In The Name Of Terror & Propaganda, UN Seeking Global Internet Surveillance But It’s Nothing To Do With Either Terror Or Propaganda

Post Categories: Canada
The 4th Media News | Monday, October 29, 2012, 12:51 Beijing

[Editor's note: A couple of phrases in the original article The 4th Media not only doesn't agree with but also believes incorrect in their contents and the language the author uses in two places are dropped in the posted article. They are marked as [ ... ] in the article. Except those two phrases, The 4th Media fully agree with and support the rest of the article, so that we decided to post the article with a little bit of editorial work.]

 

 

The United Nations and a broad coalition of its totalitarian-minded member governmentsare increasingly demanding that a global regulatory regime be imposed over the Internet, with supposed concerns about “terrorism” becoming just the most recent argument advanced to support the controversial scheme.

In a massive report released this week, the UN claimed a planetary agreement on surveillance, data retention, and more would be needed for “terror” purposes.

Of course, the latest round of UN scheming drew swift criticism from Internet-freedom advocates.

But as the effort by governments to seize control over the World Wide Web gains traction, activists from across the political spectrum argue that the Internet should remain free and unregulated in the hands of citizens and the private sector — certainly not under the purview of a scandal-plagued international organization composed largely of dictatorial regimes.

Unveiled at a recent conference in Vienna, the 148-page UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report, entitled The Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes, presents a broad wish list of powers that self-styled international “authorities” believe are needed.

It was prepared in collaboration with the UN “Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force,” which includes the World Bank, Interpol, the World Health Organization, and the International Monetary Fund as members.

However, the dubious document quickly sparked global concerns. Among the most alarming claims in the report, according to critics, is that “one of the major problems confronting all law enforcement agencies is the lack of an internationally agreed framework for retention of data held by [Internet Service Providers].”

In other words, the UN wants a planetary regime to force companies to spy on their customers, keep the data, and hand it over to authorities. The international organization noted approvingly that entities such as the European Union were already working to impose the measures.

However, not all governments are on board yet, the report complained.

Social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter were specifically highlighted as potential tools for “terrorists” to spread “propaganda” and “extremist rhetoric.”

Apparently now “terrorists” are able to “abuse” free speech by spreading their messages more easily, according to the report, which also notes that search engines have made it easier to find “terror propaganda” online.

“Content that might formerly have been distributed to a relatively limited audience … has increasingly migrated to the Internet,” the UN observed in what analysts ridiculed as “sort of obvious.” It also added, unsurprisingly, that “such content may be distributed using a broad range of tools.”

So, the UN and its members must take action, the report claims. “Terrorist use of the Internet is a transnational problem, requiring an integrated response across borders and among national criminal justice systems,” the global body argued, echoing similar calls for UN empowerment on everything from finance, taxes, “climate change” (formerly known as “global warming” and “global cooling”), mental health, food markets, oceans, sustainability, and virtually every sphere of human existence.

There is much more where that came from, however. The report also claims, for example, that websites and services such as Skype should keep records of users’ communications. Mobile phone services should also keep tabs on consumers’ locations, it added.

Even publicly accessible wireless (WiFi) Internet providers should work to abolish anonymity because some potential criminal or “terrorist” might try to use the Web anonymously.

“Potential terrorists use advanced communications technology, often involving the internet to reach a worldwide audience with relative anonymity and at a low cost,” UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov said in releasing the report [...] .

“Just as internet use among regular, lawful citizens has increased in the past few years, terrorist organizations also make extensive use of this indispensable global network for many different purposes.”

To deal with the alleged problems, the UN highlights multiple proposed schemes. The document touts certain “legal instruments” adopted by regional regimes in the fight to rein in the free Internet, for example.

Also promoted in the report is the adoption of “model legislation” around the world. “While model legislation provides advisory guidelines, rather than legally binding obligations, it plays an important role in harmonizing legal standards among States,” the report observed.

