Google's Sergey Brin Talks About Threats On Internet Freedom
Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, has warned netizens about some powerful threats on the openness of the Internet.
Brin was recently interviewed by the Guardian and claims that there are "very powerful forces" that have "lined up against the open Internet on all sides and around the world."
Brin expressed his concern and said "I am more worried than I have been in the past around the increasingly tight controls different companies and countries are trying to apply to the Internet."
The Google's co-founder also expressed his concern about the Internet restrictions being imposed by countries like China and Iran.
Brin is also quoted as saying "Internet piracy-or, more precisely, content owners trying to clamp down on it in increasingly draconian ways-is also a concern."
Brin also names Google competitors' Apple and Facebook stifling innovation, citing how those companies prohibit web crawlers from being indexed on Google's search engine, thus rendering them unsearchable.
The Google co-founder also publicly expressed his dismay over Facebook saying "Facebook has been sucking down Gmail contacts for many years."
Brin also reaffirmed that the Web must be open and that Google was founded on that reason, and that putting too many rules and restrictions on the Internet will stifle innovation.