After Paris Attacks, Proposed French Law Would Block Tor and Forbid Free Wi-Fi

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"After the recent Paris terror attacks, the French government is proposing to forbid and block the use of the Tor anonymity network, according to an internal document from the Ministry of Interior seen by French newspaper Le Monde.

That document lays out two proposed pieces of legislation, one around the state of emergency, and the other concerning counter-terrorism.
In the former, the French government is considering to "Forbid free and shared wi-fi connections" during a state of emergency. This comes from a police opinion included in the document: the reason being that it is apparently difficult to track individuals who use public wi-fi networks.

The latter piece of legislation, meanwhile, says the government is considering "to block or forbid communications of the Tor network." The legislation, according to Le Monde, could be presented as early as January 2016."


Re: How about block islam? (Score: 1)

by on 2015-12-17 03:42 (#XYNG)

Your argument seems compelling, at first. And terrorism by other factions was common in the past, but what about recently? Does the Vatican openly place a bounty for killing someone that doesn't like catholicism? ( ... Also here's a handy website that lists islam motivated terror attacks:

Your website analyzes attacks 1980-2005... That seems to be a cherry-picked year range, and 1980-1990 is incredibly less relevant than 2011-2015. Here are the attacks in 2015 alone:

Here are 2014:

Also... Why don't islamic countries want islamic refugees? Saudi Arabia has tents that could house millions of them, yet they don't actually let them in. If their country isn't working, and they are far less willing than other cultures to adapt to a different way of life...what is the point of letting them in France, or other countries? They will just muck it up.
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