Administration moving to protect children on the net

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    i am old school...they little fucks dont need ipad or fancy phones....but i dont see any problem not letting kids be data mined and tracked...but i still think more of it is up to parents
     
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    I'm old skool too and agree with you in principle. However, this is the 21st century and these kids exist in a world we old farts know very little about. They communicate and socialize in ways even H.G. Wells and Chester Gould never imagined. Even their parents can't control what they're doing in "the cloud" from moment to moment so somebody has to step in and tell those businesses and individuals who would track them, "That's far enough."

    Of course, I'm sure some will see it as the opening gambit in some secret, nefarious scheme to "regulate" the internet and, yes, I know that "It's for the children" is the most common phrase heard when more government control is called for, but we have to strike a balance between liberty and safety on the internet at some point.

    Might as well start here.
     
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    You're a Stupid Old Man. Safety isn't Liberty. Liberty is Freedom. Freedom is Dangerous.

    Safety is a Comfortable Prison.
     
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    Spoke like a true leftist who despises liberty. I don't support ANY ban or attempt to regulate speech, PERIOD. The government needs to worry about DEAD Americans and keep their fucking nose out of protected speech.
     
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    Who said anything about protected speech? Unless, of course, you believe the unrestricted mining of personal and identifying data about YOUR children is "protected speech."

    Are you OK with some unknown, invisible corporate bureaucrat knowing where YOUR children are, what they are doing, where they live, where they go to school, what they look like and then selling that information to anyone they like without you knowing one damn thing about it?
     
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    Liberty has its limits. Unrestrained liberty is the same thing as anarchy.
     
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    All speech is protected you dumb fuck.. You liberal loons don't get to pick and choose what the hell offends you..
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^ The Zombie mindset^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
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    You couldn't be more stupid.

    Liberty: Ability of individuals to have control over their own actions.

    Anarchy: Society without a publicly enforced government or violently enforced political authority.
     

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