Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Net Gain

From the article: "Politicians aren’t always especially thoughtful about, or even familiar with, information technology…. So it was a pleasant surprise to see the Obama administration recently take some thoughtful and forward-looking positions on Internet policy…. of course, a sensible approach to the Internet requires more than techno-utopianism. Technology has no inherent moral value; it is a tool that can be used for good or evil. President Obama implicitly acknowledged this when, several weeks ago, during a speech at the Holocaust Museum, he announced a new executive order imposing sanctions on foreigners who use information technology to carry out human rights abuses—including strong steps against the Syrian intelligence agency and a Syrian phone company, as well as the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security." Read more