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The Battle for Power on the Internet

The Battle for Power on the Internet | Digital Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Distributed citizen groups and nimble hackers once had the edge. Now governments and corporations are catching up. Who will dominate in the decades ahead?
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Schneier on Security: Power and the Internet

Schneier on Security: Power and the Internet | Digital Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Pierre Levy's insight:

On the government side, more countries censor the Internet -- and do so more effectively -- than ever before. Police forces around the world are using Internet data for surveillance, with less judicial oversight and sometimes in advance of any crime. Militaries are fomenting a cyberwar arms race. Internet surveillance -- both governmental and commercial -- is on the rise, not just in totalitarian states but in Western democracies as well. Both companies and governments rely more on propaganda to create false impressions of public opinion.

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