Todays DN.se has the flash title “Facebook fiende nr 1″ on the first webpage for DN.se:s article “25-årig Österrikare vill möta Facebook i rätten”.
That means “Facebook´s anemie no 1″ and “25 year old Austrian want to meet Facebook in court.
I am allready starting to like the guy, without reading the article. Anyone that fights Facebook current rules is a friend of mine. I haven´t really remebered his named, but I do know the site. His site is named Europe-v-facebook.org.
He wants 200 000 Euro to go to court if I understood the article right. Then the article says that Schrems wants to target misusage like Facebook is collecting to much information about the users, they keep it to long and use it for purposes that go against EU laws about integrity.
EU-laws do not allow him to drive a court process against Facebook as a private person directly, but he can process against them in so called circuit cours in Ireland, according to the article. From there the case can go to the EU-court, the place were the following of EU laws are ensured, according to DN.se.
He was part in getting the Facial recognission software removed from EU-users the article says.
I can say I am also trying to get the laws even harder. For me intergrity is very important. I think legislation should be really tuff and that as little as possible should be saved about people. There is no need for everything to be stored forever. There must be some limit to saving data. Legislation surrounding integrity must be even tuffer than it is today. I think noone should know where you and I are surfing on the Internet, but I happen to know that this is not the case. By not allowing storage of surfing habits we could go around a lot of things. By making all users anononomyous to companies it doesn´t mean that they wouldn´t be able to gather information about their users. We would just be anonymous users. They wouldn´t know where you were located. They could now what country, but not more than that. Today they know the node you connect to. Some can however have the node somewhere else and therefor they really do not know exact place of the user. However many times the node is closeby. For users with fixed IP-addresses there is a really close node. It´s also harder for users with fixed ip to be anonymous. Indexing of your surfing habits on GOOGLE and such could get really skilled hackers to know a lot about you. Since it is possible for a nutcracker to get into systems and find information I think that the information shouldn´t be allowed to be stored at all. That would be safest. I can understand that the police should need some cyber prints in order to apprehend criminals. There are ways to that without having users info out there at private companies.
I want a different type of Internet. A different type of hardware. Today all hardware has unique numbers. These numbers can be used for identification of all hardware on the Internet. Add software licenses (for those that have software with that included). Having a certain combination gives a unique user. Persons with skills know how to apprehend this information from your computer. I have this knowledge. It´s not that difficult. I also know how to change it, I have had access to tools that makes it possible. That means that if I would have these tools in my posession I could mask me as you. So what I am saying is that there will be a new form of cyber actitivities in the future. Activities that could result in you “doing things” you really are not. Scary?
Well, many people do not think of the unique identifiers out there. A site were you give away personal information could as well be hacked and then they can identify your computer online. How do you think that GOOGLE indexes your site? By using spiders / robots you can search the web for what you want. A programmer can make their own spider. The spider can be set on finding you. No matter where you are. It takes time of course.
So still feel safe? Internet is not safe. Evidence can allways be manipulated. Storage of information about the populations is dangerous. So that there are law students fighting for integrity is really good. So if you think it´s important that we fight for integrity, maybe you should talk about it, write about it, question it, contact your politician locally by e-mail or phone? Write on their social media networks? There are many peaceful ways of changing laws. Politicians can legislate. You can effect them. You can help them. You can write legislations. Give them to the politicians. All with peaceful methods in the name of democracy.
Go out there – change the world back to integrity. Change the Internet. Change hardware. Change software. Change through lobbying. Change through legislation. Change. You can start by talking. If I can, you can.