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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But it's "For Your Own Protection!"
by benali72 on Fri 10th Jun 2011 01:26 UTC
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It's too early to know what these net controls would entail. But here in the U.S., recent governmental actions would indicate the worst --

1. DHS seizes domains without due process

2. FCC specifically exempted wireless connections from net neutrality

I agree with Thom that an agenda oriented towards state power -- and corporate power -- and against individual freedom is likely.

One can be sure that supporters will trot out the standard red herrings of "child pornography" and "terrorism" as the justifications for this vital reduction in your freedoms.

Edited 2011-06-10 01:45 UTC

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