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Comments on news posted 2012-02-23 19:40:34: • Thinktank reveals the Internet of the future: "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot access the internet" [express.co. ..


Kearnstd
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Internet spying laws....

I do find it funny how they think it will help them catch people who have made it part of their criminal background to avoid the police.

And the same bills will make it harder for the FBI to find said groups of criminals because they will be driven to stronger encryption. Kiddie porn creators might even go back to Sneakernet. They sell these bills like they will somehow replace good old fashioned police work. its good cops doing their job even if it means looking at mentally straining images(child porn) that stops these criminals or who risk their lives to go undercover(terrorism, child porn and money laundering), not new spying laws.
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carpetshark3
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Future of the internet

"be able to deal with mundane chores?"

Unless they think we will have robots in house - emptying dishwasher, cleaning cat pan and scooping after dogs will still have to be done by humans.

The mundane chores tech wants to do I can do myself, so why pay for it.


88615298
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New Rules To Block 'Distracted Driving'

New Rules To Block 'Distracted Driving' Will Likely Make Things Worse, Not Better

that's like saying drunk driving laws makes it more likely people will drive drunk.

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

US networks need not worry

US networks have nothing to worry about for OTT platforms. Sure, you can use Skype all you want, but you are forced to buy 450 minutes at $40/mo just to have the privilege of adding 3GB or 4GB of data for $30/mo to your plan. Maybe texting will eventually die, even though right now it is still alive and well, but even then, the base cost of a data-enabled smartphone would be $70/mo. As long as they don't have data-centric or data-only plans, they will continue to have a cash cow. And the US is so big and sprawled that no little upstart can hurt the big two, like happened in France.


Noah Vail
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reply to Kearnstd

How New Internet Spying Laws Will Actually Enable Stalkers, Spam

An excellent, and excellently written article on how this round of Gov protectionism is on course to cause far more harm than good.

It'll be a surprise each and every fool who trusts Big Media to deliver their news.
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Wilsdom

join:2009-08-06
reply to Kearnstd

Re: Internet spying laws....

Mentally straining images? Probably 90% of porn they look at is legal, and of the other 10%, 90% are pictures taken by 15-year-old girls for their boyfriends. Law enforcement mostly just abuses and terrorizes the populace with little effect on actual crime. Laws are as broad as possible to produce more criminals and create millions of government jobs.


Tomek
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Re: New Rules To Block 'Distracted Driving'

said by 88615298:

New Rules To Block 'Distracted Driving' Will Likely Make Things Worse, Not Better

that's like saying drunk driving laws makes it more likely people will drive drunk.

It is all about implementation and definition of such law. No law can stop drunk person from driving, but Police officer can send a message across rather well.
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