Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Dec 2015 23:13 UTC
Internet & Networking

According to leaked documents from the Ministry of Interior the French government is considering two new pieces of legislation: a ban on free and shared Wi-Fi connections during a state of emergency, and measures to block Tor being used inside France.

Right, because the answer to people who want to attack our freedom is to restrict our freedom.

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by BallmerKnowsBest on Wed 9th Dec 2015 19:42 UTC
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"They wait, all of them from high to low, and they prophesy crisis, which is to say they pray for it. They know the power of their weapon, and our fear of it, and even a small crisis is better than none. But what they especially dream of is a profound crisis, that anguished crisis of the spirit which tears us to pieces every thirty or forty years, one that will soften our hearts to the tall fierce strangers who stand outside the door and cry salvation. They are certain the door will open; they have no doubts at all that a time will come when the prevalence of devils will persuade us that freedom is best defended by surrendering it altogether."

- Dalton Trumbo, The Time of the Toad (1969)

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