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Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

Discussion in 'Wikileaks' started by Anonymous, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Anonymous Member

    Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    Federal Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'
  2. Anonymous Member

  3. Anonymous Member

    Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    sad
  4. Anonymous Member

    Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    Stuff like this makes me want to actively work around their bullshit filters. They'd probably have less problems if they didn't try to censor what their people read in the first place.
  5. Anonymous Member

    Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    k, guys, the war on terror is now officially lost.
  6. 3rdMan Member

    Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    Wikileaks vs USA doesn't even count as a skirmish in the "war on terror."

    Instead of putting a super costly and potentially abused internet filter (hello Aussie Gov't), it would be cheaper to just take stronger measures to prevent leaks of sensitive material.
  7. Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    Read moar. This is only for computers owned by the federal government. I think it's faggotry, but those same individuals can just as easily DL it from their home computers and bounce it off seven proxies. Ultimately, I think it will be about as successful as Iran when the shit was hitting the fan there. The truth will out, and people will find a way to public domain information if they want it.

    As for the "war on terror", that was lost the second it began. Had our elected officials been serious, they would have treated it as the law enforcement issue it is, instead of the ground war that profits the military industrial complex. Extremism in all its forms is a cancer, and the proper way to excise a cancer is with a scalpel, not a broadsword.
  8. Anonymous Member

    Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    It seems like the main effect of this is that the US government employees will be more ignorant about what is going on than their opponents. How is this helpful?
  9. Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    Bah. All they have to do is read news articles based on the information contained therein. It's not like any of us have the time to go through 251k pages of dox. Most of us will just read the tl;dr printed by the mainstream and amateur press, unless it's something particularly damning.
  10. Anonymous Member

    Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    do what we say while not reading what outsiders are saying about us and our good work...


    remind anyone of anyone?
  11. Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    Devil's advocate: What if there's a Trojan in a mirror or something purporting to be a mirror of the WL dox? I can see legitimate IT concerns about allowing anything that may contain a zip bomb or other virus into a network. And again, the media are doing a fair to good job of tl;dr'ing the WikiLeaks materials. Every day, I see a new WL story on the front page of major news websites. As much material as they have, this trend is not likely to decelerate any time soon.
  12. Anonymous Member

    Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    A firewall is not the only government attempt at "control" online.

    How could the above affect WWP? Will legal action follow?
  13. Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    Probably not that much. For one, there's little in the way of malicious impersonation. For another, well, Larry Flynt is a god. 485 U.S. 46 (1988), Hustler Magazine v. Jerry Falwell. Even vicious satire and jokes are protected free speech, and it was an 8-0 decision with Justice Kennedy abstaining.
  14. Anonymous Member

    Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    Or Gov't could take a step back and do a reality check on just what information really needs to be considered sensitive or classified. As with facism, the tighter they clench their fists, the more that slips through their fingers.

    The vast majority of these materials are simply banal or at worst unsurprising. Had they not been stamped super sekrit in the first place, there would be little cause for so much butt hurt.
  15. Anonymous Member

    Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'


    This is already against US federal law, FYI, and in some cases it is a felony offense. States are beginning to update their laws to follow suit.
  16. Anonymous Member

    Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    If a poster were to use the name "Kendrick Moxon" here, could the real Moxon intervene and demand information about the user?
  17. Anonymous Member

    Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    You fucktard. This is for FEDERALLY OWNED COMPUTERS. Federal employees as a a general rule have home computers additionally. Work computers are NOT personal computers and that is very strictly enforced. Depending on the specific situation, federal computers already have some very significant encryption on them anyway (I've seen them take 40min to reboot because of it, no exaggeration) so it's not like you'd use it to surf the web or play WoW or Farmville or whatever anyway.

    Work computers are for work, personal computers are for personal use. All this would do is keep them from viewing it when they're supposed to be working, and even then, only if they didn't bring their personal laptop to work with them.
  18. Anonymous Member

    Re: Government Seeks Computer Firewall to Block WikiLeaks 'Pollution'

    To clarify, at least in my experience you don't even own your work computer, it's issued to you if they decide you need one. Of course they can install whatever the fuck they want on it, they own it, not you.
  19. asterisk Member

    Who gives a fuck? Almost every major employer in every country does this. It's an employer restricting things that they don't want their employess accessing, and the press is making it out to be something that it isn't.

    Read the article. Mainstream headlines frequently conceal the story.
  20. Herro Member

    Why is this even a news story? Employers install filters on work machines all the time.
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