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RockDock



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:37 pm    Post subject: Orwellian plans afoot.. Reply with quote

The Register and slashdot have had some disturbing stories lately concerning the rise of overt surveillance and 'Net censorship.

This one looks at the proposed Australian "black list" proposal. For a mere AU$126 million, the authorities will route all Aussie internet traffic through a blacklist to protect children from online pornography. One can opt out, but that only opts out of the "unsuitable for children" blacklist and puts one into the "unsuitable for adults" blacklist.

The other two are the perennial favourites for this orwellian crap, the UK and China. China is photographing all internet cafe users, the UK is looking at storing all electronic traffic's contact details and data-mining it in "investigations."

Fortunately these same sources have many inspiring stories of these technological marvels not being so good. This one in particular aptly illustrates the ineptness of the bureaucracy that the Orwellian types depend on to succeed!

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RD

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