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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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Alfman on Tue 25th Sep 2012 14:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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"It's funny that terrorist are supposed to undermine our happy way of living, yet it's the anti-terrorists schemes of our governments that does most damage to our liberties."

Terrorists are an excuse for government to do what it already wants to do anyways, they just couldn't rationalise it. It's very sad that governments are the biggest threat to civil liberties.

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