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Re: <nettime> Yochai Benkler: Time to tame the NSA behemoth
Felix Stalder on Sat, 14 Sep 2013 00:44:46 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Yochai Benkler: Time to tame the NSA behemoth


Meanwhile, another take on the same issue. This time by Google's Eric Schmidt.


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/13/eric-schmidt-google-nsa-surveillance


"There's been spying for years, there's been surveillance for years, and so forth, I'm not going to pass judgement on that, it's the nature of our society."

And the problem with all of this is, according to Schmidt:

"The real danger [from] the publicity about all of this is that other countries will begin to put very serious encryption – we use the term 'balkanization' in general – to essentially split the internet and that the internet's going to be much more country specific. That would be a very bad thing, it would really break the way the internet works, and I think that's what I worry about."







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