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Internet freedom and the terrorist threat
« on: March 26, 2017, 10:09:56 AM »
At least on this side of the Pond there a building official opinion that there should be measures to either prevent terrorists from using social media for propaganda or communications.

Whether this is done by the providers finding ways to filter (sounds impossible) or by alowing security agencies access to encryption systems seems in the aur at the moment.

This is one of those trolleyollogy dilemmas - is it better to reduce a freedom for the greater safety or to just let everyone take the sane risks?  Not heard a lot about it from the States, but your people have big fish already frying on the griddle of public concern.
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Re: Internet freedom and the terrorist threat
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 10:59:51 AM »
There was a thing called net neutrality here a few years ago. I never found out exactly what it was but you can look it up if yoy like.
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: Internet freedom and the terrorist threat
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 07:14:30 AM »
Oh, we've got it pretty bad. Just recently congress voted in favor of a bill that will allow ISPs to sell our browsing history and other information without our consent.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/23/senate-agrees-to-let-carriers-use-your-data-however-they-want/
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The US Senate on Thursday voted in a resolution that will effectively eliminate the consumer privacy rules that the Federal Communications Commission enacted back in October. These rules had required service providers like Verizon and AT&T to obtain the customer's permission before selling their data to advertisers.

They're not even trying to hide it behind "loss of privacy in exchange for security" bullshit, they're open about it being just for the profits of the ISPs.

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