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Scahill v Yiannopoulos

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I can understand why Jeremy Scahill backed out of doing HBO’s Real Time – though I think it would have been more about Milo Yiannopoulos‘s connection to Eric Prince rather than his social science rhetoric.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Milo hire Erik Prince or his friends, to protect him?

It is also my understanding that Milo wouldn’t be on the same panel/segment as Scahill, it’s a side interview, correct? Is it just a matter of timing or does that mean any TV show or network Milo graces Jeremy won’t?

If not, his rejection or boycott of Real Time with Bill Maher seems to be a simple protest against Milo being invited to appear on the program, yes?  The confusing parts are his reasons, and he doesn’t really elaborate on them beyond the standard MSM kinda rhetoric. I would like clarification on these “racist anti-immigrant campaign” accusations?

I don’t remember hearing Milo make any type of racist slur, Jeremy cites no instances, and I think there is a difference between immigrants who have gone through the system and immigrants who cut in line ahead of those who patiently waited their turn. I wonder, would Jeremy acknowledge there are differences?

Further, for Jeremy to say that Milo’s words could spark violence against immigrants and vulnerable people, well that can be said about anyone who speaks on just about any topic these days. Is every venue now a theater, and every topic the word fire?

It gives the impression that Jeremy doesn’t think much of the American People, and that’s okay cause neither do I, but Freedom to Speak, Free Speech, is more important, and that’s the risk we take by living in the USA, is it not?

It’s also the most important of all the Amendments, so important it was placed in the First Amendment and right after the non establishment or prohibiting of religion – or as I call it, the ability to imagine and create.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

When you think about the whole bunch, the Amendments that follow are there to basically instruct the government how to leave you alone, but that’s another topic.

Regardless, speech shouldn’t even be a big deal in this country, but it has become more so this last decade and we need to ask the question, why is that?

Without speech, agree or disagree, you can’t have any freedoms and if my speech, or your speech, or Milos speech sets people off on a path towards violence then we need to figure out PDQ why in the US people who CHOOSE to listen to anyone’s speech want to do anyone physical harm?

That is not what the Greeks had in mind, nor the Forefathers of the Nation.

It’s a risk Jeremy Scahill himself takes when he writes about the MIC. There are plenty of people in the Deep State who would like to shut him up; oh, and anyone who says Jeremy Scahill is a coward for not attending a TV show is really an uninformed idiot. Sorry, you need to look into the places Scahill has gone, and the people he has taken on before you call this guy a coward.

Anyway, what is most confusing is the stand Jeremy takes towards vulnerable immigrants. Using that logic, Bill Marher has probably done more to spur vitriol towards vulnerable immigrants – specifically Muslims – than most people on the planet, certainly in the MSM. So why didn’t Jeremy boycott his show long ago? Kind of a double standard, eh?

Stuck in two worlds perhaps – Legacy media vs the Internet and all things Free and Open?

Anyway, Jeremy’s reasons are his reasons, but in the realm of logic and constancy they fall short on this one and his efforts have actually done the exact opposite of what I think his real desires were. He has actually created more of a buzz, more PR, more money and more attention for Milo. [BTW, this is a great example of the differences between Legacy Media vs The Internets.]

Bottom line, the FEDS have chipped away at so many of our other Rights, we all need to be a purest on the issue of Free Speech or nothing else matters.

Sin-Seriously, nothing else matters.
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addendum: 02/20/17
Many people have weighed in on this show, the banter from both left and right were typical in response regarding Milo and Maher and his other guests. However, after watching the program I couldn’t help, but wonder what if Jeremy did the show, made some statement about how he doesn’t agree with anything Milo says, and since Jeremy speaks succinctly and is also a very fast talker he could have said everything and then some about how he felt about Milo in less then 30 seconds. What was missed was an opportunity, an opportunity bigger than the so called moral high ground Jeremy decided to take which was to chastise the MSM for their lack of reporting on Yemen. From Obama, to the Saudis, to the Israelis, to Trump. Such a great and grand opportunity was so sorely missed over what? A gay, right-leaning, white male, who enjoys sex with black men, hates feminists, chides overweight people, and is terrified that Muslims are going to throw him off a roof and behead him? People are being slaughtered in Yemen, the Saudis are bombing farms so the children starve; advice given to them by the Israelis, and the weapons killing these people are all provided by the USA.

