Friday, January 7, 2011

Quickie: Security predictions for 2011 on Internet censorship and control

Security predictions for 2011 via Andreas M. Antonopoulos of NetworkWorld:

This past year has been a doozy in the security world. We kicked off the year by discovering operation Aurora, saw the first national-industrial sabotage attack with Stuxnet and are closing the year with Wikileaks about to become a constitutional crisis between the First amendment and a 1917 espionage law. Reality has well and truly become weirder than fiction.
Let me dive in and make some predictions for security in 2011:
Internet censorship and control:
The "free" Internet is annoying too many governments and corporations. In 2011, the U.S. government will try much harder to impose controls, censorship, prior restraint and eavesdropping on the Internet. Expect to see unconstitutional laws passed and then challenged. Freedom of speech is far less popular in practice than it is in the abstract and it will be up to a small minority to vigorously resist pressure to abandon principles of free speech, net neutrality and content neutrality.
Read the whole thing here.

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