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[REVUE DE WEB] INTERNETS ET LIBERTÉS
09.07.03
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LA DATE DU JOUR

9 Juillet 1986

Après un an d'enquête et plus de 2 Millions de dollars de budget, la "Attorney General's Commission on Pornography" des USA publie son rapport , concluant que la pornographie est une cause directe des crimes sexuels, des violences contre les femmes et enfants et génères des attitudes et activités antisociales. Un des membres de la commission déclare: " En ce qui me concerne, après une année d'immersion dans ce marécage, je n'ai aucune hésitation a demander l'interdiction de toute forme de pornographie. Tous les documents que nous avons examiné relèvent du plus mauvais goût, de la provocation, de l'incitation à la débauche et à l'indécence. Il est de ma conviction que ces documents sont en soi contraires à la morale et étant donné qu'ils glorifient des attitudes immorales, exercent une influence corruptrice sur la famille et le tissu moral de la société. "

9 Juillet 1945

Le gouvernement des USA lance "Operation OVERCAST" dont le but est de "repérer les esprits supérieurs chez l'ennemi dont nous voulons exploiter la production intellectuelle." 350 experts nazis d'Allemagne et d'Autriche, dans tous les domaines scientifiques, certains ayant commis des atrocités et des expérimentations sur des humains, sont embarqués pour les USA et se voient conférer la nationalité et l'immunité. La branche balistique de l'opération prendra ensuite le nom de Project PAPERCLIP.

6 Juillet 1415

Le réformateur et philosophe tchèque Jan Hus est brûlé vif pour Hérésie. Il avait incité les citoyens de Prague à dénoncer le commerce des indulgences. Un siècle plus tard, en 1517, Martin Luther fera la même chose à Wittenberg et lance la Réformation protestante.



SPECIAL DEDICACE

OGM: soutien scientifique

1-0 pour José Bové

[La Depeche du Midi]
Paradoxalement, c'est alors que le co-fondateur de la Confédération paysanne est incarcéré à la maison d'arrêt de Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone (Hérault) pour purger une peine d'emprisonnement de dix mois ferme pour destructions de plants et semences transgéniques, que le dossier des OGM est en train de prendre un tournant. En effet, depuis quelques jours, plusieurs événements viennent conforter les arguments avancés en 1998 et 1999 par José Bové et ses amis pour justifier les actions anti-OGM qu'ils menaient. A savoir notamment le droit pour les peuples à vivre dans un environnement sain; les risques encore inconnus que peuvent recéler les organismes transgéniques; et le danger de la brevetabilité du vivant. Au-delà des sondages récurrents qui montrent l'hostilité de la majorité de la population face aux OGM, deux faits permettent aujourd'hui à José Bové de marquer des points.
http://www.ladepeche.com/aff_art_rech.asp?Ref=20030703049&Rub=rea&mots=OGM

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Comme l'eau et le chauffage, l'accès à Internet est un droit fondamental

Estonia: Where the Internet is a Human Right

[Christian Science Monitor 06.07.03]
Technological change in Estonia , where an enlightened post-Soviet era government believes the Internet is essential for life in the 21st century and backs that up with legislation declaring Internet access is a human right. Estonia is a country where hot, running water was a luxury a decade ago. It's now a place where farmers have broadband Internet, 80% of the people use online banking, Internet usage and broadband penetration rates are comparable to Western Europe, and the government conducts most business (meetings, votes, document reviews, etc.) virtually through a system of networked computers. Not bad for a country that only 10 years ago was a crumbling, bankrupt mess with a network infrastructure to match.
http://csmonitor.com/2003/0701/p07s01-woeu.html



INFORMATIONS GENERALES

La NASA rabiote sur les budgets et vire du personnel, les astronautes meurent

Camera budget put shuttle in peril

[USA TODAY 06.07.03]
Severe cutbacks during the past decade in the program to photograph the space shuttle after liftoff led directly to the difficulties NASA engineers had determining whether Columbia had been damaged during launch, numerous officials told USA TODAY. One former manager at the photography program, who asked not to be identified, says that during the 1990s it became difficult to get permission to make even basic adjustments and repairs on equipment. Because the telescopes and tracking stations are so complex, they require constant work to ensure that they perform properly. At the same time, the workforce shrank from about 150 full-time employees in the early 1990s to about 35 today.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2003-07-06-inside-shuttle-usat_x.htm

La Morale de cette histoire ?

Virez des salariés qualifiés, remplacez les par des intérimaires = BOUM !!!

