Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Forcing ISPs and others to act via shaming

There seems to be a trend here. Shaming seems to be a very effective method to force ISPs and others (search engines for example) to filter their contents and to stop retaining data. Or is it bullying or threats or mob's justice? The difference between the two may well be nault and this is worrying when are at stake human rights. Here, the independence and impartiality of the institution making the request and for which purpose (censorhip vs protecting privacy) are crucial elements to draw the line

"Is Public Shame Enough To Keep ISPs From Doing Bad Stuff With Your Data?" (TechDirt, 15 October 2008)

"Why Is Andrew Cuomo Pushing ISPs To Use Spyware On Everyone's Internet Traffic?" (TechDirt, 17 October 2008)

"China Adds Search Engines To Its Censorship-By-Guilt Plan; How Will Google Respond?" (TechDirt, 5 January 2009)

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