Keller @ Large: Mixed Feelings About Power Of Internet

August 15, 2013 12:00 PM
Keller @ Large: Mixed Feelings About Power Of Internet
" BOSTON (CBS) – Listen to what Secretary of State John Kerry said the other day during a visit with U.S. diplomatic personnel in Brazil.

He was talking about the amazing changes in technology in recent decades and the profound impact they’ve had on diplomacy, government and politics.

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“Ever since the end of the Cold War,” said Kerry, “forces have been unleashed that were tamped down for centuries by dictators, and that was complicated further by this little thing called the internet and the ability of people everywhere to communicate instantaneously and to have more information coming at them in one day than most people can process in months or a year.”

It sounded like another ode to the democratizing power of the web.

But in the next sentence, Kerry seemed to head in another direction "

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