Kaspersky Urges

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by controler, Mar 29, 2003.

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  1. controler

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    How many of you agree with this statement o_O

    "Anti-Virus vendor Kaspersky Urges Govt Regulate the Net - Users should be licensed"




    http://www.securitynewsportal.com/cgi-bin/cgi-script/csNews/csNews.cgi?database=JanY%2edb&command=viewone&id=33&op=t
     
  2. spy1

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    Wouldn't that do better as a poll in the "Polls" forum? Pete
     
  3. controler

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    hey spy1 great idea !!!!!!!!!!! :D

    I just never know where to post some of these
     
  4. Paul Wilders

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    The problem is a real one IMO - Eugene's solution isn't the way to go.

    regards.

    paul
     
  5. Technodrome

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    He is WRONG!



    Technodrome
     
  6. solarpowered candle

    solarpowered candle Registered Member

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    Sounds like he is a bit of a control freak. Will definitely be thinking twice or thrice about my renewal of my KAV liscence. Even if it is one of the best of products.
     
  7. notageek

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    Um Internet Police? I would rather have dream police :D :D :D Not the right way to go. Just like Banning firewalls. :D
     
  8. the Tester

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    Notageek.

    Dream Police?
    That's a song by Cheap Trick. ;)

    About the idea of the govt. regulating the internet...
    I don't like that idea at all!
    It's another theory or idea that I would categorize as extreme!

    Internet security/safety is our responsibility as individual internet users.
     
  9. Pilli

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    :D I thought they already did? Echalon etc or whatever they like to call it but remember this cannot stand in the way of commercialism :rolleyes:
    You know those third party cookies are good for you - whether you need them or not! :p
     
  10. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    TOTALLY! :)
    I remember waaay back in the old days [phew, didn't know I had any grey cells left to remember back that far] when my parents and others had to pay a Broadcast License [for "Wireless" - Radio and Television].

    Had to go to the Post Office [controlled by the government at that stage] and pay an yearly fee to have the "privilege" of listening to the radio or watching TV.

    What a bloody giant step backwards for mankind, if an Internet fee is introduced.

    Absolutely no way it could be policed, hell look at the other "crimes" that need to be addressed first. Talk about a stupid idea.

    Bah! Humbug! Ban the Internet I say. :)
     
  11. Gavin - DiamondCS

    Gavin - DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    Maybe not, but damn its getting towards that :mad:

    Regulation wouldn't be taken well at all.. probably make things worse than they are now :D An interesting subject though, I didn't realise in making the current top threats page for TDS that I-Worm.Klez had been the top virus for quite so long.. 14 months ! Thats an epidemic if ever I saw one :(
     
  12. solarpowered candle

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    mmm what about if the SARS virus hits the internet
     
  13. Pilli

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    :D Solar powered candle, Probably only be dangerous once we have organic based processors! ;)
     
  14. Mike_Healan

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    No.

    If you can't go online without a license, the government could just revoke the license of anyone who disagrees with it.

    And how would this be enforced? A monitor on the computer perhaps? And which government should enforce it and issue the license? There are 200+ (more or less) independent nation-states. Or perhaps the UN should do it? :rolleyes:
     
  15. spy1

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    Mike - The answer to your question about how it would be enforced is obvious - People who had "passed" the test would be issued a (time-limited, revocable) unique identifier "super-cookie", without which, their ISP's would be required to deny them Internet access.

    It'd be Big Brothers dream-come-true - absolute identification, without which you would have no Internet access.

    Government wants to know something about your Internet activities? They simply key in your identifier and your ISP promptly produces every keystroke you've made, every site you've visited, how long you were there, every link you clicked while at each site, etc, for whatever target period they specify.

    Poindexter would positively mess his britches over something this good. Pete
     
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