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Steve Wozniak Talks About Internet Freedom

 

Web Crackdown on the Way?

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Humboldt Sentinel

 

Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak feels– no, fears– that freedom of information is under attack and the internet is increasingly controlled and regulated by governments*  in unnecessary and harmful ways.

An amusing character and freethinking person, his logic is halfway convincing if not beguiling.

RT’s Abby Martin talks to the Woz on a range of topics, from Wikileaks to Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom to net neutrality in an interview recorded in Aug. of 2012.

This comes from the quirkily entertaining guy who not only helped bring the personal computing internet revolution into our households and social lives, but humorously prints and spends his own bogus $2 bills along with high quality fake ID’s

Take this for example:  Google was censored and stuffed behind China’s Great FireWall– again– as the country prepares for the election of its new leader, Xi Jinping.  Anyone trying to access Google, Gmail, Maps, or many of the company’s other services found themselves with a whole lot of nothing today.  In addition, overall Internet speeds were low throughout the country, Salon reported

(Posted by Skippy Massey)

2 Responses to “Steve Wozniak Talks About Internet Freedom”

  1. Parke Bostrom says:

    Woz’s $2 bills are legit, not bogus.

    http://archive.woz.org/letters/general/78.html

    • Skippy says:

      Parke, you are correct. Thank you for the clarification. Mr. Wozniak ‘making his own $2 funny money’ would be more apt.

      Readers can review the two bottom links– one is a video, the other a print article– to find out more. As Wozniak himself said, “You can be arrested, but you won’t be convicted.”

      For being as geeky as only a stereotypical engineer can be, Mr. Wozniak can also be a passionately high-spirited and funny guy. He hails from our hometown, and, seen toodling around on his Segway, he’s as happy as a clam with seemingly few cares in the world. He’s also quick to give a friendly wave and hello to others.

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