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Old 5th September 2013
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Default The US government has betrayed the internet. We need to take it back

From Bruce Schneier's article at http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...net-nsa-spying

Government and industry have betrayed the internet, and us.

By subverting the internet at every level to make it a vast, multi-layered and robust surveillance platform, the NSA has undermined a fundamental social contract. The companies that build and manage our internet infrastructure, the companies that create and sell us our hardware and software, or the companies that host our data: we can no longer trust them to be ethical internet stewards.

This is not the internet the world needs, or the internet its creators envisioned. We need to take it back.
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Old 14th September 2013
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The US government built the Internet, so not sure how he means a fundamental social contract was undermined.
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Old 14th September 2013
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The US government built the Internet, so not sure how he means a fundamental social contract was undermined.
The people of the US built the US government and as a condition of it's existence the government agreed to abide by the "Bill of Rights" which include the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution.


Originally the internet was built as a military research tool and it can be well argued that there is no right to privacy on a military network.

At some point in the 1990s though, the government handed the internet over to the people and businesses for domestic use.


And at that point the "Bill of Rights" became important as laws governing the relationship between the people and the US government.
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