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

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, 


source: Google+

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9 Comments

1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

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

2. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Yup whatever. Jelly Bean Galaxy Sexus Please.

3. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Google should be called Koolgle.

4. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

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

5. Raziel14

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

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

6. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 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.

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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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