[USA TODAY 06.07.03]
Ervin Walker, who also worked on missile launch photos for decades, says repairs were put off. Part-time employees who filled in on launches did not perform as well as the full-time workers they replaced, says Walker, who retired in 1999. "As a consequence, the quality of the end product, the film, suffered," he says.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2003-07-06-inside-shuttle-usat_x.htm

MDR ! (MORT DE RIRE)

Berlusconi victime d'une cyberattaque

[Le Monde 08.07.03]
Selon le webjournal EUobserver.com, Wouter Coppens, un étudiant belge de 23 ans, a acheté le nom de domaine www.eu2003.it pour mettre en ligne un web-satirique, sous-titré "un point de vue indépendant sur la présidence italienne". Or les adresses Internet des présidences tournantes de l'Union européenne sont habituellement construites de la même façon : "www.eu2003" avec l'extension relative au pays président, ".fr" pour la France par exemple. Ainsi, le nom de domaine "eu2003.it" aurait-il dû être réservé il y a un an et demi par la présidence italienne de l'UE, mais l'inscription n'avait pas été finalisée.
http://www.lemonde.fr/article/0,5987,3266--326956-,00.html

Dieu n'aime pas les piercings...

Lightning strikes woman's tongue piercing

[BBC 06.07.03]
"A holidaymaker narrowly escaped death when lightning struck her tongue stud in an electrical storm. Becky Nyang, 26, was temporarily blinded, unable to talk and badly blistered by the bolt of electricity that surged through her body via the piercing. ... A flash of lightning bounced off a nearby archway and hit her in the face, where it was conducted by the metal jewellery in her tongue. The charge was so hot it left her with blisters on her mouth, face and feet and she could not speak for three days.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/3047436.stm

On décourage toujours l'esprit d'entrepreneur en Afrique...

Tanzania fights trafficking in human skins

[BBC 06.07.03]
Human skin is used for witchcraft at a price of up to $9,600 Exhibits of skin are part of Tanzania's campaign to discourage the trade in human skin at an international business fair in the capital. Vistors to the the week-long fair in Dar es Salaam will see a rather gruesome exhibit of human body parts in an effort to raise awareness about the underground trade in human skin which has hit southern Tanzania over the past two years.
The head of the forensic science division in the chief chemist's office, which is exhibiting the parts, Gloria Machube, told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme that the human skin is used in witchcraft.
A total of six young people are thought to have been killed and skinned in the Mbeya region of south-western Tanzania. Ezekiah Swila was 13-years-old when his body was found skinned at Kisinga village.
The prices of the human skins range from $2,400 to $9,600, depending on the age of the victim, police say.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3045738.stm



CYBER-GUERRE - SONS DE BOTTES - PROPAGANDE

Les USA volent du pétrole en Irak et le font passer en douce au Koweit !!!

Palm Bay man has eye for detail

[FLORIDA TODAY 07.07.03]
On May 25, while scanning the Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program images pipelined into his desktop from 450 miles in orbit, Hank Brandli skidded at a nighttime photo of Iraq. It looked familiar. But not exactly.
Brandli retrieved another DMSP image he'd archived from May 3. He compared the two. The most recent photo showed a blazing corridor of light running the length of Kuwait, south to north, all the way to the Iraqi border. The image wasn't there on May 3.
"It's going right up to Iraq's oil fields," says the retired Air Force colonel from his home in Palm Bay. "Maybe I'm full of s---. Maybe all they're doing is building a highway to put in McDonald's and sell hamburgers. But why go that way? I think we're in bed with Kuwait. I think we're pumping oil out of Iraq to pay for this war."
That's an audacious observation. Especially considering those labyrinthine lines of exasperated motorists waiting to gas up at the fuel pumps in Baghdad. Not to mention the fact that Iraq's infrastructure officially won't be capable of exporting oil for another week or so.
But as the May-June issue of Weatherwise magazine makes clear, Brandli isn't a conspiracy zealot squinting for guppies in the fig trees. An article titled "Weathering History" profiles the Vietnam veteran as a pioneer in satellite meteorology who was unable to discuss much of his defense work until 1995. That's the year President Clinton declassified vaults of Cold War satellite images.
http://www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/peoplestoryA1172A.htm

La France et la GB vont ils abandonner leurs citoyens à Guantanamo ?

