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News Study shows many countries censor web

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 21 May 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    This is not unexpected really, the governments want to control us. For America, it would go against freedom of speech if they censored the net. Personally I think the internet should be completely uncensored and unrestricted.
    Not surprised that South Korea blocks North Korea.
     
  3. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    It takes a lot of time and money to censor the web. Some of these countries have much better things to spend the money on at the moment.

    To me, censorship isn't just a crappy thing to force upon people, it's an irresponsible thing to do.
     
  4. completemadness

    completemadness New Member

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    What about the UK and US ?

    i bet they do filter some stuff, like child pornography at least
     
  5. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    As far as I'm aware: nope. About the only filtering that goes on is some ISPs deliberately slow down data transfers over known Bit Torrent ports to maintain high bandwidth across their network, but that's about it. The USA wouldn't dare touching the 'net when one of their priding glories is their freedom of speech. It's for that reason I'm perfectly happy to let the US government look afer the Internet's structural allocations.
     
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    completemadness New Member

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    slowing it down isn't filtering

    Its QoS, and its a reasonably fair thing to do, would you prefer that sumone Else's bittorrent screws up your phone call, or would you rather that it was queued a bit better so that you can both have very good service

    However, where i would draw the line is when people suffer seriously degraded service because the ISP doesn't have the bandwidth
     
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