Coming soon to a Police State Near you

Step one, “They’ll only go after the bad guys.”
Step two, “It was just some bad apples.”
Step three, There’s no step three. Everyone’s too scared to say anything.

This is really sinister. And you’ll be next in a few years, if you step out of line.

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  • Noah D

    The article suggests far less ‘police state’ and more ‘thin-skinned jackasses are called on their bad behavior, DoD & ISPs tell them to knock it off’.

  • Noah D
    • Rosemarie

      +J.M.J+

      The TSA: Keeping Us Safe from the Growing Menace of Terrorist Preschoolers.

      Words fail to describe the depth of stupidity.

  • The headline *should* read: “Dissident Reporters For One of Official Newspaper for Obama Regime Under Investigation For Investigating Regime Policies”

    At least that’s how it looked to me.

  • The problem of identity on th Internet is of long provenance and the solutions are out there. Unfortunately they are also something of a pain in the neck to implement so if nobody’s actually after you, it’s not worth it. If we are truly entering an era where we need to break out these well established tools, a few pointers.

    Get a PGP key, attach it to a few email accounts that you’re not going to lose control of and just sign your Internet communications. It’s just that simple. And once you start seeing USA Today reporters doing that, you go do it to in order to normalize the behavior and to attract entrepreneurs to the newly revived secure messaging market. But the most important thing to do is to not shut up, not once, not ever. And if you find yourself intimidated, take a break, say some prayers, and dive back into the fray when you’re psychologically recharged.