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Censor Internet Images

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From the Beeb: the UE has imposed to compute and store hash values for all images that shall be censored
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38207977
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Youtube collaborate.

It's the same process that France and others had already imposed to all Internet access providers. Each and everytime you and I put a new image on the Web, someone in a poor country (often the Philippines) has to check it, and if for some reason a government dislikes it, its hash value lands in a red list.

Obviously, the permitted images get screened and hashed too since this avoids the repeated human screening. And the same happens for each and every new Internet address - for instance a new message on a forum. And as soon as artificial intelligence gets half-way as efficient and cheap as the Philippino, it replaces him.

Obviously, the UE tells this will avoid "violent or extremist material". But once the process exists, it is able to censor whatever a government and its agencies want, hence it will serve for arbitrary censorship. This is a basic, fundamental and unavoidable law of all governments.

You can be certain that copyrighted material will be blocked that way from uploading - it must already be the case. Just like everything the government or its agencies dislike.

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You really ought to move to a place where the nanny state won't bother you so much... Paraguay, Bolivia and Moldova are the options that come readly to my mind, but since you seem to be francophone, I'm sure there must be some sub-Saharan African country better suited still for you to enjoy true freedom. :yes:

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Anyway it has to be seen how (technically) they are going to make it work.

The same principle is used for Child Pornography images, and it has IMHO already a number of drawbacks/issues, JFYI:

http://www.forensicfocus.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=14573/

but here we are talking of ALL the images in the world, it is a completely different dataset, both in size and scope. :ph34r:

jaclaz
 

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On 06/12/2016 at 4:26 PM, dencorso said:

Paraguay, Bolivia and Moldova are the options that come readly to my mind, but since you seem to be francophone [...]

I'm easy with Spanish, German and English too and can survive with Portuguese and Italian, so Paraguay and Bolivia are options among others, yes.

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