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Brin: we would not have been able to develop Google if the Internet had been dominated by Facebook

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Google would not have been able to develop its search engine if the Internet had been dominated by Facebook, the company’s founder Sergey Brin said in an exclusive interview with The Guardian. While several of his negative comments focused on the social networking company in the wake of its recent...
Brin: we would not have been able to develop Google if the Internet had been dominated by Facebook

Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin

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Exclusive: Threats range from governments trying to control citizens to the rise of Facebook and Apple-style 'walled gardens'The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the creation of the internet three decades ago are under greater threat than ever, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin.In an interview with the...
Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin

The 2012 election and web freedom: who to vote for? | Dan Gillmor

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For civil libertarians, weighing Romney's plans against Obama's record on the open internet, it's a choice of the lesser of two evilsPresident Obama has run one of the most secretive administrations in history. His commitment to a free press and free speech in the digital age is, at best, limited....
The 2012 election and web freedom: who to vote for? | Dan Gillmor

UN internet regulation talks in Dubai threaten web freedom | Dan Gillmor

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Thanks to leaks, we have a good idea of the kind of control and censorship member states would like to impose on the internetIt's not surprising that some confusion surrounds a telecommunications meeting that started this week in Dubai. The gathering, under the auspices of the United Nations, is called...
UN internet regulation talks in Dubai threaten web freedom | Dan Gillmor
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Sergey Brin Takes to Google+ to Defend His Comments in The Guardian

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Mr. Brin. (flickr.com//24372810@N00/3116215583/) "Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin," screamed the headline in Sunday's Guardian. The piece talks about the triple threat to the Internet from governments suppressing information, the entertainment industry's efforts to fight piracy, and the "walled gardens" of Facebook and Apple. Oops, Mr....
Sergey Brin Takes to Google+ to Defend His Comments in The Guardian

Google’s Sergey Brin says coverage of his views on Internet freedom was “distorted”

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Google co-founder Sergey Brin has published a post on his Google+ account seeking to clarify the article on Web freedom that ran in the Guardian on Sunday. To describe his reasons for a further update on the topic Brin says “I believe the internet has been one of the greatest forces...
Google’s Sergey Brin says coverage of his views on Internet freedom was “distorted”
Sergey Brin clarifies thoughts on internet freedom, Apple, and Facebook

Letters: The web's new world order

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The British people fought wars and went through a great deal of civil strife to construct the form of democracy we currently have. Thus there is nothing wrong with our government seeking to ensure that within its national boundaries activity in cyberspace conforms with its laws. The alternative proposition, that...
Letters: The web's new world order

Google's Sergey Brin: state filtering of dissent threatens web freedom

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Search giant's co-founder hits back at critics of his comments to Guardian, echoing remarks made by Sir Tim Berners-LeeGoogle co-founder Sergey Brin has hit back at critics of his exclusive comments to the Guardian about the importance of the open web, and emphasised that he thinks "government filtering of political...
Google's Sergey Brin: state filtering of dissent threatens web freedom
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VIDEO: Web freedom scrutinised in India

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The government in India has pledged it will not censor social media, in response to a growing uproar over its internet guidelines....
VIDEO: Web freedom scrutinised in India

Iran’s government to shut down access to the Internet by August

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Things don’t look good for Web freedom in Iran after authorities in the country revealed plans to cut the country off from the World Wide Web, and many popular websites and email by August, according to an International Business Times report. Just yesterday, we reported that the state has blocked...
Iran’s government to shut down access to the Internet by August
World Wide Web Foundation releases first-ever global web index (U.S. ranks second)

Sergey Brin Says He Admires Facebook And Apple, But That Doesn't Stop Him From Spouting More 'Open' Nonsense (AAPL, GOOG)

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Over the weekend, the Guardian reported that Google cofounder Sergey Brin believes "Web freedom faces its greatest threat ever," thanks to government suppression, the entertainment industry, and Google rivals Apple and Facebook – because their Web products promote "restictive walled gardens." If that kind of talk doesn't get your eyes...
Sergey Brin Says He Admires Facebook And Apple, But That Doesn't Stop Him From Spouting More 'Open' Nonsense (AAPL, GOOG)

Google: friend or foe to the open internet? | James Ball

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It's good that Google's chiefs support web freedom – but given the company's size, we need to keep an eye on itThreats to the open internet from governments and corporations have never before been so grave, Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, told the Guardian in an interview on Sunday:"There are very...
Google: friend or foe to the open internet? | James Ball

Where The Free Software Movement Went Wrong (And How To Fix It)

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The biggest change I’ve seen in the tech industry in the past decade isn’t social media, cloud computing, big data, consumerization or even mobile. It’s the mainstream acceptance of open source. Even 10 years ago open source was controversial. Back then “open vs. proprietary” arguments would still erupt at meetings...
Where The Free Software Movement Went Wrong (And How To Fix It)

Eric Schmidt, in new book: China could contribute to fracturing the Internet into pieces

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt's new book, co-authored with a former State Department superstar named Jared Cohen, doesn't come out until April. But The Wall Street Journal's Tom Gara got a hold of an advance copy and has been going through some of its ideas about the future of the...
Eric Schmidt, in new book: China could contribute to fracturing the Internet into pieces

Tunisia jails two over Facebook cartoons of Prophet Mohammed (weeks after celebrating Web freedom day)

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Less than a month after celebrating Internet freedom day, Tunisian authorities have sentenced two young Facebook users to seven years in jail after they published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on the social network. Tunisia’s justice ministry says that the duo posted images showing Mohammad naked which, according to spokesperson Chokri...
Tunisia jails two over Facebook cartoons of Prophet Mohammed (weeks after celebrating Web freedom day)
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