UK unhappy about British citizens facing tribunals

[BBC 07.07.03]
"There are at least 680 suspected al-Qaeda and Taleban members at the US naval base in Cuba. US President George W Bush decided on Thursday that six of them, including Britons Moazzam Begg and Feroz Abbasi and Australian David Hicks, should face trial in a military tribunal rather than in a regular court. ... The UK's Foreign Office Minister Baroness Symons said the government was concerned about the men's access to lawyers, the standards of evidence and their rights to appeal in the case of any guilty verdicts."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3046064.stm

Les USA ré-inventent les avions (missiles) renifleurs. - Giscard va demander des droits d'auteur.

Proposed WMD-seeking missiles

[New Scientist 06.07.03]
Forget Hans Blix, the UN and inspectors schooled in the art of uncovering biological, chemical and nuclear agents. There is a quicker way to prove the existence of weapons of mass destruction. Gather the latest intelligence, decide where the weapons are stashed, and fire a high-velocity projectile at the target. High-tech sensors packed into the projectile will then instantly beam back confirmation that the weapons are there. It is a high-risk concept that raises many questions, not least its technological feasibility and the political ructions that would follow if such a device were ever built or used. But the US military is taking the idea seriously.
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993897

C'EST REPARTI POUR UN TOUR !

L'Iran teste son nouveau missile

[Le Monde 08.07.03]
Bientôt déployé, le missile Shahab-3 iranien pourra atteindre plusieurs Etats de la région
http://www.lemonde.fr/article/0,5987,3210--326980-,00.html

Non, rieeeen de rieeeen, je ne regreeeete rien..

Tony Blair : pourquoi il faut agir aux côtés de l'Amérique

[Le Monde 08.07.03]

http://www.lemonde.fr/article/0,5987,3214--326977-,00.html



LIBERTES PUBLIQUES - LSQ - LSI - LEN - CENSURE

Hébergeurs : la quadrature du cercle pour le législateur

[Me Etienne Papin JDN 08.07.03]
L'examen par le Sénat du projet de loi numérique a été une nouvelle occasion de s'intéresser à la responsabilité civile des professionnels de l'Internet, qui constitue le "coeur" de leur statut.
http://www.journaldunet.com/juridique/juridique030708.shtml

LEN : Responsabilite "allegée" accordée a certains prestataires seulement

[VNUnet 04.07.03]
Le Forum des droits sur Internet rappelle que l'amendement ajoute a la loi sur l'economie numerique concernant le regime de responsabilite des hebergeurs ne concerne que certains prestataires techniques. Explication.
http://www.vnunet.fr/ent/actu/article.htm?numero=11081

Votre ordinateur fabriqué par un bagnard...

Dell abandons hi-tech chain gangs

[The Register UK 04.07.03]
Deciding that robots are cheaper than felons, Dell Computer is to sever its contract with the US prison labor program. Dell was one of several IT companies to employ Federal Prison Industries, Inc., or UNICOR in a widely-criticized recycling scheme. The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition had criticized Dell's use of prison labor in its recycling program for exposing inmates to dangerous chemicals.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/7/31573.html

La chine fabrique les logiciels espions de la CIA... euhhhhh

Security unease as government buys software

[News.com.com 07.07.03]
Sitting at his laptop computer in a hotel near Toronto one day last October, Gregory Gabrenya was alarmed by what he discovered in the sales-support database of his new employer, Platform Software: the names of more than 30 employees of the United States National Security Agency. What really worried him, Gabrenya said, was that Platform, although based in Markham, Ontario, maintains a software maintenance and testing operation in Beijing--which he was not sure the company had made clear enough to its American government customers.
http://news.com.com/2100-1009_3-1023414.html?tag=fd_top

Espionons les politiques qui nous gouvernent, via Internet !

MIT launches distributed surveillance website

[business.boston.com 07.07.03]
Two researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are celebrating the Fourth of July with a new Internet service that will let citizens create dossiers on government officials. The system will start by offering standard background information on politicians, but then go one bold step further, by asking Internet users to submit their own intelligence reports on government officials - reports that will be published with no effort to verify their accuracy.
http://business.boston.com/business/globe/articles/2003/07/04/website_turns_tables_on_government_officials

Coca Cola finance les Escadrons de la Mort ?

Coca-Cola bottler sued for financing death squads

[News.com.au 07.07.03]
Coca-Cola's main Latin-American bottler, Panamco, is being sued by Columbian food and beverage union Sinaltrainal for financing right-wing paramilitaries alleged to have murdered and intimidated union leaders. ... Coca-Cola said its Columbian employees have been caught in the crossfire of a 40-year-old civil war. ... 'The Coca-Cola company and its Columbian bottlers vigorously condemn all forms of violence and the unwarranted use of force against workers in the workplace and elsewhere.'
http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6698733%255E1702,00.html

Esclavage médicalisé dans l'antre du libéralisme débridé....

