Very interesting read.
“The Internet once held the promise of becoming the global public space … but it is being carved up, colonized and militarized. We need to protect this forum where ideas can be exchanged freely because it is quickly being lost.”
When Deibert testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission last week, he talked about American firms’ role in China’s control of the media. He said that not only do some software firms write the blocking programs, American search-engine companies such as Google, Yahoo! and MSN may be worse than the Chinese government when it comes to suppressing information.