Day 20 of 30 (in 30 days of Geek) – Where do you stand on Internet Censorship?

Day 20 – Where do you stand on Internet Censorship?

I am not a big fan of the government trying to censor the population.  I think Australia for instance is going too far.

And as a US citizen (dual US/NZ citizen actually) I find the US’s actions (trying to censor wikileaks etc) quite embarrassing to say the least.

Individual companies can obviously censor their employees if they choose, that is their right because it it their system.  But I don’t like countries (like China for example) censoring their population.

I believe the government should worry about bigger issues than what an individual should morally be allowed to see.  Besides, if a person wants to get around the system, they will find a way, much like the criminals will find guns even if you pass laws against them.  The laws just keep honest people honest.

About andy dingfelder

Andy is a CISO/CTO in the fintech sector with over 20 years of experience in Software Delivery and Team Leadership in multiple industry domains. Master's Degree (MPA) in Public Administration Information Systems and over 10 years of board governance experience for multiple organisations. Full bio is available at: and links available at or follow him on Twitter at Andy lives in the Wellington region, New Zealand with his wife and two daughters.
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