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Controlling Information
4th December 2010

This week there were series of news relating to decontrolling/slipping of information.

First, beginning from Sunday, Wikileaks started releasing "sensitive" US Embassy cables to public termed as cablegate.

Second, there was this article by EFF denouncing actions taken on the basis of powers granted under COICA.

Then this announcement from the co-founder of Piratebay about the plans to devise a decentralised, peer-to-peer, DNS system.

Lastly this bit of news regarding wikileaks servers affected by massive DDoS attacks.

And just when I was about to push this post, I came accross this post announcing IDONS (short for Internet Distributed Open Naming System) project, similar to the one announced by p2pdns.

Do these news link up to reveal a constant tussle between the citizens and their own representatives in respect of free flow of information? Wihout expressing my opinion, is/why is it that the governments around the world always want its own electors to remain blind-folded?

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