New Senate Bill to Prevent Data Mining – Threat Wire

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  • Phoenix Villegas

    Regarding w/ the CAS, what will happen with the online cloud services like Google music, drop box, box.net, etc…

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  • Vnifit

    I think the copyright law is not good, I think it would be a baaaad move on the ISP's that have this in effect.

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  • Malkhut Sefirah

    I have nothing against protecting content creators from piracy, it's the guilty until proven innocent part that I have a problem with. Especially considering that it is really impossible to prove yourself innocent. Will the ISP be required to provide a record of your traffic, so that you can show you weren't pirating? How do you prove what was in the files? Is anyone even saying how they decide what files contain copyrighted material and what ones don't? It's a dangerous legal precedent.

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  • 816bigbear

    These old folks don't know about AdBlockPlus

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  • AlphaMax

    Well at least I am not one of the thousands of people downloading pirated software. I buy my stuff cause I got a job 🙂

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  • Polydynamix

    AdBlock is not sufficient security of any kind. Preventing adware is just a side effect of blocking popups but it doesn't actually provide you with any protection.

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  • Andreas Backx

    No control on me, Europe ftw!

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  • l77e

    so glad i dont live in the u.s

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  • Sam Abtahi

    They don't have the right to see if we are downloading copy right stuff or not, it's like they are standing on our home doorstep and looking for anything that we steel

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  • ADRIOZ

    … wtf… so i cant legally torrent things without getting in trouble now?

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  • kingdanglerbk

    VPN – FTW

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  • Lance

    Shannon, on TechMeShow for Windows users show how to use PuTTY with a VPS or Shell for a virtual SOCKS Proxy aka Tunnel to bypass CAS.

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  • Joe Eckstein

    CAS has become an issue as my school jazz band used to use torrents to move our own audio and video files between members without using an expensive online file sharing solution. We have now resorted to sneakerneting all of our files despite all of them being legal.

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  • Miguel Navarrete

    I Like Turtles!

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  • fr8cture

    So what is this CAS bs? They gonna give you a warning just for downloading any torrent? Not all torrents are illegal.

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  • SgtSplatter782

    use a VPN.

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  • Alfonso Ponce

    Shave the beard and goatee that's all I gotta say.

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  • Saelaniify

    My thoughts… Move to Canada

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  • S A G E

    Sorry but your beard is distracting me mr.

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  • Micah Jinx

    I think that companies such as Mcdonalds which offer free WiFi are excluded. If they are not that will be interesting. As far as the system goes I am not against it, it does not realy do anything worth worying about. The only reason for concern is if the independant evaluation incorectly diagnosis the latest Ubuntu torrent as an ilegal torrent.

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  • Skou

    so is it still save to torrent in countries outside USA?

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  • The Stash

    Make sure to check your cable provider provided email address for those notices. I checked mine and apparently I got one a couple weeks ago. That's what I get for veering away from private trackers and my beloved ssl usenet connections.

    Con's of both of those being,

    private trackers are still torrents and torrents aren't encypted.

    SSL encryption on usenet connections may keep prying eyes out but there is a higher risk of infection.

    I guess there's always torrenting via proxy. :-

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  • The Stash

    Question for the commenters, what are your experiences with the speeds using a VPN for Torrents? I've yet to try that route.

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  • 123chorry

    Safe* Yes because america isn't the center of the world.

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  • TheBrit626

    Clearly you don't know about the copyright alert system's rules if you think open wifi is affected, most (as far as I am aware all) of the ISPs have stated they will not hold open wifi networks to the same restrictions.

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  • ik04

    Any attempts by any government to affect the internet or ISPs should be ignored and reversed. Give those bastards a foot in the door and what few freedoms are left will be gone in short order.

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  • tallkevin01

    This thing needs to be overturned. Torrents can be used for perfectly legit situations. This gives them an entry way into what is supposed to be your private information.

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  • Atreyuguy590

    she's sexy

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  • Matthew Lewis

    you can bypass copyright alert system with vpns and proxys

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  • Sanzo

    Pshh.. Do these guys even know how the internet works? they should focus their thoughts on more important matters like how to befriend North Korea by Offering them the one thing they covet the most, Justin Beiber's vagina.

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  • dronthecrackshot

    The fact that the government is attacking the BitTorrent protocol is sad. Just because it is used for something illegal shouldn't mean we outlaw it's use. It would be like saying that since cars are used in smuggling drugs, all cars need to be outlawed. Torrents are just the newer, better transport method for electronic information. If you want to stop pirating using torrents, go after the people who publish the illegal information. Not the ones who overlook 1 file in every 10,000 on their serv

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  • DJ Katio

    I usually don't like to participate in these kinda things but…. OMG YES SHE IS!!! I <3 Nerds

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  • DJ Katio

    I HATE IT I HATE IT I HATE IT. I am a music artist, but I still like being able to pirate music artist's stuff. If I never make money because of it, so be it.

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  • Kevin Ventura

    So if I download a song on iTunes, will I get alerted for downloading copyrighted content?

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  • TheEighteenclan

    Is century link on the cas isp list?

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  • Zyneak

    First of all guys. A good encrypted password will take several weeks to decrypt on a super computer… Unless your rich or something, don't worry about anything

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  • GoldenBoyWannabe

    you shouldn't, since iTunes is a legal media retailer

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  • GoldenBoyWannabe

    I do understand that copyright is an issue, but I don't believe the ISP should be given the responsibility of this. I only see this as giving ISP's unnecessary power to decide what action is okay for you to access, and what isn't. I do acknowledge that pirating is a big problem, but I don't think this is the right way to attack it. I'm assuming that no one has a better idea though

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  • GoldenBoyWannabe

    in short, this bit affects USA ISP's

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  • GoldenBoyWannabe

    I haven't seen anything that doesn't suggest that legal torrenting may not become a hassle. I plan to download a few linux distros, and other legal means just to test how sensitive this system is. AT&T ISP holder here, so of course this could differ for other ISP's

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  • GoldenBoyWannabe

    push someone against a wall, and they will innovate to free themselves of the situation.

    I'm still waiting to see the denizens of China develop a new technology that is more effective at thwarting the imposed censorship

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  • Muromuro

    I really don't know if the pirating strike system can ever be effective. Sure it might deter some of the less tech-savvy people from pirating, but there are still ton's of ways of getting around it.

    Easiest that come to mind would be using your neighbor's wireless connection or using a VPN.

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  • Owen Conniss

    I didn't get an Evernote password email either.

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  • Antonjlavey

    This is stealing are freedom of open internet

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