Hillary Clinton on Internet freedom (podcast)

Here are a few interesting excerpts from the secretary of state's speech on Internet freedom, in which she addresses the Google-China censorship issue.

Hillary Clinton talks about Internet freedom at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Department of State

In a far reaching policy speech Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton talked about freedom of speech on the Internet .

She addressed the issue of alleged Chinese intrusion into Google servers to spy on human rights activists, as well as freedom of religion and economic issues.

Clinton also addressed issues of hate speech and terrorists who use the Internet for recruitment.

She raised concerns about "the issue of anonymous speech" and worries about terrorists and criminals who "divorce their online actions from their real world identities." However, some human rights activist rely on anonymity to protect them from oppressive regimes.

This 8:53 minute podcast is mostly excerpts from Clinton's speech with some short commentary.


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About the author

Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He's been writing and speaking about Internet safety since he wrote Internet safety guide "Child Safety on the Information Highway" in 1994. He is co-director of ConnectSafely.org, founder of SafeKids.com and SafeTeens.com, and a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Larry's technology analysis and commentary can be heard on CBS News and CBS affiliates, and read on CBSNews.com. He also writes a personal-tech column for the San Jose Mercury News. You can e-mail Larry.


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