'Say no to Internet censorship' petition nears 100K signatures

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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  2. Frank the Perv

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    But I want to say YES to more internet censorship.

    Making it harder for people to build bombs or conduct acts of terrorism is not a bad thing.


    Maybe I need to start a petition to Increase Internet Censorship.

    So far I have two signatures.

    1. Me (Frank the Perv)
    2. Keg (my dog)
    3. Your name here
     
  3. guest

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    Will it really make any difference? I always think that petition thingies are just some whining angry people that don't have enough guts to make a real progress.
     
  4. guest

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    It doesn't have to use the internet I'm afraid.

    If you changed it to "Increase Internet Surveillance", count me in. :D
     
  5. chrisretusn

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    I've never put much in to Internet surveys. I don't think they are all the effective and it seems I aways have to give them an email address so they can send me stuff.

    Frank add me, myself and I, plus my three dogs, two cats and a lizard named boo.
     
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  7. mirimir

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    Just exactly how meaningful is an Internet-based petition when I could easily have 10, or 100, or 1000, ... email addresses? Or when the Mevade administrator, for example, might have a hundred million or more (five million bots at twenty email addresses per bot)?
     
  8. Taliscicero

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    Online petitions are a clever way of getting a huge list of active emails which then can be sold on for great profits later. People are stupid enough to fall for it and the spammer makes a lot of money.

    Example, I could make a petition to "Make Elvis the most famous singer ever" and get a BUNCH of stupid fans to give up their emails to me.

    103,173 active email accounts sold to a few Viagra company's I can go on holiday in the Bahamas for a months or two.
     
  9. mirimir

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    That would be highly ironic for the author of a "Say no to Internet censorship" petition ;)

    Edit: Upon reflection, fighting spam is a form of Internet censorship, I suppose :(
     
  10. DesuMaiden

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    It doesn't matter how much the government survelliances in the Internet. There will ALWAYS be ways to circumvent this surveillance while online. Using Tor is one such way.
     
  11. guest

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    You do know that I was just joking, right? Although it's true that I recently have become a supporter of internet surveillance activities.
     
  12. Carver

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    Unless it Leeds to the door being kicked in and the room sprayed with bullets by the police who have the wrong apartment it happened in New York recently.
     
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    You serious? But anyway, it still could happen even without watching over the internet. In fact, information would be more accurate if the governments have specific data about everyone. :D

    Seriously though, really? I thought police officers won't use their firearms unless they were being attacked.
     
  14. Carver

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    Yes totally
    No, they can use firearms and other deadly force under all kinds of situations it might be to prevent a more deadly situation like trying to disarm a madman lunging at people with a knife. But even the police can get it Horribly wrong
     
  15. DesuMaiden

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    The major the government censors something, the more it will appear.
     
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