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Is it the revolution all over again?


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Firstly the government wants to limit what you can see on the Internet. Secondly, the government wants to control news media and what is reported, including blogs etc. Now the government wants to monitor and record everything that you do on the internet, mobile phone etc:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/govt-defends-need-to-keep-internet-data/story-e6frfro0-1226424390925

They say that there will be community consultation to build trust and confidence. The community rejected the Internet censorship proposals, but they are still on the agenda. The community rejects media censorship, but that is still rolling ahead. The carbon tax was rejected by the community and it's here, with repressive threats of punishment if your costs are incorrectly attributed to the tax. Despite all the rhetoric, the community seems to be ignored at every step.

Now I'm not trying to be overly alarmist about all this, but there just seems to be a rolling progression of measures being implemented, planned or under review by this government, that not only appear very regressive and oppressive, but seem to be putting very important responsibilities and powers into the hands of a few chosen people. Far from being open, everything seems to be closing in.

The parallels are interesting.

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Ray

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There's nothing new in that link. But yes, downloading UNetbootin and then setting things up did take some time, though it gave me the opportunity to go shopping, cut some wood and have a beer.

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Ray

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Whats the big deal?

People willingly post every detail of their lives on fasewaste, all the gubbermint would have to do is surf that site and they could find out more than they ever would with anything else!

I spose there are the threats to national security though like me that don't use that rubbish to tell the world their every detail which are boring as hell in reality anyway.

If they want to monitor me, Meh, let them. They will get their just desserts in being bored chitless.

I'd bet my arse though that this really has very little to do with security and keeping people safe and all that. I reckon there would be a lot more in it to the gubbermint realising they could make a fortune out of databases they created selling them to companies for targeted marketing advertising and to annoy the population with more sales pitches.

I'll bet the pollies haven't missed the realisation of what they could do with such info when it comes re -election time either. :angry:

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Its simple. If the prospect of someone reading about you on the internet offends you - don't post anything on it. Anything on the internet is accessible, no matter how many boxes you tick.

It baffles me why social media is still so popular. Such a waste of time that could be spent talking to real people or enjoying the outdoors. Life is too short to spend it all behind a keyboard and this rubbish is wasting peoples lives while their information is data mined. I had to hire some people not so long ago.. what better way to find out who they really are than ask for someone with a fb account to search for them..

If you make friends with someone who is associated with someone that the cops have an interest in, don't be surprised if they start looking deeper into your profile!

I've worked in IT for a long time, bring on these new powers to give access to the spooks. I've got nothing to hide and hopefully it helps reduce crime and stop other nasty shit from happening.

My opinion anyway.

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I guess no one quite noticed the 'trend' that I was referring to, where the government is progressively putting in laws that will effectively control or have the ability to control people. What you can't read about about, you can't question; what you can't speak about, you can't debate; and what you don't know about, you create uncertainty.

This is quite fortuitous; have a look at episode one and then the prelude to episodes 2 and 3:

http://theforbiddenhistory.com/

This guy has done some pretty interesting videos in the past and he presents some very good arguments.

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Ray

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Increased government control and surveilance of the public is something which really gives me chits. All their excuses as to why they need to do this and that are just feeble attempts to pull a blind over public eyes so they can get away with it. Sorry I have to disaggre with a statement like : I have nothing to hide therefore nothing to fear. Perhaps for now you have but god knows what will happen in the future. Just learn from a history. Rise of Nazis, Russian revolution to name a few. As the: "Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it".

Unfotunately we live in a society conditioned to believe that government does the right thing for us the public. Those who challenge those practices are at the receiving end of this abuse of power.

If anything the power of the executive should be curtailed even more.

Who is watching the watchmen? Dronus, beware what you are wishing for....... :(

No Ray, you aren't the only one who notice the trend of power grabbing entities slowly tightening the screws on the pseudo democracy we have.

The link you have provided is/should be compulsory viewing indeed.

Cheers

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