Dangers of the Internet Resolution Passed By Senate

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Dangers of the Internet Resolution Passed By Senate

Post by KenOath »

"Apparently June is national 'Internet is Dangerous' month.
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution urging Americans
to 'learn more about the dangers of the Internet.' And what
counts as a danger?
Disabling censorware, or making friends
online if you ever plan to meet them in real life.

Its extreme negativity is disappointing.
But remember — it passed unanimously.
From the tech blorge article: 'It's not just a resolution.
A few corporations are actually trying to cash in on this
misguided disinformation campaign, including BSafe Online,
a Tennessee company which markets a PC filtering software.
(I wonder if it's one of the ones that can be disabled by
31% of America's teenagers...) Their CEO has an encouraging
message for parents about safety on the internet.
"This is a battle they must fight everyday with their children
in order to keep pornographers, sexual predators and
cyber-bullies at bay." And keeping those pornographers and
sexual predators away will cost you a mere $70 a year...'"

Source.

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It seems that the internet is transitioning out of its immaturity and into the cold hard realities of the business world. The sad truth is that these kinds of lies and politiking is not uncommon in almost any real world field.

Welcome, internet - to the real world.
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meh
CRAP
any average computer using teenager (the targets of those blockers) can easily bypass those... in fact everyone I know has their parents install blockers on their computers so the parents don't come bugging in, then simply disable it... some as basic as simply booting a liveCD or running vmware, others using Proxy (lol) and some using TOR... and others simply disabling the process, or getting the login pass for the program itself... after all it's their PC and they're administrators on 'em XD

I love how all these stuff get passed and it, at most, makes a few hour speed bump...
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Post by ddrmaxromance »

Well let's see, I got two friend requests from two people from out of the state way older than me with "465" friends, no pictures, and just a giant paragraph with a link to "hot nude pictures" in it.

Thus, I would have to now agree that June is a dangerous month for MySpace n00bs.
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how is it dangerous?!
just use something called a brain...
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Post by longview »

spaceship9 wrote:just use something called a brain...
Oh please, this is the U.S. senate.

Also: I once saw a naked man on the internet, we therefore know that the homosexual agenda is being spread over the internet! There's nothing more dangerous than a homosexual man.

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Lol. I agree that filters are a waste of money... Anyways, I guess it would be good to educate 5-10 year olds on internet security.
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