Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 18:51 UTC
Internet & Networking It's official now. The signs had been there for a while now. While the west bangs on about the importance of freedom and democracy, they don't actually want anyone to have too much of it. The US, France, and the UK have jointly pretty much declared war on freedom on the web.
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by sagum on Thu 9th Jun 2011 22:41 UTC
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If this gets passed, it won't take long before the TOR Browser gets uplifted into a "freedom browser".

Unfortunatly with all the bad stuff that goes on with TOR, what the governments is going to do more harm then good.

Right now we have an open web where the vast majority of people go about visible to government or ISPs if they want to monitor. Push people away from what they want to do, take away their freedom of speach (not that we actually have that in the UK, super injunctions/contempt of court online!) then we'll be faced with people going underground and even tho they just want the right to say what the heck they want.

People will find the underground a lot more messy, filled with pedo and all the stuff the governments are trying to stop right by censorship of the web.

It just doesn't make sense to stop people from doing something normal such as talking to people online, gossip, or share music with (anyone remember mix tapes?) there by resulting in being pretty much pushed into a corner with pedo, scat, illegal drug ordering, hitman and other crazy underground stuff.

Edited 2011-06-09 22:43 UTC

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