[LINK] Fascistic Internet and Consumer-Device Designs

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Mon Nov 14 10:49:08 AEDT 2011

Lauren Weinstein's excelled himself with this one:

     The Coming Fascist Internet
     November 13, 2011

The first part is a highly-readable reminiscence from early ARPANET 
days, and the second part is an expression of serious concern about 
the state of play, e.g.

"In their efforts to control people and protect profits, governments 
and associated industries (often in league with powerful Internet 
Service Providers -- ISPs -- who in some respects are admittedly 
caught in the middle), seem willing to impose draconian, ultimately 
fascist censorship, identification, and other controls on the 
Internet and its users, even extending into the basic hardware in our 
homes and offices".

Consumer devices are vulnerable to the same power-play:

     Will Consumers Come to be Banned From
     Owning General-Purpose Computing Devices?
     Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:06:52 +1100

Roger Clarke                                 http://www.rogerclarke.com/
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Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre      Uni of NSW
Visiting Professor in Computer Science    Australian National University

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