Being safe on the internet (was Re: Here we go again - ISP DPI, but is it interception?)

Charles Lindsey chl at
Wed Aug 4 15:11:30 BST 2010

On Tue, 03 Aug 2010 18:06:36 +0100, Roland Perry  
<lists at> wrote:

> My common sense says that if I am unauthorised to view a web page, then  
> it will return some kind of error which demonstrates that I have not  
> presented valid credentials.
> Although I am aware that this falls foul of the Law Enforcement model  
> that if you stumble over an unlocked door, that doesn't mean you are  
> allowed to open it and go inside. Although I might characterise it more  
> as looking through a window where someone has failed to draw the  
> curtains.

But where there is a well understood convention/understanding that  
unlocked doors in a particular street inply an invitation to enter, that  
would not apply.

In the case of the WWW, that convention is widely understood to apply.

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