Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 15:21 UTC
Internet & Networking "Every household in Britain connected to the internet will be obliged to declare whether they want to maintain access to online pornography, David Cameron will announce on Monday." And so, the UK nanny state turns to straight up censorship. Let's look at some of the authoritarian policies that David Cameron wishes to enact.
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Past, present and future
by CapEnt on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 17:34 UTC
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This is all smoke and mirrors to hide a simple truth: governments are scared to hell with the Internet, and wants to control it no matter what.

In a close past, if you wanted pornography, you just went to a newsstand and bought a magazine.

I bet that every single parent that today wants this entity called "the government" to look after their own children did managed to get grip with that porn magazines multiple times when they was still minors. Did the bulk of them turned to be criminals? Degenerated members of the society? No. Indeed, the "adventure" to get these magazines even became a kind of tradition, portrayed multiple times in several family movies from 70s and 80s.

Now, we have the present. Porn is easier to get, and more fun. And the same parents that once masturbated frenetically using these magazines wants that their own children be a kind of pure angel devoid of any "bad" motivators (or even have feelings at all in some cases), as if they will be able to ban all kinds of sexuality (because imagination can do wonders when you cannot get "explicit" stuff). In their ingenuity, the UK government found a very good canon fodder.

Edited 2013-07-23 17:39 UTC

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