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Spice Weasel
December 16th, 2010, 10:22 PM
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://www.lepoint.fr/high-tech-internet/le-gouvernement-pourra-filtrer-internet-16-12-2010-1275995_47.php

Thoughts?

Dr. C
December 16th, 2010, 10:37 PM
And what will the French government do about the following command?
sudo apt-get install bind9

Spice Weasel
December 16th, 2010, 10:41 PM
I don't know, but if I was a member of the French government I'd settle for:


su -c passwd

Dr. C
December 16th, 2010, 10:48 PM
This will not do them much good without your existing password

Spice Weasel
December 16th, 2010, 10:56 PM
It will if the person who is installing bind9 is using Xandros.

Then again, they wouldn't even need to change the password if that were the case.

Ric_NYC
December 16th, 2010, 10:58 PM
If you didn't see that coming...

Gremlinzzz
December 16th, 2010, 11:38 PM
If I was living in France I would be pissed.where's the objections where's the protest.Guess its up to the French people.

red_Marvin
December 16th, 2010, 11:48 PM
I do not live in France, but I'm pissed on principle.
1) removal of due process
2) policing by those who obviously have no idea of how these things work

Spice Weasel
December 16th, 2010, 11:55 PM
I do not live in France, but I'm pissed on principle.
1) removal of due process
2) policing by those who obviously have no idea of how these things work

Indeed. :(

"The internet is a series of tubes!" http://www.exisle.net/mb/public/style_emoticons/default/barf.gif

Joeb454
December 16th, 2010, 11:55 PM
Please keep in mind that political discussions are not permitted on this forum.

I'm happy to leave the thread open for discussion of the technical aspect etc. but please don't go into the political reasons behind the article, else we'll have to close the thread :)

Joeb454
December 16th, 2010, 11:55 PM
Please keep in mind that political discussions are not permitted on this forum.

I'm happy to leave the thread open for discussion of the technical aspect etc. but please don't go into the political reasons behind the article, else we'll have to close the thread :)

hhh
December 17th, 2010, 01:12 AM
A couple of points on why it's premature to be upset about this... this is an extremely brief article which doesn't at all go into how it's going to be implemented, plus it's a translation so it may be innacurate. Also, the primary intent is to police child pornography and I don't see how anyone reasonable can have a problem with that.

Finally, I am all about this quote...

What is certain, according to Patrick Bloche is that "if we spent as much technical effort against child porn sites as against Wikileaks today, one could almost eradicate them."

red_Marvin
December 17th, 2010, 03:15 AM
Also, the primary intent is to police child pornography and I don't see how anyone reasonable can have a problem with that.

As I see it, censoring-type actions will not stop child pornography, just changing the distribution methods. The children will still be harmed. (Technical enough?)

handy
December 17th, 2010, 04:58 AM
The same rubbish they were/are trying to get away with here in Oz.