Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2012 17:19 UTC
Legal "A leaked document from the CleanIT project shows just how far internal discussions in that initiative have drifted away from its publicly stated aims, as well as the most fundamental legal rules that underpin European democracy and the rule of law. The European Commission-funded CleanIT project claims that it wants to fight terrorism through voluntary self-regulatory measures that defends the rule of law. The initial meetings of the initiative, with their directionless and ill-informed discussions about doing 'something' to solve unidentified online 'terrorist' problems were mainly attended by filtering companies, who saw an interesting business opportunity. Their work has paid off, with numerous proposals for filtering by companies and governments, proposals for liability in case sufficiently intrusive filtering is not used, and calls for increased funding by governments of new filtering technologies." I'll just leave a link here to one of the most popular OSNews articles of all time.
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RE[3]: Fascism returns!!!
by zima on Mon 1st Oct 2012 22:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Fascism returns!!!"
zima
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As a member of the United States armed forces it sickens me to no end what has come of our freedoms in America post 9/11.

That seems like a weird construct, way of saying it - I mean, the connection between one and the other is... well, not a long time ago, polls showed that a majority of US soldiers still thought that Iraq had anything to do with 9/11 (so, myths of the kind which brought that "what has come of our freedoms" cherished by members of the biggest stick in the world ...and who do you think will crack down any major "civil disorder" in the US?)

Edited 2012-10-01 22:54 UTC

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