Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Internet is getting less and less free - The Washington Post

A disconcerting digital divergence; tangentially, see Project Loon wants to encircle the globe in 2016 (Engadget) and Mark Zuckerberg, in India, Defends Facebook’s Plan to Expand Internet Access (NYT)
"Surveillance, attacks on digital speech, outright censorship and imprisonment are making the Internet less and less free, an annual Freedom House study has concluded.

The organization's latest Internet freedom report marks the fifth year in a row that digital civil liberties around the world have been curtailed. Of the 65 countries Freedom House looked at, 29 percent are considered "not free," while even fewer — 27 percent — are said to have a "free" Internet.

In other words, there are now more countries with an un-free Internet than there are countries with a free Internet. (Last year's rankings showed 19 countries as "free" and 15 as "not free.")"
The Internet is getting less and less free - The Washington Post
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