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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #840 on: April 06, 2020, 02:43:15 pm »
"When the machine halts, the source of power is visible."

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/04/05/more-of-this-please-insurance-company-cancels-policy-of-corona-defiant-church/
(not crazy about the source, but it's got all the details & links)


-Pastor ignores warnings & orders, holding church services amid a pandemic
-State governor panders to him, says that churches are exempt from any government rules
-Local sheriff arrests the pastor
-Pastor gets out and keeps holding church services
-Insurance company cancels church's insurnace
-Pastor goes "ok fine we'll stop now BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENT TYRANNY"

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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #841 on: April 06, 2020, 04:57:03 pm »
Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn’t be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they’d lose legal protections that allow them to operate.The EARN IT Bill Is the Government’s Plan to Scan Every Message Online
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Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn’t be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they’d lose legal protections that allow them to operate.

That’s what the Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed and hopes to pass into law. The so-called EARN IT bill, sponsored by Senators Lindsay Graham (R-GA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), will strip Section 230 protections away from any website that doesn’t follow a list of “best practices,” meaning those sites can be sued into bankruptcy. The “best practices” list will be created by a government commission, headed by Attorney General Barr, who has made it very clear he would like to ban encryption, and guarantee law enforcement “legal access” to any digital message.

This is fun. :horrormirth:

This is bad, but the nice thing about internet communication is that there is a thriving community of people who will compensate for it with decentralized ad-hoc communications services that don't depend on the existence of any company to whom a lawsuit could be addressed. It's really only going to apply to enormous sites where you really should already assume your correspondence is monitored anyway.
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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #842 on: April 06, 2020, 04:58:27 pm »
Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn’t be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they’d lose legal protections that allow them to operate.The EARN IT Bill Is the Government’s Plan to Scan Every Message Online
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Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn’t be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they’d lose legal protections that allow them to operate.

That’s what the Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed and hopes to pass into law. The so-called EARN IT bill, sponsored by Senators Lindsay Graham (R-GA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), will strip Section 230 protections away from any website that doesn’t follow a list of “best practices,” meaning those sites can be sued into bankruptcy. The “best practices” list will be created by a government commission, headed by Attorney General Barr, who has made it very clear he would like to ban encryption, and guarantee law enforcement “legal access” to any digital message.

This is fun. :horrormirth:

This is bad, but the nice thing about internet communication is that there is a thriving community of people who will compensate for it with decentralized ad-hoc communications services that don't depend on the existence of any company to whom a lawsuit could be addressed. It's really only going to apply to enormous sites where you really should already assume your correspondence is monitored anyway.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3398/text

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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #843 on: April 06, 2020, 07:22:23 pm »
Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn’t be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they’d lose legal protections that allow them to operate.The EARN IT Bill Is the Government’s Plan to Scan Every Message Online
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Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn’t be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they’d lose legal protections that allow them to operate.

That’s what the Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed and hopes to pass into law. The so-called EARN IT bill, sponsored by Senators Lindsay Graham (R-GA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), will strip Section 230 protections away from any website that doesn’t follow a list of “best practices,” meaning those sites can be sued into bankruptcy. The “best practices” list will be created by a government commission, headed by Attorney General Barr, who has made it very clear he would like to ban encryption, and guarantee law enforcement “legal access” to any digital message.

This is fun. :horrormirth:

This is bad, but the nice thing about internet communication is that there is a thriving community of people who will compensate for it with decentralized ad-hoc communications services that don't depend on the existence of any company to whom a lawsuit could be addressed. It's really only going to apply to enormous sites where you really should already assume your correspondence is monitored anyway.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3398/text

LYNDSEY FUCKING GRAHAM.

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that's about the only funny thing. I don't understand everything and need to read several times and look up key phrases, but it sounds like they're using kiddie pron as a pretext to stop all crypto and free, unmonitored discourse. By the time the supreme court struck it down the damage would be already done. How far is it from passage?
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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #844 on: April 06, 2020, 11:19:25 pm »
Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn’t be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they’d lose legal protections that allow them to operate.The EARN IT Bill Is the Government’s Plan to Scan Every Message Online
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Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn’t be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they’d lose legal protections that allow them to operate.

That’s what the Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed and hopes to pass into law. The so-called EARN IT bill, sponsored by Senators Lindsay Graham (R-GA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), will strip Section 230 protections away from any website that doesn’t follow a list of “best practices,” meaning those sites can be sued into bankruptcy. The “best practices” list will be created by a government commission, headed by Attorney General Barr, who has made it very clear he would like to ban encryption, and guarantee law enforcement “legal access” to any digital message.

This is fun. :horrormirth:

This is bad, but the nice thing about internet communication is that there is a thriving community of people who will compensate for it with decentralized ad-hoc communications services that don't depend on the existence of any company to whom a lawsuit could be addressed. It's really only going to apply to enormous sites where you really should already assume your correspondence is monitored anyway.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3398/text

LYNDSEY FUCKING GRAHAM.

 :lulz: :lulz: Chrome considers the site insecure!

that's about the only funny thing. I don't understand everything and need to read several times and look up key phrases, but it sounds like they're using kiddie pron as a pretext to stop all crypto and free, unmonitored discourse. By the time the supreme court struck it down the damage would be already done. How far is it from passage?

It's still in the senate.  Not even sure it's cleared initial committee.  It's only a few days old.
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Re: News Stories Which Highlight the Structure of the System
« Reply #845 on: April 06, 2020, 11:49:07 pm »
Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn’t be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they’d lose legal protections that allow them to operate.The EARN IT Bill Is the Government’s Plan to Scan Every Message Online
Quote
Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn’t be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they’d lose legal protections that allow them to operate.

That’s what the Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed and hopes to pass into law. The so-called EARN IT bill, sponsored by Senators Lindsay Graham (R-GA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), will strip Section 230 protections away from any website that doesn’t follow a list of “best practices,” meaning those sites can be sued into bankruptcy. The “best practices” list will be created by a government commission, headed by Attorney General Barr, who has made it very clear he would like to ban encryption, and guarantee law enforcement “legal access” to any digital message.

This is fun. :horrormirth:

This is bad, but the nice thing about internet communication is that there is a thriving community of people who will compensate for it with decentralized ad-hoc communications services that don't depend on the existence of any company to whom a lawsuit could be addressed. It's really only going to apply to enormous sites where you really should already assume your correspondence is monitored anyway.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3398/text

LYNDSEY FUCKING GRAHAM.

 :lulz: :lulz: Chrome considers the site insecure!

that's about the only funny thing. I don't understand everything and need to read several times and look up key phrases, but it sounds like they're using kiddie pron as a pretext to stop all crypto and free, unmonitored discourse. By the time the supreme court struck it down the damage would be already done. How far is it from passage?

It's still in the senate.  Not even sure it's cleared initial committee.  It's only a few days old.

This one needs to die before it hits the floor.
You can't get out backward.  You have to go forward to go back.. better press on! - Willie Wonka, PBUH

Life can be seen as a game with no reset button, no extra lives, and if the power goes out there is no restarting.  If that's all you see life as you are not long for this world, and never will get it.

"Ayn Rand never swung a hammer in her life and had serious dominance issues" - The Fountainhead

"World domination is such an ugly phrase. I prefer to call it world optimisation."
 - Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality :lulz:

"You program the controller to do the thing, only it doesn't do the thing.  It does something else entirely, or nothing at all.  It's like voting."
- Billy, Aug 21st, 2019

"It's not even chaos anymore. It's BANAL."
- Doktor Hamish Howl