33:42297371847CC G+
Lamar Jamieson0Quite an interesting circle. You will find here a great variety of people. From artists, writers and photographers to business people. Please add & share!2012-07-04 12:30:44190717CC G+
Susanne Ramharter12,084Circle recommendation for new Google+ UsersIf you are wondering about what's the big deal about Google+ because your stream is empty then look no further. This is my crazy, mixed-up, circle of great people. You will find professors, authors, artists, class clowns, serious people, spiritual people, social media types, business people and some are here because they are just so nice.For TIPS TO GET PEOPLE TO CIRCLE YOU you may want to check:https://plus.google.com/u/0/111635150542674847021/posts/Q6c3ikBhdT3+Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You , +Best Shared Circle,  #circleshare   #circles  2012-06-21 18:24:2918934830CC G+
Mimmi Dahlström1,413Ny - uppdaterad Stockholmscirkel.Den växer sakta men säkert. Ping +Svenska Cirklar 2012-06-09 22:14:42772501CC G+
Susanne Ramharter8,399Friday is for sharing circles - here are my hand picked Top Engagers this is my 'go to' circle - it is hand picked and, if I had to limit my contacts to just one circle of 500, though I would certainly miss many people - this group would have absolute priority in my personal circle of 500.This group is international, smart, funny, and most of all, extremely nice and friendly, always ready to help someone new, speak words of encouragement, provide food for thought or just intelligent jokes. (very few cat pictures - but, occasionally....)Check them out, I can honestly recommend every single one!feel free to share, or recommend people that are your favorites2012-04-27 15:19:1512724316CC G+
Mike Shaw1,146,786Circle Share TwoThis was a circle made up of G+ members that YOU recommended in a thread I asked for a while ago, enjoy the great collection you came up with )2012-04-17 13:39:414987552170CC G+
Samuel Estenlund250I decided today is the circle sharing day.Here's my uncaterogized following circle! All kinds of everything is in here!2012-04-13 13:15:11245044CC G+
Susanne Ramharter5,750Friday Favorite Engagers Circleyou know how they say your limit for friendships (or following) is around 150 people? Well, here is my start on those 150 people on Google+.These are people that I engage with most often because:they are smart, funny, engaged in causes, artistic, intelligent, just plain nice, or any combination thereof.So please, feel free to check them out. Next to some of the big names you will find others not so well known but all worth watching . (well, I couldn't say 'interacting with', could I - prepositions and so...)+CircleCount2012-03-30 20:28:539620316CC G+
Ola Hesselroth0Har saknat någon som delar en cirkel med IT profiler i Sverige. Därför delar jag nu min cirkel med profiler som jag funnit intressanta så här långt på G+. Är det så att ni saknar någon som ni tycker ska vara med så är ni mer än välkomna att lägga till de eller er själva. Enda kravet är att ha någon form av IT intresse eller påverkan på branschen i Sverige.2012-03-11 22:56:3782001CC G+
Daniel Karlsson3,186En aktiv, inspirerande och levande gemenskap!Upplever du Google Plus som en tom spökstad? Det finns en inspirerande och i allra högsta grad levande gemenskap här. Om du följer några aktiva plussare så upptäcker du snabbt det. Har du få eller inaktiva personer i dina cirklar är det självklart att det ser tomt ut. Se den här cirkeln som en grundplåt för att få fart på flödet. "Spökcirkeln."Fyll i din profil och posta några egna offentliga inlägg som visar vad du är intresserad av är också ett bra råd. Klicka på +1-knappen samt skriv kommentarer på andras intressanta inlägg. Ge dig in i konversationerna även om du inte känner folket sedan tidigare. Våga ställ frågor. De flesta av oss är snälla! :) Varmt välkommen! Hoppas du kommer att trivas med oss!Fler namn?Det är alldeles klart att det saknas namn som borde vara med i den här cirkeln. Jag hoppas på ännu fler plusambassadörer. Kom gärna med fler rekommendationer.Lägg gärna till fler råd till nykomlingarna i kommentarerna. Tack för all hjälp! #Spökcirkel #Nybörjare #Nykomling #Tomt_i_flödet2012-03-02 17:06:201419919CC G+
Mike Shaw721,375Your Recommendations CircleI have been putting this circle together from people that you recommend and I said that when it hit 500 I would share it again, its not all photography based and each member at the time of being added had less than 30,000 followers.Admissions to the circle are now closed but I hope you enjoy the mix of people that are here, thank you to all that recommended and there are a few that I have included as well.2012-02-22 18:33:0050012676137CC G+
emma marie andersson1,516Min påbörjade pp-cirkel. Dessa har jag lagt i en Piratparticirkel - men det är inte enbart PP-aktivister och medlemmar, utan även sådana som uttryckt sitt intresse av att följa samtal och diskussioner som förs av och med partiet. Det är säkert fler på G+ som skulle vilja vara med i den här cirkeln, så hojta till i så fall (eller motsatsen, om du inte är sugen på att följa längre). Tänkte att jag delar ut cirkeln så fler kan direktposta till intresserade. Vill gärna tipsa om Piratpartiets egna sida också som du hittar här: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102145081044653505672/2012-02-17 17:32:25791925CC G+
Scott Ellis25My Bitcoiners circle. It belongs in the database (link below). Please comment if you want to be added/removed.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ao1OX3UN25EvdHRWR3lwWXQ0a0RhWnFuWml5RnJHdkE&hl=en_US#gid=0Scott Ellis shared a circle with you.2011-10-22 15:05:4952512CC G+

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2014-07-03 10:25:20 (23 comments, 18 reshares, 64 +1s)

Freedom of religion is obsolete, superseded, and harmful. New article.

Freedom of religion was intended to guarantee freedom from governmental persecution because of private beliefs. Today, that freedom has been twisted and perverted into instead creating persecution against individuals, backed up by governmental force. It is time to abolish it as archaic and obsolete, and let the modern freedoms of opinion and speech take its place.

Freedom of religion was intended to allow you to believe whatever you wanted. It was never intended to legitimize people behaving like assholes against fellow humans and claiming they have a governmentally-backed right to behave like assholes without consequences, because of some weird opinion they hold.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/07/03/freedom-of-religion-is-obsolete-superseded-and-harmful/

Most reshares: 22

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2014-04-26 16:58:25 (2 comments, 22 reshares, 56 +1s)

One month before elections, Swedish oldmedia's 'pretend-does-not-exist' attitude toward Pirate Party reaching ridiculous levels. New article.

In one month, on May 25 at 20:00, the voting stations close for the European Elections. You're never entitled to complain when media doesn't cover you, but for some reason, the fifth-largest party out of Sweden's eight - the Pirate Party - is consistently omitted from listings, events, debates, and coverage ahead of European Elections. For a challenger, this would be acceptable, but not for a defender of title: the pretend-does-not-exist attitude is reaching ridiculous levels.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/04/26/one-month-ahead-of-elections-swedish-oldmedia-stonewalling-of-pirate-party-reaching-ridiculous-levels/

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2014-04-27 12:51:22 (1 comments, 14 reshares, 78 +1s)

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2014-08-21 16:40:35 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

The "Yo" app demonstrates how metadata is private data. New column on Privacy News.