Garment workers drugged to stay awake for 3 days

[The Philipine Inquirer 07.07.03]
For Anvil Ensembles, a garments factory in the town of Taytay, near Manila, which makes baby clothes for North American companies, business usually blows in by September. A few weeks before then, the company sends notice to workers who have been idled for a month or two to report to work because job orders are coming in and there are quotas to be met.
"Quitoriano had another trick up his sleeve: a box full of Duromine capsules. Again on orders from the owner, he would make the rounds of the annex, spot the most tired workers, and offer them the drug. Duromine, actually an appetite suppressant meant for obese people, has the interesting side effect, among others, of inducing insomnia. ... Anvil Ensembles has been giving workers the drug since 2001... 'You want to stay awake because they tell you that if you cannot finish your quota, you can walk out the door any time' and never come back, a female worker said."
http://www.inq7.net/nat/2003/jul/03/nat_4-1.htm



LUTTE CONTRE LE POLLUPOSTAGE

Le Spam revendique son caractère de cochon

[Libération 08.07.03]
Ne supportant plus d'être confondu avec les e-mails de pub, un fabricant de conserve de porc porte plainte.
http://www.liberation.fr/page.php?Article=123261

Les boîtes de conserve SPAM font un procès au logiciel Spam Arrest

[ZDnet 05.07.03]
Cela devait arriver. Une société américaine d'aliments en conserve, qui produit du jambon et de la dinde en boîte sous la marque "SPAM" depuis 1937, refuse qu'une autre marque utilise le même terme. D'autres éditeurs de logiciels pourraient être visés.
http://news.zdnet.fr/story/0,,t118-s2137064,00.html?nl=zdnews_txt

Votre ordinateur sert il de relais aux spammeurs ?

Spam peddlers hijack computers

[BBC Radio 4 's PM programme 01/07/03]
Computers belonging to thousands of companies across the world are being hijacked by e-mail spammers to disguise their true identities and host their websites. Home computer users are even more at risk, because their equipment is usually even less protected.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3036092.stm

Les anti-spam s'approprient un domaine de spammeur : inventaire

Cyberangels.nl domain now owned by spam fighters

[cyberangels 04.07.2003]
On July 3 2003, cyberangels.nl was registered by Spamvrij.nl , a Dutch foundation fighting spam. Previously, the domain was owned by the company Cyberangels, who have been majorly involved in spamming. When news hit the net about who was possibly behind Cyberangels, the domain was suddenly dropped - and we acted fast and registered it. We feel that the name «Cyberangels» suits us better, anyway. After all, we're cleaning the net to keep it workable. And we're doing that angelically, with beatific smiles, occasionally hitting a spammer with a harp.
http://www.cyberangels.nl/index.html

Un nuisible du SPAM est démasqué par la BBC

Dutch mass spammer loses grip

[The Register 06.07.03]
  Martijn Bevelander is not a happy man. The 23 year-old Dutch entrepreneur was exposed last week by the BBC as a mass spammer. Now his company Megaprovider is sinking. As well as hosting pornographic websites for notorious spam gangs such as Superzonda, MegaProvider has allegedly sent large quantities of spam for mostly American clients through an Amsterdam-based subsidiary called CyberAngels. Several Dutch internet companies suspected this for some time. Even American spam fighters began to notice an increase of spam originating from the Low Countries. The BBC discovered that Superzonda, a South American spam gang which may have used the Sobig virus to install open proxies on end-users machines, hijacked British Airways' computers without its knowledge to advertise a website called beautifulwomentodate.com (offering Russian brides).
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/31580.html



DROITS D'AUTEURS - BREVETS - HACK - CRYPTO

Les pirates ont boycotté le Defacer's Challenge

[JDN 08.07.03]
Trop de médiatisation, semble-t-il, a démotivé les hackers, conduisant à un nombre limité d'attaques ce weekend. Récit.
http://solutions.journaldunet.com/0307/030708_hacking.shtml

