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Google's Campaign in keeping the Internet free and open.


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Let's take action and keep what's ours independent from the grasps of the government. Thought I'd post this in GDC just to raise awareness :)

https://www.google.c...2freeandopen_en

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interesting.
i participated.
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i quoted what billie said during minority in BIAB

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What is that mean? the soon we going to pay for the sites we visit on the Internet?! :angry

And I voted.

i quoted what billie said during minority in BIAB

What exactly he said?

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is this serious or just a joke?

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You think things like the internet are always going to be there, open, free, accessible, where censorship does not control the things that need to be seen and shared. You take the open internet for granted because you can't imagine it as a closed space, and then things like SOPA and this get proposed. Can you imagine how something like this could change the internet forever? Maybe i'm being paranoid but SOPA and this scare me shitless.
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I added my voice or whatever.

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It be nice if Google started paying their taxes though...

Added my voice anyway... for what good it'll do.
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When SOPA and PIPA were killed by a populist roar, it didn't start with a giant corporation leading the charge, it started with normal people concerned for their freedom. Even when sites like Google and Reddit and Wikipedia joined in, it was because of the peoples' voice, not in response to a lack of it. We pushed them to act, not the other way around.

And there's another side of internet liberty, while freedom of speech is sacred to us, there is also privacy, and Google undermines privacy for its own agenda as governments want to.

It's not that Google is advocating against things I'm not against too, but if you want to sign their petition to feel like you've done something, realize the most significant thing you are doing isn't telling politicians "no more censorship" but being a part of Google's self-promotion. In the end they are a corporation and their goal before anything else always has been and always will be profit. While their profit goals might clash the government's goals sometimes, don't expect that millionaires won't always be willing to come to Washington DC and cut little deals, as Google puts it, "behind closed doors."

Worried about internet freedom? Find some grassroots activists like Demand Progress who got the ball rolling the first place, who aren't out for profit margins.
Meanwhile I'd like to see Google talk as a big of game with politicians here in the US as they do with the ones in China, who they mostly cave to anyway.

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Added my voice. I like this cause.

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i voted.


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