What country has the worst user's internet privacy laws?

Discussion in 'polls' started by SafetyFirst, Feb 20, 2010.

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The worst internet privacy

  1. Australia

    2 vote(s)
    3.1%
  2. China

    38 vote(s)
    59.4%
  3. France

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  4. Germany

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Iran

    3 vote(s)
    4.7%
  6. Israel

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  7. Russia

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  8. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    4 vote(s)
    6.3%
  9. United States of America

    7 vote(s)
    10.9%
  10. Other

    7 vote(s)
    10.9%
  1. SafetyFirst

    SafetyFirst Registered Member

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    As we can see, user's privacy on the internet keeps degrading from day to day.

    The Patriot Act in the USA, up to 5 years of prison in the UK if you don't disclose your encryption keys, encryption completely forbidden in France, Germany raiding Tor exit nodes and putting backdoor in JAP, increased censorship in Australia, Iran blocking access to some sites, China spying on and prosecuting journalists and activists... and the lists goes on and on.

    In your opinion, what country is the least privacy friendly (beside North Korea :D )?
     
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  2. dw426

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    Privacy and censorship are two different things. China is the worlds worst censor, imho. As far as true privacy loss, again, imho, it's got to be the U.K. If you're looking for real-world "1984"-type scenarios, you needn't look any further. As bad as the U.S is now and is getting, they don't hold a candle to U.K policies.
     
  3. ameyap

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    attacking google just to get a few activists account details is low even for china. my vote goes there
     
  4. acr1965

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    edit- nevermind
     
  5. SafetyFirst

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    You are right, there is difference between censorship and anti-privacy laws.
    However, the emphasis is on privacy here.
     
  6. blacknight

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    My vote is for Iran.
     
  7. SafetyFirst

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    Did you vote? The poll table doesn't show any votes for Iran. Please vote.
     
  8. blacknight

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    Ops... I was sure to have voted before posting. Anyway... done.
     
  9. Escalader

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    My vote goes to the USA because it is allowing China to dictate rules forbidding the manufacture of new PC's with a Trusted platform Module to Dell and possibly other vendors. Shameful and cowardly.
     
  10. Get

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    I guess that would be a guess, because you don't know half of what they're doing, so no vote from me.:isay:
     
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    That's great :D

    My vote goes to: U S A :doubt:
     
  14. 3GUSER

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    O M G !!! :eek: Really?
     
  15. acr1965

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    The one thing about USA privacy policies is that we can write about them when we disagree. That's a bonus, I suppose.
     
  16. SafetyFirst

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    So, after the first 40 votes, China is leading with 20 votes or 50% of all votes.


    Ranking:

    1. China 20 votes - 50%

    2. USA 7 votes - 17.50%

    3.-5. Iran, UK, Other countries 3 votes - 7.50% each

    6.-9. France, Germany, Israel, Russia 1 vote each - 2.50% each

    10. Australia 0 votes - 0%

    According to the poll results, Australia is the most privacy friendly, or to be more precise, the least privacy unfriendly country on the list.

    Thanks to all those who voted. And the others who didn't, please post your opinions on the subject and click on the country of your choice.

    Thank you
     
  17. ProrokX

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    Hard to say. It think, we dont know about situation in every country on Earth. Maybe Iran, maybe China, USA, etc...but where is North Korea, where are some African countries? Maybe Zimbabwe, Somalia...?
    We should give voice to our African members, couse this geopolitical region is completely unknown for me :D
     
  18. demoneye

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    whois the stupid who put israel on the pullo_O!?!
    Israel got now restrict law , lets says otherwise :D

    cheers
     
  19. SafetyFirst

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    I am the stupid who put Israel on the poll, not pull.

    However, I don't know who voted for Israel since the poll is anonymous.

    I am not sure I understand your post, would you mind explaining it in simple English?

    Thank you
     
  20. Coldmoon

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    Hi,
    I saw this poll today and it strikes me as being overly broad and will not really lead to any revelations related to the OP's original intent. The only thing it might show is the perceptions of those participating at best. "Privacy" is a subjective thing without a clear basis for comparison. You also need to take culture into consideration as this can have a significant impact on what is and is not privacy related.

    For example, the poll is showing (at the time of this post) that the majority of participants believe that China is the least privacy friendly. This shows a bit of confusion over whether the participant is actually reacting to censorship rather than looking strictly at privacy. Some things to think about here:

    1. The population of China dwarfs that of other nations, even India. Which means it is orders of magnitude more difficult to single out a specific user, especially when the majority of computers are used in public access settings. You can disappear into the crowd and retain your privacy even though the traffic from the computer you are using is undoubtedly monitored at some point before it leaves the country.

    2. Privacy is very important to business and commerce. As China is one of the most business friendly places in the world, they have incentive to maintain that privacy as long as that activity does not impact activities their authorities see as sensitive. This is no different in any of the countries listed in the poll though China may have more issues it considers "sensitive".

    An example: The Chinese do not allow foreign companies to collect data through their software products to be sent outside of China. Though this may have an obvious connection to aspects of what they see as national security, it does have a privacy benefit for their citizens and businesses.

    So does this mean that they actually are "unfriendly" to privacy itself or is it more related to their use of censorship to control what their citizens can see and discuss?

    JMHO
    Mike
     
  21. demoneye

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    what i mean is what Israel go to do with this kind if things?? in here its the willd west man hehe ,no limits no nothing :)

    u better put on the poll all the Arab countries which government spy on them and limits them in so many ways .

    ps: where u got the isdea anyway to put israel in such poll from first place ? :D
     
  22. SafetyFirst

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    Pardon me, I didn't know Israel was the exception to the global trend.

    However, media report on Israeli espionage in the USA, Israeli involvement in Ireland, but there are incentives to implement Orwellian practices even in the homeland, or not?

    Anyway, I certainly hope your vote on this poll didn't come this way.


    EDIT: You might wanna take a look at this.
     
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  23. CloneRanger

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    Voted for Australia as it appears to be the worst in the western world right now.

    USA will be next, and quite probably even worse, from what i've been reading/hearing about from Many sources. They are using the False Flag terrorist excuses to severly clamp down on Everyone. The NSA etc will be controlling the web, not just monitoring it. Many sites will become unreachable, as They will say which ones you can visit, or not.

    Check out Cass Sunstein

    http://techliberation.com/2009/01/08/what-impact-will-cass-sunstein-have-on-obamas-internet-policy

    http://www.infowars.com/more-on-cass-sunstein

    http://www.infowars.com/a-cass-sunstein-primer
     
  24. SafetyFirst

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    sources ?
     
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