An app that sends “Yo!” to your friends. That’s all it does. Hacked up in eight hours, in the top-five apps, valued at 10 million dollars. What’s interesting is that it totally shreds the spy agencies’ “it’s just metadata” argument.

With “Yo”, there is no conversation. Everything it sends is “Yo”. Nothing more, nothing less. Therefore, any communication using this app is literally all metadata, and yet, is obviously part of a private correspondence of some sort.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/08/the-yo-app-demonstrates-how-metadata-is-private-data/

The "Yo" app demonstrates how metadata is private data. New column on Privacy News.

An app that sends “Yo!” to your friends. That’s all it does. Hacked up in eight hours, in the top-five apps, valued at 10 million dollars. What’s interesting is that it totally shreds the spy agencies’ “it’s just metadata” argument.

With “Yo”, there is no conversation. Everything it sends is “Yo”. Nothing more, nothing less. Therefore, any communication using this app is literally all metadata, and yet, is obviously part of a private correspondence of some sort.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/08/the-yo-app-demonstrates-how-metadata-is-private-data/___

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2014-08-17 21:27:42 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 23 +1s)

Liberties Report for week 32. How police attacks on reporters in Ferguson are part of a larger pattern, with parallels in the US, UK, and Germany.

Liberties Report - Week 32, 2014

Presented by Private Internet Access.

For a full transcript, see the Liberties Report page at https://www.facebook.com/libertiesreport/posts/840882219262998.

Liberties Report for week 32. How police attacks on reporters in Ferguson are part of a larger pattern, with parallels in the US, UK, and Germany.

Liberties Report - Week 32, 2014

Presented by Private Internet Access.

For a full transcript, see the Liberties Report page at https://www.facebook.com/libertiesreport/posts/840882219262998.___

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2014-08-13 17:09:27 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)

Why a "right to be forgotten" is really, REALLY bad for privacy. New column on Privacy News.

The European Court of Justice has famously ruled that Google must abide by a new “Right To Be Forgotten” and stop showing links to stories on request from the people the stories concern. This is not good for privacy; it’s disastrous.

One of the primary functions of the modern nation-state government is to settle disputes between its citizens. [...] Such disputes between citizens have always been material – they have concerned transfer of wealth, property, or resources in various ways. But for the first time, Alice has gone to the government and demanded that Bob forgets something bad about her.

The government agreed in this dispute, and by doing so, it gave itself a vastly greater power than determining who owns what: it has now taken itself the right todetermi... more »

Why a "right to be forgotten" is really, REALLY bad for privacy. New column on Privacy News.

The European Court of Justice has famously ruled that Google must abide by a new “Right To Be Forgotten” and stop showing links to stories on request from the people the stories concern. This is not good for privacy; it’s disastrous.

One of the primary functions of the modern nation-state government is to settle disputes between its citizens. [...] Such disputes between citizens have always been material – they have concerned transfer of wealth, property, or resources in various ways. But for the first time, Alice has gone to the government and demanded that Bob forgets something bad about her.

The government agreed in this dispute, and by doing so, it gave itself a vastly greater power than determining who owns what: it has now taken itself the right to determine who thinks what.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/08/why-a-right-to-be-forgotten-is-really-really-bad-for-privacy/___

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2014-08-11 12:11:40 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 15 +1s)

Liberties Report for week 31, 2014. How the copyright industry, prison industry, and pharma industry are counterindicators of the public interest.

Liberties Report - Week 31, 2014

Liberties Report for week 31, 2014. How the copyright industry, prison industry, and pharma industry are counterindicators of the public interest.

Liberties Report - Week 31, 2014___

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2014-08-06 16:03:55 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 8 +1s)

Privacy and the Electric Monk. New column on Privacy News.

Many believe several contradictory things about privacy. If we could figure out why this is, we could solve a lot of problems with governments disrespecting fundamental civil liberties, and worse, getting away with it.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/08/privacy-and-the-electric-monk/

Privacy and the Electric Monk. New column on Privacy News.

Many believe several contradictory things about privacy. If we could figure out why this is, we could solve a lot of problems with governments disrespecting fundamental civil liberties, and worse, getting away with it.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/08/privacy-and-the-electric-monk/___

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2014-08-05 21:31:05 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 12 +1s)

Why the proposed New York bitcoin regulations are absolute, total bullshit. New article.

New York’s Department of Financial Services has presented draft regulations for bitcoin trade that are an absolute heap of bullshit, and that’s even before going into what the proposal actually says. The propsed regulations require a so-called “BitLicense” in order to trade in bitcoin with residents of New York and with everybody else in the world. The problem is, that’s an absolute joke from a legal standpoint, completely ignoring the very concept of a jurisdiction.

I see it as a way to try to deliberately fragment the bitcoin trade into unworkability. If every single patch of land publishes their own requirements for bitcoin trade, and asserts that their requirements apply everywhere, we’ll have an impossible patchwork of 246 legal frameworks that all bitcoin companies mustfollow, ful... more »

Why the proposed New York bitcoin regulations are absolute, total bullshit. New article.

New York’s Department of Financial Services has presented draft regulations for bitcoin trade that are an absolute heap of bullshit, and that’s even before going into what the proposal actually says. The propsed regulations require a so-called “BitLicense” in order to trade in bitcoin with residents of New York and with everybody else in the world. The problem is, that’s an absolute joke from a legal standpoint, completely ignoring the very concept of a jurisdiction.

I see it as a way to try to deliberately fragment the bitcoin trade into unworkability. If every single patch of land publishes their own requirements for bitcoin trade, and asserts that their requirements apply everywhere, we’ll have an impossible patchwork of 246 legal frameworks that all bitcoin companies must follow, full of multiple contradictions everywhere. It’s nothing short of a deliberate sabotage.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/08/05/why-the-proposed-nyc-bitcoin-regulations-are-absolute-total-bullshit/___

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2014-08-04 12:04:28 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)

Liberties Report for week 30, 2014. One artist ditches her publisher, while another calls for mutilation (!) of culture-sharers. Meanwhile, the US pushes its laws onto the world in at least three ways.

Liberties Report - Week 30, 2014

Liberties Report for week 30, 2014. One artist ditches her publisher, while another calls for mutilation (!) of culture-sharers. Meanwhile, the US pushes its laws onto the world in at least three ways.

Liberties Report - Week 30, 2014___

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2014-08-03 22:04:34 (2 comments, 9 reshares, 22 +1s)

The copyright monopoly should be dead and buried already. New column on TorrentFreak.

People sometimes ask how the artists will get paid if - no, when - the copyright monopoly is abolished. This question is not based on facts.

http://torrentfreak.com/copyright-monopoly-dead-buried-already-140803/

The copyright monopoly should be dead and buried already. New column on TorrentFreak.

People sometimes ask how the artists will get paid if - no, when - the copyright monopoly is abolished. This question is not based on facts.

http://torrentfreak.com/copyright-monopoly-dead-buried-already-140803/___

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2014-07-31 06:40:56 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 14 +1s)

When Privacy of Information Transport was attacked 70 years ago. new column on Privacy News.

