Governments pose greatest threat to internet, says Google’s Eric Schmidt

Schmidt warns about rise of censorship and government cybercrime in speech at London’s Science Museum.

Nations that carry out cybercrimes and wreak online havoc pose the greatest threat to the future of the internet, the chairman of Google has warned.

In a speech delivered at London’s Science Museum on Wednesday, Eric Schmidt said the internet would be vulnerable for at least 10 years, and that every node of the public web needed upgrading to protect against crime. Fixing the problem was a “huge task” as the internet was built “without criminals in mind” he said.

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Source: Guardian.co.uk World News

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