Google Boss Sundar Pichai Warns of Threats To Internet Freedom
The free and open internet is under attack in countries around the world, Google boss Sundar Pichai has warned. BBC: When I asked about whether the Chinese model of the internet — much more authoritarian, big on surveillance — is in the ascendant, Pichai said the free and open internet “is being attacked.” Importantly, he didn’t refer to China directly but he went on to say: “None of our major products and services are available in China.” With legislators and regulators proving slow, ineffective, and easy to lobby — and a pandemic taking up plenty of bandwidth – right now the democratic West is largely leaving it to people like Sundar Pichai to decide where we should all be heading. He doesn’t think he should have all that responsibility.

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