Google Warns of Coming Internet Storm

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt notes that censorship is on the rise worldwide, as covered by TechNewsWorld. The alarming thing, as I note in the story, is that this is not a trend confined to authoritarian countries – it’s happening here in the U.S. as well. There is going to be an interesting clash between U.S. support for free Internet communication abroad, as with the State Department’s Internet in a box program, and the Obama administration’s zeal to use censorship at home to deal with IP infringement fears. It will certainly be harder for the U.S. to criticize countries like China, Burma, and Thailand for their Internet censorship when we’re doing it, too…
[Update: Forgot the link from The Terminator…]

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