September 30, 2007

Nart Villeneuve on Myanmar/Burma and Internet censorship

Echo: Nart Villeneuve, of Open Net Initiative about Myanmar/Burma and Internet censorship:

Media coverage of Internet censorship is usually framed through one of two lenses: The "1984" approach overstates censorship capabilities claiming that legions of internet police monitor everything in "real time" and are just one kick away if you make the wrong click. The "technoptimist" approach understates censorship capabilities and claims that circumvention technology is proliferating and the internet is a democracy-battering-ram chipping away at the crumbling walls of oppressive regimes. ...

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on September 30, 2007 08:00 PM (Infothought permalink)
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