Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Mar 2010 15:30 UTC
Internet & Networking New Zealand's internet filtering system went live last month - but the government forgot to mention this to its electorate until its hand was forced by online freedom campaign, Tech Liberty. Thomas Beagle, a spokesman for the group, said he was "very disappointed that the filter is now running" and that its launch had been conducted in such a "stealthy mode". He added: "It's a sad day for the New Zealand internet." It's sad indeed, that things like this are possible in modern democracies.
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I am surprised
by twitterfire on Sun 14th Mar 2010 14:32 UTC
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I am really suprised by Osnews users. They are generally intelligent, well informed and smarter than average people. Yet they lack to see the truth. They talk about USA, Holland, France, New Zealand, Germany, China. This is nonsense. With a few exceptions (most notable North Korea) , we live in a Globalized World, even if you, like it or not.

So if something bad is happening in New Zealand and Australia, it is expectable to see that in the rest of the countries in the next future. New Zealand is just a test, if all goes "well", there is no public scandal and outrage about hurting people's rights and intimacy, it is highly expected we will see those things happen in USA and Europe, too.

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