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New Year – New Focus

First of all: Thanks to all followers of the econoTwist’s TWISTED blog! You know that the purpose of this blog is to raise awareness about the increasing threats from cyberspace. And it seems like my small contribution has contributed to just that. Cyber security is now on the agenda amongst most leading politicians, authorities and regulators. The topic has also found its way to the headlines of the mainstream media.

This does not mean that my work here is done. But I’ve decided to change my main focus for 2013 towards another serious threat; the threat against one of the basic human rights, the freedom of speech. Including freedom of the Press, (both off and online), and media pluralism.

Never before has so many journalist been jailed as in 2012, never before have so many journalist got killed as in 2012. Strong forces, not seen in the media industry before,  are now trying to gain control over the internet, control the information, bloggers and independent writers are under pressure, the mainstream media, too, and never before has so few publishers dominated the mass media market, large corporations who belive that the sole purpose of media is to advertize and sell stuff.

It’s a real threat to our democracy.

So, here we go: Introducing RATIONAL ARROGANCE – a brand new WordPress blog, dedicated to this particular subject. EconoTwist’s style, of course…

Click the pick and check it out!

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The econoTwist’s TWISTED site will still be updated, but not as frequently as before. And some stories will be published at both sites.

For those of you who would like to keep an eye on me and my writings, I recommend following my Twitter accounts; “fhxx” or “econotwist”.

I wish you all a happy new year!

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Why I Have Stopped Blogging at WordPress.com

I must apologize to my regular readers for not posting anything lately. The reason is that WordPress.com is about to become one of the most unsecure websites in the entire cyber space. As you can see in this screenshot below:

I can log onto every sleazy porn site, but not wordpress.com

It’s more that a week since I asked the wordpress support dep. about what the Hell is going on! They haven’t bothered to give me an answer, yet.

My web browser, Comodo Dragon, warns me of unsecure websites.

Last week when trying to log on to EconoTwist’s, I was greeted with a big red sign, saying the site was temporary blocked because of phishing.

“The site contains links to viruses or other software programs that can reveal personal information stored or typed on your computer to malicious persons,” the message warns.

And without going into details, as I’m writing this I can see typical signs of some kind of key logger software activity.

The support people of WordPress.com have not taken any notice of my request for an explanation, so until I’ve solved this myself I won’t be posting much – sorry.

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