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Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Internet's Darkening Digital Future

Authoritarian regimes want to set up separate, ideological and religious versions of the Internet--and they are getting help from the UN and its ITU--

Crovitz: A Darkening Digital Future - WSJ.com: "The bad news: Many authoritarian regimes dedicate significant resources to limiting what their people can do online. The authors predict a "Balkanization of the Internet" as more countries and groups hive off their own corners, narrowing what has been a globally connected network. The authors warn of separate ideological and religious versions of the Internet. Countries like Saudi Arabia and Yemen could create a "Sunni Web," especially now that the Internet domain system allows characters from non-Roman alphabets, including Arabic. Iran says it plans to build its own "halal Internet," then disconnect from the rest of the world." (read more at the link above)


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