Seriously Jeremy, you gave up a giant soapbox opportunity that could have informed the mostly uninformed Bill Maher audience because of a drama-queen named Milo?

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update – 02/20/17
I don’t think I have ever seen a person destroyed so quickly in my life than this:

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update – 02/21/17
…in clutching pearls –  I listen to both shows -complete- over the weekend and I walked away with a couple of thoughts.

1. I’m convinced that Milo Yiannopoulos was sexually abused as a young teenager, but I also believe he was a very precocious teen – and the reasons for that could be many.

The picture I have in my head comes from listening to him and his friends for almost a year. Apparently, he lived with his grandmother so obviously there were stability issues between mom, dad and home. I had also heard stories that his father was somewhat of a rough and tumble mobster. [for some reason I picture the film Snatch when I think about a portion of his upbringing]. Now the truth in all of that is fairly sketchy because I have absolutely no first hand knowledge. Regardless, if his history is true my experience with kids in these kinds of situation generally command a lot of attention, and they learn how to get it because they are taught that’s how life is done.

Society sends many mixed messages and there’s no doubt that a Catholic upbringing amplifies that mixture. Torn between guilt and the need to be guided, have limits and be wanted places vulnerable young minds, by our standards, in a very unhealthy and unstable place. Some people never quite work through them. Many drink, abuse drugs or commit suicide, we know that for most of modern history this was the fate of many homosexuals. Now clearly Milo craves attention, that’s his coping mechanism, perhaps his addiction, certainly better than drugs I guess. Anyway, there’s a lot there to process and by all means no doubt very complicated.

Milo has made it very clear on a number of occasions that he and all gay men have plenty to deal with, and let’s face it he joined up with a party that doesn’t see homosexuals as a wonderful addition to the club. Can you imagine the look on the NEOCON’s and Mitch McConnell’s face when they got wind that a gay-limey-black-dicksucking-catholic=jew-redcoat would be speaking at CPAC? You could almost hear that turtle-head mumble, “nofuckingway!”

So many people have said Milo is foolish and should just go home and sit with the Democrats where his accessory laden wounded childhood ass belongs. Others would say he’s a cutting-edge, a vanguard, the fountainhead, a trail-blazer for the new USAAAAAAAA, and still others will call him a provocateur, rabble-rouser, and attention whore.

Milo is entertaining, tiresome, probably a hell of lot of work, and might just be too European for most conservatives, but that’s Milo and the reason why people like him, nay love him, is cause he works so hard at being who he is. He’s real, or trying his best to be and that’s what the American people crave, and for most the desire to be real is buried deep down in our DNA. To be who you truly are without care and no physical harm, -to be- once again. We Americans were once real, we were once pioneers and trail-blazers too – now we’re a society full of schlubs, debt-ridden basket-cases, oxy-drugged up, running on empty and going no where fast. I’ve got a ton of clinches to describe American Society if anyone wants more.

But oooh, and aaaah, to have a temperament and think not it offends is a delight, that is true freedom, acceptance and how to build genuine community. Oh PLEASE, let the ISIS hoards have Europe and bring all the Europeans to the new world!.

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2. So all that said – I don’t know what’s in Milo’s head or heart, but I know people who have gone through shit and how they deal with it depends on many factors.

How we, the public, in general deal with his words is hard to say.

I don’t think we will care much in the end cause we couldn’t care less about all the people our troops are killing in the Middle East right at this moment. Nor do we care about those we sell weapons to, nor those locked in our prisons for silly charges or for being mentally ill or addicted, nor those who are homeless sleeping rough and the list goes on and on and on and on …

Milo may be regarded as a defective human being, or one who deserves mass sympathy and empathy, he will suffer ridicule and vitriol, he may even end up being this generation’s Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes.

Is he advocating for pedos at any age? I don’t think so, I think he’s probably thought about this topic far more than most and is somewhat toughen by it’s outcomes, he has a thicker skin, wouldn’t you think? After all these tragedies just never seems to end, you fight and then you recoil, you do the best you can after you cry, a lot. What happens in too many of these cases is really beyond imagination. Most people can’t even look – it’s horrible. I did work for a short time with a few victims, I couldn’t handle it, I had to quit. 9 out of 10 case nothing happens, the system doesn’t work and it looks for compromises. You have to be more than just tough.

