Canada's SOPA AKA Bill C-11

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by x942, Jan 30, 2012.

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  1. x942

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    I just blogged about this on my site here

    Also written up on the CCER (Canadian Coalition for Electronic Rights)

    Seems like governments won't stop with this SOPA/PIPA/C-11/ACTA stuff lately. Privacy is getting scarce these days!
     
  2. Daveski17

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    I have a feeling that we may have won an early battle or two, but the war isn't over yet.
     
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    Some wars have sequels too!

    Does the Canadian version have the no need of due process type of clause?
     
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    Yeah, but I'd avoid the Star Wars prequels if I were you. I don't know what Lucas was thinking when he made them. ;)

    I dunno squire, I have less knowledge of Canadian law than I have of American law. I'm still waiting to see how the EU responds with its own 'SOPA'. :eek:
     
  5. x942

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    My understanding of it is yes. The government will be able to shutdown anyone for even jail-breaking a phone, it also goes after youtube pretty hard as well. We (hackingisnotacrime) are trying to organize a Black out similar to SOPA, but we are having issues gathering enough support.
     
  6. J_L

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    The damned infestation is spreading.
     
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    Anyone remember Vernor Vinge's "True Names"? -http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rickard/TRUENAMES.pdf

    He was on to something, it seems:

    Ahsan (2002) Covert Channel Analysis and Data Hiding in TCP/IP [PhD Thesis]
    -http://gray-world.net/papers/ahsan02.pdf

    Ahsan and Kundur (2002) Practical Data Hiding in TCP/IP
    -http://gray-world.net/papers/acm02.pdf

    Kundur and Ahsan (2003) Practical Internet Steganography: Data Hiding in IP
    -http://www.ee.tamu.edu/~deepa/pub/KunAhsTXSecWrkshp03.pdf

    Dhobale et al (2010) Steganography by hiding data in TCP/IP headers
    -http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=5579643

    Das et al (2011) Steganography and Steganalysis: Different Approaches [Review]
    -http://arxiv.org/pdf/1111.3758.pdf

    Rao et al (2011) Network characteristics of video streaming traffic
    -http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2079296.2079321

    Edit: I'm confused. Craig Rowland released Covert_TCP 1.0 in 1996, and it was discussed on Wilders in 2002 -http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=1917 Where are all the covert darknets? Maybe they're just ... covert ;) Anyone know?

    Edit2: OK, maybe I get it. In the following article, they use mappings such as eight bits to two packets (~2E+4 bits). That is, the signal to carrier ratio is ~4E-4. So 20Mbps carrier traffic can carry just 8Kbps covert traffic. Still, this could be an interesting side business for those who handle massive throughput.

    Sellke et al (2009) TCP/IP Timing Channels: Theory to Implementation
    -http://www.stat.purdue.edu/~ssellke/publications/covertTC.pdf
     
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    @mirimir: A lot of food for thought. Thanks for the Vernor Vinge. :thumb:
     
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    I could tell you, but then I'd be forced to send a few black helicopters your way :D
     
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    :eek:

    I wonder whether Room 641A etc also contain covert channel gear.
     
  11. x942

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    In case any one here is from canada you can use http://openmedia.ca/lockdown to send an e-mail to the Prime Minister and other Representatives.
     
  12. J_L

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    Hope they'll listen...
     
  13. x942

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    I Agree. We (Hacking is Not a Crime) have been trying to get a Blackout going like the SOPA ones, but we haven't been able to get traction. It seems the US has more powerful allies like the EFF then we do here in Canada. Twitter barely budged at it so far :(
     
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