SENATORS DEMAND ANSWERS ON SPY AGENCIES’ COLLUSION WITH HOLLYWOOD


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According to Vice News journalist Jason Leopold, an amendment to last month’s annual intelligence-spending bill requires the Director of National Intelligence to explain each year to congressional oversight committees the interactions between 16 different intelligence agencies and Hollywood.

The amendment, put in place by Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, comes after several news reports which helped expose the CIA’s involvement with “22 entertainment-related projects between 2006 and 2011.”

“They included major motion pictures like Zero Dark Thirty and Argo; reality television series such as Top Chef; the cable drama series, Covert Affairs;and books including The Devil’s Light by Richard North Patterson,” Leopold writes. “In the case of Zero Dark Thirty, writer and producer Mark Boal and Katherine Bigelow gave CIA officers involved in the operation that resulted in the killing of Osama bin Laden gifts including dinners, fake pearl earrings, a bottle of tequila, and tickets to a Prada fashion show.”

http://www.infowars.com/senators-demand-answers-on-spy-agencies-collusion-with-hollywood/

 

 

EU Parliament rejects amendments protecting net neutrality


562f7c5cc3618833548b4583 European Parliament has voted for a package of EU internet traffic regulations, rejecting all amendments on net neutrality. The move was slammed by activists and companies alike, who say it will allow some to have faster internet access than others.

Opponents also say the move will stifle growth, as not all network traffic will be treated equally. They believe the rules will create “fast lanes” for so-called “specialized services with quality requirements.” This would subsequently mean network owners would be able to offer zero rated services and offer net neutrality exceptions.

https://www.rt.com/news/319847-eu-parliament-net-neutrality/

EU PARLIAMENT REJECTS AMENDMENTS PROTECTING NET NEUTRALITY


european-union-eu Opponents also say the move will stifle growth, as not all network traffic will be treated equally. They believe the rules will create “fast lanes” for so-called “specialized services with quality requirements.” This would subsequently mean network owners would be able to offer zero rated services and offer net neutrality exceptions.

Net neutrality is a principle which means all internet traffic should be treated equally – from big corporations to the average home user. Internet providers were against this because they in effect had to pay for huge companies to transfer web data.

“The internet’s open structure is what made it the successful driver of growth and innovation in the digital economy and digital culture that it is today. That providers will be allowed to discriminate against certain traffic not only creates a two-tier internet, it also removes incentives for carriers to extend their capacities,” said MEP Julia Reda, a shadow rapporteur for the Greens/EFA group.

http://www.infowars.com/eu-parliament-rejects-amendments-protecting-net-neutrality/