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General Category => Blog => Topic started by: kat on January 14, 2015, 11:38:49 PM

Title: Charlie Hebdo, terrorism and freedom of speech
Post by: kat on January 14, 2015, 11:38:49 PM
Post the Charlie Hebdo attack, the "Snoopers Charter (http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-7-reasons-why-we-still-dont-need-a-snoopers-charter-in-the-uk-9973439.html)" is being mooted again in the UK; the USA is talking about reintroducing CISPA (http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/228945-top-house-dem-to-reintroduce-major-cyber-bill) (already in the works as a result of the Sony Hack, but the events in Paris have handed Legislators more impetus); with various Governments the World over thinking up new (and reintroducing/bolstering old) ways to actively monitor citizens communications 24/7 absent normal due process. In effect these measures flip selective enforcement on its head and would put the entire globe into a perpetual state of war - which can be argued as the only legitimate reason broad-sweeping monitoring might be justified - where the mere threat of a possibility justifies anything and everything. And it still won't keep anyone safe.