The privacy of how you receive information is just as sensitive, and just as fragile, as the information itself. This may seem counterintuitive, but there are several examples to prove it. Let’s learn a little from history.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/07/when-privacy-of-information-transport-was-attacked-70-years-ago/

When Privacy of Information Transport was attacked 70 years ago. new column on Privacy News.

The privacy of how you receive information is just as sensitive, and just as fragile, as the information itself. This may seem counterintuitive, but there are several examples to prove it. Let’s learn a little from history.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/07/when-privacy-of-information-transport-was-attacked-70-years-ago/___

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2014-07-27 19:12:41 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)

Liberties Report for July 26, 2014. Ecuador bans bitcoin, Bank of England pushes for new savings confiscations, and coffee is terrorism.

(For full transcript, see the Liberties Report page.)

Liberties Report - July 26, 2014

Liberties Report for July 26, 2014. Ecuador bans bitcoin, Bank of England pushes for new savings confiscations, and coffee is terrorism.

(For full transcript, see the Liberties Report page.)

Liberties Report - July 26, 2014___

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2014-07-24 00:52:40 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 26 +1s)

First rule of Censorship Club is, you don't talk about Censorship Club. New column on Privacy News.

So it’s happened again. Every time law enforcement anywhere gets the ability to censor websites, it always gets applied overbroadly, way beyond the original prescribed scope, and each and every time somebody exposes that, the same law enforcement uses their censorship powers to cover up the neglect in their own transgressions.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/07/first-rule-of-censorship-club-is-you-dont-talk-about-censorship-club/

First rule of Censorship Club is, you don't talk about Censorship Club. New column on Privacy News.

So it’s happened again. Every time law enforcement anywhere gets the ability to censor websites, it always gets applied overbroadly, way beyond the original prescribed scope, and each and every time somebody exposes that, the same law enforcement uses their censorship powers to cover up the neglect in their own transgressions.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/07/first-rule-of-censorship-club-is-you-dont-talk-about-censorship-club/___

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2014-07-21 00:32:56 (3 comments, 13 reshares, 24 +1s)

Liberties Report, July 19. The NSA is passing around your nudes, Apple devices have backdoors, and the GCHQ is rigging online polls. (This episode was delayed a day because of snags with the production workflow - learning still in progress.)

http://youtu.be/51Dr-9Ih8nU


Full transcript:

Good evening, and welcome to Liberties Report July 19. This week's liberty discussions have revolved around the United States' spy agency NSA, and the fact that its employees see intercepted nude and sexual private photos as a fringe benefit of the job, passing private intercepted photos around between colleagues. This is according to a seven-hour interview with Edward Snowden by The Guardian.

Anybody who says they have nothing to hide so they have nothing to fear should have pause as facts such as these start appearing. In particular, people who dismiss the spying on... more »

Liberties Report, July 19. The NSA is passing around your nudes, Apple devices have backdoors, and the GCHQ is rigging online polls. (This episode was delayed a day because of snags with the production workflow - learning still in progress.)

http://youtu.be/51Dr-9Ih8nU


Full transcript:

Good evening, and welcome to Liberties Report July 19. This week's liberty discussions have revolved around the United States' spy agency NSA, and the fact that its employees see intercepted nude and sexual private photos as a fringe benefit of the job, passing private intercepted photos around between colleagues. This is according to a seven-hour interview with Edward Snowden by The Guardian.

Anybody who says they have nothing to hide so they have nothing to fear should have pause as facts such as these start appearing. In particular, people who dismiss the spying on civilians with an "it's not like they see me naked" should reconsider their argumentation at this point. While there's obviously nothing wrong with a naked body as such, this is just as obviously still a breach of confidence, integrity, and privacy of civilians.

However, it's also not new. This started becoming known with one of the NSA's many accomplices, the spy agency in the United Kingdom, GCHQ. It turns out that they try to intercept exactly everything that passes London and the UK, and that the GCHQ has a special program in place to intercept civilian webcam chats from Yahoo, a program called OPTIC NERVE, which is indeed some nerve. They routinely intercepted nude and even sexual private video conversations. From their own document about evaluating this program:

"It would appear that a surprising number of people use webcam conversations to show intimate parts of their body to the other person."

NO SHIT, SHERLOCK!? And these are the geniuses we trust with keeping our countries SAFE!?

What is harder to comprehend is why the resulting behavior is such a surprise. You're taking young people and starving them of contact with the world, forbidding them to talk about any aspect of what they do all day, and then give them access to other people's private, sensitive and sexual information, with no oversight whatsoever. What would people who set up these agencies expect would happen? It's easy to compare to a particular European military a couple of years back, which had a submarine problem, as in, a problem with other people's submarines showing up where they shouldn't be, such as run aground halfway up a river far inland the country, officially because of navigation errors.

Some brighthead in charge figured one way of solving this was to give young military recruits access to high-powered telescopes along the coastline, intended to be looking at the boring waterline to search for hostile subs. Instead, they were promptly aimed at topless beaches, which at the time meant all the beaches. This, too, was seen as a fringe benefit of the job, just like at the NSA.

These military crossed the line somewhere when they started using military high-powered cameras to take photos of what they were seeing - which was, arguably, out in the public, compared to private conversations - and started, guess what, handing those photos around between themselves, just like at the NSA.

So the question becomes this: Why did anybody think that people would be completely different just because the technology is different? Did generals somehow expect the hormones of 20-year-olds to vanish with the advent of the Internet? Have they forgotten what the Internet is FOR?

Well, it seems Apple certainly hasn't. A presentation this week by Jonathan Zdziarski shows that all Apple devices have a built-in backdoor, placed there by Apple, which defeats encryption. It's apparently quite resilient against outside attackers; the problem is that Apple themselves don't consider the Police and the spy agencies to be attackers, but readily provides them with means to access Apple phones, according to the presentation.

It should come as no surprise that you can't trust a closed system where the security amounts to "Trust Us". Many have tried similar things in previous generations of industries. In the end, the industries and corporations that can and must be trusted the least are those who merely assert that they can be trusted. We know now that they cooperate willingly with various three- and four-letter government agencies against their customers.

This brings us back to the British spy agency GCHQ, and what they've been up to. It turns out that one of their activities has been to change the outcome of polls conducted online.

What does this mean? Let's compare to the Internet community 4chan, which is kind of where all puberty humor goes to hang out and party. The community is positively huge, and when they decide to vote on something, they can throw any poll or election off by their sheer biomass. For example, Taylor Swift - the singer - once held a poll for which high school she would perform at, and 4chan went in on the poll and made a particular high school win that poll: the Boston Horace Mann School For The Deaf. So, puberty humor.

Now, imagine that same puberty-humor thing being done by government spies, but without any trace of the actual humor. People who evidently lack basic understanding of how a simple webcam is used are taking it on themselves to change the outcome of polls, which are then reported as facts of public opinion.

It's at this point that we recall that the justification for this spying is to prevent terrorism, and to catch people who want to perform acts of mass destruction. I'd be very interested to hear how falsifying public opinion - for that's what this is - in any way, shape, or form contributes to keeping a country safe.

