Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Apr 2012 08:26 UTC
Internet & Networking "The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the creation of the internet three decades ago are under greater threat than ever, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The threat to the freedom of the internet comes, he claims, from a combination of governments increasingly trying to control access and communication by their citizens, the entertainment industry's attempts to crack down on piracy, and the rise of 'restrictive' walled gardens such as Facebook and Apple, which tightly control what software can be released on their platforms." That governments - east and west - are trying to destroy the open web, that we know. As for Facebook and Apple... Well, all I know is that it is completely and utterly impossible to check what information Apple has about you. Unlike Google (more here) and to a lesser degree Facebook, Apple provides zero means to see, export, or delete the information they have on you, associated with your Apple ID or otherwise. In 2012, that's just sinister.
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RE: hypocrisy, thy name is Brin
by phoudoin on Mon 16th Apr 2012 14:11 UTC in reply to "hypocrisy, thy name is Brin"
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Apples restricts on iOS what apps you can install, not what content you can access. As long as it is on the web, i can "safari" my way to it.

And how do you know it?
If Safari tomorrow returns 404 on a url, or don't show some expected results pages of whatever search engine, how can you know it's not a safari filter?

You can't install alternative web browser. Why!?
How comes Apple can consider that the builtin web-browser is the best ever, the ultimate, the best one for *every* body?
And more importantly, why?

Until recently, I was believe it was just the usual arrogant our-is-the-best-for-all-period, but with the personal data *market*, I start to think different (pun intended).

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