When you think about this topic and how it’s been approached it’s really not unlike the news we hear when the US bombs a hospital full of children, or when we discovered that the Saudis are bombing farms with weapons we sold to them in Yemen so the people will starve to death, or when those four young boys were playing on a beach near Gaza and were mercilessly gunned down by the Israelis with our tax dollars, or the women who have been raped, even grandmothers, in Europe by refugees who were made that way by their crazy religion and our government’s policies. What a toxic mix that is. Who came up with such an idea and plan?

We hear these thing all the time, we are shocked and sadden, but not surprised and yet we are never really inspired to do anything to stop this murderous abuse – we talk about them, joke about them, and we know these things are wrong and that we should take action, but oh well, what’s for dinner? What’s on TV? What video game should I play tonight?

We all know voting isn’t enough, right? Trump or Congress can say tomorrow morning, “No more war, bring the troops home, now!” We have some identifiable proof that such action actually works – see Vietnam.

But the Middle East, well that’s a volatile wasp nest in the world, and ya know, those people…

Do we think it’s our fault, and make excuses for these actions? We are after all bombing them or supplying the weapons to murder them. Our media no longer shows us the tragedies and sufferings. Why is that you think?

And what about the children, our children, are we doing them a disservice by not hunting down and locking up every creepier than thou pedo? Why aren’t we banishing them after time served, deporting them to a desert island never to be heard or seen from again, never to cause harm to the most vulnerable in our civilized society? Why haven’t we sent that strong message of absolute caring for our children? Is it cause, as long as it’s not my kid?

Oh God, who even wants to or have to think about that shit, much less deal with people who have suffered through it and the mistakes they make that always follow? Not me, how about you?

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Milo’s Full Press Conference (2/21/17)
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“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” -Leo Tolstoy
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…continued updates…

Roosh V makes an argument – 02/22/17

My goodness Aunty Em, I didn’t think this topic would still be going on, but here we are…

A few points in response to RooshV. First, nice shirt. 2nd, soon as I escape Liberalland, which feels more like Hotel California, and looks a lot like Scarfolk I will make real vlogs. If you want to help me escape drop a key or two on my Patreon or bitcoin, like a ring full of them one will eventually fit the lock and set me free.

Re Milo: If Milo pushes back too hard now they will accident him, and he doesn’t have any real martyr status yet.

Roosh is absolutely right about Breitbart.

Re Trump: Trump has a history of capitulating in business, he sees it as part of “The Deal” just look at some of the people he has appointed. Further, his real loyalty is to family first/last, his narcissism extends to, ‘be glad it’s me and not Hillary, I didn’t have to do this ya know.’

Re Spencer: Spencer has problems with homosexuals, they can’t breed in the traditional family way. He joins the NeverTrumps on this front, along with the segregationists and separatists. btw, there are people who think Spenser should replace Milo at Breitbart.

Interesting in this Milo escapade, trip, slip, perhaps downfall; though I think he has phoenix blood in him, that we also see all the splinter groups in the GOP very clearly now. Before we saw the conservatives and anti-Trumps, but in this hot mess we see who and how they identify.
(do you hate that term identify, sorry).

Republicans: Libertarian, Libertarian-Isolationists, Traditional Conservatives, Cuck-servatives, Reagan-Democrats, RINOS, Never-Trumpers, Far-Right, Alt-Right, Neo-Right, NEOCONS. (did I miss any?)

In contrast we have the so-called liberals. The left is united under the Democrats, from Antifa and BLM to the traditional blue dog democrats, but ONLY through hating Trump. The real persuasive power is in the TRUE Progressives who hate the leaders of the Democrats.

In the end Roosh wins the argument on what is most important, free speech, that IS the clarion call.

I do believe that we have now reached the end of this chapter, but we’ll see.

…umm… well… not yet

02/22/17
Molyneux Deconstructs Milo
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02/22/17
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02/28/17
The Curious Case of Milo Yiannopolous

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How To Fix A You Tube Problem

This channel’s upload has been limited…

…along with the lecture by Aaron Swartz this made me think, there doesn’t seem to be any real way for the common people to communicate with You Tube – I’m hoping there are people out there who are familiar with everything You Tube who are willing to share.

