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This is a guest post by Jamie Bartlett, Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think tankDemos. You can follow him on Twitter at@jamiejbartlett

Does the creator of a technology have any moral responsibility for the uses to which it is put? It’s an old question. RememberOppenheimer’s famous quote, “I am become death; the destroyer of worlds”? Worried about the effect of his creation he determined, in the end, when making the atomic bomb, that it was the job of the scientist to make something if he or she could. Society can then determine what might be done with it.

Over the weekend,BBC Click ran an interviewwith two of the developers of the dark wallet, which is an application for the cryptocurrency bitcoin. The idea behind the dark wallet, simply put, is this: bitcoin transactions, although hard to track and monitor, are not entirely anonymous because the block chain keeps a public record of every bitcoin transaction made. Dark wallet obscures who is behind each transaction by using clever stealth addresses and a decentralised mixing system. While not making transactions perfectly anonymous, it’s a significant step forward.

Click showed an unverified Islamist blog, which suggested the terrorist group IS (Islamic State, formerly ISIS) has potentially expressed an interest in dark wallet. The blog read dark wallet could “send millions of dollars worth of bitcoin instantly from the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ghana, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, or wherever else, right to the pockets of the Mujahideen”. It is, read the blog, “simple, easy, and we ask Allah to hasten its usage for us”. Amir Taaki, the chief developer behind the dark wallet, was quizzed by Click about whether he’d be comfortable with ISIS using the technology he’d built. With admirable honesty he replied: “Yeah.” Adding, “you can’t stop people using technology because of your personal bias. We stand for free and open systems where anybody can participate, no matter who you are”.

Many in the (sometimes vocal and aggressive) bitcoin community were unhappyabout how this had been reported, arguing that it was unfair to saddle bitcoin with IS. IS after all, uses plenty of other technologies far more than bitcoin — so why focus on this?

It’s a fair criticism — Bitcoin, and certainly the complicated dark wallet, is hardly the most useful system of financing for a group like IS given its other means. And as I’ve written elsewhere, Bitcoin has several invaluable societal benefits: such as transforming the wasteful and expensive system of making international remittance payments. Yet the BBC was correct to cover it. Almost anything IS does is newsworthy at the moment: especially when it comes to technology. That’s particularly the case when the creator himself doesn’t seem bothered by it.

To understand the reason Taaki was relaxed requires you to understand his ideology. I know something of this because I’ve spent a fair amount of time with him — including atCalafouin Spain, where he first started work on the project — and I wrote about the dark wallet in my bookThe Dark Net.Bitcoin advocates sit on a spectrum of belief, and many of them see the currency as a way of improving financial services. But Taaki, like some within the Bitcoin community is more radical, and could be loosely described as either a cryptoanarchist orcypherpunk. He is not interested in building neutral but effective technology: he sees dark wallet as a political project, a direct way of undermining state power. He believes that powerful encryption systems, like the dark wallet, can guarantee individual liberty in a more reliable way than any manmade law — and he’s hopeful it will help precipitate the collapse of modern national states.

With this radical world view, dark wallet has pitted itself directly against the more mainstream bits of the community. “Many prominent Bitcoin developers are actively in collusion with members of law enforcement and seeking approval from government legislators,” read the original dark wallet blurb. “We believe this is not in Bitcoin users’ self-interest, and instead serves wealthy business interests that make up the self-titled Bitcoin Foundation.” This divide — between those who see Bitcoin as a political or a financial project — runs through the heart of the community. In fact Taaki is probably closer to Bitcoin’s libertarian origins than all those suited businessmen currently falling over themselves to build bitcoin ATM machines or invest venture capital in the currency.The currency’s creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s posts on the Cryptography mailing list were littered with his libertarian outlook — and before that Bitcoin’s roots can be traced to the 90s libertarian cypherpunks, and cryptography geniusDavid Chaum.

Taaki knows that people will use the dark wallet to do bad things. He has, I am sure, no desire whatsoever to help IS — who are the apotheosis of his conception of individual liberty. Yet his overarching ambition is to create tools to secure freedom and defang the state. Some people will suffer in the meantime.

This question will keep coming up. Bitcoin protocols can do a lot more than currency exchange. There are social media platforms based on the same distributed system as Bitcoin, making them hard to close down, and its users very difficult to trace. Especially post-Snowdon, hundreds of people around the world have been working on a dazzling array of software to allow people to stay anonymous online. The direction of travel is towards more decentralisation, more powerful encryption, more distributed systems for anyone who wants it: Jitsi, Jabber, Darkmail, Mailpile, and more. That is good news for anyone who cares about freedom and democracy, especially in the less savoury parts of the world. But I daresay IS will be early adopters — as will other people looking to stay hidden for nefarious purposes.

