Turks bid farewell to the Internet in the face of brutal censorship/surveillance law | Boing Boing

Turkey’s brutal new Internet law grants the Turkish Telecommunications Directorate the power to arbitrarily censor Web-pages to the individual URL level, much like the Great Firewall of China — meaning that specific articles that are critical of the state can be censored while leaving the remainder of the site intact. It criminalizes „harmful“ Internet messages and hosting „harmful“ content, and requires long-term data-retention by ISPs, meaning the state and police will be able to access records of your entire online activity. It will also mandate the use of deep packet inspection to detect and disrupt technologies for evading censorship and maintaining privacy.

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