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originally posted by: pirhanna
I think the answer here is somewhere in the middle. Yes, likely terrorists should be monitored and stopped very proactively. No, turning the whole internet into a big brother program is not a good idea. They will use it against regular citizens and small businesses in the long run.
He said: “In the UK … is the system of regulation where anything goes. They collect everything that might be interesting. It’s up to the government to justify why it needs this. It’s not up to you to justify why it doesn’t … This is where the danger is, when we think about … evidence being gathered against us but we don’t have the opportunity to challenge that in courts. It undermines the entire system of justice.”
The Chinese government has long been pushing people to use their real names online. However, it's now ready to make that an absolute requirement. Starting March 1st, residents will have to register internet accounts (including on blogs, chat services and social networks) using their real names. They won't have to display a real name, but they can't create a completely anonymous ID.
It'll also be illegal to impersonate other people or organizations, and neither your avatar nor your nickname can include illegal content -- including something that "subverts state power" or promotes "rumormongering."
originally posted by: slider1982
originally posted by: network dude
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Theresa May seems to think that terror attacks would be cured by allowing the internet to be regulated and only let you see what we approved.
"We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed - yet that is precisely what the internet, and the big companies that provide internet-based services provide,” Ms May said. “We need to work with allies democratic governments to reach international agreements to regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremist and terrorism planning. The call was one plank in Ms May's speech following the attack. The Prime Minister also said Britian was too tolerant of extremism and that "pluralistic" British values had to be established as superior.
So it seems that by allowing "them" to filter what you are allowed to see, terrorism will be thwarted.
Terrorism wins if this takes place. Don't be that guy.
Terrorism was here long before the internet, Absurd stance to take every ones freedom due to the Daesh situation, The IRA where well coordinated to carry out their attacks, where they on line during the 80s????....
There are a million and one ways for terrorist groups to communicate, I would think keeping them on line esp if they are sloppy would be far better than having to have the man power and resources needed to infiltrate such organisations. I guess we need to ban print as from what I hear the main fundamental teaching is from a book, and NOT Facebook!!!!!!....
Deal with the real problem!!!!!!......