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[3]: bad journalism!
by cfgr on Sun 15th Apr 2012 20:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: bad journalism! "
cfgr
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2009-07-18

I in part agree with you, but surely you concede that there has to be a balance?


Well, to me the balance is already there. The balance between "wanting to catch criminals" and "absolute privacy" is supervised access through court orders. It's not like getting a warrant is impossible, to the contrary, but then there is an official paper trail and requesting a warrant requires just enough effort to prevent most misuse of power.

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