Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Troller Elite

Now according to the BBC, new government legislation will soon be put in place and added to the Defamation Bill that will require all kinds of websites and social networks to hand over the details of anyone who posts defamatory content online.

Great news? Sort of. On one hand, we'd finally be able to stop those really persistent idiots that ruin our web experience and have previously thought they were safe through cyberspace anonymity.
What an excellent use of police resources. I guess the anti-proxy/anti-Tor law comes next.


What comes next is austerity:
The government's "online snooping" scheme to track email, Facebook, Twitter and other web use comes with an official pricetag of at least £1.8bn and an official warning that the figure may well prove to be an underestimate, the Home Office has revealed.

Ministers have already agreed to pay all the costs of the scheme, which will require phone and internet companies to collect and store for 12 months the records of internet and mobile phone use in Britain for access by police and intelligence services.
Maybe they could just make everyone use Internet Explorer.


mikey said...

I'll take your best cheap villa please...

Substance McGravitas said...

Whoa, they're quick. But away it goes.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love MiniTru.

M. Bouffant said...

Y'know, I just don't get this shit. Sticks & stones & all that, but I could not possibly care any less about any insults or mean things that any one types on the Internet, about me or any one the fuck else.

Short of publishing someone's address & suggesting to the violent goons one knows read one's s(h)ite that they cause physical trouble at the address, say what you will.