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The noose is beginning to tighten on internet freedom
06-27-2011, 10:27 PM #1
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Denmark Police Propose Ban On Anonymous Internet Use

Quote:In Denmark, police have recommended to Parliament that it create laws that make it impossible for citizens to surf anonymously. According to Danish-language blog Computerworld Denmark, the proposal is intended to help investigate terrorism.

In the proposal, locations providing open Internet, like cafes and libraries, would have to confirm a user's identity, with some form of official ID, before letting them get online. Companies may also have to register and verify users' identities before providing access, as well as retain records of user logs.

Danish law already requires that ISPs store user data for at least a year, as an anti-terrorism measure. The proposal suggests that with such information, police would be able to see who exactly is on the network, where they go, and who they talk to.


UK copyright lobby holds closed-door meetings with gov't to discuss national Web-censorship regime

Quote:A group of UK copyright lobbyists held confidential, closed-door meetings with Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries to discuss a plan to allow industry groups to censor the Internet in the UK. The proposal has leaked, and it reveals a plan to establish "expert bodies" that would decide which websites British people were allowed to see, to be approved by a judge using a "streamlined" procedure. The procedure will allow for "swift" blocking in order to shut down streaming of live events.

Public interest groups like the Open Rights Group asked to attend the meeting, but were shut out, presaging a regulatory process that's likely to be a lopsided, industry-centric affair that doesn't consider the public. The process is characterised as "voluntary," but the proposal makes reference to the Digital Economy Act, which allows for mandatory web-blocking...

06-28-2011, 05:12 AM #2
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ff sakewhat's next are they goingvto want the same to watch tv or listen to music?gaah.gifgaah.gif
06-28-2011, 09:35 AM #3
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(06-28-2011, 05:12 AM)GhostHunter Wrote:  ff sakewhat's next are they goingvto want the same to watch tv or listen to music?gaah.gifgaah.gif


Yup, people gonna have to show their RFID chip to the scanner
at the door before their own homes let them in, let alone turning
on the idiot box or the stereo...haha.

And they'll wait in a long, happy line for that chip.


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