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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I'm going to have to side with Mr Schneier about the criminals online issue.

The need for us all to work collectively to tackle the threat from criminals acting online

If they actually want to curtail crime online; fix the low product quality delivered to end users with config settings based on "allow all" approach to security for benefit of the product vendors.

I mean RSA was broken into because of crap product quality in Flash and the business decision that html is an appropriate format for email. The PDF format intentionally includes executable code. For what? It's a document format. It has no justification for including executable code in the document. Canwest this year had fully patched Internet Explorer and Safari exploited and yet still. Speaking of IE; WTF is a web browser doing embedded deeply into kernel space?

Nah.. the laws being written are to benefit politicians and big business lobby groups. If it was really about "protecting the children" they'd focus on the crap quality of what's delivered to consumers.

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