This drift, We have seen in Iran : There, a system similar to what is proposed in France is indeed implemented, with its many consequences. Tout d’abord, for the citizen (I don't know if they are still called like this !) or the average traveller, the effect is direct, Here is a small list of the measures taken :
• Censorship of all sites that include words such as ' sex’ or ' politic’ : Surely one of the first measures taken by the Islamic Government, This is directly prohibited by the Quran (After the manner of France with pedophilia). We have heard stories of teachers/researchers doing a thesis on the reproduction of animals complaining to the Rector that the totality of the sources of information they needed to complete their project were censored…
• Censorship of all sites of expression or sharing : blogs, social networks, Download site, etc. Pour cela, they have not done in lace : blocking simple and nasty sites such as blogger.com, over - blog.com, and all those that host blogs (same technique than what is proposed by France for pedophilia sites). Same for Facebook, Twitter, and for many sharing sites (FlickR and Picasa for photos, YouTube and Vimeo for videos, Google Docs and similar for documents, etc.).
• Analysis of all content via the Net : no doubt the most serious of all this. A bit like what is done to the position of Iran, where one comes with a closed letter to post, they simply open, look inside and then the close with buffers “c’est bon” on the scotch. On the same net technique : everything that passes on the net is analysed by the method DPI, Deep Packet Inspection. Exemple : you are French in Iran during the Iranian presidential elections, qui, probably rigged, cause the wrath of Iranians who take to the streets. You talk quite naturally these events in mails to your family, while indicating that for you everything goes well. Error ! The Iranian authorities, not wanting that a such new kind of its borders, has put key words under supervision : your mails containing, they are read by cyberpoliciers who then stop you and put you in prison one year for spying. Unfortunately, this story is not invented, because it is the Clothilde Reiss, from it-there about two years… All this to say that it is irrelevant to send news detailed his family during his stay in Iran, everything is analyzed and potentially read by anyone…
Finally, do not dramatize nor, It is always possible to connect to all websites using a few tricks ! (Method not however recommended for real spies wishing to send the military factory of uranium enrichment plans)
To access our blog, on our Facebook page and everything from our PC, We used a small software, which does not require installation, and who serves as proxy, It means that it creates a kind of tunnel between the PC and another location in the world. This software is called FreeGate and is free. For people in an area that practice censorship, It may be difficult to get it then here is a small Download link for the more easily retrieve ! (remove the XXX for a normal .exe executable).
To use it, c’est facile : launch the software, then use IE to surf !
So much for this article a little geek, but who has a commitment to everyone. I hope that with the change of Presidency, draconian net french drift will stop !