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Microsoft Patents Censorship Bot

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posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 04:23 PM
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Microsoft Patents Censorship Bot


www.infowars.com

As the Times Online reports, the corporate behemoth Microsoft is on the verge of unleashing a technology capable of eliminating “green inkers” and conspiracy theorists. “Microsoft has just been awarded a patent for technology designed to automatically detect and remove ‘undesired words or phrases’ from all manner of digital communications, ranging from YouTube broadcasts to internet chat and songs,” writes Mark Harris.

According to Mr. Harris, Microsoft will release this technology to protect children, which is the usual explanation. “The patent describes a system that listens out for phonemes (word fragments) likely to be part of a swearword. If it thinks it hears a forbidden phrase, the software either fades out the offending syllables or simply replaces the rude word with a similar-sounding but clean alternative lifted from earlier speech without a second’s delay.” Of course, defining “rude” will be left up to a corporate censor. It will not be limited to “explicit rap music.” It may very well include phrases such as “9/11 truth” and other political slogans at odds with the government.

(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 28-10-2008 by UnitedSatesofFreemasons]




posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 04:23 PM
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The truth will set your free, so good bye ATS. It is so apperent that Microsoft is the government's tool to moniter the public. They just let us "express" ourself with facebook and myspace, and then censor the truth about themselves. Well done i must say.
I would just hate to see our ATS being takin away from us. It is just to vidal for so many people, i for example, need ats because i need my own news the least spun i can get it.


www.infowars.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 04:28 PM
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Just one more step towards communism, right?

You can feel this thread of communism - at least socialism becoming part of our society. They will spring it on us gradually and eventually one day the masses will wake up and realize that they no longer have any freedom. And it will be crucial to "be" and "act" like everyone else so as to not attract attention.

The days of "Deadwood" (the HBO series) are a real thing of the past!



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 04:32 PM
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Made to protect children, thats good, only if theres an option too turn it off. I think most parents would want this stuff censored from there children.

But again, big brother intruding into our lifes telling us what we can and cant look at.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 04:57 PM
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“Microsoft has just been awarded a patent for technology designed to automatically detect and remove ‘undesired words or phrases’ from all manner of digital communications, ranging from YouTube broadcasts to internet chat and songs,” writes Mark Harris."

Yes, but you don't have to use it.
It is optional.
Obviously a christian website with a forum might want to use it.
Whoever decides to use it will show there true motives.
I don't care about swearing it is petty frivolous unimportant rhetoric.
I just block out porn on my kids pc's myself.
I don't need anyone thinking they protect my children for me, in fact it offends me when they say it.
They use children and all other avenues of concern to control people more.
I am rather fed up with it.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:20 PM
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That is true. I am sure there is enough programs out there already that block porn or swearing. I know for a fact PC gives the option. I just hate that 'they' decide for us. I feel as though we are more in control of our kids then the government is. When i was a kid, i could only watch Nick and PBS. And i never would think to turn on the other 30 channels, my Ma would of "killed" me. It is already in the hands of the parents, it is just how well of a parent they are. Government is now adults Parent.
Thats bullsh!t.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:21 PM
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I have a story that contridicts this information. Who knows what is true.

"Official Google Blog: New steps to protect free expression and privacy around the world"

"In a world where governments all too often censor what their citizens can see and do on the Internet, Google has from the start promoted global free expression and taken the lead in being transparent with our users. We've pressed governments around the world to stop limiting free speech and made it possible for dissidents, bloggers and others to have their voices heard."

Sources:
Google Blog
ZDNet
Reuters

Those are the sources that I trust the most, but there are a couple more on Techmeme.com.

I will let you all combine these two contrasts and draw your own conclusions.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:28 PM
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And so the time when the machine limits what we can and cannot be exposed comes to pass.
who decides what is wrong or right?
Why do we allow the government to censor and direct our trains of thought?

If its a software one buys with the intent of protecting children well, then its up to the parents to decide, but if it will come on the next version of windows and they turn it on, then we will have problems...

Censorship always leads to repression, and repression to revolts and corpses...
we decide whats good for us, not them!



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:38 PM
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On the bright side, if it finds and replaces undesireable words with homophones, it could lead to some absolutely hilarous WTBS style edits. I love watching R rated movies on TBS purely because if this. Something inside me delights when Bruce Willis yells "Yippee ki aye ya *slightly different voice* Mister Falcon" or when Al Pacino says "Thank me? No, thank you, thank you! thank your father, thank your mother, thank you sister!" in the edited Scarface. Hell, I'd turn that software on just for some fun and start surfing text porn sites. I'd eventually turn it off, obviously, but it would definitely generate some laughs for awhile.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 06:18 PM
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As the Times Online reports, the corporate behemoth Microsoft is on the verge of unleashing a technology capable of eliminating “green inkers” and conspiracy theorists. “Microsoft has just been awarded a patent for technology designed to automatically detect and remove ‘undesired words or phrases’ from all manner of digital communications, ranging from YouTube broadcasts to internet chat and songs,” writes Mark Harris.


War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength.
Yet the same time they declare that they treasure "Free Speech" Globally.
Google, Microsoft, Yahoo
Eurasia, Oceania, Eastasia

A digital dystopia?

Big Tech Companies Back Global Plan to Shield Online Speech
www.nytimes.com...


SAN FRANCISCO — Google, Microsoft and Yahoo and a group of human rights and public interest organizations plan to introduce Wednesday a global code of conduct that they say will better protect online free speech and privacy against government intrusion.

The principles are the starting point for a new effort, called the Global Network Initiative, which commits the companies to “avoid or minimize the impact of government restrictions on freedom of expression,” according to a final draft of documents obtained by The New York Times.


[edit on 28-10-2008 by populardisbelief]



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 07:17 PM
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I agree, what is really going on, the big companies re now getting together to protect free speech?
Making a front against governments??
why do we, the end users have so little to say?

Any resolutions they make we will have to accept...
strange times indeed...



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