Over the years, governments and politicians have attempted to implement internet censorship or surveillance measures in the name of protecting children. However, a proposed law in France has raised significant alarm.
This law, which initially went under the radar, has recently gained attention thanks to [0x1b5b]. Essentially, the law suggests that browser developers should include software provided by the French government for censorship and spying purposes. The implications of this law are extensive, surpassing even China’s state surveillance program. Surprisingly, few French citizens are aware of this proposal and its consequences, despite their historically troubled relationship with the government.
If enacted, this law is likely to cause concern throughout Europe. Countries with less focus on freedom and civil liberties may follow France’s lead. However, the European hacker community is expected to mobilize by developing methods for French internet users to bypass government surveillance. Unfortunately, there is little trust in the EU parliament in Brussels to prevent poorly thought-out laws from being passed. Hopefully, this doesn’t foreshadow a gloomy future for all Europeans. It is disheartening to witness such developments, especially considering that France is not typically associated with such measures.
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