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The Malay Mail Online By Ida Lim September 3, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 Angered by the sedition prosecution of their vocal law lecturer Dr Azmi Sharom, a group of University of Malaya (UM) scholars will lead a rally here next Wednesday to reclaim fully their academic freedom.

Student leader Vince Tan said the charge against Azmi over the latters comments on the 2009 Perak constitutional crisis, is an attack on institutions of higher learning, and voiced concern at the growing repression of intellectual thinking.

We feel there is an attack on academic freedom. We have come to a level that is beyond acceptable, because academic freedom in UM and Malaysia has gone so low. (An) academic can be charged for just stating an opinion in the field of his study.

So we are coming out with a protest together with academics in UM, September 10, 1pm to 2pm, the secretary-general of student rights group Progressive University of Malaya told Malay Mail Online when met at the court complex here yesterday.

The protest will be held at the universitys main bus stop, which is also the old Speakers Corner, the fourth-year law student said.

Tan said the rally was also to show the university student bodys support for Azmi and as a platform to press the repeal of the Sedition Act 1948.

Fahmi Zainol, University of Malaya Students Representative Council (MPPUM) president, similarly said: We demand that the universitys values, academic freedom be returned.

According to Fahmi, the organisations involved in this rally include the UM Academic Staff Association, MPPUM, the student group Pro-Mahasiswa University Malaya and the Persatuan Mahasiswa Islam Universiti Malaya (PMIUM).

Azmi was charged yesterday, under Section 4(1)(b) and 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act, for uttering and publishing an allegedly seditious claim that the events during the 2009 Perak constitutional crisis was legally wrong

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BEIJING: Terming Vietnamese claims over the disputed islands in the South China Sea as “ridiculous”, China today accused Vietnam of changing its stand since 1975 after having officially endorsed Chinese sovereignty over them.

Reacting to assertions by Vietnam claiming sovereignty over the Paracel islands in the South China Sea which China refers to as the Xisha islands, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Qin Gang told a media briefing here that Hanoi’s claims are “very ridiculous”.

“Large amount of historical facts had proven that Xisha islands are China’s territory since ancient times,” he said.

“Vietnam has always gone back on its words. The credibility of this country is very low,” Qin said.

The war of words between Vietnam and China over the ownership of the islands heated up in recent weeks after Beijing deployed an oil rig in waters close to the islands, which was staunchly opposed by Hanoi.

While naval vessels of the two countries rammed into each other hundreds of times, four Chinese were killed and over 100 injured in anti-China riots in Vietnam in which over 460 factories mostly Chinese-owned were destroyed by mobs.

Beijing withdrew over 7,000 of its workers from Vietnam and demanded compensation for the victims.

China claims sovereignty over almost all of the South China Sea which is hotly contested by Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei, who are backed by the US.

Defending Chinese claims over the islands, Qin said they were discovered and developed during ancient Chinese kingdoms and patrolled by their navies.

He said Vietnam officially endorsed Chinese sovereignty in a letter to China from its then prime minister in 1958 besides reflecting the same in Vietnamese official documents and textbooks.

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Illuminati order to take down Malaysia flight 370 hidden in Despicable Me..
The Illuminati's is now stooping to embedding information in our kids movies in an effort to stay camouflaged from an ever increasing awareness of their schemes. despicable me, is yet another…

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Obama NSA Refuse FOIA Request on Malaysia Flight deemed classified NEW
More info at link: Link shows proof they have classified the info! All tho i do not agree 100% with the theory on the page, It has Valid Points! Folks this is scary, this is really,…

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WW3 Illuminati Top 3 Conspiracy Theories About Malaysia Air Flight 370
WW3 Illuminati – Top 3 Conspiracy Theories About Malaysia Air Flight 370. WW3 Illuminati – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Linked to Alien Abduction. WW3 Illumi.

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The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has placed Malaysia on Tier 2, a watch list with countries like Afghanistan, Cuba, Indonesia, Laos, Russia

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Details Published on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 17:17

.KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s fall of 23 rungs in the 2013 World Press Freedom Index should not be attributed solely to government actions, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.

He said the actions of some opposition parties in blocking certain media from covering their events also affected the position of the country in the media freedom index.

“Therefore, it is not fair to blame the government as the only cause for the fall in ranking as other factors also contributed to the state of press freedom in the country,” he added.

