A De-Americanized World


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While Brazil is planning its own Internet, China’s state press is calling for ‘building a de-Americanized World’. What do you think will be the ramifications of a de-americanized world?

‘“It is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanized world.” As nations around the world fret over the U.S. budget impasse, that is the conclusion of a not-so-subtle commentary published by China’s official Xinhua News Agency on Oct. 14.

‘Key among its proposals: the creation of a new international reserve currency to replace the present reliance on U.S. dollars, a necessary step to prevent American bumbling from further afflicting the world, the commentary suggests.

“’The cyclical stagnation in Washington for a viable bipartisan solution over a federal budget and an approval for raising the debt ceiling has again left many nations’ tremendous dollar assets in jeopardy and the international community highly agonized,” says Xinhua. “The world is still crawling its way out of an economic disaster thanks to the voracious Wall Street elites,” it adds…’
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Then Germany is planning an eMail service that would only work inside its country
‘Germany’s biggest communications company, Deutsche Telekom, has put forward plans for the country to use German only connections in a bid to combat the threat of foreign spy agencies and hackers.

‘The former state-owned communications giant outlined the plans at a secret meeting in the Economy Ministry, according to magazine Wirtschaftswoche.

‘The country’s three biggest email providers, Deutsche Telekom, GMX and Web.de, announced in August that they would bolster security by encrypting their email traffic.

‘But Telekom now wants to go a step further by using domestic only connections to protect the private data of German users in the wake of the NSA spying scandal. Whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed a massive electronic surveillance programme by the US and British security agencies…’
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This one really paints America as a dictatorship
Remember the homeless man Leo who were able to create a PC app? – http://www.psfk.com/2013/10/homeless-man-launch-first-mobile-app.html – I was so happy for him because he proved that anyone could make the Internet useful. He became so popular that he was scheduled to guest on The Today Show. Police prevented that and arrested him.

‘After 45 days of lessons, Leo entered a hackathon with other software engineers and has an upcoming app creation. Leo was set to go on The Today Show on Wednesday. All of that changed this morning.

‘Police arrested Leo for trespassing today, before he could begin his lesson. They have confiscated his laptop. Presumably one of his few possessions…’
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