A call to keyboards

Bruce Schneier in the Guardian

"The NSA has undermined a fundamental social contract. We engineers built the internet – and now we have to fix it. Government and industry have betrayed the internet, and us. This is not the internet the world needs, or the internet its creators envisioned. We need to take it back. And by we, I mean the engineering community. Yes, this is primarily a political problem, a policy matter that requires political intervention. But this is also an engineering problem, and there are several things engineers can – and should – do."

As a user and/or builder of the 'Net, would you get behind engineers' efforts to fix it?

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3 Responses to A call to keyboards

  1. Bryce says:

    I have limited resources, but heck, I want this crap fixed! So yeah, If there's some support I can reasonably give, I'm on it. This just keeps getting more disconcerting. 

  2. ze says:

    Having watched corporations and governments foam at the mouth and fumble all over themselves trying to break the very essence of the internet at every turn for more than a decade, I've been wishing for it to be effectively and sustainably fixed against them for several years now. Thankfully, there are efforts building towards it on many fronts. I just hope to see their development and mass-adoption achieve their accumulated culmination before the freedom-hating culture-choking innovation-stifling bastards succeed.

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