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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > UK Culture Secretary Calls to Censor the Internet

UK Culture Secretary Calls to Censor the Internet

UK Culture Secretary Calls to Censor the Internet

Added: Thursday, June 20th, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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Maria Miller is ready to speak on behalf of the entire country, claiming that the worldwide web must be censored. The country’s culture secretary is certain that nobody actually wants to use the web for porn, and it’s awful that people can say whatever they like.


Miller has summoned such online giants as Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Yahoo to a Whitehall summit where they are going to talk about the ways to censor the web so it fits with what the secretary wants. The latter claims that the tech giants fail to do enough to prevent the Internet from drowning in a tide of porn and free speech. So, Miller is ready to tell them that the corporations have to consider urgent measures to limit access to harmful content before the authorities insist on implementing filters to do so.

The culture secretary is also planning stricter controls on what is allowed on public Wi-Fi, along with a new industry-wide protocol on how complaints are addressed. She also asked Vodafone and O2 to attend the talks so that ISPs could censor such content from mobiles.

Miller explained that her idea to mirror Saudi Arabia style online filtering came after Mark Bridger was given a life sentence for the murder of 5-year-old April Jones a few days ago. Apparently, she believes that the crime was committed because he had collected a “library of sickening images from the web”. Miller told Google that with all these horrific events happening everyone in the United Kingdom she would demand that the authorities curtail their freedoms to watch people have sex or say what they like on the Internet.

Apparently, the April Jones case would mean that all right minded citizens want file-sharing websites censored as well, as if it could somehow save the children. Maybe the culture secretary believes that greater efforts need to be made to prevent the sharing of harmful content. She claimed that more effective technological solutions have to be developed in order to minimize the harm done to businesses and consumers.

In the meanwhile, Google plays a key role in terms of how people access material on the Internet and has serious public responsibilities as a result of this position. So, Miller is going to give the online industry a stern talking to when she meets them in June.

June 20th,2013

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Date:  Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Comments (17) (please add your comment »)

posted by men (2013-06-20 14:31:47)
solyd avatardemocratic societys and free speech...did they ever really exist

posted by (2013-06-20 14:41:02)
chains_in_uk avatarThe uk culture sec should shut her mouth, the internet is free and should not be tinkered with especially to please polititians who it has been PROVEN are bent as hell.

posted by Turtle (2013-06-20 17:01:37)
No avatarThat Simpsons jpeg sums up this woman perfectly. Maria Miller and that other censor-happy Tory c0w, whatshername, have exactly the same crazy, outdated worldview as Mary Whitehouse and her demented little NVALA cult of mentalists. I was hoping those types of people had died out by now.

Every single Tory needs to sh1t off back to the 1890s where they belong.

posted by (2013-06-20 19:01:53)
No avatarthanx

posted by Blocked (2013-06-20 19:03:44)
No avatarthanks

posted by (2013-06-20 20:11:52)
No avatarI suppose now they have some press censorship in place, the ability to legally spy on all of our spoken and electronic forms of communication then censoring the internet would logically be the next step

I'm sure they already have a deal with google for tracking the soon to be compulsory GPS tracking chips we will have to be injected with and then we can sit back and wait for the work houses, work camps and tattooed serial numbers to be made law

We are so lucky we live in a deMOCKERYacy?

posted by (2013-06-20 21:17:37)
daveroy avatarI can see why censorship sounds like a good idea but lets remember a very important fact. We are responsable for everything we say and do. Just because we are on the internet does not mean we are free to say and do what we like. The laws of the country about rasism, abuse and other nastiness still exists. That said we should be allowed to be responsible. Not all of us need to be told how to behave. The majority under control of the powerful minority, weren't wars fought to remove dictatorship's.

posted by (2013-06-20 21:33:21)
Raptor5 avatarThis Fecker is another example of the nanny state thinking that us poor simpletons(sheep)are too stupid to know how to block and setup filters for our children.I want to make it clear, this is another attack on free speech, and if i want to watch porn or anything over 18 I think I can decide for myself. I dont need another feckin goody too shoes telling what I can and cannot watch in the privacy of my own home. Its none of the governments friggin business what I watch or what I decide to read or comment upon.

