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Assange: "Internet is world's 'greatest spying machine' and obstacle to free speech"

 
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Assange: "Internet is world's 'greatest spying machine' and obstacle to free speech"
"JULIAN Assange, the founder of controversial website WikiLeaks, today warned that the internet was the "greatest spying machine the world has ever seen" - and an obstacle to free speech.

Speaking to students at Britain's prestigious Cambridge University, the former computer hacker claimed that the internet, particularly social networking sites such as Facebook, gave governments greater scope for snooping.

"There was actually a Facebook revolt in Cairo three or four years ago," Assange explained.

"It was very small ... After it, Facebook was used to round up all the principal participants and they were then beaten, interrogated and incarcerated.

"So while the internet has in some ways an ability to let us know to an unprecedented level what government is doing ... it is also the greatest spying machine the world has ever seen," he added."

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Re: Assange: "Internet is world's 'greatest spying machine' and obstacle to free speech"
I'm feeling dominated across a full spectrum
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Re: Assange: "Internet is world's 'greatest spying machine' and obstacle to free speech"
More and more, I think Mr. Assane is working for the bad guys. Too bad, but we still have Anonymous... I hope.
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Re: Assange: "Internet is world's 'greatest spying machine' and obstacle to free speech"
I'm feeling dominated across a full spectrum
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More and more, I think Mr. Assane is working for the bad guys. Too bad, but we still have Anonymous... I hope.
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How do his statements play out then if this is the case?
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Re: Assange: "Internet is world's 'greatest spying machine' and obstacle to free speech"
The BBC recently had, of all people, Noam Chomsky interviewed and he said almost the exactly the same thing. Not even NPR interviews Chomsky.
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Re: Assange: "Internet is world's 'greatest spying machine' and obstacle to free speech"
Chomsky on the BBC

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Oops, here's the right Chomsky link

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Re: Assange: "Internet is world's 'greatest spying machine' and obstacle to free speech"
If I go out in the middle of the woods I can speak as freely as I like on any subject but only the trees, squirrels and birds will hear me.
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Re: Assange: "Internet is world's 'greatest spying machine' and obstacle to free speech"
If I go out in the middle of the woods I can speak as freely as I like on any subject but only the trees, squirrels and birds will hear me.
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And they care even less.

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