JohnJac's Favorite Posts Of The Weeks
from the bad-gov't,-bad dept
Last week JohnJac totally dominated the favorite comments, so we figured we might as well let him do the favorite posts of the week this week.
I really, really, wanted this post to be funny and optimistic. However as I read Techdirt, it became clear this week had a theme: governments over-reacting to technology. This point was driven home when Egypt shut their people off from the Internet:
While we're on the subject, check out this post over at Marginal Revolution, talking about how this move is likely to backfire for the Egyptian government.
Other governments are not immune from over-reaction, but thankfully not to the extent Egypt has gone.
- Government Putting Quite A Lot Of Effort Into Tracking Down 'Anonymous'
- Nanny State: More Politicians Against Pedestrians Listening To Headphones Or Texting
- Spanish Gov't Simply Reinstates US-Driven Copyright Bill, Despite It Being Voted Down
- US Government Pushing Pro And Anti-Privacy Internet Rules At The Same Time
- How Facebook Dealt With The Tunisian Government Trying To Steal Every User's Passwords
- Massachussetts Legislature Bans Twitter From Office Computers
- Artist Facing 15 Years In Jail For The Crime Of Videotaping His Own Arrest
But all hope isn't lost:
- Senator Wyden Proposing Legislation Requiring Warrants For Law Enforcement To Get Device Location Info
Many thanks to Mike and the Techdirt Community for letting me share my thoughts.