John Robb: Facebook and Google are evolving into “fully functional global censorship and surveillance systems”

“I know that people have been concerned about this for a while, but it’s not speculation anymore folks. It’s here,” John says.

And surprisingly, the US and virtually every government, with the exception of China and Russia, are pushing the companies into these new roles, John says.

Not so surprising. As Cory Doctorow points out elsewhere, private companies scoop up data and governments use it. It’s a partnership.

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