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Forum Post: Internet Freedom Faces Greatest Threat Ever, Warns Google’s Sergey Brin

Posted 10 years ago on April 16, 2012, noon EST by Devoghe (40)
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Internet Freedom Faces Greatest Threat Ever, Warns Google’s Sergey Brin


Excerpt: “The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the creation of the internet three decades ago are under greater threat than ever, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. “In an interview with the Guardian, Brin warned there were “very powerful forces that have lined up against the open internet on all sides and around the world”. “I am more worried than I have been in the past,” he said. “It’s scary.”"



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[-] 2 points by JadedGem (895) 10 years ago

Yep, They got scared! When they saw ticked off people all over the world respond to OWS! The Music and Entertainment industry doesn't make me want to be a buyer anymore because of what they are doing. As I sit here, I haven't listened to a song I put on in weeks. I listened to one song from an artist liked on Youtube. I'll pay my cable bill and watch Hulu, but I'm not renting anything and I might go to a movie once a year.

[-] 1 points by Devoghe (40) 10 years ago

Good job! More and more people will do this and they will not have a choice but to listen. Boycotting is powerful!

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

people are always frighten of what is new

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 8 years ago

Google co-founder Sergey Brin warned of the erosion of internet freedom a long time ago. People should have taken his heeds. Now the recent revelations regarding internet data factory-ship trawling operations show how important it is to "read between the lines." Google is for an open internet which is mostly good for the lesser mortals. Of course, it must take privacy concerns very seriously, too, as most countries' governments are hypocritical about privacy/secrecy/national security. That should be taken as an axiom.