When will Tor and VPNs become illegal in the UK?

Discussion in 'polls' started by mirimir, Jun 13, 2012.

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When will Tor and VPNs become illegal in the UK?

  1. 2012

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  2. 2013

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    25.0%
  3. 2014-2015

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
  4. 2016-2020

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    6.3%
  5. after 2020

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    31.3%
  1. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Probably around 2014-2015. And I agree that the only way to stop it is to take protests to the streets.
     
  4. sukarof

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    We´ll see, but once someone starts to talk about pedophiles and/or terrorists and VPN or TOR you know where it is heading :cool:
     
  5. NGRhodes

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    I need to use a VPN to securely access information from our users (the public) to a legally required standard.

    It would be insane to outlaw VPN specifically (though stupid things have happened). There are many business cases where ISPs having access to users information is a breach of data protection (some of my work is in this field) and other methods to secure the transmission of this data would be needed, nullifying the effectiveness of outlawing VPN.
     
  6. mirimir

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    @Nick Rhodes

    That's a good point. I also use VPNs in business. So maybe they won't be outlawed, but rather regulated like guns are in the UK.
     
  7. luciddream

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    I think it's more likely that certain "provisions" will be made so that under certain conditions (i.e. suspected terrorist activity), certain government entities will be granted the authority to monitor it.

    ... which of course they will abuse. And also that this so-called "suspected terrorist activity" will be a false flag, conjured up to broaden their grip over the internet.

    And I think more VPN's are honeypots than people know already, and are working with such entities either for kick-backs, and/or due to threats. As many as 97+% of them, some of which are generally trusted/well regarded.
     
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    never

    because many company use VPN for secure service as well we think vpn dont log but they do so its kinda profit business :D
     
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    When Tony Blair comes back as Emperor. :eek:
     
  10. RJK3

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    You'll just have to use encrypted flash drives.

    You'll need to establish some kind of courier network to make this workable, which obviously could get expensive. To keep costs low, you could use jobseekers as unpaid workers and call it 'work experience' - or at worst, have them employed at the apprentice rate.

    When these couriers (or 'units') are inactive, it would be prudent to leave them somewhere* overnight at strategic locations - ready to re-commence work in the morning. (*Under current guidelines, a bridge of some sort will be adequate.)

    I anticipate by 2013 the Encrypted Drive Couriers (UDC) will form a powerful union (UDCU), and by 2014 will have raised pay conditions to a level that businesses consider unsustainable. In response these businesses will lobby the government to abolish the VPN ban, a move which the UDCU will heavily oppose citing massive job losses and the wholesale destruction of the encrypted drive courier industry. This will drag out for another 6 years, while UK businesses steadily move their whole operations overseas.