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Russia To Try Banning Kids From Using Public Wi-Fi
Oblivious to the Fact Enforcement Will Be Impossible
by Karl Bode 10:50AM Friday Oct 12 2012
Russia's Communications and Press Ministry has proposed banning children from using Wi-Fi networks in public, seemingly oblivious to the uphill battle enforcing such a law could pose to restaurants and other establishments. According to the St. Petersburg Times, an official at the country's Federal Mass Media Inspection Service insists the ban would cover anyone eighteen years of age or younger, with establishments who fail to enforce the new rule facing fines ranging from 20,000 rubles to 50,000 rubles ($640 to $1,600). The push is part of a new campaign in the country that begins in November aimed at blocking Web pages that contain "material harmful to child welfare." Restaurants worry that determining the age of patrons and blocking them from hotspots will be borderline impossible.

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in mother Russia

free Wi-Fi ban YOU!

N3OGH
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Re: in mother Russia

I was going to say "WiFi connect to youuuu"!

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OK This is What is Really Going On

The attempt is to shut down public Wi Fi. That is the reason for the law, not to protect the minds of someone under 18.

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Re: OK This is What is Really Going On

Obviously. It's Putin. Step 1 - restrict access to information.

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Re: OK This is What is Really Going On

said by Mike:

Obviously. It's Putin. Step 1 - restrict access to information.

I agree. There are better ways to block children from accessing non-age-appropriate content.

You can take the man out of the KGB, but you can't take the KGB out of the man.

cast sucks

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Re: OK This is What is Really Going On

in soviet russia we ban you
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said by Mike:

Obviously. It's Putin. Step 1 - restrict access to information.

It's {put your nations leader here}. Step 1 - restrict access to information.

THERE fixed it for you. picking on him when your US DMCA laws are worse and pick on innocent people is just as bad , oh not to mention you bribe and stuff your laws at my nation canada....guess selling oil to china will smarten you up....

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Re: F the cheeeldren

Ah Mr Carlin your were always right.Thanks Skeechan. Also this whole thing with Russia is not new. They just change the name from KGB run to Mafia run oops i mean corporation ideas.
mwf

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borderline impossible

you keep using that word, I don't think it means what you think it means.
Jo1985

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FR

En réalité,le gouvernement a peur pour sa sécurité.
Internet ne permet pas de brainwasher les jeunes comme ils voudrait le faire.

En bannissant internet wifi au moins de 18ans,sa réduit de beaucoup l'acces qu'ils ont aux nouvelle du monde entier,au commentaire des autres,car c'est pas tout le monde qui détient la connection internet chez lui.
Les enfants-soldats du gouvernement pour bientot.
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Re: FR

en anglais s'il vous plaît?

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As usual, adults think Children are retarded.

This is obviously worse than movie / video game rating systems, but the idea is the same:

"A kid can't process grown up themes"
Which of course we all know is bullshit. Unless you forgot what it was like to be a kid.

Not saying you should let a 6 year old watch saving private Ryan, but really, there is very little stuff your average teenager "shouldn't" watch.

Kids of this generation are far better than most adults at using the internet than most adults in the first place. Why don't we just blindfold the kids when we go out? Both ideas are just as stupid.
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Re: As usual, adults think Children are retarded.

said by Kamus:

This is obviously worse than movie / video game rating systems, but the idea is the same:

"A kid can't process grown up themes"
Which of course we all know is bullshit. Unless you forgot what it was like to be a kid.

Not saying you should let a 6 year old watch saving private Ryan, but really, there is very little stuff your average teenager "shouldn't" watch.

Kids of this generation are far better than most adults at using the internet than most adults in the first place. Why don't we just blindfold the kids when we go out? Both ideas are just as stupid.

and when they hack a network run by an adult its bad...no it is showing you how retarded adults can be.

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Amerika did it right...

Here we just dumbed down the kids to the point that they are incapable of doing much else other than drooling on facebook or playing mindless shoot em up games.
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Re: Amerika did it right...

said by meeeeeeeeee:

Here we just dumbed down the kids to the point that they are incapable of doing much else other than drooling on facebook or playing mindless shoot em up games.

YUP

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yuk it up

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:)

In Great mother Russia we don't like western cowboy ideas on our wifi.
So now if no 19 then "Russian wifi hotspot bans you!!"

This sounds the best if you imagine it spoken with a heavy Russian Accent.