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Re: Irritating internet laws
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2009, 10:38:57 pm »
    POVARBY, I think people who give no good information, but join diet forums to sell shoes and pills should be banned.

I have been bothered by this post since I first read it.  But alas, I gave up moderator duties on this forum weeks ago.  IMO Povarby, while having a signature line that may seem/be contrary to many people's health ideals, has not made any remarks in the posts I have read that would warrant banning, or even a warning.

Rawzi's comments, while not technically a personal attack, are about as helpful to a health forum as Povarby's sig line, imho.  There are ways to respectfully engage in debate, heated debate even.  Anything less is really unhealthy, isn't it? 

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Re: Irritating internet laws
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2009, 02:43:03 am »
My opinion is that banning porn altogether wouldn't really hurt the Internet. Sure, anonymity helps in buying/viewing porn, but would everyone give up the Internet without it? I think not. "Darn! Porn is gone. I'm not going to look for anything else that I'm interested in." 

There is no such thing as anonymity in viewing porn on the web, not even by proxy methinks. 

My former martial arts teacher (who just happened to want to work with my autistic son years ago when I knew him) was stung by the US Dept. of Homeland Security a few years ago for purchasing child porn from another country.  Pretty much shot a very popular and lucrative career down the toilet.  Plus, he got to go spend some years in prison.

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Re: Irritating internet laws
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2009, 09:11:00 pm »
Wow.  US department of homeland security.  Sounds like 1984, the book by George Orwell.  Big brother is watching you.  How easy it is to frame people nowadays.  If I am pissed off at someone, I break into his PC and view porn, download a torrent, or download mp3s and the komunist amerikan government will arrest the poor slob.

I've always suspected this transformation if komunist amerika.... this is why I don't bother applying for a visa, nor visiting there again in the near future. Who knows?  Maybe their database shows I've been blogging about promoting pro-life and pro-polygamy values... also my writings against the failures of western medicine... horrors... I'm a heretic to komunist religion.

US laws are not just irritating... they are downright horrific... Oh yes, Germany has its share of horrific laws like I know home schooling is against the law... and it is a thought crime to even question / doubt the validity of the jewish holocaust.... thought crimes... hmmm....

They should round up millions of filipinos with mp3s in their players maybe 99% "shared".

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Re: Irritating internet laws
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2009, 11:23:30 pm »
I've heard a lot about how draconian US laws have become, simply using the whole 9/11 business as an excuse. One fallout has been a drop in peoples' desire to go on holiday to the US, as they resent being strip-searched etc. for hours every time they visit - I've known of certain acquaintances from India having their lives made hell by US Customs officials because they looked vaguely "Middle-Eastern" in appearance, despite being Hindus and therefore hardly pro-Muslim.

Mind you, UK Customs ofificials are just as bad, with incredibly long queues at the security-check-in areas, and  the searches  they do on me(I always seem to be singled out as  a "suspicious character") are now so intrusive, post 9/11,  that I often suspect the Customs officials of harbouring secret homosexual tendencies.

Anyway, what I'm hoping is that it will increasingly become impossible to police the Internet, as it continues to grow randomly in size. Perhaps if an unbreakable (quantum?-)code could be invented, that might protect peoples' privacy.

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Re: Irritating internet laws
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2009, 01:57:14 pm »
Check this out... plainly evil:

Rules that force internet companies to keep details of every email sent in the UK are being criticised.

From March, information on the amount of messages delivered will be kept for a year.

The content of individual emails will not be held but the timing and number of each communication are and security experts say it is an attack on privacy and a waste of money.

The law is being implemented as part an EC directive, and the Government will reportedly have to pay the internet service providers (ISP) more than £25 million to ensure the law is obeyed.

Dr Richard Clayton, a security researcher at the University of Cambridge's computer lab, said the costs of the regulation could have been better spent.

"There's going to be a record of every single email which arrived addressed to you and all the emails you sent out via your ISP. That of course includes all the spam," he said.

"There are much better things to do to spend our billions on than snooping on everybody in the country just on the off chance that they're a criminal."

The Earl of Northesk, a Conservative peer on the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, said it meant anyone's movements could be traced 24 hours a day.

He said: "This degree of storage is equivalent to having access to every second, every minute, every hour of your life.

"People have to worry about the scale, the virtuality of your life being exposed to round about 500 public authorities.

"Under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, privacy is a fundamental right... it is important to protect the principle of privacy because once you've lost it it's very difficult to recover."

The Home Office said the data would be useful for combating crime.

A spokesman said: "Communications data is crucial for the police to be able to investigate and identify criminal suspects by examining their contacts, establish relationships between conspirators and place them in a specific location at a certain time.

"The data retained is not the content of emails but only the email addresses and times they were sent.

"Implementing the EC Directive will enable UK law enforcement agencies to benefit fully from historical communications data in increasingly complex criminal and terrorist investigations and will enhance our national security."

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20090109/tuk-new-email-law-attack-on-privacy-dba1618.html

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Re: Irritating internet laws
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2009, 07:51:08 pm »
I know, it's horrible. I read about it  some days ago.There's already an EU-inspired move to allow European police to hack into private computers from afar without a warrant.Hopefully, it'll be blocked, but the trouble is that the pro-liberty groups seem only interested in watering it down rather than blocking it, making it seem as though they have no power to enforce it.
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« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2009, 04:38:00 pm »
The real criminal responsibility and only it can clear the Internet from all sorts of porn sites. Until that moment when authorities around the world and the largest Internet service providers do not pay attention to that problem, until you see in the network sites with child pornography.

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« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2009, 07:38:01 pm »
The real criminal responsibility and only it can clear the Internet from all sorts of porn sites. Until that moment when authorities around the world and the largest Internet service providers do not pay attention to that problem, until you see in the network sites with child pornography.

That didn't make sense. Is this a spam member?
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« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2010, 04:29:43 am »
That didn't make sense. Is this a spam member?

he may be a spammer, as he says sketchy stuff. Personally i think he just has poor english and myb a tinny bit of spammin...
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