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Julian Assange tells students that the web is the greatest spying machine ever

“The internet is the “greatest spying machine the world has ever seen” and is not a technology that necessarily favours the freedom of speech, the WikiLeaks co-founder, Julian Assange, has claimed in a rare public appearance.

Assange acknowledged that the web could allow greater government transparency and better co-operation between activists, but said it gave authorities their best ever opportunity to monitor and catch dissidents.

While Assange was skeptical about the role played by Facebook and Twitter in fomenting unrest in the Middle East, he argued that cables released by WikiLeaks played a key role by forcing the US government not to back former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.”

From The Guardian