Wikileaks founder and current refugee at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, Julian Assange, said that Google and Facebook have developed projects for the intelligence service of the United States, so he believes that the public should handle its data with care on the Internet.
In an interview with the news network RT (Russia Today) addressed several themes developed in his new book “Cypherpunks: freedom and the future of the Internet“, including the risks that are now presented to citizens who sail in electronic search engines and social networks.
“We all think of the Internet as a ‘Platonic realm’ where we can express our ideas and communicate and that exists up there in the air. In fact, the Internet is on servers located in New York, Nairobi and Beijing, and comes to us through fiber optic cables or satellite communications. So who physically control these media also exert control over the ideas and communications, “said the Australian.
Assange calls upon citizens to control and know how to manage what they share via the web, “If we can not protect people, basic civil and democratic institutions, and I’m not referring to the West but to all societies, it will crumble. It will fall and simultaneously. This scenario would be extremely dangerous.” (MZ)