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[Ars Technica] alt.blocked: Verizon blocks access to whole USENET hierarchy

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Verizon has released details of the agreement it and other ISPs signed last week to block access to Usenet groups that have been caught trafficking child pornography. Instead of simply blocking the handful of offending groups, however, Verizon has decided to enforce a blanket ban on what could be tens of thousands of completely innocent groups...
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Wow.....Thats garbage, good thing verizon isn't in Canada!
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I have no idea what Usenet is, therefore I don't care.
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Good thing I don't use newsgroups.
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Ranks right up there with when AOL tried to censor its content using key words, but this prevented anyone from getting any info on BREAST cancer...
    
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Companies getting together to shut out innocent data traffic. Sounds illegal.
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post #7 of 30
Its getting worse people.....much worse....
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Ugh... I have FiOS. This is not good, even though I don't use usenet.
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post #9 of 30
Pretty soon we'll be asking Verizon to borrow the car keys or if you can take a turn on then computer.

Hellooo big brother.
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post #10 of 30
In New York Time Warner, Verizon, and another company all agreed to "snuff out child porn" by blocking access to usenet groups. Im pretty sure this is a direct result of that legislation.
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