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Major Internet Censorship Bill Passes In Turkey 104

Posted by timothy
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First time accepted submitter maratumba writes to explain a bill in Turkey that extends what are already hefty Internet curbs in place under a controversial 2007 law that Earned Turkey equal ranking with China as the world's biggest web censor according to a Google Transparency report published in December. The text notably permits a government agency, the Telecommunications Communications Presidency (TIB), to block Access to websites without court authorization if they are deemed to violate privacy or with content Seen as 'insulting.' Erdogan, Turkey's all-powerful leader since 2003, is openly suspicious of the Internet, branding Twitter a 'menace' for being Utilized in organisation of mass nationwide protests in June in which six people died and thousands were injured."
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Major Internet Censorship Bill Passes In Turkey

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  • Slashcott (Score:4, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 06, 2014 @05:48PM (#46178705)
    Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet.

    On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design.

    Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

    If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this [slashdot.org] in a new tab. After seeing that, click here [slashdot.org] to return to classic Slashdot.

    We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
    We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott [slashdot.org]

    Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
    Commentors - only discuss Beta http://slashdot.org/recent [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

    Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

    Discussion of Beta: http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&id=56395415 [slashdot.org]
    Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live: http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=submission&id=3321441 [slashdot.org]
    Alternative Slashdot: altslashdot.org [altslashdot.org]
    • Re:Slashcott (Score:4, Insightful)

      by Attila Dimedici (1036002) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @07:33PM (#46179877)
      OK, you have convinced me to give up Slashdot. I did not check out the beta until today. When I did check it out, I found it unreadable. Unfortunately, those who are trying to convince us to protest beta have made regular slashdot unreadable. I'll come back in a week or so and see if slashdot can be read then.
    • by rainhill (86347)

      why don't you all major submitters of /. stories, set up a slashdot-like-site owned by your own foundation, and move your stories there?

      readers will come, i will.

  • by i kan reed (749298) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @05:48PM (#46178709) Homepage Journal

    Why do they have to ban minor things like this when they could ban slashdot beta instead.

  • by msauve (701917) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @05:48PM (#46178715)
    "the Telecommunications Communications Presidency"

    Is that part of the Department of Redundancy Dept.?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 06, 2014 @05:49PM (#46178725)

    All the new features are awesome!

  • NoBeta! (Score:5, Informative)

    by d34thm0nk3y (653414) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @05:49PM (#46178727)
    Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet.

    On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design.

    Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

    If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this [slashdot.org] in a new tab. After seeing that, click here [slashdot.org] to return to classic Slashdot.

    We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
    We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott [slashdot.org]


    Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
    Commentors - only discuss the Beta - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

    Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

    Discussion of Beta [slashdot.org]
    Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live [slashdot.org]
    Alternative Slashdot [altslashdot.org]
    • by richlv (778496)

      mod parent up, it's at offtopic. unthinkable !
      it can not be offtopic, given how much beta sucks :)

    • by iceaxe (18903)

      Get off my lawn, Beta.

    • Shazbot! We ran into some trouble getting the comments. Try again... na-nu, na-nu!

      I tried it. The article had that text instead of the comments. Mork and Mindy? Seriously?

  • Buckfeta (Score:5, Insightful)

    by nut (19435) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @05:50PM (#46178747) Homepage

    These days only log in to slashdot to read the fuck beta comments.

    Oh yeah.

    Fuck the beta.

  • Boycott (Score:5, Insightful)

    by chebucto (992517) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @05:50PM (#46178753) Homepage

    Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet.

    On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design.

    Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks [reddit.com] the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system. If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this [slashdot.org] in a new tab. After seeing that, click here [slashdot.org] to return to classic Slashdot.

    We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.

