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Global Net Censorship 'growing'


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#1 no one

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 11:51 PM

The study of thousands of websites across 120 Internet Service Providers found 25 of 41 countries surveyed showed evidence of content filtering.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6665945.stm


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Posted 21 May 2007 - 12:09 AM

Not many of the countries are known for their "Human Rights" records. so it doesnt really surprise me

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 09:53 AM

The real power of the Internet seems to me to reside in its being a place where the free interchange of ideas and knowledge can flourish. Whenever this freedom is curtailed---and governments will always say it is for our own good---its great power is diminished. It is noteworthy that even in Mainland China and in Iran, where despotic governments attempt to control thought, that their citizens find ways to bypass their efforts.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:46 PM

Instead of worrying about 1984 with all the cameras and such as in Great Britain we might as well be worrying about 2084.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 04:37 PM

Or, my apologies to Orwell, 2007.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 05:09 PM

To be followed how far down the road by Fahrenheit 451:thumbsup:

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 05:23 PM

Not that far, if you think of Banning books to be the same as Burning them. And you don't have to look very far for examples.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 06:10 PM

Sadly, if you think about it, Banning of written word has in one form or another, been happening since even before Gutenberg's day. Its just wasn't done so much as the "common" people could hardly afford something as expensive as a book ( let alone be able to read it )

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