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Let's Take Back the Internet!

By Rebecca MacKinnon | TED | July 27, 2011

From China to Russia, from Tunisia to Egypt, the information and communication freedom of citizens is at stake. In this TED talk, Rebecca MacKinnon asks: How can we ensure that the Internet evolves in a citizen-centric manner, free from government censorship? "The only legitimate purpose of technology is to improve our lives, not to manipulate or enslave us," she says. What will the "consent of the networked" look like in the twenty-first century?

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