    We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott [slashdot.org]

    Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
    Commentors - only discuss Beta
    http://slashdot.org/recent [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

    Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention. Links of note:

    Discussion of Beta: http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&id=56395415 [slashdot.org]
    Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live: http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=submission&id=3321441 [slashdot.org]
    Alternative Slashdot: altslashdot.org [altslashdot.org]
    IRC Discussion: freenode #slashdot-refugees
    IRC Discussion: slashnet.org #slashdot

    Marked-up text of this comment: http://pastebin.com/mc2rhHBh [pastebin.com]

  • Fuck Beta! (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Striek (1811980)
    That is all.
  • I think they meant to brand Slashdot Beta a 'menace'...
  • by Anonymous Coward

    DOWN WITH BETA

  • Self-defense (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Daniel Dvorkin (106857) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @05:51PM (#46178773) Homepage Journal

    Normally I'd consider this a real dick move. But under the circumstances, I think it's perfectly natural for Turkey to want to defend itself against Slashdot Beta. The rest of the internet is just collateral damage.

    • by kolbe (320366)

      Here's hoping Turkey is more conservative in changing their site layout than slashdot beta is!

  • by east coast (590680) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @05:51PM (#46178779)
    By Dice forcing this "Beta" crap on us they'll be forcing us to find better sites elsewhere. The only people who will be left will be the same ilk that think that NBCnews.com improved their site with the garbage they throw out there today.
  • Menace to Society (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Nightbrood (6060) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @05:52PM (#46178781)

    BETA is nowhere near the ridiculousness of these governments censoring their citizens but DICE is certainly a menace to their own community. I'm sorry DICE, I meant audience. Who cares if we submit the news, comment on the stories, and moderate the comments while you collect the ad revenue.

    Just say "NO" to beta.

  • by Adult film producer (866485) <van@i2pmail.org> on Thursday February 06, 2014 @05:53PM (#46178803)
    What persons are responsible for this abomination?
    • My kingdom for some mod points!

      (I don't actually have a kingdom, but fuck beta either way)

      Whoever gave the go-ahead on this one needs to be fired. Immediately. No, retroactively.

      Dice pushing this new interface on the community would be like Apple ripping the GUI from their OS and forcing a CLI on Mac users. Total ignorance of the target demographic is an understatement.

      (Not trying to start a flamewar, I know some Mac users are hardcore nerds that like a good CLI, etc., etc.)
  • After looking at how dice.com sells slashdot http://slashdotmedia.com/about... [slashdotmedia.com] it's not hard to guess that the whole redesign is just for revenue purposes. And a good looking site just sells better to media morons.
    I'm doubtful that the boycott will work but it's a good way of giving dice the finger.
    Also there are two options that will work of getting slashdot back. First is to build a new site, which is was OkianWarrior suggests: http://altslashdot.org/ [altslashdot.org]
    Second is to set up a kickstarter to buy slashdot back

    • by CoolHnd30 (89871)
      only problem with OkianWarrior/altslashdot is it is sounding that it's going to be a money-maker for him and maybe a few others, when I beleive that most here would rather take the opportunity to build something truly community based...

      ..and fuk the Beta...

      • by bopal (201900)

        I don't see a problem in this. Let them make money, as long as they deliver a good slashdot replacement. He'll, I'd even pay for premium as for arstechnica. They are also corporate owned and keep up a great community.

    • by PGC (880972)
      My god... slashdotted. I didn't know sites could still do that!
  • ...the Slashdot Beta blows!!!!

    yeah.

    huck the Feta

    shuck the heta

    fuk the Beta

  • by Adeptus_Luminati (634274) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @06:08PM (#46178943)

    I've emailed them... they ignore... the more they ignore the quicker their downfall.

    Ignore your userbase, and you shall have none. If I am ignored much longer, I will leave. Just like I left mashable after their AOL'ed it.

    PS. I've been a slashdotter for 7+ years.

  • Way to go Turkey, information wants to be censored. We got yer back. Need filters or narc bots you call us. We'll hook you up with the ultimate post Slashpocalyptic beta software.

