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EU Proposal Would Encourage Web Users To Flag Suspicious Web Pages 95

littlekorea writes "Web surfers in Europe might soon be asked to 'flag' for law enforcement follow-up any web content they suspect incites terrorism, under an plan a group of EU governments has put to the internet industry. The plan asks for ISPs, search engines, web hosts and everyday users to play a larger role in identifying suspect content. Google already has a similar feature on YouTube — will we see it in the browser?"
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EU Proposal Would Encourage Web Users To Flag Suspicious Web Pages

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  • by dk90406 ( 797452 ) on Tuesday January 03, 2012 @11:11AM (#38571956)
    >Don't be so hard on yourself. With tens of thousands of security cameras across your cities,
    That is mostly the brits. But I grant you the point.

    > rampant hoplophobia,
    With a murder rate less than a 6th of that rate in gun loving USA, I consider this wise.

    >courts that favor criminals over anyone even thinking of defending themselves,
    You lost me here. Self defense is legal. Courts are tough on crime (at least where I live). Corruption is almost nill, Last I heard it was in the us a burglar could sue the owner of the house he broke in to if he broke his leg during the heist. And win.

  • by IonOtter ( 629215 ) on Tuesday January 03, 2012 @11:37AM (#38572386) Homepage

    Web of Trust [mywot.com] already provides a very valuable service in flagging suspect and malicious websites. It's a mix of both automated systems and user input.

    Very useful, very effective and very easy. The only thing it "lacks" is the ability to report something to the "authorities", but I don't consider that to be a fault.

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