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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Eric Schmidt on threats to internet freedom

Eric Schmidt talks about Internet Freedom and the threats--note what he is talking about, in the case of North Korea and China, is exactly what the UN and its corrupt agency, the ITU, want:

Inside the mind of Eric Schmidt | Alan Rusbridger | Technology | "Let me give you some examples of what governments could do. There is something called the DNS, which is the Domain Name Service, which is how you get to things, so,, If you go in and you programme that in a certain way, you can actually delete things. You can also, at the protocol level, lock ports, so you can block, for example, access to YouTube in its entirety. So those have the property that it's not a flat open internet but rather it depends on which country you're in. There are things called VPNs. The Chinese Government, for example,plays a game we call whack-a-mole, where every time a VPN shows up, they shut it down and people move. Using modern encryption there are ways of getting even more sophisticated versions of this kind of thing working. The problem is that if you put these restrictions in place, the elites will figure out a way to get around it, but the average person won't, because they don't have time, or knowledge, or education, so there's a real loss of information."

Never, ever, let the ITU or UN take over the internet!

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