Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2012 17:19 UTC
Legal "A leaked document from the CleanIT project shows just how far internal discussions in that initiative have drifted away from its publicly stated aims, as well as the most fundamental legal rules that underpin European democracy and the rule of law. The European Commission-funded CleanIT project claims that it wants to fight terrorism through voluntary self-regulatory measures that defends the rule of law. The initial meetings of the initiative, with their directionless and ill-informed discussions about doing 'something' to solve unidentified online 'terrorist' problems were mainly attended by filtering companies, who saw an interesting business opportunity. Their work has paid off, with numerous proposals for filtering by companies and governments, proposals for liability in case sufficiently intrusive filtering is not used, and calls for increased funding by governments of new filtering technologies." I'll just leave a link here to one of the most popular OSNews articles of all time.
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by Luminair on Mon 24th Sep 2012 20:07 UTC
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the world is teetering on the edge of surveillance of all unencrypted communications. secretly this is probably already going on in many places, judging from the leaks we've read. but we'll pass this threshold at some point in the coming years, and encryption will be the only way for privacy. then the next step will be banning encryption -- all communication must make sense or be blocked. this is the day privacy dies. in 20 years? 10?

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