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Communicating about Communications

In case you’ve stumbled on this blog from the far reaches of the Internet, it will help you to know that it’s a blog for my Masters in Communication Technology COMM 506 Using/Managing Communication Networks course .

This week in COMM 506, we learned about cyber-surveillance and control. It made me angry. I quite possibly messed up my weekly assignment by ranting about the UK’s pornography (and violence and file-sharing and political) blocking laws, which you can read about here. The government is applying these changes for the good of the people, especially the children. “I want to talk about the internet, the impact it is having on the innocence of our children, how online pornography is corroding childhood,” said Cameron in 2013. But is it for the government to decide what a person views online?

It seems that censorship develops in countries in small steps. It’s all…

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