Please take your time to read this. Take as much time as you need to understand it. It is very important: https://np.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/6odans/fcc_now_says_there_is_no_documented_analysis_of/dkgxguo/
I am a strong advocate of the truth. When politics and political views in day to day conversation come up it always seems like the same argument I hear when people talk about football. My Team is better! Its bull. It all is. The only people that stand for America anymore are its citizens. The hard working women and men who work hard to make the USA what it is on a day to day basis.
The team that everyone seems to forget to bring up is its citizens. We are losing folks. We all are. Our leaders want more from us and they want us to work harder so they can reap as much as possible. When we do not give it to them they force upon us more control through bulldozed changes in law, shady business dealings, spying agreements with other countries to bypass its own laws, and just general rampant violation of the law itself through secret courts.
They do not create laws that empower the rich or the disadvantaged, they create laws that empower the powered. The United States Government employs a systematic long term approach to attack the very core of what used to be termed American Values. Some still do not understand that governments have way more time then any single generation. A generation of people can stand up, or even multiple generations, and make sure that the laws protecting them do not disappear, the problem is that the next generation has to do the same, and the generation after that…the same thing. The government of the people no longer suffers from the short term corruption of what everyone is used to, it now suffers from a long term systematic attack on its people through corruption of its laws and policies.
It does not have to hurt Americans physically anymore. Why would it do that, it needs you to survive. It does not have to kill, it only has to convince over a long period of time that it is right while protecting its own finical interests. It has to convince you need it more then it needs you, and this is getting easier and easier every second of the day. Our government is failing at every corner of America anymore. From the small government corruption of something like the Flint water crisis to now a systematic attack on our most sacred right to vote inside our own democracy in the largest parts of government.
They simply do not care what you think anymore, they want to tell you what you think. Our last election was attacked. It was attacked successfully. Technologists have been warning you for years about this, we called for a public audit of the technology that supports our voting infrastructure. There was no audit. The technology is hidden in non disclosure agreements and laws to protect voter rights. We cannot keep letting this happen.
The heads of the FCC have been replaced by corrupt leaders of business and now they are removing your right to stand against them. The FCC claims that they where attacked when they were not. If you have not heard yet we are fighting the government away from taking over and controlling our internet networks. We are fighting them from controlling what we need to know. We are standing up for the free flow of truthful information across the internet. The problem is that not everyone is an expert in the ‘magic’ that makes the internet work.
The problem is that they know that most will not care enough until it is too late, and if they time these rapid changes on the internet just right, the next generation will not know what the freedom of the internet was. They will just accept it as the truth. If they make small changes over a period of time, they will win. We have to stop them now. The FCC has boldface lied to the American people that their system was overloaded and the ‘attack’ was actually to their benefit. The system was down when a generation of people who do not have the willpower to wait for a video to load wanted to log a comment to tell them that they support a free and open internet.
The worst part is, that there network/site is being attacked in the form of illegitimate posts made to look like ‘votes’ that support there opinion. These illegitimate posts support what our current representatives in power want to happen. No only do they want the companies that control the internet monopoly to win, they want them to win forever. I am putting a copy of the text below that started this post.
