The Commons:Current events
Network Software, security, and the diaspora project Who has the bits?
Network Hardware, privacy, and the MIND project Who Moves the Bits?
"But just a few weeks before Mr. Putin publicly endorsed open-source software, FBI Director Robert Mueller toured Silicon Valley's leading companies to ask their CEOs to build back doors into their software, making it easier for American law enforcement and intelligence gathering agencies to eavesdrop on online conversations. The very possibility of such talks is likely to force foreign governments to reconsider their dependence on American technology. Whatever the outcome of Washington's engagement with the Internet, Silicon Valley will be the one to bear the costs."
Network Usage, humanity, and the project of human civilization. Who makes the bits?