Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Apr 2012 13:05 UTC
Internet & Networking "Unfortunately, Cameron's declaration that the 'free flow of information' can sometimes be a problem, then an aberration, seems to have turned into a pillar of the UK government's 2012 agenda. Despite declaring early on in his term that internet freedom should be respected 'in Tahrir Square as much as Trafalgar Square', his government is now considering a series of laws that would dramatically restrict online privacy and freedom of speech." The United Kingdom's crippling nanny state culture reaches the web. A country in deep financial problems, facing pervasise social unrest, censors the web to prevent riots. Sure Cameron, make it so.
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RE[2]: bad journalism!
by Adurbe on Sun 15th Apr 2012 16:58 UTC in reply to "RE: bad journalism! "
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

I did read the article, but I have also read the draft bill (its only 30 pages thus far) which is why I know it was reported upon badly.

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/about-us/legislation/etpi...

Of particular note, please read the section on the powers of the Secretary of State and the extension this bill will provide. And indeed on where the separation of powers actually occur under the UK's parliamentary democracy as you seem to have confused where that line is.

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RE[3]: bad journalism!
by cfgr on Sun 15th Apr 2012 17:38 in reply to "RE[2]: bad journalism! "
cfgr Member since:
2009-07-18

Wrong bill. This is about the CCDP (and RIPA).

You can get the links to related files and websites here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_Capabilities_Developmen...

Edited 2012-04-15 17:40 UTC

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