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Obama administration officials have been meeting with industry leaders and experts to find ways to increase online safety, as they try to strike a balance between securing the internet and guarding Americans' privacy and civil liberties.
Cyber experts and US officials are interested in portions of the plan, slated to go into effect in Australia in December. But any move toward internet regulation or monitoring by the US government or industry could trigger fierce opposition from the public.
But any move toward internet regulation or monitoring by the US government or industry could trigger fierce opposition from the public.
Originally posted by gps777
Will the US citizens accept this as something needed?
Originally posted by thov420
As a US citizen, I can say this is not needed nor wanted by me. First off, how is my ISP going to know if my computer has a virus without monitoring every last bit of my internet traffic?
Second, if more people actually knew how to effectively secure their computers from viruses/worms/hackers, this would be a non-issue.
Back to the OP, the day they take our free flow of information, which we call the internet, is the day the human race is lost to tyrants. I hope to never see that day myself!
Originally posted by 0ne10
Saying this is going to get me ridiculed because it has happened before, but it is the truth.
It is the truth that something should be done to reduce the crime rate. I'm not saying add censorship, or spy on people, or kill anonymity, and privacy... but do something to help these poor innocent people out.
As a computer tech. it's almost like watching little ol' ladies get their purses snatched and you not doing anything about it.
That's just the truth.
Originally posted by autowrench
reply to post by Divine Strake
How do they know what you have downloaded? I don't understand. I use Time Warner cable for my ISP, and use Fedora Linux as my operating system. Set up firewall, close some open ports, install tinyproxy. With Firefox as my browser, I use Autoproxy. Unplug my modem for 5 minutes, I have a new, different IP address. I do this every day, before booting up the machine. Time Warner has not a clue to what I download, and most likely don't care either.
Microsoft might want to take issue, but the IP is so big there is no possible way for them to keep track of every download and the IP address associated with it.
I'll bet you are using an unsecured Windows platform and IE, aren't you?
Originally posted by thov420
First off, how is my ISP going to know if my computer has a virus without monitoring every last bit of my internet traffic? They could write a program but they can't install it on my computer without me knowing. Either of those options is also a violation of my rights and the 4th Amendment(not like it's stopped them before).