“Very Powerful Forces have Lined up against freedom on the internet”

How much Longer will the Internet be a Free place?

A recent article talks about the internet being under assault from almost every direction.  There is a big struggle going on as to who will control the internet.  Facebook and Apple have tried to take over the virtual world, and they have for the most part succeeded.

“Very Powerful Forces have Lined up against freedom on the internet”

“In an interview with the Guardian, Brian 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.”

The threat to the freedom of the internet comes, he claims, from a combination of governments increasingly trying to control access and communication by their citizens, the entertainment industry’s attempts to crack down on piracy, and the rise of “restrictive” walled gardens such as Facebook and Apple, which tightly control what software can be released on their platforms.”

Read Original Article : http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/apr/15/web-freedom-threat-google-brin

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