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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The golden rule of the web
by darknexus on Mon 16th Apr 2012 20:37 UTC
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If you don't ever want someone to store it, do not put it on the internet. It's as simple as that. Even with services that supposedly let you delete your data, remember that you have zero proof that it was actually deleted. None. For all you know, the delete button just hides your information and/or account. As long as someone else has control over the server, you have no control over what they do with what you put there. Don't be tempted into a false sense of security via the big red delete button. You have no idea what it actually does.

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