Egyptian Government Taking Steps to Block Internet Porn

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poxenium

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Come on, the internet is one of the cheapest possible freedoms a state can offer its citizens. I's much easier to install some cables than to feed the hungry or house the homeless.
 

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[citation][nom]greghome[/nom]anyone could bypass pornography "Ban" by changing their default IP and /or DNSIf not, just use a proxy....... Nothing can stop a proxy......or a million proxies to choose from proxy.org[/citation]

I'm sorry, but that's not correct. Microsoft's TMG system has the capacity to check image content for potential nudity, and I'm sure there's similar technology available for other gateway systems. If they'd employ something like that, only vpn tunnels could bypass the block - and you could just ban international vpn connections and technologies like logmein, and then have a whitelist for companies that need this connection.

What I mean is - if they want to, it's possible to effectuate. Wether it's reasonable is a completely different debate however.
 

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Yea but the way the law is dealt with an enforced in Egypt is just a smidgen more intense he he HE HE HE HE ::VIOLENT COUGH::

......So getting caught is a little more worrisome than it is here in the states.
 

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For once...I agree with the Egyption government. The US could benefit from the same. Porn seems to be be geared towards what many would call ...'Losers'...and I can't say I'd disagree.
 

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Blocking "porn" or possible porn sites is standard operating procedure in the Middle East, esp. Muslim countries. I spent 3 months in Qatar in Fall of 2009 and all things "porn" or potentially porn were blocked. Even movies on TV would edit out couples kissing! No joke. That said, cable TV there after about midnight had lots of porn available (not just on demand, but regularly available channels). Hypocritical? You bet. But so what. It's not a big deal, actually. As a society, Qatar is quite nice and "liberal" as Muslim countries go. . .just don't look for porn on the internet.
 

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[citation][nom]batkerson[/nom]Blocking "porn" or possible porn sites is standard operating procedure in the Middle East, esp. Muslim countries. I spent 3 months in Qatar in Fall of 2009 and all things "porn" or potentially porn were blocked. Even movies on TV would edit out couples kissing! No joke. That said, cable TV there after about midnight had lots of porn available (not just on demand, but regularly available channels). Hypocritical? You bet. But so what. It's not a big deal, actually. As a society, Qatar is quite nice and "liberal" as Muslim countries go. . .just don't look for porn on the internet.[/citation]
Okay, this is stretching the topic a bit but I'd consider myself a healthy "normal" guy yet watching others have fun (or work their problems out...whatever you want to call it) never seemed educational or entertaining to me. I guess different strokes for different folks...get it? Different strokes...
 

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My main issue is think how many jobs would be lost through this. They arn't helping themselves either. If i set up a porn website which generates revenue through advertising, i'm bringing cash into the country - they are just stripping this from them and then realise they will have alot of sexually frustrated people on their hands with no jobs. Probs not to that extreme but you get my point.
 

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[citation][nom]halcyon[/nom]For once...I agree with the Egyption government. The US could benefit from the same. Porn seems to be be geared towards what many would call ...'Losers'...and I can't say I'd disagree.[/citation]

Well, I guess it's ok to call you a my wise and beautiful friend.
 

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"completely block internet pornography in Egypt"

Many countries have tried...and failed :)
You can make it more difficult, a bit inconvenient... but unless you pull the plug on the net (Like Bavaria tried!) that's not going to happen.
As for 'analyzing images'.... so I distribute them as ZIP files or TrueCrypt files. Try to Analyze That :)
 

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[citation][nom]goldengoose[/nom]My main issue is think how many jobs would be lost through this. They arn't helping themselves either. If i set up a porn website which generates revenue through advertising, i'm bringing cash into the country - they are just stripping this from them and then realise they will have alot of sexually frustrated people on their hands with no jobs. Probs not to that extreme but you get my point.[/citation]
...aaaah, the jobs thing ain't gonna work. When slavery was abolished in the US it costs some jobs but I don't think we should have kept it to maintain those jobs. (I know its a loose analogy but makes my point...and, yes, I know some Republicans would disagree and think should have kept slavery to maintain the related jobs and for other reasons, but let's not get further into that, eh?)
 

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For once...I agree with the Egyption government. The US could benefit from the same. Porn seems to be be geared towards what many would call ...'Losers'...and I can't say I'd disagree
Well said! Nice to have decent, non perverted people here.

 

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I'am egyption and muslim and this is realy good step in egypt
This is a positive thing and we don't depend on porn to make money
becouse its forbidden in quran
 

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[citation][nom]stratplaya[/nom]This is just the beginning. That Arab spring it gonna end up biting us in the butt.[/citation]
fuck you people, get your nose out of what isn't your business, we want that, you liberalists just want us to be like you, live like in a jungle, we want morals.

at least children won't waste their time
 
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