Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Russia's "Child Protection scheme" is about Censorship

I commented on the British porn filter and claimed that it will be about censorship. Meanwhile in Russia, a similar law with only the intention to keep the children safe, was used to silence reporters according to techdirt and now swearing will be made illegal online, because we all know that that is something one just does not come across in the "real world" (TM). Of course the UK is totally different: one can still opt out!

One British ISP isn't all that happy with the active choice idea and will offer either uncensored Internet, and support on how to enable filters on the PCs of children for the parents, or the advises to move to North Korea if one tires to choose a censored version.

Perhaps there is still hope after all.

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