Who is the rightful “owner” of the Internet?

Is it the inventor of the Internet or the democratic rights of the users and consumers?

Europe is steaming mad at the USA for wholesale data gathering on the Internet. I Guarantee you that the E. U. is going to break the Internet into two parts. Then only the E.U. will be able to see what happens in the EU. The data will not be transmitted over the Atlantic Ocean just to reach two communicating parties talking from two European only locations.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel proposes secure European web.  See the complete BBC WORLD NEWS report (below) on this page.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26210053
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The former communist German “Democratic” Republic (GDR) was the name of the old East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany’s re-unification.

GDR, East Germany had a notoriously bad secret police (called the “Stasi”) that is no longer a secret. They were so “Democratic” that they used rifles on anyone going over the Berlin wall. Now the old Stasi snooping offices are open as museums. The GDR used to speak with obfuscation and misdefined wording to mislead its people with tricky speeches and writings. The Stasi museums are reminders of the dark side of out-of-control and unaccountable government programs and misguided dictators bent on enslaving it’s own people.
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You would be amazed at how similar were the ways that the Stasi used to snoop around by watching their own people, opening their mail, eavesdropping on private communications, and more.

It is very similar to events happening today in 2014. It almost looks like ‘De ja vu’… all over again.

Read about the Stasi and their techniques at the following link:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stasi
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A modern view of the news from the ‘piercing’ Euro Sting Video Report #23.
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What would Ronald Reagan say about this mess?
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel proposes secure European web. 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26210053

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BBC News. World
Europe

Data protection: Angela Merkel proposes Europe network
15 February 2014 Last updated at 19:22

Chancellor Merkel flagged up the proposals in her weekly podcast
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is proposing building up a European communications network to help improve data protection.

It would avoid emails and other data automatically passing through the United States.

In her weekly podcast, she said she would raise the issue on Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande.

Revelations of mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA) have prompted huge concern in Europe.

Disclosures by the US whistleblower Edward Snowden suggested even the mobile phones of US allies, such as Mrs Merkel, had been monitored by American spies.

Classified NSA documents revealed that large amounts of personal data are collected from the internet by US and British surveillance.

Mrs Merkel criticised the fact that Facebook and Google can be based in countries with low levels of data protection while carrying out business in nations that offer more rigorous safeguards.

“Above all, we’ll talk about European providers that offer security for our citizens, so that one shouldn’t have to send emails and other information across the Atlantic,” she said.

“Rather, one could build up a communication network inside Europe.”

Sensitive

There was no doubt that Europe had to do more in the realm of data protection, she said.

A French official was quoted by Reuters news agency as saying that the government in Paris planned to take up the German initiative.

Personal privacy is a sensitive issue in Germany where extensive surveillance was carried out under the Nazis and in communist East Germany.

A foreign policy spokesman for Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats, Philipp Missfelder, recently said revelations about US spying had helped bring relations with Washington down to their worst level since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Germany has been trying to persuade Washington to agree to a “no-spy” agreement but without success.

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