My first use of functional programming using lambda in Python

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This is a screenshot of TalkTalk’s flitering service. Cameron has praised this one in particular and is more than probably going to be the base foundation for other ISP’s filtering services.

The big problem with this is that, in the case of suicide and self-harm sites, filters are notorious for blocking support and advice sites of this kind (the same goes for sites giving advice on safe sex and STDs). Lets face it, self harm and suicide happen, I’d rather know that my little brother could look at pictures of self-harm, but if he needed to, could also view websites to get support if he was feeling depressed.

Cameron tells us that if we come¬†across¬†a site that we feel¬†shouldn’t¬†be blocked, the adult can make the site available; but this causes another problem.
Take this for an example: A 14 year old girl gets pregnant and she doesn’t really know how to approach her parents about it. So she starts to look online and finds that the website she wants is blocked by The Great Firewall of Cameron. This creates the issue that she’s not able to ask for the site to be unblocked without explaining why she wants it to be unblocked. This would, in my opinion, cause her to keep it a secret¬†which¬†is neither good for her nor the child.

You guys know by now where I stand on this subject, but I think will help you to understand why I think the way I do.

Don’t even get me started on the other things he wants blocked by default. Games and social networking? Get a grip Cameron!

If you think that the US PRISM program is the only one with government prying eyes, and that you’re safe in the UK…think again!

Interviewer: What are some of the big surveillance programs that are active today and how do international partners aid the NSA?

Snowden: In some cases, the so-called Five Eye Partners 4 go beyond what NSA itself does. For instance, the UK’s General Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has a system called TEMPORA. TEMPORA is the signals intelligence community’s first “full-take” Internet buffer that doesn’t care about content type and pays only marginal attention to the Human Rights Act. It snarfs everything, in a rolling buffer to allow retroactive investigation without missing a single bit. Right now the buffer can hold three days of traffic, but that’s being improved. Three days may not sound like much, but remember that that’s not metadata. “Full-take” means it doesn’t miss anything, and ingests the entirety of each circuit’s capacity. If you send a single ICMP packet 5 and it routes through the UK, we get it. If you download something and the CDN (Content Delivery Network) happens to serve from the UK, we get it. If your sick daughter’s medical records get processed at a London call center ‚Ķ well, you get the idea.

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“Every household in Britain connected to the internet will be obliged to declare whether they want to maintain access to online pornography, David Cameron will announce on Monday.”

Well guys, I posted in my blog in the early hours of this morning that this is beginning of a very, very slippery slope. Within a couple of days I’ve been proven right.

At first it was about getting rid of child abuse content on the internet; now its about removing pornography from the public internet so that we can avoid “the “corroding” influence of pornography on childhood.” The prime minster is telling us that by the end of the year ISP’s will be forced to ask us if we want content filtering. No doubt if we say no, then we will be immediately put on a watch list of some kind (I know that sounds extreme, but it really wouldn’t surprise me if it happened).

There is filtering software out there that is extremely easy to install, why can’t the government help people find this and offer assistance in setting up instead of screwing around with our internet freedom!?

The real issue here is where does it end. Within a couple of days the “goal” of this mission was to achieve something very reasonable, now it’s something quite reasonable.

Big Brother has placed it’s eyes around country and the world and is slowly beginning to open them.

Big Brother IS Watching!