Food for thought

Here is an interesting story published in Washington Post about the various kinds of online activities targeted by the Chinese censors. This made me wondering once again about the still live and kicking internet censorship law proposal in Israel and a more recent one that aims at creating a database of all communication transactions of the citizens (HE1, HE2, HE blog response). The official justification for establishing such database is fighting the crime and saving lives, which seems like a noble cause. However it is absolutely not clear what is the mechanism of controls eliminating potential abuse of such a system, not to say that it indicates a certain perception of the entire society as potential criminals being constantly watched. Why it isn’t a salient issue on public agenda?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: