Owl: Corry Doctorow – Is 2014 the Death of the Web to DRM and Government-Corporate Collusion and Corruption?

Commerce, Corruption, Government, Idiocy, IO Impotency
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Doctorow: 2014 is When We Lose the Web

Writer Corry Doctorow may be just suffering from deep winter blues, but if not, and he’s correct, his brief musings on the near future of the net are ominous:

“Try as I might, I can’t shake the feeling that 2014 is the year we lose the Web. The W3C push for DRM in all browsers is going to ensure that all interfaces built in HTML5 (which will be pretty much everything) will be opaque to users, and it will be illegal to report on security flaws in them (because reporting a security flaw in DRM exposes you to risk of prosecution for making a circumvention device), so they will be riddled with holes that creeps, RATters, spooks, authoritarians and crooks will be able to use to take over your computer and f*ck you in every possible way.”

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We are Huxleying ourselves into the full Orwell.