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Old 10-12-2016, 09:41   #166
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

A person doesn't have to have first hand experience to feel passionately about a subject..
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Old 10-12-2016, 15:22   #167
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

This is true, i'm passionate about some injustices in the world that haven't directly affected me.
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Old 09-01-2017, 20:54   #168
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Well that isn't going to change all the time we have governments which launch new initiatives about abuse etc. without even mentioning the plight of the rapidly increasing number of male victims.

If it's hard for a woman to report abuse how much harder for men, who aren't always believed, will likely be open to threats or actual claims of sexual assault/rape, will almost inevitably lose their homes if they've been unlucky enough to father children with their abuser, will come bottom of the pile when it comes to emergency housing and will almost certainly have their children used against them by their abusive partners?

There was a very moving discussion about this subject on LBC this morning and anyone who doubts the scale of the problem men are facing in our society I suggest they listen to it via the website.
I've been told that this is a very good organisation that helps male victims of domestic violence:

https://www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Getting back to the salient topic, Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas yesterday called for those who commit crimes on the internet to be forced to wear a WiFi jammer.

If this works, I believe that this would be a major step forward in dealing with those who are unable to use the internet without harming others emotionally, financially, sexually etc.

Mr Thomas last spoke about the social media offences of harrassment, trolling etc last March.
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

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Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas yesterday called for those who commit crimes on the internet to be forced to wear a WiFi jammer.
Right, because that would work, and not affect anyone else at all.

What a muppet.
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

Amuses me when the non-technical get involved in something tech and show their shocking ignorance. Same with those who think they can regulate the internet. "We mast have new laws" and "this must be banned" they parrot forgetting that UK laws only apply to UK companies and the internet is, by it's very nature, boarderless and essentially lawless.
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

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Amuses me when the non-technical get involved in something tech and show their shocking ignorance. Same with those who think they can regulate the internet. "We mast have new laws" and "this must be banned" they parrot forgetting that UK laws only apply to UK companies and the internet is, by it's very nature, boarderless and essentially lawless.
The internet may be essentially lawless but that does not mean countries cannot enforce laws on it. All they need do is ensure ISPs in their own countries follow the rules, and any content deemed offensive can be blocked. Yes, there are ways around most blocks, but there are ways around most burglar alarms. That does not mean it's legal to enter someone's premises without their permission.

That said, this tag they are talking about. I don't see how it will work unless it also blocks mobile phone signals. Which, in all likelyhood, it would at least partially as Wifi and Mobile phones operate on similar wavelengths and it's more difficult to block a particular signal than it is to just flood the entire wavelength with noise (which would block *every* signal on that wavelength).

Any judge that required such a tag be used would probably require that any equipment capable of connecting an Ethernet connection would be removed from the perpetrators home, and impose a custodial sentence should the perpetrator be caught going somewhere else and abusing people on line.
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Old 10-01-2017, 17:08   #172
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...here's a thought, you can only get "bullied" on-line if you actually logon and you know *gasp* read it.

How about just ignoring it, or is that too simple and people are now conditioned into always being a victim of something or other.
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...here's a thought, you can only get "bullied" on-line if you actually logon and you know *gasp* read it.

How about just ignoring it, or is that too simple and people are now conditioned into always being a victim of something or other.
The way to deal with online bullying is by dealing with the perpetrators, otherwise it's like someone standing on a street corner abusing people and telling those that complain to either take another route or buy some earplugs!

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Right, because that would work, and not affect anyone else at all.

What a muppet.
I don't know the ins and outs of this, so I posted a question about it in the networking forum.

It's here:

http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/sh...6#post35879846

Those who contributed said that they think that it's a bad idea as it's easy to get around and would affect innocent people around the troublemaker.

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Old 09-02-2017, 01:23   #174
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Re: Police to get tough on internet trolls.

This article outlines something that i've noticed about bullying on the internet:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ry-people.html

Apparently, the pack/herd mentality exists because after the first person has transgressed social graces, the other 'sheep' feel that they've been given permission to do it too.

Apparently,a lot of trolling, bullying etc is done by those having a bad day who are looking for someone else to take it out on.
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