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Open web 'propaganda' protects corporate interests - Bernabe

Monday 17 December 2012 | 10:29 CET | News
The US invoked the principle of freedom of speech at the ITU meeting in Dubai as a cover to protect companies like Facebook and Google from attempts to co-ordinate internet regulation, Telecom Italia chairman and GSMA president Franco Bernabe told the Financial Times. Free web proponents fear that broad clauses about security and national sovereignty could be used for purposes of censorship, blocking websites and monitoring communications. Bernabe said autocratic governments have nothing to do with the need to increase internet regulation. European operators' association ETNO, which Bernabe

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Categories: Internet
Companies: ETNO / Facebook / Google / GSMA-India / ITU / Telecom Italia
Countries: World
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