[NetBehaviour] Captives of the Cloud: Part I.

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Tue Apr 9 10:46:31 CEST 2013

Captives of the Cloud: Part I.

By Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk

We are the voluntary prisoners of the cloud; we are being watched over 
by governments we did not elect.

Wael Ghonim, Google’s Egyptian executive, said: “If you want to liberate 
a society just give them the internet.”1 But how does one liberate a 
society that already has the internet? In a society permanently 
connected through pervasive broadband networks, the shared internet is, 
bit by bit and piece by piece, overshadowed by the “cloud.”


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