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French Govt. Wants to Inject Domain Blocking Lists Directly Into Web Browsers * TorrentFreak


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A coordinated effort to associate online piracy with malware, identity theft and banking fraud, is well underway. As a result, legislation beyond copyright infringement is likely to play a key role in tackling piracy moving forward. The French government’s current plan for tackling online harms envisions state-operated domain blocking lists being injected directly into web browsers to prevent fraud. It’s a well-intentioned move but will not stop there.

computers-sFor responsible adults with decades of experience from which to draw their own conclusions, the idea that adults we have never met have the power to govern our online activities is a borderline insult.

Of course, governments have a responsibility to protect all, so for every person who gets upset at politicians poking around in their private business, theory suggests there should be others who stand to benefit from whatever intervention is currently under discussion. And as responsible…

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