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Offline DaBees-Knees

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U.S. Policy to Address Internet Freedom
« on: February 15, 2011, 09:29:15 am »
 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/world/15clinton.html?hp

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WASHINGTON — Days after Facebook and Twitter added fuel to a revolt in Egypt, the Obama administration plans to announce a new policy on Internet freedom, designed to help people get around barriers in cyberspace while making it harder for autocratic governments to use the same technology to repress dissent.
The State Department’s policy, a year in the making, has been bogged down by fierce debates over which projects it should support, and even more basically, whether to view the Internet primarily as a weapon to topple repressive regimes or as a tool that autocrats can use to root out and crush dissent.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will lay out the policy in a speech on Tuesday, acknowledged the Internet’s dual role in an address a year ago, and administration officials said she would touch on that theme again, noting how social networks were used by both protesters and governments in the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and other Arab countries

Well, well, well. There's a change of direction for you. It gives a totally new dimension to hypocrisy.  8)

Offline Bluey_412

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Re: U.S. Policy to Address Internet Freedom
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 12:24:45 pm »

The State Department’s policy, a year in the making, has been bogged down by fierce debates over which projects it should support, and even more basically, whether to view the Internet primarily as a weapon to topple repressive regimes or as a tool that autocrats can use to root out and crush dissent.

...(and) noting how social networks were used by both protesters and governments in the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and other Arab countries

Last I heard, the Internet was an 'Information Exchange', nothing to do with weapons or tools, and certainly not something to be F***d with by governments
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But what you think is Urgent is rarely important

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Re: U.S. Policy to Address Internet Freedom
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 12:29:53 pm »
I think governments everywhere have given up trying to get the things they are supposed to be doing right, so they interfere with the things they need not be doing.

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