Sunday, December 21, 2008

control me

A few days ago, I had a chat with a couple of friends about censorship. We were discussing the internet and how different governments have decided to censor certain websites over the past couple of years. There was mention of itunes being banned in some countries, Wikipedia pages unavailable in the UK, and of course government monitoring of the internet for child porn, hate groups, and.. I don't know.. people who write mean things about President Bush.

Anyway, as we chatted my friend said, "You know, it all starts with the rationalization that certain forms of monitoring are legitimate for our safety, but, pretty soon you'll see that we have a lot less liberties in the future on the internet."

I disagreed, and we continued our discussion. End of story.

So yesterday I was reading the New York Times. Of course it's merely a coincidence that I'd been just talking about this days ago.. but seriously, this
article doesn't seem right. Where do you draw this line?

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