Google or Yahoo don’t work for freedom. Internet enemies report

by Laurent François

Internet enemies report has just been released thanks to Reporters without borders.

“The 12 ‘Enemies of the Internet’ – Burma, China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam – have all transformed their Internet into an Intranet in order to prevent their population from accessing ‘undesirable’ online information,” Reporters Without Borders said.”

Censorship and web

“Reporters Without Borders also had a message for the U.S.-based technology companies growing their businesses in these countries: Stop cooperating with these “enemies” of the Internet. “They are aware of what’s going on,” says Clothilde Le Coz, who heads the Internet freedom desk for Reporters Without Borders, referring to Internet giants Google (GOOG), Yahoo! (YHOO), and Microsoft (MSFT). But in many parts of the world, Le Coz says, these companies are “not going far enough” to protect their users from what her group considers repressive governments.”

Basically, Google or Yahoo search engines don’t work for “freedom” or for “citizenship”. They provide a business solution to global and local markets. Funny enough to see that their technology just fits with the price and information makers at the local level.

Good news that citizens all over the world feel concerned about the situation in these countries. A kind of digital influence pressure to share the same level of access to information/communication.

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