Zimbabwe Seeks Big Brother Powers

from the 1984-a-bit-late- dept

Based on some recent proposals, not too many governments understand how to regulate anything that’s computer-related. Last week China tried to ban a video game for distorting history. Singapore said it wanted to charge fines for spam. Now Zimbabwe wants new contracts with ISPs that will allow Zimbabwe to censor all email, so that the government can find and stop pesky political dissidents. That’s an interesting proposal. If enacted, it may actually be quicker to send snail mail since it’ll probably take censors years to sift through all the email.

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