Sunday, June 12, 2011

Obama administration opposes web censorship least for political purposes

"The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks."

Laudable.  Even though it is somewhat ironic that the U.S. opposes politically-motivated censorship abroad, while corporate proposals to undermine net neutrality at home are still very much on the table.