(took from Zenoxen Journal.)
Lately, Portuguese people have been ignoring most things that have been going on around the world.
Thanks to the current economical situation here, most people have payed little attention to ACTA, SOPA and all of this. They say “Hey! As long as we still have facebook, they can do whatever they can”. The few that have payed attention, have been worried on what is happening outside, with the United State’s growing levels of Repression, not only in matters of Internet Censorship, but also in personal and intellectual censorship:
- ACTA - All have heard on it
- H.R 3261 - Recording every online movement…under the cloak of hunting Child Pornography
- T.P.P - Pacific version of ACTA
- The America Invents Act (H.R. 1249) - Designed to force independent inventors to sell their inventions to big corporations, plus, most people don’t realize there was a clause added to the America Invents Act back in September 15, 2011 which granted the Patent Office independent control of their fees and the use of their revenue. They no longer have to answer to Congress or federal regulations applied to government agencies on these matters. The Patent Office has essentially gone independent of Congress, like the Post Office. Less than a week after they went independent they added a 15% surcharge onto their patent fees.. Read more about it here
Just to name a few.
If you want to fight it….here’s an other petition to sign, one to end all of this idiocy click here
But now…..Portuguese people should also look into their own country. We haven’t been on our guard in our own back yard and now we are in risk of being hit hard.
The Portuguese Government is planning on FORCING every citizen to make an e-mail account on Portugal Telecom (aka PT - The governmental ISP and phone company) to allegedly ‘communicate directly’ with every citizen. The true meaning of it, the HIDDEN meaning…is that our ‘beloved’ government is going to ignore the so called ‘Right to Privacy and to Private Property’ and track people down via this e-mail, which will register the IP of the person that uses said e-mail, giving a precise location of the said person at any time. There are rumours that there are latest generation antennas being placed inside the new ID cards so that we are also tracked.
Please, Spread this. Repost it, submit it to Portuguese groups, help spreading the message, make this one a popular journal….because the Portuguese people hasn’t been warned of this, and despite being a small country….Portuguese people also deserves freedom.