The eavesdropping act in Holland: yes or no?

The eavesdropping act

There is an eavesdropping act on the way that allows the tapping of civilians on a large scale. Not only suspects, but also innocent civilians, can be tapped of for security. ‘The act ensures that intelligence services AIVD and MIVD have more powers. At the moment, they can only tap very focused internet traffic: if they know which connection they want to tap into. From January 1, they may also tap into larger volumes of traffic, searching for suspicious patterns’ (NOS, 2017). That’s why it’s called the drag-act. In addition, the data collected may be kept for three years, which got a lot of criticism from the members of the Council of State who are wondering if this is in line with the European Human Rights Convention.


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Linux: Open Source Community

Linux is by far the most used open source software and has the biggest community of builders. The code used to create Linux is free and available to the public to view, edit, and contribute to. The Linux kernel is an operating system kernel created in 1991 by Linus Torvalds. He also created Git, a system to manage the variety of versions of the software source code. This because, although the core pieces of the Linux operating system are generally common, there are many distributions of Linux, which include different software options.

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Like a Rolling Stone

‘How does it feel, how does it feel?
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone’

Rolling Stone is for sale. The magazine was named after Bob Dylan’s song Like a Rolling Stone. Dylan has been on the cover of the magazine many times and gave many interviews what is rare for him. He is known as the man who gave the music content and spirit through his poetic texts. Last year, he still received the Nobel Prize of Literature. Poetry can be interpreted in many ways but many of his songs are considered protest songs. The UltimateClassicRock site provides an overview of his top 10 protest songs.

Five powerful peace quotes and acts

1. John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Imagine all the people, living life in peace.

´Knowing their March 20, 1969 marriage would be a huge press event, John and Yoko decided to use the publicity to promote world peace. They spent their honeymoon in the presidential suite (Room 702) at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel for a week between March 25th and 31st’ (Wikipedia, 2017). The Amsterdam Bed-In was very popular by their fans, and received a great deal of press coverage. Following the event John and Yoko sent oak nuts to the heads of state in various countries around the world with the goal that they would plant them as a symbol of peace.

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