Learning to Hack
I already talked with you about online anonymity once, if you didn’t read that you should check that out, but today I’m going to talk about it AGAIN because it’s a very important topic. So anything you do online can be traced back to your IP address, which can then be traced right back to your house and who you are, so if you want a little more privacy on the web you need to mask or change that IP. I already talked about tor so today I’ll talk about proxies. Proxies are servers that you access in between you and your desired web server. This makes your IP address appear to be that server. The easiest way to do this is to go to hidemyass.com and route yourself through their server. They also encrypt the connection for a little extra privacy. There are even better ways to do this but those will wait for another day. If you want to learn more about hacking, internet censorship, and politics then please follow this blog.
Socialism Vs. Freedom
Today I’d like to address my opinion on socialism. I don’t like it. That’s the plain and simple. Now let me elaborate. I don’t believe that the financial elite should have as much power as they do. But at the same time I believe that pure capitalism is the best form of economy. My proposed solution? Make laws that block large corporations from being able to lobby in the government. I believe this would disallow the corporations from gaining political influence and prevent them from becoming to powerful. Corporations should make money and governments should govern, but the two shouldn’t mix. I’m going to end this post with a question mark just so I can leave it open for discussion?
Learning how to Hack
You all probably remember this dreaded screen from the wikipedia blackout. Well someone showed me another way to get past similar blackouts in the future. If you didn’t read my post on how to open and edit HTML then you should go back and read that now. What you are going to do is open the page that has this sort of blackout or censoring where there is a page overtop of the page that you actually want to see and open the HTML. Then look at it and notice that the page is coded so that the material you want to see is still there but the blackout is blocking it. What you can do is simply delete the coding for the thing blocking the info and leave the part you want to see in tact. This may be a little confusing so if you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask, I can answer the questions privately. If you want to learn more about hacking, politics, and internet censorship please follow.
Disturbing Proof of Police Brutality
A few hours ago I made a post about police brutality at the occupy protests and ended it with a question. One of the answers to the question was that I should show some footage of this police brutality so I quickly just grabbed the first video on youtube that came up from “police brutality occupy”. WARNING: this content may be slightly disturbing to some people, it shows police beating protesters with nightsticks, just be aware of that before you start the video.
Police Brutality at Occupy Protests
Recently I’ve been seeing tons of videos that show police officers being far to violent with crowds of occupy protesters. It’s disturbing to see a crowd gathered in peace suddenly be charged by police with people screaming and being knocked about. I saw one video where after tear gas was used, the crowd (still peaceful) started chanting “We’re still here”. Then one of the police officers shoots a man in the face with a shotgun shell of rubber bullets from no more than five feet away. This kind of police brutality cannot be accepted. The government needs to step in, but will they? And if so what will move them to action?
EDIT: In response to grumpy jones I quickly just grabbed the first video on youtube that came up from “police brutality occupy”. WARNING: this content may be slightly disturbing to some people, it shows police beating protesters with nightsticks, just be aware of that before you start the video.