posted by (2013-06-20 21:39:47)
Raptor5 avatarAnd I'll add this.The internet is the last bastion of truly free speech...once it goes people its gone forever. These people want this to happen, so you as an intelligent and free minded individual can be force fed the government sponsored propaganda, they do not want you to know what is really going on in the world, just what they tell you. Look at this and nothing else because the rest is all lies. Trust us, we know whats best for you...be a good sheep and go back to sleep.

posted by (2013-06-20 21:49:08)
Raptor5 avatarLook at all the sh*t going down in America. And what happens state side usually follows in the uk. With the uk in the hands of these people we are doomed. They absolutely will not stop, they will never quit, they will distract you with smoke and mirrors all the while hiding the REAL issues affecting the population. False flags, misdirection, television programs to dumb you down,media under the control of the government...the list goes on and on and on. People better wake the f*ck up and fast because we are rapidly approaching a one world government and that my friends is ALL SHE WROTE!

posted by Site FriendET junkieET loverGirlSun (2013-06-21 04:44:13)
frostycarver avatarWELCOME TO THE NEW RUSSIA
FFS I agree Raptor5
Thanks SaM

posted by (2013-06-21 17:11:35)
FiBi avatarWont happen; so don't get yourself so het up Raptor.

posted by (2013-06-21 20:06:23)
nobs68 avatarPlease report correctly on topics such as this. What she is proposing to do is rid the internet of child images of the pedo variety. What is wrong with that removing such sick, vile shite from the internet as well as all the depraved and twisted porn that is ready available. Wake the fook up, stop ranting and go have a read .


posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-06-21 20:57:27)
Embolism avatarAnother example of the special relationship the UK has with America<Iwonder if she had millions in Back handers like Tony Blair did after the WMD scare that took us to Iraq (funny how he walked out as Prime minister with 25 million when his salary was 86 thousand a year). The world wide web was created to be free to everyone without censorship or control by any one nation or group of Nations telling people what they could say or do in its use,understandably when there is extreme racism and abuse there has to be some recourse that does not mean that we all should fall under the censors axe and have an Orwellian thought policeman monitoring and controlling what we say in what is purported to be a free society since we are all entitled to an opinion.Many will not have read the NSA`s Global Cyber Domination white paper from 2000 onwards I suggest more people take a look at it as this idea of controlling the internet is over 12 years old and many here seem to think it`s a relatively new concept,Tim Berners lee or TimBL the creator of the WWW said this in regard to control of the websome years ago and how we should not entertain its control by any one political party or government in censorship (food for thought) www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiNzA0raLe4

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-06-21 21:09:31)
Embolism avatar once people start on the road to censorship where does one stop ok child porn is sick but then you have also stated that porn is not right and that will upset some and put kleenex out of business to boot,then someone will say we have to be watched and monitored to ensure we do not attempt to go to these porn sites and all our traffic is monitored and all is lost since we are limited to where we can go and what we can do a rocky and slippery slope with censorship which while beneficial in some respects the flip side is that big brother will block this site and dozens of others which will mar and impede your own enjoyment of other data right across the web and by visiting this site for say a cam of the avengers you will have the thought police banging on your door proclaiming your a paedophile,a comforting thought n`est pas.

posted by (2013-06-22 16:40:33)
No avatar@13 as others have said the problem with censorship especially where government driven is that it almost without exception will be vaguely worded, will extend beyond the level of intrusion needed and will also open the door for far more intrusive and restrictive practises that are most probably already planned and typed up now

Bit like the patriot act really that almost makes it "unpatriotic" and a crime to question any government or presidential action even where that action is detrimental to the united states and which has been used as a means of stifling patriotic free speech rather than its claimed intended use

Pretty much all governments would prefer a totally restricted and controlled populace with limited movement, resources, communication, socialisation and education for the most part as theyre more manageable and are more easily led around by the nose irrespective of what they claim they want

Both right and left wing parties tell people what to think the only difference is the way they approach it, some saying what you shouldn't think and the others saying what they think you should think

Same end result, two different paths to identical aims

posted by (2013-08-25 16:28:14)
No avatarSomeone should send her a letter explaining how culture comes to evolve and develop.
Who is protecting us from the damage to our lands, our minds and hearts from businesses and consumers??

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