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General Chat Thread, UK Government report recommends ending online anonymity in General; https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...nonymity.shtml Disgusting that they want it so that everything is traceable to a person. I can understand some things, but ...
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    UK Government report recommends ending online anonymity

    https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...nonymity.shtml

    Disgusting that they want it so that everything is traceable to a person. I can understand some things, but everything is a joke.

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    Agreed, it is a very silly premise. I understand the aims of what they are trying to achieve, but all this would do would lead to more fraud of the new variety as this comes about.

    What there should be is more naming and shaming and shopping of online illegal activities. Note that it is illegal activities, not for the expression of free speech that falls within the legal boundaries of UK law, which is where this ends up crossing the line.

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    You should have started a poll mate. Will they launch it with:

    - It stops terrorism!
    - It's for the children! Won't someone think of the children?????????
    - It'll stop paedophiles!

    We haven't had number 2 for a bit so maybe it'll be that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miscbrah View Post
    We haven't had number 2 for a bit
    You want more fibre mate

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    Part of me thinks that they are still trying to find ways to avoid another London 2011, where it's believe that gangs used social media to organise the riots. Could be me miss reading this and just the goverment trying to tie down the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    You want more fibre mate
    What's the point of more fibre when ISPs are imposing usage caps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    What's the point of more fibre when ISPs are imposing usage caps?
    Not that sort of fibre! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Not that sort of fibre! Lol
    UK Government report recommends ending online anonymity-1407418539033.jpg.

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    "Never give out your full names on the internet, children! Unless the government tells you to, of course."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bompalompalomp View Post
    "Never give out your full names on the internet, children! Unless the government tells you to, of course."
    ~a short time later~

    "You can trust me, little boy/girl... I'm from the government."

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    To Paraphrase Benjamin Franklin (or civil tech quotes): -

    "Any society that would give up a little Internet freedom to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey-gear View Post
    To Paraphrase Benjamin Franklin (or civil tech quotes): -

    "Any society that would give up a little Internet freedom to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."

    “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.” - Adolf Hitler

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    Group of old men who have more money than sense make recommendations about technology that they know nothing about. The repercussions would be chilling to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Group of old men who have more money than sense make recommendations about technology that they know nothing about. The repercussions would be chilling to say the least.
    So, like everything else the government recommends. What is most chilling when you think about it is, anyone can run for an MP seat, which ultimately could lead to that individual becoming a cabinet minister or even PM... and make decisions on everything from going to war to commissioning a law like this to agreeing to a nuclear reactor in central London.... What makes such individuals qualified to make such decisions, or even if they are advised to agree to it?

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    I thought anonymity died with GCHQ/NSA anyway?

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