The real implications of this are realized only when you combine this spy agency activity with electronic voting, which many politicians who don't understand the internet seem to think is somehow a good idea. How many remember Diebold voting machines, and all the ways they could be hacked?

Think about that for a minute, and then about what the spy agencies are already known to do. Do note that I'm not accusing the spy agencies of having manipulated any election in the past. I'm merely pointing out that they are doing it in the present.

I'm Rick Falkvinge, and this is Liberties Report. Good night.___

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2014-07-16 22:24:26 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

Is Europe fracturing with respect to respect for privacy? New column on Privacy News.

Last decade, all of Europe was marching in lockstep toward surveillance nightmare societies. This decade, that has changed, and some states in Europe are choosing to restore civil rights whereas others press on toward Big Brother and beyond. This is bound for a showdown a few years out.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/07/is-europe-fracturing-with-respect-to-respect-for-privacy/

Is Europe fracturing with respect to respect for privacy? New column on Privacy News.

Last decade, all of Europe was marching in lockstep toward surveillance nightmare societies. This decade, that has changed, and some states in Europe are choosing to restore civil rights whereas others press on toward Big Brother and beyond. This is bound for a showdown a few years out.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/07/is-europe-fracturing-with-respect-to-respect-for-privacy/___

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2014-07-12 16:56:22 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)

Liberties Report for July 12, 2014. On Data Retention, an ISP who refuses to comply with surveillance laws, and self-censorship.

Liberties Report - July 12, 2014

Liberties Report for July 12, 2014. On Data Retention, an ISP who refuses to comply with surveillance laws, and self-censorship.

Liberties Report - July 12, 2014___

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2014-07-09 14:51:15 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)

Obsolete privacy laws were written in the age of 24-shot chemical film rolls. New column on Privacy News.

The privacy laws of today are terribly obsolete. They make assumptions about people’s observation-and-documentation capabiilty that are no longer valid, and at the same time, what was once strongly protected is no longer protected at all.

Laws on photography privacy were written with the assumption that it doesn’t hurt if everybody has the power to take a photo anywhere and anytime, storing and perhaps cross-comparing a few of those photos. How do those assumptions change, when reality has changed: a few select corporations, governments, or people now have the power to take photos everywhere and all the time, storing and cross-comparing all of them?
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Obsolete privacy laws were written in the age of 24-shot chemical film rolls. New column on Privacy News.

The privacy laws of today are terribly obsolete. They make assumptions about people’s observation-and-documentation capabiilty that are no longer valid, and at the same time, what was once strongly protected is no longer protected at all.

Laws on photography privacy were written with the assumption that it doesn’t hurt if everybody has the power to take a photo anywhere and anytime, storing and perhaps cross-comparing a few of those photos. How do those assumptions change, when reality has changed: a few select corporations, governments, or people now have the power to take photos everywhere and all the time, storing and cross-comparing all of them?

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/07/obsolete-privacy-laws-were-written-in-age-of-24-shot-chemical-film/___

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2014-07-05 08:21:06 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 16 +1s)

Liberties Report: July 5, 2014. Experimenting with a new format for people who prefer video or audio, rather than text.

About censorship in Argentina, the UK and at Google, VCs getting bitcoin to create liquidity in the third world and Kuwait discussing trading oil for bitcoin, and new leaks from the NSA. With Rick Falkvinge. Presented by Private Internet Access.

Liberties Report - July 5, 2014

Liberties Report: July 5, 2014. Experimenting with a new format for people who prefer video or audio, rather than text.

About censorship in Argentina, the UK and at Google, VCs getting bitcoin to create liquidity in the third world and Kuwait discussing trading oil for bitcoin, and new leaks from the NSA. With Rick Falkvinge. Presented by Private Internet Access.

Liberties Report - July 5, 2014___

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2014-07-03 10:25:20 (23 comments, 18 reshares, 64 +1s)

Freedom of religion is obsolete, superseded, and harmful. New article.

Freedom of religion was intended to guarantee freedom from governmental persecution because of private beliefs. Today, that freedom has been twisted and perverted into instead creating persecution against individuals, backed up by governmental force. It is time to abolish it as archaic and obsolete, and let the modern freedoms of opinion and speech take its place.

Freedom of religion was intended to allow you to believe whatever you wanted. It was never intended to legitimize people behaving like assholes against fellow humans and claiming they have a governmentally-backed right to behave like assholes without consequences, because of some weird opinion they hold.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/07/03/freedom-of-religion-is-obsolete-superseded-and-harmful/

Freedom of religion is obsolete, superseded, and harmful. New article.

Freedom of religion was intended to guarantee freedom from governmental persecution because of private beliefs. Today, that freedom has been twisted and perverted into instead creating persecution against individuals, backed up by governmental force. It is time to abolish it as archaic and obsolete, and let the modern freedoms of opinion and speech take its place.

Freedom of religion was intended to allow you to believe whatever you wanted. It was never intended to legitimize people behaving like assholes against fellow humans and claiming they have a governmentally-backed right to behave like assholes without consequences, because of some weird opinion they hold.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/07/03/freedom-of-religion-is-obsolete-superseded-and-harmful/___

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2014-07-02 17:33:05 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)

Argentinian block of The Pirate Bay shows copyright industry's poor understanding of modern Privacy-of-Location. New column on Privacy News.

An Argentinian court ordered an interim censorship of The Pirate Bay this week, at the request of the copyright industry. It affects all ISPs in Argentina, and spills over into part of Paraguay. This shows a remarkable non-understanding of Privacy-of-Location on behalf of the copyright industry.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/07/argentinian-block-of-pirate-bay-shows-poor-understanding-of-privacy-of-location/

Argentinian block of The Pirate Bay shows copyright industry's poor understanding of modern Privacy-of-Location. New column on Privacy News.

An Argentinian court ordered an interim censorship of The Pirate Bay this week, at the request of the copyright industry. It affects all ISPs in Argentina, and spills over into part of Paraguay. This shows a remarkable non-understanding of Privacy-of-Location on behalf of the copyright industry.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/07/argentinian-block-of-pirate-bay-shows-poor-understanding-of-privacy-of-location/___

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2014-06-29 21:45:53 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 21 +1s)

The file-sharing wars are anything but over. New column on TorrentFreak.

The past year, the copyright industry appears to have calmed down a bit, thinking it won the file-sharing wars. At the same time, people sharing culture and knowledge have done the same thing. This conflict is far from over.

http://torrentfreak.com/the-file-sharing-wars-are-anything-but-over-140629/

The file-sharing wars are anything but over. New column on TorrentFreak.

The past year, the copyright industry appears to have calmed down a bit, thinking it won the file-sharing wars. At the same time, people sharing culture and knowledge have done the same thing. This conflict is far from over.

http://torrentfreak.com/the-file-sharing-wars-are-anything-but-over-140629/___

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2014-06-25 23:31:37 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 19 +1s)

Reduced acceptance for mass surveillance. New column on Privacy News.

