quinta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2011

Defender a internet

Um interessantíssimo e muito oportuno artigo no New York Times  sob o título "Decentralizing the Internet So Big Brother Can’t Find You" quanto à perspectiva que o jurista e professor universitárioo Eben Moglen defende para preservar a internet - e a liberdade que ela proporciona - dos governos.

“We have to aim our engineering more directly at politics now”  (...) “What has happened in Egypt is enormously inspiring, but the Egyptian state was late to the attempt to control the Net and not ready to be as remorseless as it could have been.”


“It is not hard, when everybody is just in one big database controlled by Mr. Zuckerberg [o criador e dono do Facebook], to decapitate a revolution by sending an order to Mr. Zuckerberg that he cannot afford to refuse.”

By contrast, with tens of thousands of individual encrypted servers, there would be no one place where a repressive government could find out who was publishing or reading “subversive” material.

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