Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Jun 2011 18:49 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Oh boy, what do we make of this? We haven't paid that much attention to the whole thing as of yet, but with a recent public statement on why they do what they do, I think it's about time to address this thing. Yes, Lulz Security, the hacking group (or whatever they are) that's been causing quite a bit of amok on the web lately.
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RE[4]: The same Thom?
by Berend de Boer on Fri 17th Jun 2011 20:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The same Thom?"
Berend de Boer
Member since:
2005-10-19

Come Thom, your regulation just outlawed some private companies. I'm sure the big ISPs will think you for that.

Even if you had to pay a few $$ more for your voip, would that have been the end of the world?

Now you have given the state the power to regulate the internet. This is simply the start.

And yes, I believe that free people in a free market will come up with mutually compatible solutions. Trusting politicians and regulations, which always have unintended consequences, to outperform the free market is believing Cuba is a paradise. If you can regulate perfectness, which is what you must believe to believe regulation will help, it would have been done in Cuba.

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RE[5]: The same Thom?
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 17th Jun 2011 20:25 in reply to "RE[4]: The same Thom?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Okay then. Give me an example of an unregulated market.

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RE[6]: The same Thom?
by umccullough on Fri 17th Jun 2011 20:34 in reply to "RE[5]: The same Thom?"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Okay then. Give me an example of an unregulated market.


Bitcoin?

I dunno actually, but it's been in the news a lot, so I had to say it ;)

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RE[6]: The same Thom?
by Berend de Boer on Fri 17th Jun 2011 20:37 in reply to "RE[5]: The same Thom?"
Berend de Boer Member since:
2005-10-19

The internet used to be unregulated Thom. You even didn't have to pay sales tax on the internet. It's still mostly unregulated. But it won't be for long.

May I just point out that the most regulated markets, the financial markets, are in the deepest crisis?

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RE[6]: The same Thom?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 17th Jun 2011 21:14 in reply to "RE[5]: The same Thom?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Somalia. No regulations there. A pirate's paradise, I hear.

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