UN: Terrorists Just Love An Open Useful Internet
Thinks ISPs Should Crack Down to Stop Terrorists
directs our attention to a new study
(pdf) that effectively complains that the Internet has become too open and useful
, and that ISPs need to crack down on anonymity, increase data retention, and even crack down on open Wi-Fi hotspots -- or the terrorists win
. The report, recently released at a conference in Vienna by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), argues that there should be tougher rules placed on ISPs to retain user activity data.
The report insists that even those dastardly open Wi-FI hotspots should be especially done away with if you want to stay safe from terrorists:
ISPs may require users to provide identifying information prior to accessing Internet content and services. The collection and preservation of identifying information associated with Internet data, and the disclosure of such information, subject to the appropriate safeguards, could significantly assist investigative and prosecutorial proceedings. In particular, requiring registration for the use of Wi-Fi networks or cybercafes could provide an important data source for criminal investigations. While some countries, such as Egypt, have implemented legislation requiring ISPs to identify users before allowing them Internet access, similar measures may be undertaken by ISPs on a voluntary basis.
Ignored is the fact that good old-fashioned police work and warrants usually helps track down people who actually commit crimes. Also ignored is the fact that should these crackdowns be put in place, terrorists will still find ways to communicate covertly without logs -- so the crackdowns really just harm regular users. While terrorists find an open, inexpensive, Internet useful -- so does everybody else -- and saddling it with new limitations making it less open certainly doesn't help the majority of its users -- most of whom have no intention of blowing anything up today.
Re: More correctly-
said by FTWalker:Amen.
If this crackdown actually occurrs - THEN the terrorists win.
I see the future and it's 3 letters: V-P-N.
Re: Defund the UN!
said by tkdslr:It's being implemented locally in a city or town near you, there is a reason why mitt romney used "New economy" as a buzzword. Speaking of that annoying sustainability buzzword, those people that want population reduction and that sort of thing should lead by example. The corporations that support this BS are only hurting themselves.
"agenda 21" is a voluntary (non-binding) set of guidelines for sustainability in the 21st century..
Eventually, humanity must achieve sustainability in a finite world, or suffer the same fate of bacteria in petri dish. (extinction)
Yes, line up everyone. Lets just hand over OUR freedoms to feel like we're safe.
That's been working so well for everyone.
Does any have an IQ greater than 70 anymore, where is all the common sense?
Hey lets ban water, it causes too much drowning :|
| |StuartMWWho Is John Galt?Premium
Re: Yes, line up everyone.
said by buzz_4_20:We've already done that--or at least our gummint representatives did
Lets just hand over OUR freedoms to feel like we're safe.
The UN wants a one-world gummint (i.e. them). Control of the internet is just one part of that.
Don't feed trolls--it only makes them grow!
| |EUSKill cancerPremiumReviews:
Let's see where we're at Let the brainwashing continue:
Cash is used only by drug dealers, or terrorists in LAN cafes, law-abiding people only use electronic, traceable transactions.
Open internet is used by terrorists, law-abiding people should be ok with having every keystroke captured, encryption is suspicious activity.
~ Project Hope ~
| |CXM_SplicerLooking at the bigger picturePremium
Re: Let's see where we're at Micro-chipping people is GOOD... just look how well it works for lost pets. Never worry about having to carry around your credit card, drivers license, medical records, resume... they even have chips that automatically update your Facebook page for you!
Re: Let's see where we're at
said by CXM_Splicer:In a few years with a few more tweaks, they'll just need the chip, get rid of the person entirely. Think how wonderful THAT will be, a world full of chips. No more pesky people to mess things up.
Micro-chipping people is GOOD... just look how well it works for lost pets. Never worry about having to carry around your credit card, drivers license, medical records, resume... they even have chips that automatically update your Facebook page for you!
Isn't it sad that those that raise their right hand and swear "to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America" are usually the ones most likely to trash it.