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Originally posted by TheToastmanCometh
reply to post by skuly
Chinese company Huawei
[arg stupid mouse]
Huawei? Those are the same people who made my old cell phone. What could they be doing in that mess?
Originally posted by DAZ21
Originally posted by TKDRL
Hate to say I told ya so....... Crap like this always happens, allow them to censor an inch, and they will censor a mile. You should in theory be able to get around it using the TOR browser bundle, people in china, iran, etc use it to get around their stupid censorship policies.
It's all good saying, we could just use the TOR browser, but this shouldn't be happening. We as a nation the US included seem to be moving backwards instead of forward.
It's like people love all things autocratic, and were willing this to happen because it sounded fun and would make a good movie. Now that motions are being driven towards that direction, it's all gotten too real and people are only just starting to wake up.
Now I know these are only small steps, but once the foots in the door It's hard to close it.
How far is too far? What if one day I have to use TOR? I believe that will be the day that 1984 begins.edit on 29-7-2013 by DAZ21 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Eidolon23
t the UK Open Rights Group have been talking with whistleblowers from the ISPs that have met with the government's censorship grandees, and they report that the censorware will come equipped to block an enormous swath of legal Internet content, and unless you untick the boxes, this will all be censored for your Internet connection:
Do you want to block
☑ violent material
☑ extremist and terrorist related content
☑ anorexia and eating disorder websites
☑ suicide related websites
☑ web forums
☑ esoteric material
☑ web blocking circumvention tools
boingboing.net...edit on 29-7-2013 by Eidolon23 because: Still freaking weird, if you ask me.
Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
Hahaha... all I can say is you UK citizens brought this upon yourself and I don't feel slightly sorry for you guys. Sorry.
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
This is just a strategy used by governments, you just have to read between the lines.
When Governments want to ban something that a lot of people might complain about they threaten to ban a whole bunch of other stuff as well. But this is just a threat. Because they know the people are going to complain and force the government will take a step back , but they only step back as far as the original thing they want to ban which in this case is access to certain types of porn and maybe a few other sites as well.