[–]MNGrrl 9779 points 7 hours ago*x19
We caught them red handed — they claimed ‘cyber attack’ but we have the uptime reports. We have the connectivity reports (their CDN is Akamai – you can view real time attack data for their network — if the FCC site was down, a big chunk of the web would have been too). It would have made big news in the IT/networking world if Akamai hiccup’d… since they were able to handle the world’s largest DDoS last fall. That got noticed… by, erm, everyone. Network Operations Centers all over the world saw it. Did anyone see the FCC DDoS? crickets
There’s evidence that the bot is being run on an API — in other words someone inside the FCC specifically gave access. They have to issue special keys (just like with Reddit!) — and they’re rate limited. They would know who’s doing it instantly, because that API isn’t available for just anyone: You have to ask for it — click on the link, it’ll show you the form; It asks for name and e-mail. Someone from the FCC said as much — it was API accesses, not public-facing. If there was a connectivity issue it wasn’t external, it was internal, preventable, and that’s why they won’t give out the server logs. Because they knew who was doing it, could have stopped it, didn’t, and are letting it continue to happen as we speak. They know exactly which comments are being submitted by bots, and who owns them. Purely for my own amusement, I went looking for the Terms of Service for accessing the API. Click. Click. Aaaand here we are: “FCC computer systems employ software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts…” :snip: “If such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity” :snip: cough Fraud cough “Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited”. Not going to do anything, FCC? Says what they did is “strictly prohibited”… soooooooo…. crickets
The previous link provides evidence it’s a grand total of… five. Five different copy pasta text; And all sourced from the same stolen identity databases. And the submission times are painfully obvious that it was automated: The number of submissions per second was nearly constant too, like clockwork. And submitted alphabetically. What’s more… They prepared for this years ago. You can say, unironically, “Thanks Obama” for that one. They specifically upgraded the public comments after the last network neutrality comment crush. Rather a lot (footnote: ECFS is the comment system — and it was specifically targeted for a revamp and big bump to system capacity). That capacity wasn’t exceeded — not by the general public anyway. The inflow rate of submissions from John Oliver’s gofccyourself.com came in well under — 150k versus 1.1 million? It’s hard to imagine how they’d add all that extra capacity only to have it fall over dead under a fraction of the load. Someone was even nice enough to make a map of who’s submitting the comments. Look at the first time this happened. Then look at that one. Notice anything? This time around, the map looks like a mirror of the population distribution of the entire country. By the numbers, the whole nation knows about Network Neutrality, across every demographic… equally. Including the deceased.
Oh, they never filed a report with the Department of Homeland Security, which is what every government agency is supposed to do if they experience a cyber attack. Double bonus round, Here’s the FCC’s own page on cybersecurity preparedness and response. And what do they say? “The FCC, because of its relationship with the nation’s communications network service providers, is particularly well positioned to work with industry to secure the networks upon which the Internet depends.” Sounds like someone who’d have a plan, you’d think.They claimed to the media something their own policies dictate what the response should be — and they didn’t do those things. It’s right there for anyone who cares to go hunting for the data and published documents. They didn’t file the report because it wasn’t a DDoS: It was access approved by them.
The FCC may be run now by a corrupt chairman but the institution itself was built on transparency and this guy sits in his office with an oversized coffee mug and posts Youtubes about how tech savvy he is. Behold, he can Twitter. Well, he isn’t, actually. His pants are down and his ass is hanging out if you know where to look. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was the FCC. No matter how much him and the rest of the Trump administration tries to silence, coerce, replace, and otherwise generally screw with freedom of information and transparency… those institutions are staffed by tens of thousands of people operating under policies and rules enacted over decades. The FCC doesn’t operate in a vaccum either: It’s part of the internet. An internet catalogued and backed up by the NSA no less. Anyone remember Snowden and metadata? We log the shit out of all internet traffic. There are no logs. That’s damning enough evidence all by itself.
You can’t CTRL-Z that. We have all the proof we need; We don’t need server logs. We don’t need confirmation from them. They can throw up a wall of silence and deny all they want — we have them dead to rights and it amazes me that nobody in the media has come out and flatly said these guys are full of shit beyond any reasonable doubt. This isn’t accusation, it’s not supposition, it’s hard fact. The. End.
Here’s a parting thought: How about we all hit up the FTC and report identity theft? About, erm, what, a million or so cases so far? Let’s subpoena the shit out of the FCC and unmask our identity thieves. While we’re at it, let’s grab their e-mail server too. Something something but her e-mails. I, for one, find it materially relevant how my identity was stolen, and some of that evidence is in the FCC’s possession. That chairman’s a lawyer right? Surely he wouldn’t begrudge us lawyering up.