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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The tabloids are happening
by firesock on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 21:20 UTC
firesock
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2013-07-22

It's just reputation management for the Conservative Party, and Cameron as well. Tabloids have got behind this in a big way and it's a quick fixup which they can spin well.

And electoral votes in the UK are driven so much by the media it's scary.

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RE: The tabloids are happening
by Fergy on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 05:47 in reply to "The tabloids are happening"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

It's just reputation management for the Conservative Party, and Cameron as well. Tabloids have got behind this in a big way and it's a quick fixup which they can spin well.

And electoral votes in the UK are driven so much by the media it's scary.

You don't think this is the first step for a bigger push of controlling the web? Seems to me they use "save the children!" for laying down the infrastructure. Next they will 'block' terrorist then evil movie pirates then people who are against the government.

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novad Member since:
2010-06-10


You don't think this is the first step for a bigger push of controlling the web? Seems to me they use "save the children!" for laying down the infrastructure. Next they will 'block' terrorist then evil movie pirates then people who are against the government.


You said exactly what I was going to say...

The US showed us how far "anti-terrorist measures" can go. Once the state-firewalls are up at every national provider there's nothing more to do.

And this covers only "legal measures". What about all the derogations secret services will have to protect us from evil?

It's a very sad day for UK but don't worry... Others will follow.

[Irony] Our kids must be protected. Parents are too stupid for that.[/Irony]

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firesock Member since:
2013-07-22

Oh it definitely is a step, but I don't think that's deliberate. Just 'moving the goalposts' or 'changing the context'. Like how we now point to mobile phone operators and say, well they block NSFW stuff and the world didn't end! (So not even the first step really)

So the same end result, but by way of slow shift instead of deliberate plan.

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