Thursday, July 28, 2005

Did Comcast and Symantec help cover-up the Downing Street Memo ?

How Comcast Censors Political Content |

After reading this I have to wonder what other topics critical of the current administration might have been "censored" by these companies. Congress better call executives of these companies in and get to the bottom of this ASAP! (And bring those 40+K "complaints" with them!)

As usual, nothing was done by either company until they realized that the cat was out of the bag and they were flooded with complaints.

Think about it. If this is true, and I have no reason to doubt it, the public's trust of these companies (and every other ISP really) has been shattered. Then we'll have to wonder every time we send an email that it could be "filtered" out because someone associated with your ISP doesn't like something in it.

Is this the old Soviet Union or the United States of America?

I'm not implying that anyone in the current administration orchestrated this, but we damn well better have an investigation and find out who did. Of course it wouldn't surprise me one bit if there was a connection to the RNC. These Republicans seem to be the masters of "dirty tricks".

What's next, sending enemies of the "state" to secret prisons?

Do we have to encrypt all our email so the government's spies can't read it or censor it? And on the topic of encryption, I recall that recently, some in our government wanted to force (through legislation I believe) companies who write encryption software to put a "backdoor" into their programs so that it could be read without having to attempt to break the encryption. I'm not sure that it's fully known if any of those companies did. I think [most] of them said no and some of the proposed legislation was dropped.

Do we now have to develop software to get past "censors"?

China has been in the news for blocking certain word searches like "Freedom".... Is the United States next?

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