...you're saying that when Alexander asked whether the banks minded him spying on them they said no. They were in the lucky position of being asked. Mere mortals like you and me don't have the luxury of being asked, it just happens whether you want it or not.
The reason they talk about The Sun on Radio 4 is because it is at the heart of Murdoch's ability to determine which political party is elected next. If Cameron caused The Sun to fall foul of his poorly thought through censorship system it would be political suicide. So he has to invent an illogical line in the sand that allows their topless models and occasionally salacious content, but disallows things that would increase his political capital.
When he says something will or won't be censored, this means nothing. He has no say over the details of how each ISP runs their censorship. He's just saying whatever seems like the right answer to him at the time that will keep him in power.
In this article in The Sun today they are clearly firing a warning shot across his boughs. He's lost their support even though he's saying The Sun won't be censored.
...in the last paragraph "Making sure the foxes guarding national hen house answer to a different fox does very little improve the hens' existence, and even less to deter the predatory nature of their "guardians."
I recently had the cracked screen on my iPad replaced in a local repair shop. This is in England, and cost me GB£80. If I had got Apple to fix it the cost would have been a billion times that. I knew it wasn't a genuine Apple screen, and the glue they used to stick it all back together hasn't proved to be anything like that used by Apple, but it was very much a deliberate act on my part to not engage Apple and their stupendous pricing in getting my device repaired.
After hearing that the prime minister of New Zealand gave away $150,000,000 of public money to Warner Brothers in exchange for a toy sword so that they can be freed up to earn $3,000,000,000 from The Hobbit I think you'll agree that we shouldn't castigate Richard O'Dwyer - relative to that little bit of trickery he ranks somewhere between Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the Archangel Gabriel.
Is it possible to simply apply a "Mike" filter when I'm browsing the comments on Techdirt. Every comment that starts "Mike" seems to be written by some fucking nutter who should go out and get a proper job.
As for me, I'm going to go back to the important job of stacking the cat muzzle shelf at the Glastonbury Tor gift shop.
The IQ Block Country Wordpress plugin allows you block traffic relating to a particular country. As a form of protest it would be pretty easy for people to deny visits to their website from people in Germany.