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    Scary new Internet censorship law for South Africa

    The Draft Online Regulation Policy for South Africa is “far-reaching and absolute in its censorship”, and can regulate your posts on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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    More ANC brain farts. They really are striving to become the next North Korea. I take it that the intellectual levels of our leadership are the same as the average North korean like in even Kim Jong-un, they share many common attrubutes.
    I do not like Nazi/Hamas/PA/ISIS/BDS/Syria/Assad/Russia/Syria/Assad/Iran apologists!

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    They're getting scared. You'll see the more support they lose, the more drastic **** they are going to start pushing

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    Decides to renew VPN account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor187 View Post
    So this means Mybroadband will be no more?
    MyBB will be here.

    Certain parts of the forum will have to be removed.

    Users will be prevented from uploading and sharing content prior to MyBB getting approval for such content to be published and paying the required application fees.

    MyBB will need to ensure that posts are moderated to a T. They will definitely come cracking down on MyBB when posts are made against government or negative remarks are made.

    This is just a few of the many changes I still see for MyBB if this act comes into play.

    I heard from an employee at News24 that they received a lot of pressure from government in terms of user comments, which eventually lead to the shut down. This is what will come to all platforms.

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    Please sign the Right2Know petition guys if you haven't already....let's not let the ANC screw our internet up as-well!

    Right2Know

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    SA - a national socialist state in the making...

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    to be clear
    - there is no new law in SA around regulating content on the network
    - the same law applies now as did in 1996
    - there is no way this will be in place in April next year (and probably not the next year either)
    - brushing up on your VPN skills is always a good idea
    ---quantumplation---

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    Quote Originally Posted by dominic View Post
    to be clear
    - there is no new law in SA around regulating content on the network
    - the same law applies now as did in 1996
    - there is no way this will be in place in April next year (and probably not the next year either)
    - brushing up on your VPN skills is always a good idea
    As always a brilliant and informative post. Bless you and thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valhallan View Post
    Please sign the Right2Know petition guys if you haven't already....let's not let the ANC screw our internet up as-well!

    Right2Know
    I will gladly sign, but the anc sees them as spies working for other governments. This petition will mean nothing at the end of the day. These useless twats will only use their majority in parliament to get this bill approved.

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    Just move the mybb servers overseas.

    How are these dimwits going to enforce a banana republic law such as this in the global context?
    Am I missing something?
    In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advanced auction on stolen goods. (Notes on Democracy, 1926).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marakker View Post
    Just move the mybb servers overseas.

    How are these dimwits going to enforce a banana republic law such as this in the global context?
    Am I missing something?
    Like China does.

    Where do you think they got the idea from?

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    I have a friend who works at the CSIR in Pretoria. I do not know how many of you know this, but this is a private organization but they have a huge team of hackers they employ. They offer their services to the SAPS and State Security and, when receiving a court order, they will hack and gather information for investigation purposes. They also assist in monitoring of email communication of the general public.

    I do not know how true this is, but SAFACT, ISP's and a few other roleplayers are busy discussing methods to use these people to start intercepting and monitoring of Internet activities, especially downloads of copyrighted material. Not sure how they will work or on what scale they will operate. But, I am almost 100% sure this will be the group that will ensure the new act will be enforced too.

    I am concerned with the number of 'investigations' and 'spying' the government outsources to private organizations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marakker View Post
    Just move the mybb servers overseas.

    How are these dimwits going to enforce a banana republic law such as this in the global context?
    Am I missing something?
    If they move out of the country along with their servers, it is fine. But, if they operate the site from here, they can be charged.

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