French PM defies Ministry of Interior, says he won't ban open wifi or Tor

Despite the French Ministry of Interior's demands to crack down on Internet anonymity, Prime Minister Manual Valls has gone on record saying he won't allow such a thing to pass:

The premier Manuel Valls said "a ban on Wifi is not a course of action envisaged" by the government. Nor was he in favour of a ban on Tor, he added. "…Internet is a freedom, is an extraordinary means of communication between people, it is a benefit to the economy."

Mr Valls said he understood the security services' need for tough measures to fight terrorism but stressed that those measures had to be "effective".

PM rules out ban on public Wifi [Connexion France]