  • This site is too special to let it dissolve. Join the good fight. Join the boycott.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    FUCK SLASHBETA

  • Beta Blows Beta Blows
  • First time accepted submitter maratumba

    DICE: timothy, this is exactly what we need, fresh meat, web 2.0, it's all the rage
    TIMOTHY: Thank you sir. btw, I hope you don't mind me saying, I love the new beta.
    DICE: Why thank you timothy. I hear the feedback has been voluminous. A loyal liutenant like you deserves a promotion, a big future I say.
    TIMOTHY: 'blush'
    DICE: In fact son, your management material, CEO even.
    TIMOTHY: 'evil grin'
    DICE: In fact, after all the abuse those asshole /. users have heaped on you, you should be CEO.
    TIMOTHY: 'bigger evil g

    • Oh, I thought that was going a different route... where Dice spins off Slashdot, installs Timothy as CEO, and leaves him as the sole victim of Beta wrath, while Dice.com walks away whistling....

  • Decided to stop being an anonymous coward after 12+ years so that I can say Fuck Beta!
  • by whoever57 (658626) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @06:46PM (#46179387) Journal
    So I guess Turkey has given up on trying to join the EU?
  • by gun26 (151620) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @06:48PM (#46179399)

    I think Erdogan and his so-called "moderate Islamist" party, the AKP, are fast heading for totalitarian rule. I can't imagine the Euros accepting Turkey into their club under these circumstances. Turkey has more journalists in jail than anybody. It is now illegal for medical personnel to give medical attention to people who were injured while demonstrating against the government. And now this - Turkey is joining China, Iran, North Korea and other heavy-handed countries in clamping down on the Internet.

    Meanwhile, another group of Islamists loyal to an expatriate named Fetullah Gulen who is resident in the US and is widely believed to be a CIA asset, heretofore loyal to Erdogan and the AKP, has apparently turned on them, possibly at the behest of Gulen's US hosts. These two groups of Islamists, both equally reprehensible, are now fighting it out to see in which wrong direction Turkey will head.

    And the lingering rump of secularists on the political left are left to watch the Islamist infighting. They are increasingly irrelevant.

  • The last I heard was that he was Prime Minister of a party fairly elected in elections which were probably fairer than those of the US. Also his policies have not been without opposition as the riots last year have shown.
    • by Anonymous Coward

      That's also what we hear of Robert Mugabe. And what we used to hear of Ahmadinejad. (Former leader of Iran.)

      (And get ready for Godwin !!!) Hitler was also fairly elected in elections !

      Doesn't mean they're not tyrants who oppress opposition.

      • by maroberts (15852)
        As far as I'm aware the difference is that elections in Turkey are reasonably free and fair. In Iran you have to be an approved person to stand for election, and with Mugabe election fixing and intimidation appears to have been rife.
  • That way we don't have you sick people harassing our women, going 'Opyn tyts plz' and 'Show vagyna bby'

    Fucking annoying Turks. Most servers have a blocklist that bans most Turkish IPs, but a few good ones don't, and they're ripe for picking.

  • they should redirect people to slashdot BETA

  • All my gplus.to-shortened Google+ URLs are coming up 404 - and someone had identified gplus.to as hosted by an ISP in Turkey. Hmm ... mighty dangerous to freedom, that shortened URL to the g+ gymnastics community I moderate ...
  • FTFS:

    Turkey's all-powerful leader since 2003, is openly suspicious of the Internet

    Of course he is. The biggest buttfuck for any despot is open communication among his or her people. Great Spirit forbid your subjects confer among themselves without government snooping, and come to the conclusion that you are bad for their general well being and liberty. They may come together and fire your sorry ass (out of a cannon, if need be).

  • I am so sick of you fucktards destroying slashdot with your absurd witchhunt. Every fucking comment section has been vandalized by Betatards. Do you really think Dice gives a rat's arse about a bunch of hysterical whiners screaming as loud as thay can in every comment section? Do you really think that if you spew enough mindless vitriol then Dice will meekly give up and cave in? I hope they shove Beta up your fat arses so you'll abandon the site and we get our comment sections back.

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