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Opt-In Censorship: An Equally Dodgy Online Alternative

Opt-In Censorship: An Equally Dodgy Online Alternative

Communications minister Senator Stephen Conroy last week reminded us that internet filtering is still very much an item on the government’s agenda. That’s a worrying prospect, but it could be worse: the UK is contemplating a plan where access to all adult content would be ‘opt in’, with adult material…

If You’ve Got Nothing To Hide, Why Aren’t You Naked?

If You’ve Got Nothing To Hide, Why Aren’t You Naked?

One of the more tedious arguments used by people who favour compulsory Internet filtering and other forms of censorship is “People who have nothing to hide have nothing to fear from these systems”. In his LCA keynote today, security researcher Jacob Appelbaum highlighted a simple point that’s worth making when…