A ten-year study in Sweden shows a sharply falling popular support for mass surveillance, even if necessary to protect national security. Over a ten-year period, opinion has shifted ten points, and people who think that wiretapping and surveillance are never justified are on the rise. The approval rating for mass surveillance is now lower than the approval rating for genital herpes.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/06/reduced-acceptance-for-mass-surveillance-and-wiretapping/

Reduced acceptance for mass surveillance. New column on Privacy News.

A ten-year study in Sweden shows a sharply falling popular support for mass surveillance, even if necessary to protect national security. Over a ten-year period, opinion has shifted ten points, and people who think that wiretapping and surveillance are never justified are on the rise. The approval rating for mass surveillance is now lower than the approval rating for genital herpes.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/06/reduced-acceptance-for-mass-surveillance-and-wiretapping/___

2014-06-23 12:47:23 (18 comments, 9 reshares, 25 +1s)

Why buying Photoshop, instead of pirating it, is ethically wrong. New guest piece by +Zacqary Adam Xeper .

Companies like Adobe that make propirateary creative software in order to charge licensing fees see themselves as selling products to a market, and see people who don’t pay as thieves. But creativity isn’t a market, it’s a commons, and Adobe, et al. are really just leeching instead of cooperatively participating in it.

falkvinge.net/2014/06/22/why-buying-photoshop-instead-of-pirating-it-is-ethically-wrong/

Why buying Photoshop, instead of pirating it, is ethically wrong. New guest piece by +Zacqary Adam Xeper .

Companies like Adobe that make propirateary creative software in order to charge licensing fees see themselves as selling products to a market, and see people who don’t pay as thieves. But creativity isn’t a market, it’s a commons, and Adobe, et al. are really just leeching instead of cooperatively participating in it.

falkvinge.net/2014/06/22/why-buying-photoshop-instead-of-pirating-it-is-ethically-wrong/___

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2014-06-18 14:37:39 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)

Dangerous and false justifications for invading privacy. New column on Privacy News.

There’s no shortage of justifications for new surveillance powers. One of the more disturbing ones is a trend toward outlawing the mere attempt of maintaining your own privacy against intrusion. When this happens in your country, speak up.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/06/dangerous-and-false-justifications-for-invading-privacy/

Dangerous and false justifications for invading privacy. New column on Privacy News.

There’s no shortage of justifications for new surveillance powers. One of the more disturbing ones is a trend toward outlawing the mere attempt of maintaining your own privacy against intrusion. When this happens in your country, speak up.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/06/dangerous-and-false-justifications-for-invading-privacy/___

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2014-06-16 14:09:42 (0 comments, 8 reshares, 30 +1s)

Tesla Cars, Space Technology, and BitTorrent: Why monopolies suck. New column on TorrentFreak.

This week's most exciting news in technology was undoubtedly that Tesla Cars declares that all their patent monopolies are free for anyone to use. What does it mean? Let's compare to BitTorrent.

http://torrentfreak.com/tesla-cars-space-technology-bittorrent-monopolies-suck-140616/

Tesla Cars, Space Technology, and BitTorrent: Why monopolies suck. New column on TorrentFreak.

This week's most exciting news in technology was undoubtedly that Tesla Cars declares that all their patent monopolies are free for anyone to use. What does it mean? Let's compare to BitTorrent.

http://torrentfreak.com/tesla-cars-space-technology-bittorrent-monopolies-suck-140616/___

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2014-06-11 10:59:31 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

Watch out for Data Gluttony in governmental population registries. New column on Privacy News.

While the NSA is collecting vast amounts of data about everybody, we need to learn from history that even basic population records have been used for systemic discrimination and genocide. This includes the most basic data like gender and creed, and there’s reason to be wary of governmental data gluttony even at the fundamental level.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/06/watch-out-for-data-gluttony-in-governmental-population-registries/

Watch out for Data Gluttony in governmental population registries. New column on Privacy News.

While the NSA is collecting vast amounts of data about everybody, we need to learn from history that even basic population records have been used for systemic discrimination and genocide. This includes the most basic data like gender and creed, and there’s reason to be wary of governmental data gluttony even at the fundamental level.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/06/watch-out-for-data-gluttony-in-governmental-population-registries/___

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2014-06-04 13:00:36 (4 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)

Privacy isn't just about "keeping things to yourself". New column on Privacy News.

In findings that contradict Facebook and the NSA, teenagers are more aware of privacy than ever. But privacy isn’t about “keeping everything to yourself”. It’s much more nuanced than that.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/06/privacy-isnt-just-about-keeping-things-to-yourself/

Privacy isn't just about "keeping things to yourself". New column on Privacy News.

In findings that contradict Facebook and the NSA, teenagers are more aware of privacy than ever. But privacy isn’t about “keeping everything to yourself”. It’s much more nuanced than that.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/06/privacy-isnt-just-about-keeping-things-to-yourself/___

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2014-06-02 10:17:47 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 33 +1s)

Why activism isn't enough. New column on TorrentFreak.

Every now and then it's being questioned why the Pirate Party chose the political route to safeguard privacy and other liberties, as well as reform those monopolies that stand in its way, such as the copyright monopoly. The answer is simple: activism isn't enough.

http://torrentfreak.com/activism-isnt-enough-140601/

Why activism isn't enough. New column on TorrentFreak.

Every now and then it's being questioned why the Pirate Party chose the political route to safeguard privacy and other liberties, as well as reform those monopolies that stand in its way, such as the copyright monopoly. The answer is simple: activism isn't enough.

http://torrentfreak.com/activism-isnt-enough-140601/___

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2014-05-28 17:39:40 (2 comments, 17 reshares, 38 +1s)

Guess who determines if you have something to hide NOW? New column on Privacy News.

When dismissing privacy concerns, many people use the idea that since they haven’t done anything wrong, they have “nothing to hide”. This disregards the most fundamental fact: it’s not them who determine if they have done anything wrong, but more likely, it’s going to be the rising fascist powers. 86 out of 766 elected Members of European Parliament belong to fascist factions, and these could actually be the ones to assume control of the mass surveillance.

Just how hostile is a party like the Front National? To put it into context, its founder recently said that “The immigration is nothing that Mr. Ebola can’t solve in three months”, suggesting a mass execution of minorities was a perfectly reasonable and uncontroversial solution to society’s problems. This was just voted thelargest party in ... more »

Guess who determines if you have something to hide NOW? New column on Privacy News.

When dismissing privacy concerns, many people use the idea that since they haven’t done anything wrong, they have “nothing to hide”. This disregards the most fundamental fact: it’s not them who determine if they have done anything wrong, but more likely, it’s going to be the rising fascist powers. 86 out of 766 elected Members of European Parliament belong to fascist factions, and these could actually be the ones to assume control of the mass surveillance.

Just how hostile is a party like the Front National? To put it into context, its founder recently said that “The immigration is nothing that Mr. Ebola can’t solve in three months”, suggesting a mass execution of minorities was a perfectly reasonable and uncontroversial solution to society’s problems. This was just voted the largest party in France. Are you really, really comfortable with that kind of government determining whether your conversations, thoughts, dating habits, and information searches are cause for concern – in their eyes, not yours?

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/05/guess-who-determines-if-you-have-something-to-hide-now/___

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2014-05-25 16:08:03 (5 comments, 21 reshares, 77 +1s)

BREAKING: Pirates are STAYING in European Parliament. New article.

