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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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    Nov 9 2013: If the prediction by Marvin Ammori (below) becomes reality, American netizens will lose much of their online freedom. Then I think we can safely declare that the Net is a US colony.

    'The neutral and level playing field provided by permissionless innovation has empowered all of us with the freedom to express ourselves and innovate online without having to seek the permission of a remote telecom executive.

    'But today, that freedom won’t survive much longer if a federal court — the second most powerful court in the nation behind the Supreme Court, the DC Circuit — is set to strike down the nation’s net neutrality law, a rule adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2010...'
    http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/11/so-the-internets-about-to-lose-its-net-neutrality/

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