Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 15:21 UTC
Internet & Networking "Every household in Britain connected to the internet will be obliged to declare whether they want to maintain access to online pornography, David Cameron will announce on Monday." And so, the UK nanny state turns to straight up censorship. Let's look at some of the authoritarian policies that David Cameron wishes to enact.
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by anda_skoa on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 17:00 UTC
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I think this is a modern version of "waging a war abroad to hide problems at home".

The Internet is like a far away country to a lot of people, or as Angela Merkel put it recently "Neuland" (recently discovered land).

Like any of those wars in the past the war against "The Internet" allows politicians to show that "they do something", and that this something has to do with "protection".

Just like people continue to believe that any military effort abroad is for their "protection", "safety" or "freedom", people do believe the propaganda about "anarchy and chaos" of anything related to "The Internet".

People have been trained to not care about anything that outside their proverbial backyards, and until they stop treating IT as something as alien as little grey men they will deliver us all into a bright new, safe and controlled future of straight jacked like societies.

P.S. sorry for all the scare quotes, just marking words that are usually over used and abused so much that they don't mean anything anymore in certain contexts.

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