Thursday, October 30, 2008

Global Network Initiative

The Global Network Initiative, formally launched yesterday, has noble aims: "Protecting and Advancing Freedom of Expression and Privacy in Information and Communications Technologies". Participants include NGOs, centers in the academe, and the interesting triumvirate of giants: Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. We may not see this motley crew as the guardians of the Internet, but I believe they are standing for our rights. I have high hopes that something positive will come out of this and that they will work as a dot-org, and not as mere defenders of the dot-com. Control over the internet should not go into the hands of the few.

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