Linked by snydeq on Tue 31st Jan 2012 22:14 UTC
Legal With so many threats to a free and open Internet, sooner or later, people will need to arm themselves for the fight, writes Deep End's Paul Venezia. 'If the baboons succeed in constraining speech and information flow on the broader Internet, the new Internet will emerge quickly. For an analogy, consider the iPhone and the efforts of a few smart hackers who have allowed anyone to jailbreak an iPhone with only a small downloaded app and a few minutes,' Venezia writes. 'All that scenario would require would be a way to wrap up existing technologies into a nice, easily-installed package available through any number of methods. Picture the harrowing future of rampant Internet take-downs and censorship, and then picture a single installer that runs under Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux that installs tor, tools to leverage alternative DNS servers, anonymizing proxies, and even private VPN services. A few clicks of the mouse, and suddenly that machine would be able to access sites "banned" through general means.'
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RE: Bad feelings
by Anonymous Penguin on Wed 1st Feb 2012 00:49 UTC in reply to "Bad feelings"
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We must remember that for most people on internet today, "the internet" is only facebook.


For many, maybe. For most, I don't think so. I do have a FB account, and I don't spend more than 10 or 20 minutes a day on it. But then I am also the administrator of a technical forum with 800,000+ users and visitors in excess of 2,000 during the day.
And let's be honest, how do many people use most of their internet bandwidth? Downloading.

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