When IT Meets Politics

Sep 18 2013   1:16PM GMT

Brazil raises the stakes over the future of online world

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo


It is interesting that the Western Press has given so little cover to the Brazilian President’s decision to postpone her visit to Washington as a result of the Snowden revelations . Brazil was amongst those who voted in favour of the ITU taking responsibility for the Internet at the WCIT in Dubai last year, when I said we had won the battle but were in danger of losing the war.

Do we have our heads in the sand?

Have we not understood that unless the Bilderberg Internet Group gets its act together and uses the “cover” of the IGF in Bali to “negotiate” a way forward that is acceptable to the majority of the world’s Internet users (barely 25% of whom use English as their on-line language of choice) then the future of the Internet as an open and evolving network of networks really is at risk. 

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