Echec du concours de piratage informatique

[Les Echos 08.07.03]
Les pirates informatiques, qui ont participé dimanche à un concours mondial, n'ont réussi à perturber qu'un petit nombre de sites web, et aucun parmi les plus connus. "Cela ressemble à un pétard mouillé", a déclaré Graham Cluley, de l'éditeur britannique de logiciels de sécurité informatique Sophos interrogé par Reuters. Le concours de "hackers", baptisé "Defacer's challenge", avait été lancé Dimanche matin pour six heures pendant lesquelles les concurrents devaient prouver leurs qualités de pirates informatiques en attaquant et modifiant le plus possible de sites Web, des points étant accordés suivant le nombre et le type de serveurs piratés. Après un pic de 300 attaques recencées quelques minutes avant le coup d'envoi, la principale victime des pirates semble avoir été le site de Zone-H.org, l'organisateur estonien de l'événement, qui a succombé la majeure partie de la journée sous le nombre de connexions et attaques.

Concours d'attaques web: le site des arbitres première victime

[ZDnet 08.07.03]
Le premier bilan du fameux concours de "défigurations" de sites web est plutôt inédit: Zone-H.org, qui devait recenser les exploits des "crackers", a été pris pour cible. Du coup, les organisateurs ont sifflé la fin avec quelques heures de retard.
http://news.zdnet.fr/story/0,,t118-s2137154,00.html?nl=zdnews_txt

La contre-attaque de Kazaa face aux majors tombe à l'eau

[ZDnet 08.07.03]
L'éditeur du système peer-to-peer a été débouté de sa plainte, pour comportement anticoncurrentiel, contre les industries du disque et du cinéma. Le juge conteste à Kazaa le droit d'attaquer mais ne se prononce pas au fond.
http://news.zdnet.fr/story/0,,t118-s2137159,00.html?nl=zdnews_txt

Libertés et droits d'auteur: le CSPLA sévère à l'égard des internautes

[ZDnet 05.07.03]
Le Conseil de la propriété littéraire et artistique a choisi son camp. Chargé par le ministère de la Culture de trouver un compromis entre respect des libertés et protection des ayants droit, il prône de ficher les internautes (logs et adresses IP).
http://news.zdnet.fr/story/0,,t118-s2137094,00.html?nl=zdnews_txt

Si vous sous-traitez à un pirate, c'est vous le coupable

The piracy pitfalls of outsourcing

[The Register 07.07.03]
  IT outsourcing companies could risk criminal and civil proceedings if their clients do not have adequate licenses in place for their software, the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) claims today.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/51/31604.html

Un débat entre deux acteurs majeurs de la question (très intéressant)

Piracy and peer-to-peer

[news.com.com 07.07.03]
I asked Clarke, Freenet's inventor, and Matt Oppenheim, RIAA's senior vice president of business and legal affairs, if they would be interested in engaging in an e-mail debate on Freenet and the race between law and technology. I'm delighted to say that both of them agreed. Their exchange follows.
http://news.com.com/2010-1027_3-1023325.html?tag=fd_nc_1

.:: Idiots... mais riches

[Zataz 05.07.03]
Les lobbies des maisons de disques manipulent avec efficacité le législateur. Pathétique !
http://www.zataz.com/zatazv7/news.php?id=3287



TECHNOLOGIE - LOGICIEL LIBRE - PtoP - INTERNET CITOYEN

Déchets informatiques : l'Europe s'en mêle

[JDN 07.07.03]
Les déchets d'équipements électriques et électroniques (DEEE) seront, dès 2006, traités selon le principe du pollueur-payeur. Les constructeurs s'y préparent déjà.
http://solutions.journaldunet.com/0307/030707_deee.shtml

USA : Les ordinateurs portables dépassent les ventes de PC de bureau

[La Tribune 04.07.03]
Selon le cabinet de recherche NPD Group, il s'est vendu en mai plus d'ordinateurs portables que de PC de bureau aux Etats-Unis. Ce phénomène est une grande première puisqu'il y a encore trois ans, les portables ne représentaient que 25% des achats d'ordinateurs.

L'électronique japonaise plébiscite Linux

[Neteconomie 07.07.03]
En créant le "CE Linux Forum", les constructeurs japonais Sony et Matsushita semblent officialiser le choix de cet OS pour leurs futurs appareils électroniques.
http://www.neteconomie.com/perl/navig.pl/neteconomie/infos/article/200307071 24051

Les téléphones multimédia comme outils d'espionnage

Samsung to ban camera phones

[The Register 07.07.03]
  Samsung is to ban camera phones from its semiconductor, flat-panel and electronics factories because of industrial espionage fears.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/68/31587.html



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