Originally posted by lostjohnny
We all know what happens to over-regulation within a system: It drives the users underground.
I work in IT support for a large multinational with incredibly strict security systems on all the client machines.
I recover encrypted hard drives full of user's projects and archives - all of which should be backed up on servers that are always running at full capacity.
We don't have control over the policies, security control or permissions on the networks we maintain but we are expected to bypass this red tape on a daily basis to satisfy our customers.
Needless to say, this has turned all the support engineers into hackers who are unable to do their job unless unofficial methods are used to perform recoveries or to transfer user's data to a new location.
Being caught bypassing security would mean we would be "walked off site". This happened once for an engineer caught with network sniffing software on his machine.
We know we can get away with the occasional hack or crack because of the 60,000+ clients and servers across campus. They can't regulate, censor or control that many machines.
How would they go about censoring the internet? Think about it. It would be like censoring every book that was ever written plus every magazine and newspaper published daily..
Bring this empty threat on I say!
If this makes them feel they are finally in control of the last bastion of free speech, We will show them they are in control of nothing more than an outdated system.
edit on 17/11/2011 by lostjohnny because: (no reason given)
they can destroy the internet if they choose to. all they have to do is block whatever they dont want accessed at the dns level. each isp has their dns server. when you type www.whatever.com, your system goes to the dns server to find out where to go. so all they have to do is order all isps to block whatever on their dns servers. if you try to bypass by typing the ip number instead of the url, they can still block websites by their ip#s im sure...