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____/ Homer on Friday 31 October 2008 21:56 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee, that Darth Chaos spake thusly:
> It's to "protect children", allegedly (yeah, just like the UK's
> "Überdatabase" is about "terrorists", not the Media MAFIAA® ... honest.
> But who is going to protect those "children" from the Microsoft
> gangsters' propaganda?
> This from the same company whose chairman swore that he'd "solve" spam
> within two years ... four years ago - and counting. The vole can't even
> filter Viagra spam from their own Inboxes, what chance do they have of
> censoring the whole Internet?
> Meanwhile, I bet you the one remaining gold bar in Fort Knox that this
> "invention" is never used for anything actually /useful/, like censoring
> the torrent of junk that British ISP subscribers are about to be
> inundated with by Phorm. Those gangsters have to stick together,
> especially when there's an easy buck to be made.
> The only thing the Vole wants to "protect" is its bank account, and what
> better way to do that than to censor its critics and the competition
> into oblivion? Well, they tried perverting Web and other standards;
> "knifing [various] babies"; "tipping [products] into the death spiral";
> "cutting off [companies'] air supply"; and nearly every other trick in
> the racketeer's handbook, so I suppose this is the next logical step.
> Does this mean that I now have to pay the Vole patent royalties for
> automatically filtering out the Microsoft astroturfers from the COLA stats?
> Oh the irony!
DRM is to 'protect' the music... not to protect revenue by renting and expiring
CCTV is to make you more 'secure'... not just /feel/ more secure while enabling
There are many other examples where a technology is marketed using half-truth
of Big Lies and so-called 'side effects' like loss of privacy are described as
secondary despite being principal purpose.
Allowing Microsoft to control filters is far too risky. Here you deal with a
company that _IN ITS SEC FILING_ expresses desire to brainwash kids into IPR
and actually incorporates this into eduction _already_.
Need it be said that Live/MSN search is tweaked to promote Microsoft's business
~~ Best of wishes
"Bill Gates looks at everything as something that should be his. He acts in any
way he can to make it his. It can be an idea, market share, or a contract.
There is not an ounce of conscientiousness or compassion in him. The notion of
fairness means nothing to him. The only thing he understands is leverage."
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