Dispenser of Negativity
- May 30, 2007
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
Just a few weeks ago, the New York Times broke the news that the White House, their "Internet Czar," the FBI and others had a new plan to wiretap the Internet. It is expected to be in front of Congress next year. This plan would force every product and service provider to redesign their products to give governments a back-door, so they can listen in whenever they want. That means that Blackberry, iPhone, Facebook, Skype and everyone else has to redesign their products. It also means that smaller operations will have to fold-up: very few of them can just dump their existing systems and crank out new ones. Only the large will remain, and only if they bow to the state.
The internet the ultimate bastion of free speech in today's world, any attempts at government shutdowns or censorship should be met with extreme opposition.
The State Versus the Internet by Paul Rosenberg