As of 18:00 on Election Day, it is clear that the Pirate Party remains in the European Parliament for another term. The German exit polls predict that at least Julia Reda from Germany has just been elected as Member of European Parliament, securing a pirate seat for the coming term. More results as they come in (developing story).

http://falkvinge.net/2014/05/25/pirates-are-staying-in-european-parliament/

BREAKING: Pirates are STAYING in European Parliament. New article.

As of 18:00 on Election Day, it is clear that the Pirate Party remains in the European Parliament for another term. The German exit polls predict that at least Julia Reda from Germany has just been elected as Member of European Parliament, securing a pirate seat for the coming term. More results as they come in (developing story).

http://falkvinge.net/2014/05/25/pirates-are-staying-in-european-parliament/___

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2014-05-22 19:03:58 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 28 +1s)

"Why I'm Voting Pirate" - A testimony from an ex-Soviet. New article.

This testimony – “Why I'm Voting Pirate” – was published by Leila Borg, a person who grew up in the Soviet Union but moved to Sweden after the fall of the Iron Curtain. It has been translated to English and reposted here for a wider audience, and is a chilling account of the necessity of taking civil liberties seriously.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/05/22/why-i-vote-pirate-a-testimony-from-an-ex-soviet/

"Why I'm Voting Pirate" - A testimony from an ex-Soviet. New article.

This testimony – “Why I'm Voting Pirate” – was published by Leila Borg, a person who grew up in the Soviet Union but moved to Sweden after the fall of the Iron Curtain. It has been translated to English and reposted here for a wider audience, and is a chilling account of the necessity of taking civil liberties seriously.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/05/22/why-i-vote-pirate-a-testimony-from-an-ex-soviet/___

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2014-05-21 18:22:00 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 22 +1s)

The Rights and Liberties of Our Parents. New column on Privacy News. (Warning, this is strong and uncomfortable reading.)

Our parents had certain rights and liberties that they took for granted, inherited from our grandparents. They have not been passed on to our children. That is an enormous failure of our generation.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/05/the-rights-and-liberties-of-our-parents/

The Rights and Liberties of Our Parents. New column on Privacy News. (Warning, this is strong and uncomfortable reading.)

Our parents had certain rights and liberties that they took for granted, inherited from our grandparents. They have not been passed on to our children. That is an enormous failure of our generation.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/05/the-rights-and-liberties-of-our-parents/___

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2014-05-19 22:44:45 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)

The Pirate Bay Running Promos For European Pirate Parties In Election Week. New article.

In a last-minute visibility boost, The Pirate Bay is providing front-page exposure to the European Pirate Parties in this European Election. Offline-borns would tend to scoff at this; however, the net generation understands that this exposure corresponds to buying the full cover of every newspaper, every day of the campaign, in the respective countries. This is The Pirate Bay reaching out a hand to the political arm of the movement.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/05/20/the-pirate-bay-running-pirate-party-promos-in-election-week/

The Pirate Bay Running Promos For European Pirate Parties In Election Week. New article.

In a last-minute visibility boost, The Pirate Bay is providing front-page exposure to the European Pirate Parties in this European Election. Offline-borns would tend to scoff at this; however, the net generation understands that this exposure corresponds to buying the full cover of every newspaper, every day of the campaign, in the respective countries. This is The Pirate Bay reaching out a hand to the political arm of the movement.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/05/20/the-pirate-bay-running-pirate-party-promos-in-election-week/___

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2014-05-19 11:13:08 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)

Election week, Swedish and Czech pirate parties lift off in polls. New article.

Last Friday, Swedish Public Radio opened with the headline “Swedish Pirate Party Heading For Re-Election To European Parliament” as a fresh poll was published. This was followed by similar news from the Czech Republic. As election week opens, more is up in the air than ever – but things are looking overall positive for the movement.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/05/19/election-week-swedish-and-czech-pirate-parties-liftoff-in-polls/

Election week, Swedish and Czech pirate parties lift off in polls. New article.

Last Friday, Swedish Public Radio opened with the headline “Swedish Pirate Party Heading For Re-Election To European Parliament” as a fresh poll was published. This was followed by similar news from the Czech Republic. As election week opens, more is up in the air than ever – but things are looking overall positive for the movement.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/05/19/election-week-swedish-and-czech-pirate-parties-liftoff-in-polls/___

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2014-05-19 08:16:38 (1 comments, 10 reshares, 26 +1s)

The connection between the copyright industry and the NSA. New column on TorrentFreak.

There is a direct connection between copyright monopoly enforcement and mass surveillance, and between mass surveillance and lack of free speech. If you want to keep free speech, the copyright monopoly must be reduced sharply.

http://torrentfreak.com/connection-copyright-industry-nsa-140517/

The connection between the copyright industry and the NSA. New column on TorrentFreak.

There is a direct connection between copyright monopoly enforcement and mass surveillance, and between mass surveillance and lack of free speech. If you want to keep free speech, the copyright monopoly must be reduced sharply.

http://torrentfreak.com/connection-copyright-industry-nsa-140517/___

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2014-05-14 10:18:59 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 14 +1s)

Why a "Do Not Track" flag cannot possibly work. New column on Privacy News.

The advertising industry has created a private mass-surveillance nightmare on the web, in addition to the government spooks. One resurfacing suggestion to solve this has been a “no surveillance please” option, known as the “Do Not Track” flag. Such a flag, even if legally mandated, cannot possibly work. Here’s why.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/05/why-a-do-not-track-flag-cannot-possibly-work/

Why a "Do Not Track" flag cannot possibly work. New column on Privacy News.

The advertising industry has created a private mass-surveillance nightmare on the web, in addition to the government spooks. One resurfacing suggestion to solve this has been a “no surveillance please” option, known as the “Do Not Track” flag. Such a flag, even if legally mandated, cannot possibly work. Here’s why.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/05/why-a-do-not-track-flag-cannot-possibly-work/___

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2014-05-08 15:56:28 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 34 +1s)

The ruling class wages war on truth itself. New guest post by +Henrik Alexandersson .

The ruling class and the governments are waging a war against truth itself. Governments are demanding control over citizens and their communications. Governments don’t hesitate to persecute and imprison people who tell the truth about what’s going on, defending citizens’ rights. There is reason to worry.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/05/08/the-ruling-class-wages-war-on-truth-itself/

The ruling class wages war on truth itself. New guest post by +Henrik Alexandersson .

The ruling class and the governments are waging a war against truth itself. Governments are demanding control over citizens and their communications. Governments don’t hesitate to persecute and imprison people who tell the truth about what’s going on, defending citizens’ rights. There is reason to worry.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/05/08/the-ruling-class-wages-war-on-truth-itself/___

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2014-05-07 20:35:57 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)

Credit cards, Bitcoin, and understanding of Information Hygiene. New column on Privacy News.

There is an alarming lack of understanding of basic information hygiene among people at large. In the next decade, this is going to come back to bite quite a few people – but a better understanding of privacy is going to come from it. I sometimes explain the concept by thinking of credit cards, which mostly everybody has used and can relate to.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/05/credit-cards-bitcoin-and-understanding-of-information-hygiene/

Credit cards, Bitcoin, and understanding of Information Hygiene. New column on Privacy News.