One of the primary UN entities being groomed to become the global Internet policing authority is the International Telecommunications Union, which dictators around the world have been working hard to empower in recent years.

“ITU has developed the Toolkit for Cybercrime Legislation (2010) to promote harmonized national cybercrime legislation and procedural rules, including with respect to acts of terrorism committed by using the Internet,” the latest report explains.

Ironically, all of the efforts to allegedly deal with “terrorists” using the Internet would be made more difficult by the fact that the UN has not even defined terrorism. “There is currently no comprehensive United Nations treaty on terrorism, nor is there an official definition of the term ‘terrorism,’” the document acknowledges on page 133.

What exactly the UN means by “propaganda” and “extremist rhetoric” is also unclear, but communist regimes hope to ban criticism of their own autocracies while Islamists hope to criminalize criticism of Islam. 

Analysts, however, said the UN plot to take over the Internet and expand its powers has essentially nothing to do with either terror or propaganda.

Instead, critics of the scheme argued, the establishment is getting nervous about the Internet — possibly the final bastion of true free speech in the world — and is working to crack down on it now, before the people of the world wake up and remove the shackles of tyranny.

“The powers-that-be have decided that they need to track user details on the Internet to prevent crime…. The ultimate goal is world government and it is being built via ever-more authoritarian means,” noted analysts at the liberty-minded Daily Bell, which has been vigorously defending Internet freedom as the potential key to advancing human freedom throughout the world.

In essence, then, the UN hopes to facilitate tyranny. “What we call the Internet Reformation has made it more difficult for the power elite to utilize dominant social themes — fear-based promotions — to frighten middle classes into giving up wealth and control to globalist institutions like the UN,” the analysts observed. “As a result, the elites wish to attack and control the Internet.”

Heavyweight defenders of free speech and an open Internet, however, insist that the fight must go on.

“For the first time in human history, supporters of liberty around the world can share information across borders quickly and cheaply. Without the filter of government censors, this information emboldens millions to question governments and promote liberty,” wrote Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), a hero to freedom activists around the world.

“This is why liberty-minded Americans must do everything possible to oppose — and stop — government attempts to censor or limit the free flow of information online.”

[ ... ] the United States has also seen an unprecedented federal assault on the open Internet as well. The Department of Justice, various special interests groups, and lawmakers in both parties, for instance, have been fiendishly working to adopt everything from a federal “cybersecurity” regime to data-retention schemes similar to the plan outlined by the UN.

For Internet freedom activists, though, government regulation or control of the Internet is off the table and non-negotiable.

First of all, the U.S. Constitution does not allow even the federal government to regulate the Web, much less the UN; and if either gets its foot in the door, restoring liberty online would be extremely difficult.

Even if it were constitutional, however, activists say letting any government regulate the Internet would be a terrible idea for numerous reasons.

 

http://thenewamerican.com/tech/computers/item/13335-un-seeking-global-internet-surveillance-for-terror-propaganda

Related articles:

 

Obama Quiet as UN & Dictators Push to Control Internet 

U.S. Reps. Introduce Resolution to Bar UN Regulation of Internet 

Twilight of Internet Freedom? 

Internet Freedom Targeted 

Obama Tries to Bypass Congress with Deadly Global Internet Treaty ACTA 

The Power of the Internet 

Technology Keeping Internet Freedom Ahead of Censorship 

The United Nations: On the Brink of Becoming a World Government

Related articles:

  1. buy viagra without prescription said on Monday, December 24, 2012, 14:22

    qJT8ES Wow, great blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

    [Reply]

  2. Josue Niedecken said on Thursday, January 10, 2013, 18:26

    one particular hundred% SECURED Internet web page(NO SURVEY) (VIRUS Free)- > >Watch the Huge Bang Idea Time 4 Episode twenty The Herb Backyard Germination Megavideo On-line

    [Reply]

  3. pills for lose weight said on Friday, February 1, 2013, 20:28

    osSIuj Appreciate you sharing, great blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Great.

