Sgt_Kickaxe - 11:15 am on May 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
The 'tool' poses a threat to freedoms as well by pushing further into 'control the internet' areas of application. The article wreaks of government speak, not just designer/company speak, imo.
Last month, the British Phonographic Industry won a court battle to force UK internet service providers to block its customers from accessing high-profile piracy site The Pirate Bay.
I dunno, that sounds an awful lot like kettling to me given that the court battle should have been fought against Pirate Bay on legal grounds instead of on the backs of everyone else... and now this new tool that could easily be altered to block anything/anyone.
I do not condone pirated software but I condone the loss of freedoms and increase in spying/tracking/controlling even more. It will be interesting to see where this leads given that Microsoft is at the root.
Who is 'officially' in control of using/monitoring this tool? Where is it being used? Who is being blocked and how do they find out from what? The tool claims to have blocked 'pirates' but in reality it blocks everyone, correct? This is a very slippery slope to be taking, Microsoft.