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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"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? "

because i use other devices besides iDevices?

Oh, I see. Apple, by his strict control of your web browser experience on their iDevices, can be trusted that they will never filter your content because... they can't forbid you to use another device to discover it?

That's a funny argument, really.
Kinda like during Microsoft vs Apple flamewars, when someone was using the ultimate point: Microsoft is not abusing his monopole because you still can buy a non-Windows computer!

Aka justifying abusive policy because it's not actual censorship.

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