UN Official Calls For Licenses To Use Internet

Now here's a story I can see upsides and downsides to. On the one hand, I think we all know people who desperately need to have their internet license taken away. On the other hand, I bet there are some people in China or Iran who wouldn't like this idea at all.

What do you think?

7 years, 5 months ago
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I think it's become clear that some part of our internet use is going to be monitored. There are just too many people with a vested interest in making sure you don't torrent the latest version of windows, or put up seasons 1 - 5 of bleach on youtube - each under a different account.

I think the important thing is not fighting for complete anonymity, but for specific selective anonymity.

I don't want to get into technical details, or discuss how this is even possible. All I'm saying is: All information is not created equal.

Some things need to be freely available and anonymous like...

  • Wikipedia
  • Google Search
  • All email communication

My guess is that someone is going to have to draw a line in the sand separating communications from consumables - it won't be easy, but nothing ever is :/

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