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In a recent interview Google CEO Sergy Brin stated his concerns that the freedom of internet is under constant threat with governments, entertainment and proprietary businesses.
Brin warned of "very powerful forces that have lined up against the open internet on all sides and around the world" claiming he is more "worried" than ever and the current situation is '"scary".
He points out that the entertainment industry is continually trying to crack down on privacy issues and governments trying to set controls on Internet access.
China is among the first countries to implement the "real identity" rules for Internet users in an attempt to identify anti-government bloggers. Iran is planning on a sealed " National Internet" this summer.
Hollywood is putting pressure on the UK to pass legislation that require ISPs to block copy righted material from being downloaded.
"I thought there was no way to put the genie back in the bottle, but now it seems in certain areas the genie has been put back in the bottle," said Brin.
He claims that Facebook and Apple are too closed in their development, stating that if they were created first Google would of have never existed.
Google has been forced by US authorities to hand over data that is on their servers.
"We push back a lot. We are able to turn down a lot of these requests. We do everything possible to protect the data," said Brin.
"If we could wave a magic wand and not be subject to US law, that would be great. If we could be in some magical jurisdiction that everyone in the world trusts, that would be great. We are doing it as well as can be done."
How do you feel about the Internet being controlled and all your data being turned over to authorities? Google is the super power search engine and is this a matter of one power butting heads with other super powers and this is the real concern. Google for the most part basically controls the internet through search and has the highest freedom of all with full control over the internet.
Google CEO Claims Current Internet Situation is "Scary"
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