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More attacks on freedoms

2009-03-20 13:44:39.006798+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Australia is joining China in its crackdown on Internet freedoms, including banning sites like WikiLeaks and fining sites that link to banned sites AU$11,000 a day. Especially chilling is the feeling that it's too dangerous for people to know what they're being protected from:

"No one interested in cyber safety would condone the leaking of this list," Senator Conroy said.

"Can't happen here", you say? Think that the First Amendment keeps us safe because we can read books here that are banned in other nominally civilized countries like Canada? An organization called CP80.com is trying to get ICANN to get into the filtering business (and lest you have any questions about the evil these folks are up to, the leader of this is also the head of the SCO Group). You can submit comments about allowing religious fundamentalists a seat at ICANN specifically so that they can control content on the Internet here. I think it'd be worth your time to make some comment on this.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-03-21 18:24:44.240565+00 by: andylyke

Not that I'm paranoid, but is there a reason that wikileaks.org is timing out on me (In the USofA!)?