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Hmm. It's like Anonymous, except that there's a privacy clause:

http://www.internetdeclaration.org/freedom

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Meh, at the end of the day, the internet really is all private business of telecom networks. In a capitalist system that means you speak with your wallet. Don't like what they're doing? Take your money else where.

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Meh, at the end of the day, the internet really is all private business of telecom networks. In a capitalist system that means you speak with your wallet. Don't like what they're doing? Take your money else where.

And if you don't like what Cox, Comcast, or Time Warner are doing (because they all are doing the same thing), what do you do then?

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I'm pretty sure that he was joking. smile.png

It's pretty plain to any Canadian who catches the national news that the business of providing Internet service is not a fully private affair, in terms of both economics and security. It's one thing for the government to participate in a warranted hunt for people who share music, but it's another thing entirely for them to participate in a warrantless hunt for people who share their own opinions, especially when they'll be sanctioning those ISPs that refuse to spend the time and money required to join in on said warrantless hunt. It kind of reminds me of the US healthcare laws in recent days, except that in this case the government is hunting dissidents instead of illnesses.

A few months ago there was a whole lot of people spamming #tellviceverything on Twitter with stories about their fajita-induced anal leakage, as a protest against the way that the Canadian government is going. The funniest part was when the relevant minister got sideswiped by that, and started claiming that he didn't know about the warrantless part. Of course, that was a lie, and we all know now that the ISPs and the government had been meeting about the proposed law for quite some time before Twitter went ballistic on him.

So yeah, I'm pretty sure that he was joking. I myself was kind of joking about Anonymous. They did redact some things here and there, like the Bahraini F1 attack, which is a start. I'll give them credit for that. Edited by taby

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Strong encryption is the enemy of the censor and interloper. True Internet freedom comes from ubiquitous encryption.

Let agencies like the NSA spend all their time and resources decoding your encrypted cat pictures. They won't know what your message traffic contains until they decrypt it, and if all internet traffic is strongly encrypted, sensitive communications are less likely to be intercepted and exploited.

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It kind of reminds me of the US healthcare laws in recent days, except that in this case the government is hunting dissidents instead of illnesses.

Just to head this off. The US healthcare jazz is much more complicated than national and international news is making it out to be. There are many very valid reasons to dislike it that are not just, "MRKA IS GETTING TO SOCIALIST". I just get frustrated that outwardly people think it is just a "rich people just don't want to pay taxes" type situation, when all that discussion does is cover the actual problems with the legislation, of which there are many.

MORE DISCUSSION HERE:
http://www.gamedev.net/topic/627127-health-care-passed-but-i-dont-like-where-its-going/

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Let agencies like the NSA spend all their time and resources decoding your encrypted cat pictures.
My cat pictures aren't interesting enough for them. But what are the chances that the very purpose of this declaration which you are to sign is for the NSA to know whom to monitor more closely?

To speak in their language: If you are not a criminal, there is no reason for you to hide anything from them or to oppose to anyone reading your stuff. Edited by samoth

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Ahh Samoth seems to put it best... smile.png

The only way to thwart peeping toms in real life is to cover all of your windows with plywood, but if you have an issue with the lack of sunlight, then your barenaked visage is fair game, so sorry. ;)

Seriously though, I personally don't have a problem with people looking at my barenaked visage. I have a problem with people looking at my barenaked visage without my approval. I think that the feminists even have a similar stance, a la Slut Walk. Maybe I'm wrong about the law, but I'm pretty damn sure that if government employees started going around looking into peoples' bedroom windows at all hours, there'd be a lot of angry citizens walking out of court with dismissed manslaughter charges. Edited by taby

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[quote name='Luckless' timestamp='1341517652' post='4956071']
Meh, at the end of the day, the internet really is all private business of telecom networks. In a capitalist system that means you speak with your wallet. Don't like what they're doing? Take your money else where.

And if you don't like what Cox, Comcast, or Time Warner are doing (because they all are doing the same thing), what do you do then?
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Do the capitalist thing? Get a group of people together, found your own company, build your own networks, and give the world the finger!

Yes, I'm not completely serious, but it also isn't a complete joke either. Besides, these days, "Talking with your Wallet" can cover both economic influence as well as political.

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