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The national security case against TPP

A retired Army general explains the tactical disadvantages the TPP puts the US in. The TPP is a bad deal all around, and will further erode constitutionally-protected rights as well as national sovereignty. Free trade is often good for the economies that participate unless, of course, there is a striking disparity in the value of labor capital between two trade partners–such as the case with the USA and China.

While I respect President Obama and the pact’s military backers, I believe these arguments miss a crucial point: By facilitating the further offshoring of America’s manufacturing base, the trade pact would actually undermine America’s military readiness and global economic standing.  TPP would hurt our national security interests more than it would help.

Source: The national security case against TPP | TheHill

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Trans-Pacific Partnership is a wonderful idea – for China

Yep.

The TPP deal will make our markets less free and less competitive, and it will particularly hurt innovation-based entrepreneurship

Source: Trans-Pacific Partnership is a wonderful idea – for China

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How the TPP Will Affect You and Your Digital Rights

Good-bye, cosplay; it’s been fun. Also, it’s been nice knowing you, gaming mods, investigative journalism, open-source, privacy, electronic security, freedom of speech, technological innovation, and rational thought! Au revoir, mes amis!

The Internet is a diverse ecosystem of private and public stakeholders. By excluding a large sector of communities—like security researchers, artists, libraries, and user rights groups—trade negotiators skewed the priorities of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) towards major tech companies and copyright industries that have a strong interest in maintaining and expanding their monopolies of digital services and content.

Source: How the TPP Will Affect You and Your Digital Rights | Electronic Frontier Foundation

TPP Threatens Security and Safety by Locking Down U.S. Policy on Source Code Audit

Source code review is a hugely important part of information security. Source code review also protects the public by allowing researchers to discover deficiencies in code that may cause public harm (such as autonomous cars, power grids, or even emissions control systems). This is part of why I have been a proponent of open source for so long: when source code is locked down, it becomes less safe by default because no one is allowed to challenge it.

Multiple recent reports on serious security vulnerabilities in cable modems and routers paint a dire picture of the state of security of the devices that millions of users depend upon to connect to the Internet.

Source: TPP Threatens Security and Safety by Locking Down U.S. Policy on Source Code Audit | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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TPP Trade Pact Would Give Wall Street a Trump Card to Block Regulations

Of The People, By The People, and For Sale to The Highest Bidder.

Former Citibank executive Michael Froman, the U.S. trade representative, negotiated a pact that will give Citi and other banks a shot to undermine future financial reforms.

Source: TPP Trade Pact Would Give Wall Street a Trump Card to Block Regulations

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White Hat Hackers Would Have Their Devices Destroyed Under the TPP

Did you know that it is illegal to disclose security vulnerabilities under the DMCA? Did you know that the only way we know about security vulnerabilities is by trying to break them? Did you know that the TPP would make this even more difficult, dangerous, and backwards to legitimately act in the best interests of the public?

Did you know that this is also one step away from becoming law?

It could leave the internet of things fundamentally insecure.

Source: White Hat Hackers Would Have Their Devices Destroyed Under the TPP | Motherboard

Wikileaks release of TPP deal text stokes ‘freedom of expression’ fears

This is real. This is happening. Congress has even approved “Fast-Track” legislation for this “trade agreement”. This will destroy freedom and, with it, our already shell-shocked economy. Wake up.

Intellectual property rights chapter appears to give Trans-Pacific Partnership countries greater power to stop information from going public

Source: Wikileaks release of TPP deal text stokes ‘freedom of expression’ fears | Business | The Guardian

NZ government leaks on TPP

You should probably read this. Congress should probably read this as well.

Source: NZ government leaks on TPP: copyright terms will go to life plus 70 years / Boing Boing

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