is the gradual and accelerating erosion of Internet freedom. On a recent trip to China I got a hint of what the future will be like. We all know that Google and many other sites are banned in China, but we understand the knock-on effects? Many sites, including our own, use Google services of one sort or another, a choice that renders them broken in China. A banning here, a closed reddit there, a tax in the windy city; slowly the noose tightens on the glory that was our network.