    [Reply]

  4. used cars bedford said on Thursday, February 7, 2013, 0:05

    You’re so cool! I don’t think I’ve truly read through anything like that before. So good to discover somebody with some unique thoughts on this subject matter. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This site is one thing that is needed on the web, someone with some originality.

    [Reply]

  5. buy stendra generic said on Thursday, February 14, 2013, 10:29

    8wTu6g Im thankful for the post.Much thanks again. Keep writing.

    [Reply]

  6. where to buy cheap jordans shoes online said on Thursday, February 21, 2013, 22:42

    “I needed to renew the actual web page instances to look at this article for reasons unknown, even so, the info here was definitely worth the hold out.”

    [Reply]

  7. Shanita Budds said on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 11:39

    Hello, I do believe your web site may be having browser compatibility problems. When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I simply wanted to give you a quick heads up! Apart from that, excellent website!

    [Reply]

  8. Janina Oberlander said on Thursday, February 28, 2013, 11:47

    Hello! I could have sworn I’ve visited this blog before but after browsing through some of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m certainly delighted I came across it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

    [Reply]

  9. Yahaira Gascho said on Friday, March 1, 2013, 5:12

    I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this site. I’m hoping to check out the same high-grade content from you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own website now ;)

    [Reply]

  10. buy clomid no prescription said on Friday, March 1, 2013, 9:23

    8vuED4 I cannot thank you enough for the blog article.Really thank you!

    [Reply]

  11. Elbert Gofman said on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 2:31

    You have made some decent points there. I checked on the internet for more information about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this site.

    [Reply]

  12. Google said on Friday, March 15, 2013, 8:34

    we like to honor many other net web-sites around the net, even if they aren

    [Reply]

  13. Belkis Paille said on Monday, March 18, 2013, 5:54

    Before you start Installing a Bath in City of Westminster, Westminster, you will need to perform a listing of all things you’ll need very first. Have you make sure that you calculated the bath to ensure it had been the best dimension? You will need a few fingernails. Tub set up is definitely an absurd job if you don’t get it done properly. Therefore before you begin, be sure you have all the features you need the task done correctly the very first time.

    [Reply]

  14. promovare site said on Monday, March 18, 2013, 20:42

    Ce sa nu faci in promovarea site-ului online

    [Reply]

  15. promovare site said on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 17:13

    Cum sa faci o promovare site online corecta?

    [Reply]

  16. milf said on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 22:29

    Off tyrannies, some sort of tyranny really worked out for your great associated with the patients may be the the majority of oppressive.

    [Reply]

  17. sexcam said on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 22:57

    Thanks for a great put up

    [Reply]

  18. camsex said on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 23:42

    Fantastic article. I’m facing several these kind of difficulties.

    [Reply]

  19. kim kardashian sex said on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:07

    Thanks for the fantastic write-up : to provide back again slightly, heres some sort of quote by my own leading 100: thirty seven. The more I want to find something completed, the particular a lesser amount of I call up the item work. — Rich Bach

    [Reply]

  20. Home Page said on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 13:36

    I value the post.Thanks Again. Want more.

    [Reply]

  21. keywords said on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 4:02

    Precisely how would you manage to develop this kind of excellent masses of commenters to your internet site?

    [Reply]

  22. url said on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 7:38

    I cannot thank you enough for the article post.Much thanks again.

    [Reply]

  23. home page said on Monday, April 15, 2013, 20:19

    It is a beautiful photo with very good lighting :o

    [Reply]

  24. kurituc bor said on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 21:01

    I like riding on trains stricle because of the metal clashing around together.

    [Reply]

  25. ps3 emulator for psp said on Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:36

    Hello! Where did you download theme of this website? It’s pretty amazing :D

    [Reply]

  26. ps3 emulator password said on Sunday, April 28, 2013, 21:43

    Whats up! Where did you download layout of this blog? It’s amazing :)

    [Reply]

  27. playstation 3 emulator for pc said on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 5:17

    Good day! Where did you get design of this website? It is incredible :)

    [Reply]

  28. digital camera guide said on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 23:36

    TI3DLX Muchos Gracias for your blog. Really Great.

