this country is so fucking cool

  • Flying Squid
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    3074 months ago

    Cool. Let’s see the legislature’s browser histories.

    • Xhieron
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      My money says this guy can’t even close his closet door anymore for all the skeletons.

    • @kryptonianCodeMonkey
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      Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, loves talking about his creepy spy app he and his son have on their phone that alerts the other if they visit naughty sites. So the writers of this proposal and all that vote for it would be happy to put the same program on their devices and computers, right? And tie that straight to a public feed we can all see? Great Great.

      • @[email protected]
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        See when I read this story it isn’t really that bad.

        They believe porn is bad and use the app to keep each other accountable. I don’t really have an issue with that. You do you.

        But when they start trying to enforce that view through the government it’s obviously not okay.

        • @AlternatePersonMan
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          Aside from it being creepy as hell to do that with your son (who probably didn’t have a say in the matter) this is a massive national security risk. Spyware on a Congress member’s phone? Not a great idea.

          • @meco03211
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            64 months ago

            I’m imagining they have government issued phones and private phones. The government issued one for sure wouldn’t be allowed to have that shit on it.

            • @GTKashi
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              274 months ago

              That sounds reasonable and so it’s probably not even remotely close to what actually happens.

              • @TheDoozer
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                The craziest thing about the Hillary Clinton private email server was not that she had it, but that her predecessors also used private email for government stuff as Secretary of State. Not a one-off, but the norm. Absolutely nuts.

            • @meco03211
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              Can you imagine that IT request?

              “In having trouble installing this app on my phone. It’s so my phone can be remotely monitored to make sure I’m not looking at porn.”

              “Could you just not try to look at porn on that phone?”

              • @captainlezbian
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                74 months ago

                “Sir, you have a federal government IT department. Which federal agency do you want to tell your family if you watch porn? Don’t worry they already monitor your personal devices too.”

            • @Serinus
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              Do you think Congress has the digital literacy and self discipline to keep separate phones and actually keep business separate between them?

              Wasn’t it just recently that a congressman was found hoarding gold bars? What phone do you think he negotiated those from?

          • @jaybone
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            24 months ago

            “Putin needs to make sure I’m not watching gay porn.”

        • @surewhynotlem
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          It’s creepy because it’s his son, and he clearly is only doing it to control his kid.

          You think the dad doesn’t have a second device that’s dedicated to wanking?

          • @[email protected]
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            How dare you demand him by suggesting he has a masturbation phone.

            It’s a Grindr phone…

            Which only feeds his toxicity as no one on Grindr wants anything to do with this PoS.

        • @[email protected]
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          84 months ago

          I don’t have a problem between 2 consenting adults but monitoring a parent is creepy and weird. It’s likely a case of him trying to set an example and prove he too is compliant, to his son, but it’s just weird.

          • @meco03211
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            104 months ago

            Just watched the Duggar documentary. This is shit they “voluntarily” do. If you don’t, you’ll likely suffer the ire of the elders and people in power.

            • @frickineh
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              And, as we learned from that same documentary, it’s pretty easy to get around it. If that homeschooled sicko Josh can figure out how to partition his devices, I’m guessing plenty of others have figured it out, too.

        • @kryptonianCodeMonkey
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          I don’t have a problem with their abstaining from porn, having personal feelings about its value or morality, or even using each other to remain accountable. I do think it’s a little dumb to put spyware on your device intentionally and to share with your child when you accidentally fall to temptation exactly what sort of smut you enjoyed. But that’s all them. Not my problem.

          As you said the problem is when you’re legislating to restrict others from something you have a personal issue with, particularly when that thing is completely personal. So if they’re going to butt their way into the personal habits or desires of the general public, surely they have no problem sharing their own habits and desires with the public in return. And, in real time. I want to see what senators are jerking it to on their potty break during session.

      • @[email protected]
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        84 months ago

        creepy spy app

        The only thing that spy app is making them do, is hiding a second phone from everyone. Guarantee it.

    • @[email protected]
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      24 months ago

      That’s why this will never pass.

      It’s just virtue signalling from whoever is introducing it.