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posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 02:53 PM
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OP You seem like an intelligent guy. So don't take it to personal if I call your thread this time around,
Against the grain, without the brain.
I expect to see some great threads from you in the future. That is when you get around to a good subject.

SnF anyway for Quality.




posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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Your argument here doesn't make much sense IMO. It's like saying we should police a gun, or police a knife... these are just objects and tools in themselves.


..and there are laws behind the right to use them, and how and when it is legit to do so.

The internet is the tool, but what its used for is about those who use it, and there should perhaps be more accountability for how they use it, just as there are laws and rules for gun owners.

They don't seem to be targeting the tool, but more the credibility and accountability of those who are using the tool.




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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by WhisperingWinds
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We are freaking adults, you know? Why do i need a "mom and dad" to watch over everything I do?


You maybe an adult, who doesn't need mom and dad, but I think there are many adults who not only need a mom and dad to tell them what isn't acceptable, but a big brother to kick the message home .


Will policing the internet do that?

I don't know enough about the net and computers to know if it would.....

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-This- is the problem. This invalidates every single thing you have said in this thread. Why are you arguing so passionately for something that you don't even understand? And let me tell you, it wouldn't fix anything. Be up front with me here. Do you pretty much get all of your information regarding computers/the internet/hacking from sensationalized news coverage and Hollywood?

"What I would like to see is an easier way to track them, so they can be brought to justice."

Did you not read any of my replies about how they already do this? What is "easier" to you?

As I've already stated, there are already methods used to take care of illegal activities online. The article you posted about the credit card number theft was a story about how the cops BUSTED them. They already have ways to do -all- of this.

"Considering the amount of damage and crime that happens on the net, why shouldn't people have to prove that they are using them within the law."

I see, guilty until proven innocent.

You are unintentionally illustrating the naivety of the majority of the public regarding computers. The people pushing for policing the internet rely on this. They convince people that someone is going to diddle their kid the instant they touch a computer, or that some magical hacker is going to send them into financial ruin, and then they can do whatever they want. This isn't about free music, movies, and porn, it's that that's what they have convinced everyone it's about. The entertainment industry freaking out was simply a catalyst.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 10:38 PM
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It appears I stand invalidated and corrected.

I appreciate the affirmation that indeed LE does indeed know how to track serious criminals if they are so inclined to do so.

I thank those who shared their knowledge , giving me more insight into the whole issue of cyber crime.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:01 PM
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Originally posted by WhisperingWinds
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It appears I stand invalidated and corrected.


I'm glad you're finally willing to admit this, Whispering. I think we're done, here.



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 01:34 AM
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Originally posted by petrus4

Originally posted by WhisperingWinds
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It appears I stand invalidated and corrected.


I'm glad you're finally willing to admit this, Whispering. I think we're done, here.


whooa..back up there a bit.

While I agree that I may not know much about how the net works and the tools that LE has to catch serious criminals and enforce the law , doesn't mean I agree with your whole mindset.. that Everyone in government or LE are a bunch of corrupt lowlifes looking to "take " everything away from the more common people.

Humanity is deeply flawed, and if you think people can simply police on their own,without some of the same problems we have, I have a bridge to sell you.

So lets just end it with me admitting I have lots to learn on the subject,

The book Animal Farm comes to mind..when I think about many of the humans who think they can do better
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