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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Assange - Web is best spy tool ever!!

Good article in the Guardian from wikileaks founder Assange.  An interesting character indeed, I agree on alot of his points but im still not 100% sure if everything is as it seems, a usual theme with me these days

Anyhow heres the article
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/mar/15/web-spying-machine-julian-assange


Assange acknowledged that the web could allow greater government transparency and better co-operation between activists, but said it gave authorities their best ever opportunity to monitor and catch dissidents.
"While the internet has in some ways an ability to let us know to an unprecedented level what government is doing, and to let us co-operate with each other to hold repressive governments and repressive corporations to account, it is also the greatest spying machine the world has ever seen," he told students at Cambridge University. Hundreds queued for hours to attend.
He continued: "It [the web] is not a technology that favours freedom of speech. It is not a technology that favours human rights. It is not a technology that favours civil life. Rather it is a technology that can be used to set up a totalitarian spying regime, the likes of which we have never seen. Or, on the other hand, taken by us, taken by activists, and taken by all those who want a different trajectory for the technological world, it can be something we all hope for."

Have a few links etc to go through tonight so will only briefly comment on this issue.  Its pretty obvious that internet has become a massive part of most of societys behaviour, it is therefore extremely possible that the elite will watch and wait to ponce on any actions they deem a problem to them.  Put this way, its pretty impossible to discuss action through networking on the internet to
a) to leave the trace and
b) be watched and monitored online and offline if needed

I'll hopefully talk about this more in the future

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