There is an alarming lack of understanding of basic information hygiene among people at large. In the next decade, this is going to come back to bite quite a few people – but a better understanding of privacy is going to come from it. I sometimes explain the concept by thinking of credit cards, which mostly everybody has used and can relate to.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/05/credit-cards-bitcoin-and-understanding-of-information-hygiene/___

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2014-05-04 20:20:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

How to crack the façade in any copyright monopoly discussion. New column on TorrentFreak.

Most people have not had any reason to question the copyright monopoly and its claimed perfection. Help break the facade and the illusion by making a small crack, to help people start questioning the rest of it for themselves.

http://torrentfreak.com/how-to-crack-the-facade-in-any-copyright-monopoly-discussion-140504/

How to crack the façade in any copyright monopoly discussion. New column on TorrentFreak.

Most people have not had any reason to question the copyright monopoly and its claimed perfection. Help break the facade and the illusion by making a small crack, to help people start questioning the rest of it for themselves.

http://torrentfreak.com/how-to-crack-the-facade-in-any-copyright-monopoly-discussion-140504/___

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2014-05-01 15:12:54 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 38 +1s)

Betting companies suddenly betting the Swedish Pirate Party gets re-elected to the European Parliament. New article.

More or less overnight, betting companies slashed their odds of the Swedish Pirate Party's re-election to the European Parliament. Where a re-election scenario used to give you 8x your money back in a bet with them, it now gives a mere 1.25x. It appears the betting companies know something that Swedish oldmedia haven't picked up on yet.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/05/01/betting-companies-suddenly-betting-swedish-pirate-party-gets-re-elected/

Betting companies suddenly betting the Swedish Pirate Party gets re-elected to the European Parliament. New article.

More or less overnight, betting companies slashed their odds of the Swedish Pirate Party's re-election to the European Parliament. Where a re-election scenario used to give you 8x your money back in a bet with them, it now gives a mere 1.25x. It appears the betting companies know something that Swedish oldmedia haven't picked up on yet.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/05/01/betting-companies-suddenly-betting-swedish-pirate-party-gets-re-elected/___

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2014-05-01 00:21:43 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)

Did the West become "Them" only when it was cheap enough? New column on Privacy News.

I grew up in Western Europe in the 1980s. My teenage years were characterized by the Cold War between the United States and the now-collapsed Soviet Union. We learned that the West was liberty, and that the East was oppression. Presumably, the East learned the reverse in their contemporary teenage years. But when did the West become the enemy they painted?

All through my teenage years, I was taught that liberty and privacy were matters of principle. And now these vital liberties are getting scrapped unceremoniously the instant it is cheap enough to do so? Was it never a matter of liberty, just a matter of price?

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/05/did-the-west-become-them-only-when-it-was-cheap-enough/

Did the West become "Them" only when it was cheap enough? New column on Privacy News.

I grew up in Western Europe in the 1980s. My teenage years were characterized by the Cold War between the United States and the now-collapsed Soviet Union. We learned that the West was liberty, and that the East was oppression. Presumably, the East learned the reverse in their contemporary teenage years. But when did the West become the enemy they painted?

All through my teenage years, I was taught that liberty and privacy were matters of principle. And now these vital liberties are getting scrapped unceremoniously the instant it is cheap enough to do so? Was it never a matter of liberty, just a matter of price?

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/05/did-the-west-become-them-only-when-it-was-cheap-enough/___

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2014-04-27 12:51:22 (1 comments, 14 reshares, 78 +1s)

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Gotchya!___:)

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2014-04-26 16:58:25 (2 comments, 22 reshares, 56 +1s)

One month before elections, Swedish oldmedia's 'pretend-does-not-exist' attitude toward Pirate Party reaching ridiculous levels. New article.

In one month, on May 25 at 20:00, the voting stations close for the European Elections. You're never entitled to complain when media doesn't cover you, but for some reason, the fifth-largest party out of Sweden's eight - the Pirate Party - is consistently omitted from listings, events, debates, and coverage ahead of European Elections. For a challenger, this would be acceptable, but not for a defender of title: the pretend-does-not-exist attitude is reaching ridiculous levels.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/04/26/one-month-ahead-of-elections-swedish-oldmedia-stonewalling-of-pirate-party-reaching-ridiculous-levels/

One month before elections, Swedish oldmedia's 'pretend-does-not-exist' attitude toward Pirate Party reaching ridiculous levels. New article.

In one month, on May 25 at 20:00, the voting stations close for the European Elections. You're never entitled to complain when media doesn't cover you, but for some reason, the fifth-largest party out of Sweden's eight - the Pirate Party - is consistently omitted from listings, events, debates, and coverage ahead of European Elections. For a challenger, this would be acceptable, but not for a defender of title: the pretend-does-not-exist attitude is reaching ridiculous levels.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/04/26/one-month-ahead-of-elections-swedish-oldmedia-stonewalling-of-pirate-party-reaching-ridiculous-levels/___

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2014-04-23 21:51:55 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)

Naked on Camera: Where is Privacy Heading? New column on Privacy News.

Yesterday, I was caught naked on camera. There was nothing sexual or even exciting about it. I was in a public sauna with a girlfriend, naked as proper sauna culture dictates, and found myself looking into surveillance cameras in the sauna complex. The concept of privacy is certainly changing. But how?

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/04/naked-on-camera-where-is-privacy-heading/

Naked on Camera: Where is Privacy Heading? New column on Privacy News.

Yesterday, I was caught naked on camera. There was nothing sexual or even exciting about it. I was in a public sauna with a girlfriend, naked as proper sauna culture dictates, and found myself looking into surveillance cameras in the sauna complex. The concept of privacy is certainly changing. But how?

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/04/naked-on-camera-where-is-privacy-heading/___

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2014-04-20 21:26:19 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)

The fundamental problem with the copyright monopoly is the same now as for the last 20 years. New column on TorrentFreak.

The fundamental problem with the copyright monopoly today is that it can't coexist with private communications as a concept. Our sharing of culture and knowledge happens as part of the private correspondence that leaves our computer, and therefore, the monopoly cannot be enforced as long as private correspondence exists.

http://torrentfreak.com/the-fundamental-problem-with-the-copyright-monopoly-140420/

The fundamental problem with the copyright monopoly is the same now as for the last 20 years. New column on TorrentFreak.

The fundamental problem with the copyright monopoly today is that it can't coexist with private communications as a concept. Our sharing of culture and knowledge happens as part of the private correspondence that leaves our computer, and therefore, the monopoly cannot be enforced as long as private correspondence exists.

http://torrentfreak.com/the-fundamental-problem-with-the-copyright-monopoly-140420/___

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2014-04-19 12:10:32 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)

Sweden goes full retard, requires registration of every person playing lottery. New article.

Sweden, like most European countries, has a number of governmentally-run state lotteries that are an efficient extra tax on the people who can’t math properly. Because of the jackpot sizes (nine-figure euro or dollar amounts), they are still hugely popular. From June 1, the Swedish state lottery requires people who want to buy a simple lottery ticket to identify and register.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/04/19/sweden-goes-full-retard-requires-registration-of-every-individual-playing-lottery/

Sweden goes full retard, requires registration of every person playing lottery. New article.