He was winding up the debate on the motion of thanks for the royal address at the Dewan Negara sitting, here, today.

The World Press Freedom Index issued by Reporters Without Borders, a non-profit organisation registered in France, showed that Malaysia fell to 145th position out of 179 countries last year compared to 122nd in 2012.

Ahmad Shabery said although media freedom in the country declined to 145th place, the government was open-minded, among which was doing away with the annual press permit renewal except for media which violated the law.

The question is why the fall? I was told the public’s perception is that the government is the enemy of media freedom. It is incorrect. The Philippines and Indonesia are also not in the best positions. Thailand is more or less the same with us,” he said.

Ahmad Shabery said interference by certain influential individuals could also contribute to the fall, for example, the act of an influential person in calling the news editor directly to determine a certain news also constituted press interference.

This could cause the fall in ranking of the country in press freedom, he added.

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 (Bernama) — Malaysia’s fall of 23 rungs in the 2013 World Press Freedom Index should not be attributed solely to government actions, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek

He said the actions of some opposition parties in blocking certain media from covering their events also affected the position of the country in the media freedom index.

“Therefore, it is not fair to blame the government as the only cause for the fall in ranking as other factors also contributed to the state of press freedom in the country,” he added.

He was winding up the debate on the motion of thanks for the royal address at the Dewan Negara sitting, here, today.

The World Press Freedom Index issued by Reporters Without Borders, a non-profit organisation registered in France, showed that Malaysia fell to 145th position out of 179 countries last year compared to 122nd in 2012.

Ahmad Shabery said although media freedom in the country declined to 145th place, the government was open-minded, among which was doing away with the annual press permit renewal except for media which violated the law.

“The question is why the fall? I was told the public’s perception is that the government is the enemy of media freedom. It is incorrect. The Philippines and Indonesia are also not in the best positions. Thailand is more or less the same with us,” he said.

Ahmad Shabery said interference by certain influential individuals could also contribute to the fall, for example, the act of an influential person in calling the news editor directly to determine a certain news also constituted press interference.

This could cause the fall in ranking of the country in press freedom, headed.

Ahmad Shabery said the government also encouraged the freedom to speak out by inviting parties from different political ideologies as panellists in discussion programmes produced by Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM).

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President Barack Obama warned China the U.S. would protect East China Sea islands administered by Japan and urged the two countries to peacefully resolve a territorial dispute that has raised tensions across Asia.

Obama, speaking today after a meeting in Tokyo with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said that a security treaty between the U.S. and Japan covers all territory that is administered by Japan. The commitment to defend the area is longstanding and he was not drawing a new red line with China over the issue, Obama said.

Chinas assertiveness in its territorial claims is adding pressure on Obama to demonstrate a commitment to defend allies in Asia at a time when Russias push into Ukraine has raised questions about U.S. resolve. No country should feel emboldened by actions such as Russias annexation last month of Crimea, Obama said.

The alternative is a situation in which large countries like the United States or China, or Russia, or other countries feel as if whenever they think its expedient, they can take actions that disadvantage smaller countries, Obama told reporters at a joint briefing with Abe.

Obama met Abe on the first day of a four-nation Asian swing that will also take him to South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. Talks will focus on promoting pending free-trade agreements and addressing regional security matters such as North Koreas nuclear weapons program and Chinas efforts to assert its claims to much of the East and South China seas.

Standing next to Abe, Obama reiterated that the U.S. views Japan as the sole administrator of the disputed islands, which the president referred to by their Japanese name, Senkaku. China has challenged Japans control of the uninhabited islands, called Diaoyu in Chinese, through the positioning of ships and flying of surveillance aircraft.

It is significant that Obama has become the first president to say categorically that the U.S.-Japan security treaty applies to all Japanese-held territories — including the disputed islands, said Tina Burrett, assistant professor of politics at Sophia University in Tokyo. However, the fact that Obama had to say this highlights the lack of confidence in the alliance felt by some on the Japanese side.

China opposes the islands being included in the security agreement between Japan and the U.S., Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said in Beijing today.

No matter what others say or do, they cant change the fact that Diaoyu has been under Chinas sovereignty, and it wont shake the Chinese governments determination and will to protect its sovereignty and marine interests, Qin said.

In November, China declared an air defense identification zone over a large part of the East China Sea. Japan has ignored Chinas demands that it file flight plans before sending planes through the zone, while aircraft and ships from the two countries regularly tail each other around the islands. Japan on April 19 broke ground on a new radar base on its westernmost island to improve surveillance in the area.

