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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RE: c'est la vie
by umccullough on Thu 9th Jun 2011 19:08 UTC in reply to "c'est la vie"
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

If they want a "safe" mode that "civilizes" the net and filters out certain content (done easily on the DNS level by services like OpenDNS), it's as easy as implementing it on the DNS level. however, that should be at the choice of the user what content they don't want to see and up to them to set it to filter it out for them, it should not be the default.


Ah, kinda like the "safe mode" that we have in public where they allow each of us to choose not to hear what certain people have to say by silencing them for us...

This doesn't bode well, and I think it's obvious to anyone who understands how the internet works at the lower levels.

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RE[2]: c'est la vie
by poundsmack on Thu 9th Jun 2011 21:34 in reply to "RE: c'est la vie"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

That's why I mean give the user the choice to filter what they receive, and only what they receive. No higher power choosing for them.

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RE[3]: c'est la vie
by umccullough on Fri 10th Jun 2011 00:07 in reply to "RE[2]: c'est la vie"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

That's why I mean give the user the choice to filter what they receive, and only what they receive. No higher power choosing for them.


In other words: governments should simply stay the hell out of this... and let the free market provide the tools that consumer are looking for.

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