The EU’s new ‘No Disconnect’ worldwide (as long as it NIMBY) strategy
Neelie Kroes has discussed the new EU’s ‘no disconnect’ strategy. I hope somebody tells France, Ireland and the UK, where a disconnect strategy is enshrined in law.
Her announcement is full of wonderful ideas.
There are many ideas out there that could form the basis of a solution. For example, deploying “Internet survival packs” to activists: easy-to-use software or hardware packages which could help people to bypass censorship and counter surveillance…
I wonder what MI5 thinks of that idea. And I certainly hope that the EU will make these available to European activists seeking true democracy in Europe. The way things are going, we’ll all need them.
But we will need to involve all sectors, and include a lot of ideas. And that’s where Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg comes in…
If you are wondering why Karl-Theodor and not someone else, I would say that I am looking for talent, not saints. I am asking him to do an important job; nothing more, nothing less. I live in the future, not the past.
Intriguing, no? The future, of course, doesn’t exist. The present is the sum total of the past. And Karl-Theodor’s past?
From 28 October 2009, Guttenberg served as the Minister of Defence of Germany in the second Merkel cabinet; the discovery and widespread criticism of extensive plagiarism in his doctoral thesis led to his resignation as Minister of Defence on 1 March 2011 and from the Bundestag on 3 March…
Now that’s the way to use the internet!