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Welcome to PoliceState USSA

by eduBsAs / July 27, 2007 3:19 AM PDT

controlling the internet?? filtering information??

Welcome to PoliceState USSA... guess even in the book 1984 they have more freedoms than you guys!!

Ed.

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The internet is not being controlled
by Alegoo92 / July 27, 2007 3:22 AM PDT

But there is attempts to bring it into legislation. There's also legislation to ban Harry Potter or Sharpie markers.

And filtering information??! No! Don't do that... not when the internet is an unlimited haven of information that can be sensitive or dangerous!

Try not to use the BOL Lounge to make a cheap political point. It's more of a tech-forum.

Alex

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cheap political point... down boy! down!!
by eduBsAs / July 27, 2007 3:43 AM PDT

Just a quick google search turns loads of info on this...

AT&T willing to spy for NSA, MPAA, and RIAA http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070613-att-willing-to-spy-for-nsa-mpaa-and-riaa.html?bub

Again: not a cheap political point of view. You have to be BLIND to think you're still the country that stands for freedom. Take a look at the mess in the middle east. Better yet, take a look at your own cities. Bad health care. Bad social security. LOSS OF FREEDOMS AND LIBERTIES. Heck.. all you need for a disaster is a quickly declining economy (recession). Oh wait.. the economy IS slowing down... that war oversees is finally taking toll!

.. and in part it is also a technical point of view. The whole industry is evolving towards great tools and equipment (most of them web-based, some of the even FREE for general use) and you guys seem to just sit around and wait for the GOV to take control over that as well.

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man...
by woodygg / July 27, 2007 4:46 AM PDT

talk about oversimplistic thinking.

yes, so many easy answers - none of these issues are complex.

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complete agree with you...
by eduBsAs / July 27, 2007 5:25 AM PDT
In reply to: man...

... and that is exactly my point. You are the perfect example of what most people think:

"MAN THIS IS DIFFICULT TO FIX" or "WE SHOULD LET THE FREE MARKET TAKE CARE OF IT"

That's my point. You guys KNOW what's going on. You just WONT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT!! And now thanks to a complete RAPE AND VIOLATION to the 5th amendment, you will actually get arrested for speaking your mind:
"Bush Abolishes the Fifth Amendment"
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=3127

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me?
by woodygg / July 27, 2007 5:34 AM PDT

who's me? how do you know what i'm doing or not doing?

all extremes crack me up - you included.

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The moment you say it's ok to filter dangerous information..
by Nicholas Buenk / July 27, 2007 3:36 AM PDT

Is the moment a thuggish government can redefine what dangerous is to anything that criticises them. It's a slippery slope....
Not just government, society to. Say if you had the internet in the 1950's, because of the views of time, it might be considered ok to filter information on homosexuality. The point is, you can't expect a public or government to do a good job of defining what information is or is not acceptable....

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I don't think the government should
by Alegoo92 / July 27, 2007 3:47 AM PDT

But there should be ways so that homes and private organizations or public internet can filter out the information. You don't own the information, anyway, why do you have a right to it?

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filtering...
by eduBsAs / July 27, 2007 5:14 AM PDT

Very true. I've seen some sites that have tried collaborative filtering way before google / amazon did with their search engine.
I saw it for movies and music back in 90's: basically you were cataloged into a segment of users with similar background and gathered info from your movie/music likes and dislikes. Then you only saw what was a consencus of your likes....
Maybe we'll see that sort of thing come back for security purposes?? Don't know how that would work... but then, come to think of it... even the owner of the info would be the site (for example facebook owns your pics)...

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true
by Alegoo92 / July 27, 2007 5:20 AM PDT
In reply to: filtering...

I just got annoyed by the little USSR comment.. it's not even close to that state of affairs.

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That's what they always say...
by fbbbb / July 27, 2007 7:31 AM PDT
In reply to: true

...until it's too late.

*cue dan dan daaaaaaan music*

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Terror mongers
by findoutthetruth / January 28, 2011 11:04 AM PST

These days are truely terrifying, we must join together and stop this tyranic state from occuring. Find out more about the <a href="httP://www.infowars.com">police state</a> at infowars.com. Take action, tell your neighbors even the ones you don't like, tell everyone, this needs to be heard. We need to act now before it is too late!

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US Government is attempting control.
by guytaur1 / February 14, 2011 6:35 AM PST

To see how your freedom of association and free speech is indeed being threatened just look at the actions against Wikileaks by the US government.

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And
by Nicholas Buenk / February 16, 2011 5:19 PM PST

Homeland Security taking down sited that infridge copyrights or have child porn. Clear violation of right to a trial.

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