[Freedombox-discuss] Raining on the parade

Ted Smith tedks at riseup.net
Tue Jun 26 17:18:43 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-06-26 at 09:32 +0800, Sandy Harris wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM, Ted Smith <tedks at riseup.net> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2012-06-25 at 11:07 +0800, Sandy Harris wrote:
> >> Evgeny Morozov has written a critique of the whole
> >> notion of using the net as a way to liberate the world.
> >> His book definitely has limitations; for one thing, he
> >> looks at the problem mainly from the point of view
> >> of US foreign policy. However, I'd say it is still
> >> worth reading: http://www.evgenymorozov.com/
> >
> > It's not clear what this critique actually is from your email, the
> > linked website, the Wikipedia page on Morozov, or the Foreign Policy
> > articles linked to in the sources. He seems to be mostly critical of
> the
> > American government's two-faced chastisement of Iran and China,
> which
> > doesn't really speak to the relevance of the Freedombox project.
> It is a complex critique and the only way to get it in full would
> be to read the book. I'll try to summarise it, but of course no
> one should expect the summary to be exact. 

It doesn't really seem like Morozov's points are in conflict with the
freedombox project at all. 

The Freedombox project seems to aim to provide infrastructure to counter
Internet surveillance and empower activists (who are the actual engine
behind social change, not "freedom of information").

Sent from Ubuntu
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