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News Conservative Party pledges to take control of the UK's Internet

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 22 May 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    I don't even know what to say, the initial blurb reads like it's off a satire site.

    I'm shocked.
     
  3. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    It is not up to the government to monitor the internet. It is not up to private entities to monitor the internet (I.E. Facebook, ISPs, etc.). It's up to individuals. If you don't want your kids watching porn then do your job as parents. If you feel something shouldn't be on Facebook then report it either to Facebook or respective entities based on what it is (Suicide hotline, police, etc.).

    But hey, who am I to say these things. I'm nor British nor in the UK.

    Good luck to you all.
     
  4. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    And the best part is while they plan to establish a regulatory framework to underpin their digital charter and to ensure that digital companies, social media platforms and content providers abide by these principles, they also plan to scrap the law that establish a similar regulatory framework for the newspapers.
     
  5. VipersGratitude

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    [​IMG]

    I wonder if Anonymous will have anything to say about this, considering their mascot stood in opposition to Norsefire - A party splintered off from the Conservatives, whose playbook our current government is increasingly outright plagiarising.

     
  6. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I'll be honest, it almost looks like the Conservatives want to lose an election that was a) entirely voluntary and b) almost handed to them on a silver platter.
     
  7. Anfield

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    Look at the results of the recent local elections, it was pretty much a landslide victory for them, so maybe they are just confident and put less effort into hiding the ugly truth.


    Don't count on us getting any help, even organisations like the EFF are ignoring the story.

    The only thing that can save us is door to door activism convincing people to not vote Tory.
     
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  8. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    It would be pretty hard to lose an election when most people consider getting a good deal in the Brexit negotiation is of utmost importance and the newspapers painting anyone whose against that as saboteurs, enemy of the people, and dare i say extremists that these proposals would ironically banish from the internet.
     
  9. XXAOSICXX

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    We tech savvy types might well object.. but has it occurred to anybody that much of the rest of the country might actually be in support of such measures, if it makes their online experience (at least appear) "safer".
     
  10. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    If it was to keep people safer and the rest of the country want such a thing then why not create a child friendly UK intranet for them and leave the adults to use their own judgment and the normal internet.
     
  11. adidan

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    This is getting ridiculous.
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    "I say, How did that American get elected?" "I think he promised to build a wall, but we are an island nation. Hmmm..."
     
  13. adidan

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    'required to censor material which is not currently illegal at the request of the governing party' - from little acorns dictatorships grow.
     
  14. Omnislip

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    Could anyone know where I can read about their plans for the aforementioned
    ?
     
  15. Anfield

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    Even the Tories aren't so full of themselves that they would just flat out admit that is what they will do.

    However it is the only logical conclusion if you think about the technical requirements of actually implementing their threats.
     
  16. Gareth Halfacree

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    Right there in the article, unless you can think of a way of keeping the current Internet and still preventing the citizenry from accessing materials not authorised by Our Glorious Leaders?

    Think China: a separate national network, using the infrastructure of the Internet but laying on top of it with no direct access between the two that is not Approved by The Party. That's what the manifesto is proposing, just like the article says.
     
  17. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    The Internet has no centralized governance in either technological implementation or policies for access and usage; each constituent network sets its own policies, so when you propose to introduce centralized governance and policies for access and usage based on the geographical location of the person accessing it it's no longer the internet but an intranet.
     
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    Whilst I think many people are being a touch paranoid about this, it does provide another reason why the Tories should not be given a landslide majority, at the general election, giving them a free hand to do as they please, unopposed.
     
  20. RedFlames

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    Not convinced the current opposition would actually oppose it any case... they provided little/no opposition to the IP Bill or Digital Economy Bill...

    on matters like this they're all equally inept or ignorant...

    with the average age of an MP being 50 [and 69 in the lords] its probably not that surprising...
     

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