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The islands at the centre of a row between Tokyo and Beijing are covered by the US-Japan defence alliance, Barack Obama told a newspaper ahead of his arrival in Tokyo.

Obama, who begins a tour of Asia that will also take in South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia, is the first sitting US president to explicitly affirm that hostile action against the island chain would spark an American reaction.

“The policy of the United States is clear – the Senkaku Islands are administered by Japan and therefore fall within the scope of Article 5 of the US-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security,” Obama said in a written interview with the Yomiuri Shimbun.

“And we oppose any unilateral attempts to undermine Japan’s administration of these islands,” he said.

Several senior US figures, including former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel have made similar statements, which Tokyo covets as a way to warn China away from territories it claims as the Diaoyus.

Obama’s week-long tour of Asia is being dubbed a “rebalancing” eastward of US foreign policy by the White House.

Although China is not on his itinerary, its presence will be felt on every leg at a time of complex regional disputes and questions about US strategy.

The row over ownership of the Senkakus is not new, but has burst to the fore in the past two years, with paramilitary vessels from both sides jostling in nearby waters to assert control.

In November, China declared an air defence identification zone over the East China Sea, including the skies above the islands.

“I’ve also told (Chinese) President Xi (Jinping) that all our nations have an interest in dealing constructively with maritime issues, including in the East China Sea,” Obama told the Yomiuri.

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The islands at the centre of a row between Tokyo and Beijing are covered by the US-Japan defence alliance, Barack Obama told a newspaper ahead of his arrival in Tokyo.

Obama, who begins a tour of Asia that will also take in South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia, is the first sitting US president to explicitly affirm that hostile action against the island chain would spark an American reaction.

‘The policy of the United States is clear – the Senkaku Islands are administered by Japan and therefore fall within the scope of Article 5 of the US-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security,’ Obama said in a written interview with the Yomiuri Shimbun.

‘And we oppose any unilateral attempts to undermine Japan’s administration of these islands,’ he said.

Several senior US figures, including former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel have made similar statements, which Tokyo covets as a way to warn China away from territories it claims as the Diaoyus.

Obama’s week-long tour of Asia is being dubbed a ‘rebalancing’ eastward of US foreign policy by the White House.

Although China is not on his itinerary, its presence will be felt on every leg at a time of complex regional disputes and questions about US strategy.

The row over ownership of the Senkakus is not new, but has burst to the fore in the past two years, with paramilitary vessels from both sides jostling in nearby waters to assert control.

In November, China declared an air defence identification zone over the East China Sea, including the skies above the islands.

‘I’ve also told (Chinese) President Xi (Jinping) that all our nations have an interest in dealing constructively with maritime issues, including in the East China Sea,’ Obama told the Yomiuri.

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US president to hold talks with Japanese PM on first stop of eight-day tour of Asia taking in South Korea and Malaysia Barack Obama is expected to offer guarded support for Japan in its bitter territorial dispute with China over a group of islands in the East China Sea, as Washington seeks to reassure its Asia-Pacific allies of its commitment to regional security in the face of an increasingly …

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Fishing trip in Perhentian islands in the east coast of Malaysia.

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Conspiracy theories: A Russian newspaper has claimed MH370 has been hijacked and flown to AfghanistanReuters

As the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continues in the southern Indian Ocean, speculation on its whereabouts become increasingly wild.

The aircraft disappeared on 8 March and despite the extensive search effort, no definite wreckage has been recovered.

Flight MH370 went missing with 239 people on board en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Malaysian officials believe, based on satellite data, that the plane crashed thousands of kilometres off course, in seas west of the Australian city of Perth.

From an Afghan hijacking to suspicious lyrics in pop songs, theories surrounding the mystery of Malaysia Airlines MH370 have been multiplying.

Pitbull and Shakira’s Get It Started

According to some YouTube commenters, the lyrics in Pitbull and Shakira’s 2012 hit Get It Started are suspiciously close to some of the facts surrounding the Malaysia plane. The lines include: “Now it’s off to Malaysia” and “Two passports, three cities, two countries”.

Conspirators have said the lines are related to the stolen Austrian Italian passports used by two Iranians to board the missing aircraft, while the three cities refer to the Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Hanoi. The two countries in the song, according to the commenters, refer to Malaysia and Vietnam.

One commenter wrote: “This song is related to the mh370 incident.. OMG!!!”

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Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 deliberately steered towards India's Andaman Islands
Radar readings suggest that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had been steered westward towards India's Andaman Islands between the Bay of Bengal and the Andama…

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