Friday, March 19, 2010

Interview: Eben Moglen - Freedom vs. the Cloud Log

Free software has won: practically all of the biggest and most exciting Web companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter run on it. But it is also in danger of losing, because those same services now represent a huge threat to our freedom as a result of the vast stores of information they hold about us, and the in-depth surveillance that implies.

Excellent interview with Eben Moglen about the state of freedom in the age of social networking. Make sure to read the second page too--there are some surprisingly revolutionary (and simple!) ideas about how to turn the current situation on its head so we can get the benefit of social networking without giving up so much control and freedom.

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