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PostRe: Politics by RubberJonny

No agenda here just a very interesting video on the distribution of wealth in the United States of America.
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» Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:31 pm «Top

PostRe: Politics by RubberJonny

Mass censorship of the internet is just around the corner and already in place for some ISPs. Users will be forced to shame themselves by having to ask for the filter to be removed and essentially making it 'known' that they wish to view pornographic material. Not only is this an invasion of privacy but is being extensively reported that this 'porn filter' is not just failing to keep the kiddies safe, as many hardcore pornographic websites are still accessible, but it is blocking sites that have nothing to do with such material; including health, sex education and even rape victim support websites, as well as many blogs, forums and news sites.
Pornography filters used by major internet service providers are blocking websites offering sex education and advice on sexual health and porn addiction... But BBC's Newsnight has discovered all the major ISPs that have launched full default filters are also failing to block hardcore porn-hosting sites.
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BishUK.com, a major British sex education site that receives over a million hits per year, was blocked by TalkTalk’s filter, as was the Edinburgh Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Center’s website.

BT disallowed access to sites such as Sexual Health Scotland, Doncaster Domestic Abuse Helpline, and Reducing The Risk, a site focused on domestic abuse.
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Included in O2's "parental control blocklist" are such hotbeds of hardcore porn as Slashdot, EFF, Linux Today, Blogspot, No Starch Press, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and, of course, Boing Boing.
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For those of you using Google Chrome: A programmer has designed a simple extension called Go Away Cameron (get it before the site is blocked) to bypass the ISP filters.
Its designer, a Singaporean computer studies graduate who goes under the name Nubela, claims his extension will allow aficionados to tiptoe past any online restrictions involving "firewalls, universities, workplaces, nanny filters, or well, censorship."

He told The Reg: "I strongly disagree with a censored internet, especially one that is implemented on a government-basis, opt-out or not.

"As a programmer, I actually have an ability to say no, which is through Go Away Cameron."
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ISP Andrews & Arnold Ltd, known for their advocacy of net neutrality, are currently responding to 'The Great Firewall of Cameron' by refusing to enforce it.
Active choice is not a choice

The government wants us to offer filtering as an option, so we offer an active choice when you sign up, you choose one of two options:-
  • Unfiltered Internet access - no filtering of any content within the A&A network - you are responsible for any filtering in your own network, or
  • Censored Internet access - restricted access to unpublished government mandated filter list (plus Daily Mail web site) - but still cannot guarantee kids don't access porn.
If you choose censored you are advised: Sorry, for a censored internet you will have to pick a different ISP or move to North Korea. Our services are all unfiltered.

Is that a good enough active choice for you Mr Cameron?
- Source.Unfortunately i doubt they can maintain this attitude for long before they are forced by law to comply. Also changing ISP is not the answer; changing the law (and preferably the people making these laws) is the only way to keep the internet free from censorship.

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» Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:34 pm «Top

PostRe: Politics by Nickers

I don't often post on this topic but as some of you know I've been getting increasingly concerned about the mission creep and downright abuse and retraction of our liberties by our loving all powerful government.

ORG, along with others, have succeeded in getting a case brought before the European Court of Human Rights against GCHQ's recently reveled internet surveillance programmes.

They're asking for new supporters to help pay for the legal costs involved with this impact litigation so if this is something that you feel strongly about, now is a good time to sign up!

https://www.openrightsgroup.org/join/he ... l-director

You can also read more on the case here:
https://www.privacynotprism.org.uk/news ... challenge/
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PostRe: Politics by Nickers

and on a slightly more depressing note the "gagging law" has been passed despite a lot of opposition

http://www.scriptonitedaily.com/2014/01 ... elections/
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» Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:32 pm «Top

PostRe: Politics by Chef

a party political broadcast for anyone with a sense of decency

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03 ... 1425306946
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» Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:55 am «Top

PostRe: Politics by RubberJonny

Chef wrote:A partly political broadcast for anyone with a sense of decency:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03 ... 1425306946
I have no love for the Huffington Post but here thay have made a half decent article. Though of course, Sheen's speech is the primary focus.

Let us hope that his words will move more people to speak out against the inhumanity enacted by government.

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» Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:00 pm «Top

PostRe: Politics by Chef

I will be honest, I didn't read the article, simply emboldened by Sheen's speech.
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» Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:52 pm «Top

PostRe: Politics by Jasperman

Reviving an old topic. I wanted to get people opinion.

As a Eurpean, I am slightly biased in this so I will try to remain neutral... (try)

So I guess what are peoples views on this whole "Brexit" thing. I have seen a few comments on FB but as the go to UK people I know, i thought it would be best to talk to ye!

My view, I am a EU citizen (Irish) living in the UK. I admit to this whole thing giving me a lot of stress and anxiety over the whole situation. Especially as I have being only living here a year now.
I am eventually calmed be treaties with Ireland that predate the EU, which basically says... UK citizens can move and live in Ireland (and vice versa) without need for visa. They are also automatically given a "settled" status which is a step above "permanent residency" but a tiny step below of "born here".

Even though I am assured my live here now. I am pro EU and I am very shocked over all the messages from official sources etc.

52% or 48% are not strong mandates for anything. It just really means take the middle ground if any. But from what I see in the news and articles its trated as if 52% is 100%. I have a feeling deep down that this may all be posturing and therell be massive concessions once the "Brexit Dream Bubble" is burst.

Id love to hear other people's opinions, Id also love to hear opinions from both sides Pro-Brexit and Pro-EU.

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