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>> No. 82568 Anonymous
7th June 2017
Wednesday 6:49 pm
82568 1984 Internet
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/theresa-may-internet-conservatives-government-a7744176.html

Justify this, Tory voters.
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>> No. 82569 Anonymous
7th June 2017
Wednesday 7:11 pm
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Here's what an actual expert has to say:
http://boingboing.net/2017/06/04/theresa-may-king-canute.html
>> No. 82570 Anonymous
7th June 2017
Wednesday 11:15 pm
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>>82568
It's been brought up on here before, as well as other privacy and human rights concerns, and no one has. I don't think anyone can and it's beyond me why people would vote for this.
>> No. 82571 Anonymous
8th June 2017
Thursday 1:33 am
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>>82570
Nobody gives a flying fuck about the internet and nobody knows how it works anyway.
>> No. 82572 Anonymous
8th June 2017
Thursday 2:58 am
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I don't think it's a party political issue. A Labour government instituted the first Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act. Blair was mad keen on identity cards and instituted vast swathes of dodgy counter-terrorism legislation. The majority of Labour MPs voted aye on the final reading of the 2016 RIPA; Corbyn and Abbott both abstained.

I think that the general public are just very ignorant about technology, so the cry that "something must be done" is far louder than any voices of caution. Encryption is too boring and technical for the mainstream media to talk about in any meaningful way.
>> No. 82814 Anonymous
9th June 2017
Friday 11:46 pm
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>>82572
N-Now now lad, don't you go pointing out the commies crimes and injustices! W-why everyone knows everything bad right now is because of the last 2 Governments!
>> No. 82817 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 1:38 am
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>>82814
I don't think you can really blame the other lot when you've had two parliaments in which to fix things. In most jobs, if you just slacked off and blamed everything on the guy that was there before you, your prospects wouldn't look too good.
>> No. 82818 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 1:54 am
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>>82814
>Blair
>"Commie"
>> No. 82819 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 2:55 am
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>>82817

I'm not blaming either party, that's my entire point. Neither side can be trusted with the internet, because neither they nor the general public understand it. The media has comprehensively failed to communicate the issues and the tech industry hasn't lobbied effectively to defend internet freedoms. There's also a peculiar acceptance of surveillance in this country, as shown by our extraordinarily high per-capita number of CCTV cameras.

Blaming surveillance on the Tories won't help, because a Labour government would do pretty much exactly the same. Parliament is stuffed to the rafters with PPE graduates and old codgers who just don't understand the value of encryption and an open internet. It's up to savvy, privacy-conscious people to push the issue.

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