Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Swapping News Rather Than Music

"By the year 2010, file-sharers could be swapping news rather than music, eliminating censorship of any kind. This is the view of the man who helped kickstart the concept of peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing, Cambridge University's Professor Ross Anderson. "..."If you can break the grip of the news syndication services and allow the news collector to talk to the radio station or local newspaper then you can have much more efficient communications." Too bad Prof. Anderson hasn't yet realized that RSS and its syndicaton capabilities are giving right now, and not in 2010, the possibilities for the direct news access and freedom from censhorship he so well describes. To break out of censorship or mainstream media brainwashing grip on reality no P2P is needed. Just trash your TV, tune out from the established media channels and subscribe to some quality reporting from the best bloggers, reporters and analysts on the topics you want to follow: from Iraq to Skype, it doesn't make a difference. Independent, genuine, direct reporting can be recognized immediately from a mile away. And RSS it's all it takes to make it work.



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posted by Robin Good on Saturday, April 10 2004, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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