Friheten på nätet – en framtidsfråga?

Tuffa tider väntar för världsledare med stort kontrollbehov | Framtidskommissionen

Internet är en framtidsfråga. Det behövs ingen framtidskommission för att konstatera det. Nätet påverkar alltfler delar i våra dagliga liv. Från infrastruktur, mediekonsumtion till hemmets alla aspekter och vår sociala samvaro. En inte alltför djärv gissning är att vi bara sett början. Utrikesminister Carl Bildt menar till och med att friheten på nätet är en av de stora globala framtidsfrågorna.

The Guardian: Battle for the Internet

The Guardian har börjat en sjudagars serie om kriget om internet som verkar bli intressant:

Over seven days the Guardian is taking stock of the new battlegrounds for the internet. From states stifling dissent, to the new cyberwar front line, we look at the challenges facing the dream of an open internet.

  • Day one: the new cold war
    China’s censors tested by microbloggers who keep one step ahead of state media | Technology | The Guardian
    Nervous Kremlin seeks to purge Russia’s internet of ‘western’ influences | Technology | The Guardian
    Internet censorship: how does each country compare? | Datablog | Technology |
  • Day two: the militarisation of cyberspace
    Internet attacks on sovereign targets are no longer a fear for the future, but a daily threat. We ask: will the next big war be fought online?
  • Day three: the new walled gardens
    For many, the internet is now essentially Facebook. Others find much of their online experience is mediated by Apple or Amazon. Why are the walls going up around the web garden, and does it matter?
  • Day four: IP wars
    Intellectual property, from copyrights to patents, have been an internet battlefield from the start. We look at what SOPA, PIPA and ACTA really mean, and explain how this battle is not over. Plus, Clay Shirky will be discussing the issues in a live Q and A session
  • Day five: ‘civilising’ the web

    In the UK, the ancient law of defamation is increasingly looking obsolete in the Twitter era. Meanwhile in France, President Sarkozy believes the state can tame the web.

  • Day six: the open resistance

    Meet the activists and entrepreneurs who are working to keep the internet open

  • Day seven: the end of privacy

    Hundreds of websites now know vast amounts about their users’ behaviour, personal lives and connections with each other. Find out who knows what about you, and what they use the information for

  • Iran expected to permanently cut off Internet by August

    I Iran kan man säga att internetkriget har avslutats och de som vill kontrollera och bevaka har avgått med segern. Dock är jag säker på att kontakt mot det “riktiga” internet kommer att finnas kvar men det får ske utan att staten får kunskap om det.

    Millions of Internet users in Iran could soon be permanently cut off from the Web, social networks, and e-mail.

    In a statement released last week, Reza Taghipour, the Iranian minister for Information and Communications Technology, announced it plans to establish a national intranet within five months in an effort to create a “clean Internet,” according to an International Business Times report. “All Internet Service Providers (ISP) should only present National Internet by August,” Taghipour said in the statement.

    Web sites such as Google, Hotmail, and Yahoo will be blocked and replaced by government-administered services such as like Iran Mail and Iran Search Engine, according to the report. The government has already begun a registration process for those interested in using the Iran Mail that will verify and record user’s full name and address.

    Iran expected to permanently cut off Internet by August | Digital Media – CNET News.