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NY Att. General Shuts down USENET Nationwide

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posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 06:30 PM
"Time Warner Cable said it will cease to offer customers access to any Usenet newsgroups, a decision that will affect customers nationwide. Sprint said it would no longer offer any of the tens of thousands of alt.* Usenet newsgroups. Verizon's plan is to eliminate some "fairly broad newsgroup areas."


I am an avid user of newsgroups and I agree that by no means should there be child pornography on usenet but tell me this why disable your ISP's entire Usenet services?

Could they not just get rid of the newsgroups that contained the disturbing content and keep the safe groups alive?

And of course I will not be seeing my Internet bill go down since very few people know what newsgroups are. Im not sure how many people here use USENET but it is a great source for information etc.

So for now I am forced to pay for usenet access. Hopefully in the future they can bring it back and just not allow the illegal groups.

posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 06:54 PM
So this is how they're gonna do it... censorship of the internet. Just blame it on kiddy porn. First usenet, what's next? All for our "protection" of course.

They should be going after the source and arresting the pervs who take pictures of the children in the first place. Taking down entire alternate forms of anonymous communication tells me they have a different motive. What could it be? Don't they already have wiretaps on everyone?

Evil always sneaks in under the guise of something good.

posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 07:43 PM
Boycott them now, as soon as this starts it will keep going until will have the pay tv model! 5 corporate sites for 49 a month, man this makes me angry when we are on the verge of getting global fast free internet access the powers start taking it away. So many ppl with vision of interconnected world with info flowing freely taking decades to achieve and now they are taking it away! Fight this!

posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 07:52 PM
you know usent can be pretty cool... but it really has become a giant holding station for stolen crap and kiddie porn...

There's allot of money to be made by someone who can come up with a "google" for sorting through illegal crap.

posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 07:57 PM
Wow.... ECK and I had a post about this along long long time ago.. Search "Goodbye Internet"

It should come up wit something..

Anyway I have known about this back when the net was cool very few idiots to crap it up with garbage...

I knew sooner or later 1st amendment, free speech and expression will cease like it did on TV..

Anyway sucks for us.. 10 yrs from now we will be saying ATS whaaaat???


That post i was talking about...
date of post..
posted on 7/21/2004 @ 01:18 PM

[edit on 6/24/2008 by ThichHeaded]

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