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Danish police push to end Internet anonymity

updated 09:55 pm EDT, Thu June 23, 2011

Public access points may require proof of identity

Danish police are reportedly pushing their government to bring tighter controls over Internet access, arguing that anonymous usage benefits terrorism. A group within Denmark's Ministry of Justice has voiced a recommendation that parliament should draft legislation banning anonymous access to the web, particularly in places such as Internet cafes or libraries.

To allow people to still utilize the same types of public connections that are currently left open, the group calls for requirements that will force ISPs and other companies to obtain identification before allowing individuals to use their services. Users would be tied to identification codes, which would serve as a way for police to track online activity.

Although Denmark is not generally considered a high-profile terrorist target, a Danish newspaper stirred conflict in 2005 when it published cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed. Police late last year made several arrests of terrorist suspects, however, preventing what was described as an attack planned for New Year celebrations in Copenhagen.

It remains unclear of the Danish parliament will follow the Ministry's requests. [via Boing Boing and Computerworld.dk]



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  1. Arne_Saknussemm

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    Wonder what is more dispicable...

    controlling the internet's content, or who has access?

  1. LeoNobilis

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    What idiots! I could expect this from the United States of the Redneckland administration (current or former), but considerably less so from a European country. Oh wait: aren't Danes the idiotic nation that's been supporting the whale & dolphin slaughter? Then, their stance on internet anonymity is logical. Sodomise them the idiots!

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