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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l3v1
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2005-07-06

Agreed, there's not much anyone can do against them if the crowds aren't opposed in large numbers. There's only one thing which these politicians are afraid of more than loss of control, the fear of not getting re-elected.

There should be someone (by that I mean some organization, etc.) doing similar PR as these guys do, and start a preaching campaign for everyday average internet users about how such regulatory power would mean governments intruding into their privacy, from their browsing habits to their facebook chats and their downloads, and making a case about how this would mean total control and censorship - and of course everything should be over-emphasized to catch the masses' attention, just as these fellows do with the "protect the children" speeches and the "if you have nothing to hide" lines.

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r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Let me donate a slogan:

If you have nothing to hide, you have been robbed of your right to privacy!

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