Sweden, like most European countries, has a number of governmentally-run state lotteries that are an efficient extra tax on the people who can’t math properly. Because of the jackpot sizes (nine-figure euro or dollar amounts), they are still hugely popular. From June 1, the Swedish state lottery requires people who want to buy a simple lottery ticket to identify and register.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/04/19/sweden-goes-full-retard-requires-registration-of-every-individual-playing-lottery/___

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2014-04-16 16:02:02 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)

Reactions to ban on Data Retention shows the immense hypocrisy of surveillance hawks. New column on Privacy News.

Last week, the European Court of Justice - the highest court in the world's largest economy - banned blanket data retention, declaring the federal law on the subject unconstitutional. This ruling means a reversal to an earlier state where such surveillance was a crime, organized crime. Yet, the surveillance hawks are bemoaning this ruling and even calling for people to break it.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/04/reactions-to-data-retention-ban-shows-hypocrisy-of-surveillance-hawks/

Reactions to ban on Data Retention shows the immense hypocrisy of surveillance hawks. New column on Privacy News.

Last week, the European Court of Justice - the highest court in the world's largest economy - banned blanket data retention, declaring the federal law on the subject unconstitutional. This ruling means a reversal to an earlier state where such surveillance was a crime, organized crime. Yet, the surveillance hawks are bemoaning this ruling and even calling for people to break it.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/04/reactions-to-data-retention-ban-shows-hypocrisy-of-surveillance-hawks/___

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2014-04-09 20:32:12 (9 comments, 16 reshares, 49 +1s)

Pirate party vindicated by highest EU court, killing mass surveillance law. Oldmedia reacts by writing cat story. New article.

The Swedish Pirate Party has been consistently ignored by Swedish media from our setting foot in the European Parliament in general, and in this election campaign in particular. After having been excluded from televised live debates three days ahead of voting despite being up for re-election to the European Parliament, we had a huge victory yesterday where the European Court of Justice made us right in what we had been saying all along about privacy. Swedish oldmedia responded with a story about the party leader’s cat.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/04/09/pirate-party-vindicated-by-highest-eu-court-killing-mass-surveillance-oldmedia-reacts-by-writing-cat-story/

Pirate party vindicated by highest EU court, killing mass surveillance law. Oldmedia reacts by writing cat story. New article.

The Swedish Pirate Party has been consistently ignored by Swedish media from our setting foot in the European Parliament in general, and in this election campaign in particular. After having been excluded from televised live debates three days ahead of voting despite being up for re-election to the European Parliament, we had a huge victory yesterday where the European Court of Justice made us right in what we had been saying all along about privacy. Swedish oldmedia responded with a story about the party leader’s cat.

http://falkvinge.net/2014/04/09/pirate-party-vindicated-by-highest-eu-court-killing-mass-surveillance-oldmedia-reacts-by-writing-cat-story/___

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2014-04-09 15:33:05 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 30 +1s)

So the beast of Data Retention is finally dead in Europe. What, why, how? New column on Privacy News.

Yesterday, the European Court of Justice – the highest court in the world’s largest economy – declared Data Retention to be an inexcusable violation of fundamental human rights. The court invalidated the entire directive (“EU federal law”) retroactively, making it have never existed. This is a great vindication of the liberties movement, confirming what we’ve said all along, but much remains to be done.

The problem is the blanket violation of privacy, the very first step. Anything that happens after that point is irrelevant; it’s the initial blanket of violation of everybody’s privacy, where everybody’s communications are logged no matter what, that is unacceptable, intolerable, and inexcusable.

It took us almost ten years, but we were given anunambiguous “you ... more »

So the beast of Data Retention is finally dead in Europe. What, why, how? New column on Privacy News.

Yesterday, the European Court of Justice – the highest court in the world’s largest economy – declared Data Retention to be an inexcusable violation of fundamental human rights. The court invalidated the entire directive (“EU federal law”) retroactively, making it have never existed. This is a great vindication of the liberties movement, confirming what we’ve said all along, but much remains to be done.

The problem is the blanket violation of privacy, the very first step. Anything that happens after that point is irrelevant; it’s the initial blanket of violation of everybody’s privacy, where everybody’s communications are logged no matter what, that is unacceptable, intolerable, and inexcusable.

It took us almost ten years, but we were given an unambiguous “you were right all along” in the end by the highest court in the world’s largest economy. Can we now please start respecting all the other aspects of fundamental privacy we’ve also been talking about?

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/04/so-the-beast-of-data-retention-is-finally-dead-in-europe-what-why-how/___

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2014-04-07 08:55:11 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)

The next five years [of European Parliament] could determine our liberties. New column on TorrentFreak.

There's a European Election coming up. Voting starts in about one month, with the main election days on May 22-25. We've had many victories as activists and concerned citizens in the past five years to defend the net and its liberty, but the main showdown looks like it'll come down in the next five years. Your vote is going to matter.

http://torrentfreak.com/the-next-five-years-could-determine-our-liberties-140406/

The next five years [of European Parliament] could determine our liberties. New column on TorrentFreak.

There's a European Election coming up. Voting starts in about one month, with the main election days on May 22-25. We've had many victories as activists and concerned citizens in the past five years to defend the net and its liberty, but the main showdown looks like it'll come down in the next five years. Your vote is going to matter.

http://torrentfreak.com/the-next-five-years-could-determine-our-liberties-140406/___

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2014-04-02 15:18:34 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 24 +1s)

The problem isn't that the NSA saw you nude, but who they saw you nude with. New column on Privacy News.

When it was revealed that the GCHQ/NSA/FRA spying complex had been intercepting video chat, including nude video chats, there was an uproar along the lines of “the government is looking at me nude”. This is missing the bigger picture. The political problem isn’t that the government spooks saw you nude in a sexual context – it’s who they saw you with.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/04/the-problem-isnt-that-the-nsa-saw-you-nude-but-who-they-saw-you-nude-with/

The problem isn't that the NSA saw you nude, but who they saw you nude with. New column on Privacy News.

When it was revealed that the GCHQ/NSA/FRA spying complex had been intercepting video chat, including nude video chats, there was an uproar along the lines of “the government is looking at me nude”. This is missing the bigger picture. The political problem isn’t that the government spooks saw you nude in a sexual context – it’s who they saw you with.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/04/the-problem-isnt-that-the-nsa-saw-you-nude-but-who-they-saw-you-nude-with/___

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2014-03-26 20:55:42 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

More on Selective Enforcement. New column on Privacy News.

In my last post, I elaborated a bit about selective enforcement and the consequences of it. What happens when the police force starts targeting troublesome individuals rather than troublesome criminal acts?

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/03/more-on-selective-enforcement/

More on Selective Enforcement. New column on Privacy News.

In my last post, I elaborated a bit about selective enforcement and the consequences of it. What happens when the police force starts targeting troublesome individuals rather than troublesome criminal acts?

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/03/more-on-selective-enforcement/___

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