I’m going to start a list of complaints and hopefully solutions on this thread. Please share yours in the comments and I’ll add them to the list. If you respond add the number of the topic, I suspect the list will be long.

1.You Tube will allows corporations to claim false copyright infringement: thys often do this against their own users, thus not only sharing ad revenue with this corporations, but not compensating the user for doing the research that proves the claim wrong. Let me paint that picture for you.
a. you upload public domain content.
b. some corporation claims copyright.
c. it is now your responsibility to prove and dispute that claim.
d. that involves your time, unpaid.
e. once proven, there is no penalty against the corporation for their false claim, however, if you were to do what the corporation did you could lose your you tube channel and all your work.
f. further, once proven that the corporation does not have the rights to the content do they still reap the ad revenue? no one seems to know, there isn’t any transparency from you tube or the company making a false claim, how come?

2. Contacting You Tube Google via e-mail reply – your message has been sent to our spam folder. How it that this company can not tell the difference between the email addresses they require you to have in order to sign up and spam? In many cases Google You Tube email requires you to give them your phone number. Are they unable to communicate like the FBI an CIA c. 2001?

3. You Tube Contact Numbers:

4. The Orchard:

5. Organizing:

6. Copyright:

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US BILL to Shut Internet Down

A new cybersecurity bill being proposed would give the President emergency authority to halt web traffic and access private data, effectively declaring martial law on the web.

(Senate Bills 773 & 778)

Last week, senators John Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe proposed the Cybersecurity Act that would create the Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor. Its powers are detailed in the The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (PDF), and this is where it gets very scary indeed.

If the President so chooses, he can call a “cybersecurity emergency” and shut down or limit any ‘net traffic on a “critical” network “in the name of national security,” though the bill fails to provide concrete definitions on what is “critical” or what constitutes an “emergency.”

The Secretary of Commerce would also have the power to “access to all relevant data concerning [critical] networks without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such access.”

“We must protect our critical infrastructure at all costs – from our water to our electricity, to banking, traffic lights and electronic health records-the list goes on,” said Senator Rockefeller in a statement. His colleague, Senator Snowe, took the metaphor further saying, “if we fail to take swift action, we, regrettably, risk a cyber-(hurricane) Katrina.”

As you can imagine, the thought of such powers has put a number of internet advocacy groups on full alert. “The cybersecurity threat is real,” said Leslie Harris, head of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), “but such a drastic federal intervention in private communications technology and networks could harm both security and privacy.”

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Should Obama Control the Internet?
The Internet Kill Switch
Obama power to shut down Internet

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For more than a decade, we’ve been waging a war on our kids in the name of the 20th Century’s model of “copyright law.” In this, the last of his books about copyright, Lawrence Lessig maps both a way back to the 19th century, and to the promise of the 21st. Our past teaches us about the value in “remix.” We need to relearn the lesson. The present teaches us about the potential in a new “hybrid economy” — one where commercial entities leverage value from sharing economies. That future will benefit both commerce and community. If the lawyers could get out of the way, it could be a future we could celebrate.
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Young people watch less TV

Study: Young people watch less TV

The older you get, the more you watch, report says.
Young Americans just aren’t watching TV like they used to.

Put another way, the older you get, the more you watch, according to a report due out today from Deloitte indicating that “Millennials,” the generation of 14- to 25-year-olds, watches just 10.5 hours of TV a week.

That compares to 15.1 hours for those belonging to Generation X (ages 26-42), 19.2 hours for Baby Boomers (43-61) and 21.5 hours for Matures (62-75).

Lest one assume Millennials are shunning broadcast and cable in favor of watching DVDs on their TV screens — they’re not. They spend less time watching DVDs of movies and TV shows on television sets, 4.8 hours a week, than do Gen Xers.

They are, though, spending more time watching DVDs on a computer — 1.9 hours a week — than any other age group.

But while Millennials are watching the least amount of TV, they are spending the most time with media in general, making that up with video games, music and the Internet.

Just don’t expect them to spend too much time worrying about such things as news and current events, according to the Deloitte study dubbed “The State of the Media Democracy.”

TV does remain the most influential advertising medium going, followed by magazines, the Internet, newspapers, radio and billboards.

Social networking sites are considered separate from the rest of the Internet, and they are the seventh-most influential place to advertise, followed by in-theater ads, DVDs, blogs (again, distinct from the Internet), video games, mobile phones and virtual worlds.

