Open Ballot: Is the internet dead?
The NSA, GCHQ, Frenchelon and their counterparts in other countries are spying on every detail of our online lives. Even the once-private lands of Tor are no longer safe. Here in the UK, David Cameron wants our ISPs to start filtering our web content to protect our innocent minds.
The internet once stood as a haven for free speech, but it increasingly seems like it's being taken over by marketing companies and governments. Our question to you this week is: Has this killed the spirit of the internet?
Can it ever regain the heady sense of freedom it once held (Should it?), or are we doomed to browse a soulless shell of a network for the rest of our lives?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments and we'll read them out on our up coming podcast.