Comments on: How the United Nations could ruin the Internet http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/12/06/how-the-united-nations-could-ruin-the-internet/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: americanguy http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/12/06/how-the-united-nations-could-ruin-the-internet/#comment-440276 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:31:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36008#comment-440276 The internet is the single most effective defense to dictatorships and an oppresive world order ruled by the rich. Those who seek to rule the world will stop at nothing to destroy the internet because it is knowledge, and knowledge is power. The internet allows people from around the world to talk to each other and exchange uncensored news and ideas, and that cannot be tolerated by those who plan to dominate. The internet is a dictator’s worst nightmare as we have seen in the uprisings in the Middle East. How many people will post critical and sensitive information or criticisms if they know the “gestapo” has their name and can come and take them away?

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By: CaptnCrunch http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/12/06/how-the-united-nations-could-ruin-the-internet/#comment-440061 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 13:51:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36008#comment-440061 That was a great article sir, you had me banging around to all your links reading the back stories and then round here again to read your strong finish. Exactly what the web, as the largest free library ever created by man, was in my mind meant to be.

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By: REMant http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/12/06/how-the-united-nations-could-ruin-the-internet/#comment-439915 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 02:14:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36008#comment-439915 Call it an establishment backlash, now that they’ve seen its power in promoting civil unrest. The Chinese, American defense community, and the anti-piracy ppl all have the same goal: to promote private property by ironically destroying privacy.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/12/06/how-the-united-nations-could-ruin-the-internet/#comment-439815 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:32:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36008#comment-439815 Great piece! I fear though, the free internet is like the old “peeing in the wind”. Eventually we will all be identifiable (like you’re not now) and be tracked from cloud to cloud, or whatever they’ll call them by then. It will all sound very noble and good, for safety, security, and the kids. It may take another 20-30 years, but it will happen.

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By: usagadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/12/06/how-the-united-nations-could-ruin-the-internet/#comment-439801 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 19:58:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36008#comment-439801 Generally, Government seeks to arrogate all innovation and power to itself, in its self-righteous arrogance. In fact, Government cannot understand freedom and independence since such notions are themselves an affront to power.

The world is full of governments who cannot even balance a budget, let alone decide which opinions should be allowable and which not.

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By: Gordon2352 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/12/06/how-the-united-nations-could-ruin-the-internet/#comment-439763 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 18:05:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36008#comment-439763 Considering the track record of the United Nations, what else could you expect?

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