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Comment: Free Internet from the Government??!?!?!?! (Score 1) 223

by Donut (#15191891) Attached to: The Hiccups of Free Wi-fi for Cities
I can't wait for the outrage later when it is discovered that various agencies at the local, state, and federal levels use their ownership of this "free" internet to trample the hell out of the users rights. Hopefully they will do it in new and interesting ways, like charging you sales tax for something bought from out of state, or asking you to report the income on an in-game gold sale, or flagging you as a trouble maker for reading 2600.org.

"Your honor, as you can see from these records, the defendant followed a link from Digg to a story about medicinal marijuana. He is clearly preoccupied with drug use."

Use the internet of the state, expect no rights or privacy, no matter what they say. 3 years from now, when another administration comes into power (at whatever government level, from either party), they can and often will rewrite the rules.

Counting in octal is just like counting in decimal--if you don't use your thumbs. -- Tom Lehrer

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