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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Private Corporations Target the Internet for Takeover

The nation's largest telephone and cable companies are crafting an alarming set of strategies that would transform the free, open and nondiscriminatory Internet of today to a privately run and branded service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online. -- Jeff Chester

We all take the Internet for granted. But some powerful corporations are moving to take over the Internet. That's right. And if they do they'll not just charge us more they will control what we can and cannot see. They don't like those pesky demonstrators in DC? Just don't let those pictures go out on the web. Want to know what each and every one of us is looking at, buying, etc. on line? All they have to do is track us and NO ONE can tell them no. What a Stalinistic dream! Joseph S. must be wringing his hands with glee!

To read more, check out this article by Jeff Chester. The article came from The Nation but is brought to all of us by Truthout.

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