Other nuggets from the study are that Gen Xers are driving DVR usage and to a lesser degree video game usage, as that medium, once frowned on by parents, is more recently being used for “family time.”

And the older you get, the less time you spend in movie theaters. Millennials spend an average of 1.8 hours a week at the movies, while it’s just one hour for Gen Xers, 0.9 hours for Boomers and 0.7 hours for Matures.

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Brief: AT$T – Frozen Mice Clone

Frozen Mice Cloned – are woolly mammoths next?

Japanese scientists have cloned mice whose bodies were frozen for as long 16 years and said on Monday it may be possible to use the technique to resurrect mammoths and other extinct species.

Mouse cloning expert Teruhiko Wakayama and colleagues at the Center for Developmental Biology, at Japan’s RIKEN research institute in Yokohama, managed to clone the mice even though their cells had burst.

“Thus, nuclear transfer techniques could be used to ‘resurrect’ animals or maintain valuable genomic stocks from tissues frozen for prolonged periods without any cryopreservation,” they wrote in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Wakayama’s team used the classic nuclear transfer technique to make their mouse clones. This involves taking the nucleus out of an egg cell and replacing it with the nucleus of an ordinary cell from the animal to be cloned.

When done with the right chemical or electric trigger, this starts the egg dividing as if it had been fertilized by a sperm.

“Cloning animals by nuclear transfer provides an opportunity to preserve endangered mammalian species,” they wrote.

“However, it has been suggested that the ‘resurrection’ of frozen extinct species (such as the woolly mammoth) is impracticable, as no live cells are available, and the genomic material that remains is inevitably degraded,” they said.

DIGGING INTO FREEZERS

Wakayama’s team dug out some mice that had been kept frozen for years and whose cells were indisputably damaged. Freezing causes cells to burst and can damage the DNA inside. Chemicals called cryoprotectants can prevent this but they must be used before the cells are frozen.

They tried using cells from several places and discovered that the brains worked best. This is a bit of a mystery, as no one has yet cloned any living mouse from a brain cell.

Many animals have been cloned, starting with sheep, and including pigs, cattle, mice and dogs. Livestock breeders want to use cloning to start elite herds of desirable animals, and doctors want to use cloning technology in human medicine.

“There is hope in bringing Ted Williams back, after all,” cloning and stem cell expert John Gearhart of the University of Pennsylvania said in an e-mail. The family of Williams, the Boston Red Sox hitter, had his body frozen by cryogenics firm Alcor after he died in 2002.

Gearhart was only half-joking and said the study “may now stimulate the small industry of freezing parts of us before we die to bring us back in the future.”

Mammoths may be the extinct animals that scientists would be most likely to try to clone, as many of the animals have been found preserved in ice.

In July 2007 Russian scientists discovered the body of a baby mammoth frozen in the Arctic Yamalo-Nenetsk region for as long as 40,000 years.

“It remains to be shown whether nuclei can be collected from whole bodies frozen without cryoprotectants and whether they will be viable for use in generating offspring following nuclear transfer,” Wakayama’s team wrote.

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AT&T to try limits on monthly Internet traffic

AT&T Inc. (ATT), the country’s largest Internet service provider, is testing the idea of limiting the amount of data that subscribers can use each month.

AT&T will initially apply the limits in Reno, Nev., and see about extending the practice elsewhere.

Increasingly, Internet providers across the country are placing such limits on the amount of data users can upload and download each month, as a way to curb a small number of “bandwidth hogs” who use a lot of the network capacity. For instance, 5 percent of AT&T’s subscribers take up 50 percent of the capacity, spokesman Michael Coe said Tuesday.

But the restrictions that Internet providers are setting are tentative. And the companies differ on what limits to set and whether to charge users for going beyond the caps.

Starting in November, AT&T will limit downloads to 20 gigabytes per month for users of their slowest DSL service, at 768 kilobits per second. The limit increases with the speed of the plan, up to 150 gigabytes per month at the 10 megabits-per-second level.

To exceed the limits, subscribers would need to download constantly at maximum speeds for more than 42 hours, depending on the tier. In practice, use of e-mail and the Web wouldn’t take a subscriber anywhere near the limit, but streaming video services like the one Netflix Inc. (NFLX) offers could. For example, subscribers who get downloads of 3 megabits per second have a monthly cap of 60 gigabytes, which allows for the download of about 30 DVD-quality movies.