    [Reply]

  29. good seo said on Saturday, May 25, 2013, 22:08

    NBZJxe Major thanks for the blog post.Really thank you! Fantastic.

    [Reply]

  30. seo service said on Monday, May 27, 2013, 18:12

    v9L72w Appreciate you sharing, great article post.Much thanks again. Much obliged.

    [Reply]

  31. Carmelo Earls said on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 0:02

    Awfully enlightening many many thanks, It seems to be like your current readers could possibly want even more blog posts similar to this continue the fantastic effort.

    [Reply]

  32. louis vuitton outlet uk said on Sunday, June 9, 2013, 2:06

    Mercedes is knowing how 696 of its The year 2013 M5, M6 Car and also M6 Sports car models because there might be a disappointment relating to the oil send, bringing about “the chance for entire serp disaster louis vuitton outlet uk even though driving a car. car maker claimed rolling around in its report to the company (Pdf file) so it louis vuitton outlet uk initially figured out louis vuitton outlet uk in the problem from in-house tests, that has been with breakdowns within four purchaser motor vehicles.

    [Reply]

  33. bukrftoATg6nh said on Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:28

    767142 611226Wow, great blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look simple. The overall look of your web website is great, let alone the content! 719476

    [Reply]

  34. tratamentul hemoroizilor said on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 14:33

    Mancatul unei cantitati corespunzatoare de fibre si bautul a 6-8 pahare de lichid (nu alcool) va duce la scaune mai moi si mai consistente. Un scaun moale face golirea intestinelor mai usoara si duce la slabirea presiunii asupra hemoroizilor cauzata de constipatie. Eliminarea constipatiei previne deasemenea aparitia hemoroizilor. Surse excelente de fibre sunt fructele, legumele si toate cerealele. In unele cazuri, hemoroizii trebuie tratati endoscopic sau chirurgical. Aceste metode sunt folosite pentru a micsora si distruge tesutul hemoroidal. Medicul va aplica procedura intr-un cabinet sau la un spital. Hemoroizi tratament Si alte metode pot fi folosite pentru reducerea sau extiraprea hemoroizilor. Operatia chirurgicala pentru hemoroizi poate fi evitata in favoarea unor metode mai sofisticate si fara durere si internare. Tratament hemoroizi Produsele farmaceutice locale si sau un tratament medicamentos oral pot atenua substantial intensitatea crizelor hemoroidale. Daca, dupa cateva zile, tratamentul se dovedeste ineficient, trebuie sa consultati medicul. Daca este vorba de o maladie hemoroidala cu state vechi, se poate recurge la o tehnica mai moderna (posibila intr-un cabinet sau intr-o clinica cu dotare adecvata): sclerozare locala, ligatura elastica, proceduri cu raze infrarosii. Fiecare operatiune dureaza in jur de trei minute. Daca hemoroizii sunt interni, nu veti simti nici o durere. Daca sunt externi, se va face o anesteziere zonala.

    [Reply]

  35. Salley Deierlein said on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 8:27

    We have the worst memory! I’ve had a notebook/planner for years…I actually you should not understand what I would do devoid of it!

    [Reply]

  36. christian louboutin careers said on Friday, March 7, 2014, 2:36

    christian louboutin size 8 ebay The 4th Media » In The Name Of Terror & Propaganda, UN Seeking Global Internet Surveillance But It’s Nothing To Do With Either Terror Or Propaganda

    [Reply]

  37. WalterPl said on Saturday, March 15, 2014, 16:12

    What’s up, just wanted to tell you, I loved this blog post. It was helpful. Keep on posting!

    [Reply]

Add Comments

  • Name (required)
  • Mail (required)
0+4= (required)

Protected by WP Anti Spam