EU set to fight Internet tax and "spying" at global summit

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Neurochuck wrote:

“Member states shall have the sovereign right to regulate… the national internet segment,” Russia’s proposal says.
Which seems to be the case anyway, and a furphy, no one is stopping them.
China blocks many large global social networks.
RIM agreed to allow the Indian security organisations to have access to encryption keys to private correspondence.
I did not keep a link, but the Times of India carried government propaganda about the benefits of monitoring Internet website access and social network communications, in conjunction with user identification and geolocation data, IN REAL TIME, to allow quick and more effective response to Mumbai style terrorist attacks or ethnic conflicts.
For American paranoids, it means the Government can take you out with a drone missile 15 minutes after you say the wrong thing.
For Russians, your business competitor with government connections can have the kill squad at your door before you close the deal.
So the limits of government intervention are not technical, but are to be determined by social/political/legal conflicts in various nations.

Nov 30, 2012 6:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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