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Sergey Brin takes to Google+ to clarify his statements regarding Facebook, Apple

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Sergey Brin takes to Google+ to clarify his statements regarding Facebook, Apple
Apparently Sergey Brin wants to clarify his position on Facebook and Apple after reading secondary coverage across the web on his interview with The Guardian. As we reported a few days ago, Brin said he felt the greatest threat to Internet freedom was censorship and restricted use imposed by various governments around the world such as China, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. Additionally, we touched on the fact that Brin also cited walled gardens such as Facebook and the Apple App Store as causes of stifled innovation and web balkanization.

Brin took to his Google+ account to clarify a few things. First, he wants to reaffirm his position that the greatest threat to Internet freedom is “government filtering of political dissent.” He wants to make it clear that the issues he pointed out involving Facebook and Apple are no where near as concerning as government censorship.

He goes on to say, 
“I have always admired Apple’s products. In fact, I am writing this post on an Imac [sic] and using an Apple keyboard I have cherished for the past seven years. Likewise, Facebook has helped to connect hundreds of millions of people, has been a key tool for political expression and has been instrumental to the Arab Spring. Both have made key contributions to the free flow of information around the world.”


source: Google+

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posted on 19 Apr 2012, 22:51 5

1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


+1 for you Mr.Brin. thats what is expected from a company like google. Dont Be Evil.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 23:15 3

2. AndroidShiz (Posts: 145; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)


Yup whatever. Jelly Bean Galaxy Sexus Please.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 23:18 1

3. AndroidShiz (Posts: 145; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)


Google should be called Koolgle.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 01:49 2

4. paulyyd (Posts: 326; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


apple in talks with google for a merger?! don't say you heard it from me....

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 04:22 1

5. Raziel14 (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


What is "web balkanization" supposed to mean? asking cuz I'm from Balkan and really cannot see the point? :)

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 09:08

6. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Bhahaha! Mr. Ser***, the biggest threat to Giggle is Apple and Microsoft, and the ''journalist'', please explain in your own words what does ''balkanization'' mean? Thank you.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 12:54 1

8. networkdood (Posts: 6263; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Dude, you are better off going to a soccer forum....

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 12:54

7. networkdood (Posts: 6263; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Another person saying one thing and then having to re-explain it......lol
Just explain your original comments...

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 12:55 1

9. networkdood (Posts: 6263; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Facebook is more of a threat to governments - see Egypt....

Apple is like Hitler - Both are /were welcomed with open arms, and we all know how the situation with the latter ended - we will what happens with the former....

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