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You think the USA is bad on Internet Privacy?

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 Malevolent    2,121

Our Marxist government have been trying to gag the media for some time, although most media publications are ass-creeping big time and will manipulate just about any story to suit the government of the day.





South Africa's Department of Justice & Constitutional Development has published a draft Bill that would be disastrous for internet freedom.

The draft Cybercrimes & Cybersecurity Bill is absurdly overbroad. If passed into law, it would give South Africa’s security agencies sweeping powers to police the internet. The Bill even tries to sneak in the worst clauses of the ‘Secrecy Bill’ through the back door.

In the name of making the internet a safer place, the draft Cybercrimes Bill would:

  • Criminalise journalists and whistleblowers by sneaking in the worst parts of the “Secrecy Bill”
  • Increase the state’s surveillance powers and is even more invasive than RICA
  • Contain 59 new criminal offences involving computer usage – many of which are so broad that they could ensnare ordinary computer users.
  • Contain anti-copyright provisions so harsh you could be criminalised for even posting a meme.
  • Read more: What’s Wrong with the Cybercrimes Bill?

We accept the need for policies that promote genuine cybersecurity, but the Bill in its current form is so broad that it threatens the basic democratic spirit of the internet.


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Yes, I signed that one right away the other day!

In some ways we have it better than the Mericans, in other ways not.

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