Anna Fotyga warns against Kaspersky Lab and we warn against incompetence of this lady and ACTA II
Local yard on st. Wiejska teaches that if politicians play in their sandbox, then something will go wrong when building a castle. It is also said that good hell is paved with good intentions. We do not know what Mrs. Fotyga wanted, but if it is good, she should immediately present evidence to the public, and certainly to the public prosecutor's office, who would take a detailed explanation of the alleged guilt of Kaspersky Lab. However, if it was suggested by bad intentions, including political comments from the cupolas, it is clear that the only intention of European politicians is the war of destruction that the Russian company seems to be losing.
In April, Anna Fotyga appealed to her colleague "on the digital economy", Ms. Mariji Gabriel, to ban the use of Kaspersky Lab's software in EU systems. At that time, Ms. Gabriel said that she "does not see any threat in using the company's anti-virus software". In a democratic vote, everything can be passed, so the European Parliament only needed two months to adopt a resolution on cyber-defense. One of its elements is:
making a comprehensive review of software, hardware and infrastructure in the field of information and communication technologies used by institutions to eliminate potentially dangerous programs and devices and prohibiting the use of those that have been confirmed as harmful, eg Kaspersky Lab.
The key words here are: "which have been confirmed as harmful, eg Kaspersky Lab".
It is not known by whom they have been confirmed, but evidence of malicious activities of Kaspersky Lab so far NOBODY has PRESENTED (although the dispute has lasted for several years). It is certain, however, that at the end of the 1980s, Eugene Kaspersky attended the KGB school in Moscow. And probably only the whole accusation is based on this one well-known fact. Meanwhile, the political and economic war of the West with the East continues. His dissatisfaction in this matter was expressed on Twitter by the team's head, and Kaspersky Lab is trying as soon as he can convince himself with the initiative of transparency, e.g.
- the transfer from Russia to Switzerland of the main storage and processing infrastructure for customer data,
- the order to perform an independent software code security audit by a Spanish company,
- launching a bug bounty program with a $ 100,000 main prize for finding a vulnerability in the anti-virus,
- or finally sharing the source code of your software.
Which company in the past has been attacked in this way by European and American politicians? Which has done so much to show its transparency? We are not defending Kaspersky Lab because we do not feel like playing the role of arbitrator of this dispute, but pity - until the evidence is not presented, we will not succumb to comments and false accusations.
We are spying on you, but it's for your own good
While Kaspersky Lab is trying to stay afloat, American and European leaders are making eye butter into society and pretending that police programs such as the Alliance of Five Eyes or PRISM do not exist. These are agreements between the United Kingdom, the USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, which concern the joint collection, analysis and sharing of intelligence information in which we are dealing with the spying of the approved law for your and our good. Members of the Alliance, also known as Five Eyes, focus on collecting and analyzing information from different parts of the world, although their jurisdiction goes far beyond the borders of countries that form part of a secret agreement. It was not until Edward Snowden revealed that some members of the alliance are monitoring each other and sharing information to avoid breaking national laws that prohibit snooping their own citizens.
The Five Eye Alliance extends to more countries:
- The members of Five Eyes are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Great Britain and the USA.
- Members of Nine Eyes are additionally: Denmark, France, the Netherlands and Norway.
- Members of Fourteen Eyes are additionally: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden.
If the European Parliament, on the basis of passages, calls for boycotting of Kaspersky Lab, we citizens should strive to boycott the European Parliament, which is preparing the quiet ACTA II.
People busy with the championships, did not notice that ACTA II was being introduced under her nose
Chatter dormant with championships probably will not notice that behind their backs European politicians are trying to legalize ACTA II. The Olympics were organized in antiquity to suppress the attitude of the dissatisfied society. This principle is upheld today. Without social consultations, in secret sessions and without the preparation of talks, and thus without basic democratic principles and transparency, attempts are being made to enforce harmful agreements with the Member States. Examples? TTIP, CETA and an earlier attempt to introduce ACTA in 2012. We do not really know who the European Parliament is for, but certainly not the Sovereign.
ACTA II is an extension of ACTA I from 2012. Previously, it was "only" about combating the trade in counterfeit goods, and now to pay a fee to a publisher whose content will be protected by copyright, meaning a large content publisher, aggregator or Google search engine or Yahoo will be required to pay remuneration to authors of content. A very detailed explanation of ACTA II, a new "link tax" and the obligation to implement anti-piracy filters, can be found on the website Niebezpiecznik.
This time it could be even worse. The United Nations representative expressed his dissatisfaction with the Copyright Directive, which in a letter to the European Commission wrote that "the proposed directive may establish a regime of active monitoring and top-down censorship of content posted by internet users" and "may be contrary to international treaties and freedoms civil ". A special website, savethelink.org, has been created to clarify the directive to censor links and to punish for inserting a hyperlink to the text included in the articles. In this way, the European Parliament should encourage its ideas and not the dictatorship's hand to introduce a vague and imprecise law that nobody knows who it is lobbying for.
The vote on the introduction of ACTA II will take place tomorrow, ie on 20 June 2018.
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