Thursday, August 18, 2005

Another way we can lose

THE BRAD BLOG: "CENSORING AGAIN: Comcast Blocks Emails Linking to Cindy Sheehan Website! Cox Cable Joins Nation's Largest Net Provider in Keeping Citizens in the Dark!"

Brad reports that Comcast and others are blocking emails on the basis of content.

An old saying goes that freedom of the press is for whoever owns one. The Internet is seen as a great decentralized, democratizing counterweight. But what happens when Big Brother starts filtering political content? From a technology standpoint it looks awfully easy. And with a few keystrokes, all we have built online can be nullified.


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