Starting today, a new copyright alert system is being implemented in the US to prevent piracy. It seems this system has been designed to catch the most casual of pirates, as Computerworld, TorrentFreak and a host of others point out, the system is easy to circumvent and is focuses on monitoring torrent users who don’t take privacy precautions while downloading illegally acquired copyrighted material.
The U.S. is quickly turning into a surveillance nation as information on millions of Americans is being gathered and stored in huge biometric databases.
We are now finding out that in 2011, U.S. Law Enforcement made over 1.3 Million information requests to the nations mobile carriers including the big four; AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon. These requests for personal subscriber information often end up in the carriers turning over information consisting of data dumps that reveal location information, call logs and more.