I dont think that you read my entire post, note the highlighted sentence.calmyourtits wrote:Again, thats just using it for something illegal. Doesnt mean anonymity itself is illegal, which it isnt.metis wrote: Using proxy server per se is not, or shouldnt be, illegal.
Many would like nothing more than to be able to censor and control the Internet. Dictatorial and totalitarian countries just do this without consulting their populace because they are, well, dictatorial and totalitarian.
However, purportedly democratic countries have to be a bit more sly about their control and censorship. One way they can do this is to enter into treaties. In this way the governments can tell the people that they really dont much like the censorship and control but that its just part of the overall good of the treaty.
An even more devious method of censorship and control is to do it in the name of civil rights. Several self-named "womens rights spokespersons" have recently testified at the UN, demanding that the Internet be censored. These are the types to whom "equality" means quashing any dissenting opinion. In part, because she has heard people in gaming chatrooms and on YouTube videos saying "??Youre a liar, ??You suck," one demands that countries "develop laws and other governance to enforce compliance and punitive consequences for perpetrators."
If you want to be treated like an adult on the Internet, or on a college campus, then begin by acting like one and not just running to mommy government every time someone calls you a name.
http://www.polygon.com/2015/9/25/939916 ... -zoe-quinn