Canadians say “No” to the Cruel Crime Bill

The Maple Leaf part of a Canadian Flag

The draft legislation is called Bill C-10 An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts

It is unnecessary and it goes way too far.

Instead of spending $100,000 per year ~ each ~ to incarcerate each petty criminals, wouldn’t it be better to direct some of the money that the government wants to spend on jails to addressing underlying problems like child poverty?

One of the biggest problems is the quantity of very different legislation that is being lumped together in this Omnibus Bill. It’s one thing to collect several books together and repackage them as an “Omnibus” but the idea of bundling several bills together means that they don’t get the attention that they should. Making law in haste is never in the public interest.

You don’t have to take my word for it, do a web search and fast tracking it see what they’re saying online:

Leadnow has taken the lead in the fight against the Omnibus Crime Bill:

text says Don't Mess Up Like Texas ~ Stand Against The Omnibus Crime Bill over a silhouette of a mounted cowboy on horseback facing razer wire

National Days of Action:
Thu 24 & Fri 25th November, 2011

The Leadnow website provides information on:

  • how to find your local protest events,
  • guidance on starting your own,
  • Keep Canada Safe Petition
  • as well as offering solid information as to why this bill will be harmful if passed.

You can also sign the AZAZ petition Stop Harper’s cruel crime bill directed to the Premiers.

And last but not least, you can listen to what Rick Mercer has to say:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWwEwUz45_I

a horizontal border of red graphic maple leaves

Advertisements

#WikiLeaks “malicious search engine poisoning attacks” ?

Leaking eavestrough titled WikiLeaks

Defence staff warned to steer clear of WikiLeaks docs:

“The department fears accessing the site could expose government computers to “malicious search engine poisoning attacks” and that third parties might “collect and exploit visitor data or deliver malicious software through downloaded files.”

The Ottawa Citizen.

Yet from a computer security standpoint the WikiLeaks #cablegate downloads all seem to be in standard HTML, making the downloads relatively secure from malware because there is no javascript to execute malicious software code

Because the WikiLeaks downloads aren’t in Adobe PDF format they aren’t susceptible to the security vulnerabilities that come with the popular Adobe Reader and software.

Which makes downloading from WikiLeaks safer than downloading from many websites on the Internet.

But isn’t the Department of Defense at risk for:

“malicious search engine poisoning attacks” ?

Ahem…. what is that exactly?

SEO Poisoning” or “Search Engine Optimization Poisoning” may sound scary but what it means is tricking search engines into ranking your website more highly than it deserves.

This is done by inserting words or phrases that would get high ranking from a search engine. An example of “SEO Poisoning” might be when a webpage selling grass seed gratuitously using phrases like “Justin Bieber.”

Sometimes this dastardly deed is accomplished by including high ranking words and phrases in the same color as the background, making the text invisible to visitors and fooling Search Engines that do see these words and are fooled. This “poisons” the search results.

When I Googled “malicious search engine poisoning attacks” the were only a few direct hits, which explain it as “SEO Poisoning” used to drive traffic to scam websites.

The thing is, every time you search the Internet, using Google or Scroogle or Bing, any search engine is going to bring you results that are not what you are looking for. That’s why you get more than one answer to a search: it is far from an exact science. Poisoning is a serious problem for Google, say. But for the Department of Defense?

What WikiLeaks has done is to make classified material public. Which means that looking at some of this material will very likely violate Defense Department policy.

see no evil, hear no evil

2 out of three monkeys fro sale
This memo sounds rather like the equivalent of the “close your eyes” method of security. The only way to ensure Defense Department employees do not see any of this material online would be to disconnect from the Internet.

I would expect the Federal Government computer security staff to be aware of this. Perhaps the Department of Defense needs a little refresher course on computer security.


MEANWHILE:

WikiLeaks,org domain killed by US everydns.net after claimed mass attacks KEEP US STRONG http://alturl.com/qx8gd !wl

In other words, http://www.everydns.com/ has pulled the plug on http://wikileaks.org/

WikiLeaks may be down but they are not out.
Help keep WikiLeaks going by donating to:
https://donations.datacell.com/
http://collateralmurder.com/en/support.html

and

the Cablegate page is still up.

further reading

Australia provides some insight: Crikey: Missing the point on WikiLeaks

WL Central: an unofficial WikiLeaks Information Resource

boingboing: Amazon: Wikileaks has no right to publish the leaks and Wikileaks.org domain ‘killed’

TechDirt: Wikileaks Says Its Site Has Been ‘Killed’



Hear no evil, see no evil” Photo by Charlton Barreto on ipernity Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

a horizontal border of red graphic maple leaves