Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Call to Take Back the Internet From Corporations - NYTimes.com

Excerpt from a timely Internet capitalism + democracy snapshot

Companies should start thinking of their users more as constituents who have a voice in the policy making, she said. Also, good corporate governance policies, like the ones that have become standard for clothing manufacturing companies, could become more widespread. Google, for example, regularly releases a transparency report, which lists how many requests for information it receives from each government. Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have helped develop a code of conduct around Internet freedom through the Global Network Initiative. However, Twitter and Facebook have not joined in, limiting the impact of the code.

A Call to Take Back the Internet From Corporations - NYTimes.com

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