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Submission + - What uprisings teach about social networking (softwarefreedom.org)

ciaran_o_riordan writes: A transcript is online (audio: mirrors) of a recent talk where Eben Moglen explains how Egypt and Tunisia highlight the need for decentralized, user-controlled social networking.

we are watching political movements of enormous value, capable of transforming the lives of hundreds of millions of people, resting on a fragile basis, like, for example, the courage of Mr. Zuckerberg, or the willingness of Google to resist the state [...] they're depending for their political survival in their movements for freedom on technology we know is built to sell them out. [...] if we don’t help them, they’ll get hurt.

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What uprisings teach about social networking

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