03 September 2008

Censorship, US learning from China?

Stories decrying the possible censorship of the internet has been doing the rounds for a while. This particular article is one of them

According to this site, MySpace is an attempt by media moguls to herd the public onto a government controlled system where information can be monitored as well being the perfect tool for spying on the general public.

I don't know how much of this is paranoia and general assumptions but I am willing to consider all the options.

After all, he does make a good point about ARPANET; the world might be similar to the one described in this article if some well-meaning folksat CERN had not released the source code for WWW to the public a few years ago.