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Is the Internet a "US colony" Now?

F-Secure’s chief research officer Mikko Hypponen argued that the internet had "become a US colony" at the expense of democracy. "We’re back in the age of colonisation," he said. Bruce Schneier of The Atlantic mentions one reason for power play on the Net: 'The Internet has emboldened traditional power as well.'

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    Oct 25 2013: I forgot to mention that Brazil and Germany are already planning to disconnect from America's internet.
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      Oct 26 2013: What do you mean with "disconnecting" ? Do you mean blocking the IPs of US websites ?
      I think you are confusing something. What German businesses contemplate is to stop using US internet service providers because of the NSA issue, but that is not the same as disconnecting from the US internet.
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        Oct 27 2013: I only borrowed that word from the article writer. But I think you're right. It probably meant stopping using US ISP's.
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      Oct 27 2013: What does it mean 'disconnect from America's internet'? I am wondering is there anyone who can get disconnected from American internet giant? Even China blocked Youtube,Facebook,Twitter,etc,is far from being disconnected from America's internet.
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        Oct 27 2013: You can 'disconnect from America's internet' by stopping using US Internet service providers George.
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          Oct 28 2013: Since you are a philippine,are you willing to stop using US internet service providers? And how to make it more realistic?

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