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Had to check the date on this. So, UK going to regulate what you can see in the internet?
Posted by Makis on May 19, 2017, 7:44 pm
I really had to check this wasn't published on April 1st. Intentional backdoors in security systems? What could possibly go wrong?
This is straight from the Kim Jong-Un book of media:
"The Conservatives will also seek to regulate the kind of news that is posted online and how companies are paid for it. If elected, Theresa May will "take steps to protect the reliability and objectivity of information that is essential to our democracy""
I'm not even going to start on what sort of task this would be technically. They would for starters have to block the entire Tor network and any encryption methods they don't approve. This would change how the network in the UK works completely and would practically require huge investments. Plus people could still get around it (there are ways of hiding data into innocuous looking data). https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/theresa-may-internet-conservatives-government-a7744176.html
- On to the technical side if anyone's interested. - Makis May 20, 2017, 9:27 am
- "The plans will allow Britain to become "the global leader in the regulation of the use of" - Ov May 20, 2017, 5:36 am
- It's a difficult one. - Norbert May 19, 2017, 10:14 pm
- Hear hear. Nt - John terrys mum May 20, 2017, 6:27 am
- No it isn't, not at all - As May 20, 2017, 2:05 am
- They can do what they like... - gorm is ban* May 19, 2017, 11:31 pm
- If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear - William Hague May 19, 2017, 11:23 pm
- CCTV under same discussion? CCTV is used in public places. And rightly so. nt - db May 19, 2017, 10:37 pm
- There are plenty of things people don't want to shout in the streets. - Makis May 19, 2017, 10:20 pm