The limits will initially apply to new customers in the Reno area, AT&T said. Current users will be enrolled if they exceed 150 gigabytes in a month, regardless of their connection speed.

“This is a preliminary step to find the right model to address this trend,” Coe said. The company may add another market to the test before the end of the year, he said.

Customers will be able to track their usage on an AT&T Web site. The company will also contact people who reach 80 percent of their limit. After a grace period to get subscribers acquainted with the system, those who exceed their allotment will pay $1 per gigabyte, Coe said.

Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) (CMCSA), the nation’s second-largest Internet service provider and AT&T’s competitor in Reno, last month officially began a nationwide traffic limit of 250 gigabytes per subscriber. Comcast doesn’t charge people extra for going over the limit, but will cancel service after repeated warnings. Previously, it had a secret limit.

Two other ISPs, Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) (TWC) and FairPoint Communications Inc. (FRP) (FRP), are planning or testing traffic limits as low as 5 gigabytes per month, which is easily exceeded by watchers of DVD-quality online video.

Among the largest ISPs, Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is a holdout, and has said it does not plan to limit downloads.

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Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship

AUSTRALIA will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government.

The revelations emerge as US tech giants Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, and a coalition of human rights and other groups unveiled a code of conduct aimed at safeguarding online freedom of speech and privacy.

The government has declared it will not let internet users opt out of the proposed national internet filter.

The plan was first created as a way to combat child pronography and adult content, but could be extended to include controversial websites on euthanasia or anorexia.

Communications minister Stephen Conroy revealed the mandatory censorship to the Senate estimates committee as the Global Network Initiative, bringing together leading companies, human rights organisations, academics and investors, committed the technology firms to “protect the freedom of expression and privacy rights of their users”.

Mr Conroy said trials were yet to be carried out, but “we are talking about mandatory blocking, where possible, of illegal material.”

The net nanny proposal was originally going to allow Australians who wanted uncensored access to the web the option of contacting their internet service provider to be excluded from the service.

Human Rights Watch has condemned internet censorship, and argued to the US Senate “there is a real danger of a Virtual Curtain dividing the internet, much as the Iron Curtain did during the Cold War, because some governments fear the potential of the internet, (and) want to control it”

Groups including the System Administrators Guild of Australia and Electronic Frontiers Australia have attacked the proposal, saying it would unfairly restrict Australians’ access to the web, slow internet speeds and raise the price of internet access.

EFA board member Colin Jacobs said it would have little effect on illegal internet content, including child pornography, as it would not cover file-sharing networks.

“If the Government would actually come out and say we’re only targeting child pornography it would be a different debate,” he said.

The technology companies’ move, which follows criticism that the companies were assisting censorship of the internet in nations such as China, requires them to narrowly interpret government requests for information or censorship and to fight to minimise cooperation.

The initiative provides a systematic approach to “work together in resisting efforts by governments that seek to enlist companies in acts of censorship and surveillance that violate international standards”, the participants said.

In a statement, Yahoo co-founder and chief executive Jerry Yang welcomed the new code of conduct.

“These principles provide a valuable roadmap for companies like Yahoo operating in markets where freedom of expression and privacy are unfairly restricted,” he said.

“Yahoo was founded on the belief that promoting access to information can enrich people’s lives, and the principles we unveil today reflect our determination that our actions match our values around the world.”

Yahoo was thrust into the forefront of the online rights issue after the Californian company helped Chinese police identify cyber dissidents whose supposed crime was expressing their views online.

China exercises strict control over the internet, blocking sites linked to Chinese dissidents, the outlawed Falun Gong spiritual movement, the Tibetan government-in-exile and those with information on the 1989 Tiananmen massacre.

A number of US companies, including Microsoft, Cisco, Google and Yahoo, have been hauled before the US Congress in recent years and accused of complicity in building the “Great Firewall of China”.

The Australian Christian Lobby, however, has welcomed the proposals.

Managing director Jim Wallace said the measures were needed.

“The need to prevent access to illegal hard-core material and child pornography must be placed above the industry’s desire for unfettered access,” Mr Wallace said.

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what happen to parental responsibility?

kids should not be on computers, they should be outside playing and when inside reading books!

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