Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Dec 2015 23:59 UTC
Internet & Networking

If the global Internet is going to be warped to suit governments' interests, we must ensure that it isn't broken up into cantonized national networks with less privacy, less efficiency, less commerce and less speech. That means making it easier for foreign governments to get data when that access is justified and harder when it is not.

International agreements are one solution, and America and Britain are rumored to be negotiating such a deal. In the meantime, American technology companies should be free to comply directly with foreign government requests for data, as long as that access is warranted and meets international standards of due process and human rights. If America fails to allow such access, it will happen anyway in a brute and extralegal manner - and the result will be a less secure, less efficient Internet.

Hand over data, with all the privacy risks that involves, or the internet breaks up. Really? That's the best we can? Those are the outcomes we have to settle for?

What a deception.

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RE[3]: A big mess
by piotr.dobrogost on Thu 3rd Dec 2015 17:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A big mess"
piotr.dobrogost
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2011-10-04

Like global warming and any other gradual disasters, people don't want to act until it's too late and already suffering the consequences. You can always predict that.


You are right with one exception; there's no global warming.

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RE[4]: A big mess
by Lennie on Thu 3rd Dec 2015 18:01 in reply to "RE[3]: A big mess"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

You are right with one exception; there's no global warming.


Yup, you are right, it's called climate change.

There is change, but I assume you're opinion is humans are not the cause.

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v RE[5]: A big mess
by icicle on Thu 3rd Dec 2015 19:53 in reply to "RE[4]: A big mess"
RE[5]: A big mess
by kwan_e on Fri 4th Dec 2015 00:38 in reply to "RE[4]: A big mess"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"You are right with one exception; there's no global warming.


Yup, you are right, it's called climate change.
"

I say to hell with them if they don't understand science. The earth is warming in the scientific sense of more energy being trapped and we shouldn't have to use the politically correct name of climate change.

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