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Submission + - Has the infamous Goatse guy been found? ( 1

DesScorp writes: "If you were on Slashdot in the late 90's and early 2K's, then you've probably been "Goatse'd". Someone posts a link about a supposedly innocuous subject, you click, and suddenly you're looking at something you didn't think was humanly possible. Goatse'ing was a form of RickRolling, only with a "What has been seen cannot be unseen" aspect. For years, people have speculated: "Who IS that guy?". Was he some otherwise normal guy... a doctor, lawyer, mechanic, that just had some very kinky personal tastes? It was noted that in his pic, he wore a wedding band. Was this the guy sitting next to you in church?

Adrian Chen at Gawker claims to have found the man responsible, and describes the process of how the Internet's first truly infamous meme began, and how it spread."

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Submission + - Turkey to impose new Internet controls (

DesScorp writes: "Beginning in August, the Turkish government will mandate that all ISP's implement a new web filtering regime, under the auspices of protecting Turkish children. The Turkish government calls the program "Safe Use of the Internet". Many in the country fear that the program is the opening salvo in an outright attempt to censor the web in Turkey. "We are concerned that the government [will] enforce and develop a censorship infrastructure," said Law Professor Yamman Akdeniz at Bilgi University in Istanbul. The article notes that Turkey already bans more websites than any country in Europe."
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Submission + - Court: FCC has no power to regulate Net neutrality (

DesScorp writes: "A panel of federal judges has unanimously tossed out a 2008 FCC cease and desist order against Comcast, ruling that the FCC does not have the authority to regulate "Net Neutrality". Quoting the CNET article, "Because the FCC 'has failed to tie its assertion' of regulatory authority to any actual law enacted by Congress, the agency does not have the authority to regulate an Internet provider's network management practices, wrote Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit". Advocates for the policy say that the FCC should immediately impose landlne provider-style regulations on ISP's. Opponents say this would be illegal without Congressional approval."

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